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National Urban League CEO to Keynote Grambling State Commencement

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GRAMBLING, LA — April 16, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced it will host the Honorable Marc H. Morial, President, and CEO of the National Urban League and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors as keynote speaker at the Spring Commencement, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Morial, who leads the nation’s largest Civil Rights & Urban Advocacy effort, is well known for his local work as former mayor of New Orleans. His tenure as mayor included developing a broad multi-racial coalition who led New Orleans’ 1990’s renaissance and ended with a 70 percent approval rating.

As a lawyer, Morial won the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for his legal service to the underserved.  He was also one of the youngest lawyers, at age 26, to argue and win a major case before the Louisiana Supreme Court.

“It’s an honor to host a transformational leader like Mr. Morial,” said GSU President Rick Gallot.  “His experience in advocacy, service, and entrepreneurship offers an important perspective to our graduates as they prepare to change the world.”

Morial will address faculty, guests, students and their families on the heels of Grambling State’s highest enrollment since 2014 and its recent authorization to offer Louisiana’s first Bachelor of Cybersecurity.

Event Information:

Grambling State University Commencement, Spring 2019Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center
Grambling State University
100 North Stadium Drive
Grambling, LA 71245

For media credentials and coverage information, please contact or call the Office of University Communications at 318-274-2866.


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Dr. Adolph Brown to Keynote ULS Academic Summit at Grambling State

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GRAMBLING, LA – April 12, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University will continue as host for the eighth annual University of Louisiana System (ULS) Academic Summit.

The highly anticipated two-day gathering is a faculty service-learning conference showcasing and celebrating the academic and research excellence from all nine ULS schools.   Continue reading

2019 – 2020 SGA Election Results

GRAMBLING, LA – April 8, 2019 – Each spring semester, student leadership opportunities open up for elections in the Grambling State University Student Government Association. Another  important student leader at GSU is our Campus Queen. Miss Grambling State University is elected after weeks of campaigning for the highly coveted position. Much deliberation and excitement has gone into these selections and our student body has been diligent in ensuring its new leaders embody the vision and excellence for the academic year ahead.

Grambling State University proudly presents the 2019 Royal Court: Continue reading

Grambling State University: Open Tuesday, April 9, 2019

UPDATED: 5:12pm, 4/9/19

Elevator Service, Charles P Adams – Tues. April 9, 2019 – Elevators will be unavailable as crews work to repair weather-impacted areas of the building.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Grambling State University operations will resume normal schedule. Students, faculty, and community are encouraged to factor in additional time for parking as crews continue to service flood-impacted areas throughout campus. For more updates, follow

Grambling State University: Flood Impact Update (Sunday, April 7, 2019 Events)

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DSC_9422 copyOn the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, 2019, portions of Texas, Louisiana, and other areas throughout the Southeast were impacted by a severe weather system. The storm produced heavy rains and high winds. The Grambling Status University campus near the intersection of RWE Jones Highway and Cole Street experienced limited access and potential water damage. Continue reading

University Closed: Monday, April 8, 2019 (Updated 8:46am)

Grambling State University classes and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, April 8, 2019, due to severe weather. Essential personnel are to report and encouraged to use caution when traveling. All student activities and campus events have been cancelled to allow for building assessments. Please visit for updates.

——(Updated 8:46am)

GSU DINING SERVICES for Monday, April 8, 2019

McCall Dining Center will open at 10 a.m. and then resume normal service.

Tiger Express will open for normal service hours.

1901 Bistro (formerly Cash Street Grill) will be closed.

GSU STUDENT ACTIVITIES for Monday, April 8, 2019

All student activities and campus events have been cancelled to allow for building assessments. University classes and administrative offices closed. Please visit for updates.

GSU UNIVERSITY HOUSING  – Pre-Housing Extended

Pre-housing extended until close of business on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. University classes and administrative offices closed. Please visit for updates.

GSU SHUTTLE SERVICE for Monday, April 8, 2019

Weather permitting, Student shuttle service will run as planned. University classes and administrative offices closed. Please visit for updates.

TRAFFIC UPDATE for Monday, April 8, 2019
GSU Police have confirmed traffic flow has been restored to the following areas:

  • RWE Jones Dr. (between Central Avenue and College Avenue),
  • Cole Street (between RWE Jones HWY and Ballock Street), and 
  • College Avenue (areas west of Main St). 

CAUTION – FLOOD ALERT: Grambling State University & Surrounding Areas

Grambling State University’s campus and surrounding areas are currently experiencing severe rains and flooding. For safety emergencies, please call (318) 274-2222. Follow for updates.

As inclement weather is expected to continue through Sunday night, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to avoid high-water areas and remain alert when driving; especially when approaching submerged roadways.

Please note that travel is strongly discouraged in the following areas on campus due to excessive flooding:  

RWE Jones Highway (between Central Avenue and College Avenue)

Cole Street (between RWE Jones HWY and Ballock Street)

College Avenue (areas west of Main Street)

Follow @grambling1901 for safety ongoing updates.