A small protest was held at Cal State Stanislaus' Turlock campus on Thursday to protest fee hikes and the elimination of the winter term.
The small group of students gathered outside university president Ham Shirvani's office. Protesting students said that three campus officers were on scene to monitor the event. Shirvani was not in his office, but students said he indicated that he would set up a meeting with them to discuss their concerns.
The campus announced in October that it would end its winter term, effective in the 2010-11 school year. The campus will move from its 13-week fall and spring semesters and four-week winter term to two 15-week semesters and an "intersession."
Geology student Chris Kilby said his department has traditionally used the winter term to schedule field geology trips.
Cal State Stanislaus has campuses in Turlock and Stockton, and operates the Tri-College Center as a partnership with UC Merced and Merced College.