August 28, 2012

West Campus Annex Event Postponed

Storm conditions and university preparations to secure safety of campus while preparing to receive evacuees delays opening until September 5

GRAMBLING, La. – Due to the weather anticipated from the storm in the Gulf of Mexico, Grambling State University has postponed its Grambling State University West Campus Annex ribbon cutting from Wednesday, August 29 to Wednesday, September 5. The event will be held at 9 a.m.

“The addition of this campus is a historic and important event for the university, but we won’t proceed and put our university community or the general community at risk,” said President Frank G. Pogue. “We are working to make sure our Grambling family is safe in the coming days, and we look forward to seeing everyone on the morning of September 5.”

Pogue and a host of university alumni, Grambling city and Lincoln parish appointed and elected officials and others will unveil the university’s newest campus for academic, housing and program expansion next week.

Join the university at 9 a.m. on September 5 for the formal opening of the new campus at the site of the former Ruston Developmental Center, near the West Campus administration building and the new Grambling State University-West Campus sign.

Meet the city, state and university officials who helped make this happen. Hear some of the history about the property. Find out how the university plans to use the campus for additional student housing options. Hear a vision about how the university will enhance its academic profile with this additional space. Learn how the university will continue its tradition of being an active, engaging and welcoming part of the Grambling-Ruston community. The university’s world-famous marching band will perform.

The street address is 2776 Highway 150 in Ruston. The campus is about two miles from the main campus, near Hyatt Road and Highway 563. Look for a black fence and a large Grambling State University West Campus sign.

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