Campus reaches out to students affected by Hurricane Irene

The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) is reaching out to students who may have been affected by Hurricane Irene and its aftermath.

"I hope this message finds you, your family and your friends safe and unharmed," Gregory Boardman, vice provost for student affairs, wrote in an email to approximately 2,500 students earlier this week. "Our records show that your mailing address is in one of the states that may be affected by Hurricane Irene, so we have been concerned about you and want to make sure you are okay. If there are steps we can take to ease your transition to Stanford, please let us know."

The note was sent to incoming freshmen and transfer students and upperclass undergraduate and graduate students in 14 states along the eastern seaboard from North Carolina to Maine as well as students in Puerto Rico.

Students with questions were directed as follows:

Entering freshmen and transfer students should contact Koren Bakkegard, associate dean in the office of Undergraduate Advising and Research: (650) 724-1853,

Upperclass students were referred to Sally Dickson, dean of educational resources, in VPSA: (650) 721-4037,

Graduate students should contact Chris Griffith, dean of student life in VPSA: (650) 723-9929,