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Register Today! Fall High School Day, October 12, 2019

Lights, Camera, Grambling! Join thousands of students for a fun-filled preview of what Grambling State University has to offer you! This Fall Grambling State will welcome families, prospective students, and leaders from across the country to its 2019 Fall High School Day – October12. 


Grambling State’s High School day is a high-energy, day-long opportunity for students to experience several aspects of college life. Students representing high schools across the state and nation will enjoy: 

  • Campus Tours 
  • Lunch & Games 
  • Academic Counseling 
  • Dance Performances 
  • Marching Tiger Band 
  • Student Organizations 
  • Residence Hall Preview 
  • & More 

Visit to register and download more information. 

Lights, Camera, Grambling! 
Fall High School Day 
October 12, 2019 | 10 a.m. 
Register Now! 

You don’t have to wait to submit your application. Early applicants can receive on-the-spot admission at High School Day. Contact to learn more. 

A Tiger’s Gotta Eat: Your Guide to Meal Plan Upgrades

Fresh fruit salad in the bowlAnswers and Advice for Choosing the a Meal Plan That’s Right For You 

You are what you eat. That’s why at Grambling State University, we’re working to offer our students options that help you be your best. Your feedback is turning Grambling State into one of the best campus dining destinations in the country.  

From 24/7 dining availability to new campus eateries, big improvements mean a big transition. Here’s how to navigate and choose from your new meal options.  

What are my meal plan options? 

Campus residents and commuters have the opportunity to choose a plan that works for them both day and night. 

Campus Resident Plans 

  • Tiger 24/7 Day Silver Plan – $1,839.00 (Default Option) 
    Unlimited Access to McCall Anytime Dining/Student Engagement Commons during all operating hours plus two guest passes and $100 in Tiger Bucks per semester.  
  • Tiger 24/7 Day Gold Plan – $1,939.00 
    Unlimited Access to McCall Anytime Dining/Student Engagement Commons during all operating hours plus four guest passes and $200 in Tiger Bucks per semester.  
  • Tiger 24/7 Day Platinum Plan – $2,039.00 (Best Value)  
    Unlimited Access to McCall Anytime Dining/Student Engagement Commons during all operating hours plus six guest passes and $300 in Tiger Bucks per semester.  

Commuter Dining Plans:  

  • Block 100 – $500.00/semester 
    100 meals per semester Monday – Friday  
  • Block 50 – $300.00/semester 
    50 meals per semester Monday – Friday  
  • Block 25 – $175.00/semester 
    25 meals per semester Monday – Friday  
  • Block 10 – $80.00/semester 
    10 meals per semester Monday – Friday 
  • Tiger 24/5 Day Plan – $1839.00   
    Unlimited Access to McCall Anytime Dining/Student Engagement Commons during all operating hours Monday – Friday, plus three guest passes and $300 in Tiger Bucks per semester. 

When do I select a meal plan? 
Meal plans become available to students who have both selected classes and have an updated housing status in BannerWeb. The Silver Meal plan is the default meal plan for all registered students living on campus or in University provided housing (Campus Evolutions/West Campus). 

What if I’m not registered? 

On-campus students who are not registered should ask about meal plan options at check-in through the Office of Campus Living and Housing.  

How do I change my meal plan? 

To change your meal plan, before September 6: 

  1. Visit BannerWeb  
  2. Select “Register Online” 
  3. Select “Optional: Upgrade your residential meal plan to gold or platinum, or purchase a commuter plan” 
  4. Follow prompts to complete  

Note: You can change/upgrade your meal plan once per semester. To find more details before you make your selection, visit  


How do I purchase a commuter meal plan? 

To purchase a commuter meal plan: 

  1. Visit BannerWeb  
  2. Select “Register Online” 
  3. Select “Optional: Upgrade your residential meal plan to gold or platinum, or purchase a commuter plan” 
  4. Follow prompts to complete commuter meal plan purchase

Note: You can change/upgrade your meal plan once a semester. To find more details before you make your selection, visit


How do I guarantee your 24/7 access to McCall Dining services? 
Be sure to complete all online registration steps, paying close attention to the “Pay Tuition & Fees” segment. During this step, you must “Accept and Pay Fees” to complete the registration process and activate McCall 24/7 dining access. Then, verify that your fee sheet has a status of “Registered.” If so, you now have 24/7 access to McCall Dining services. 

The @gram1901dining team is here to help you get the most out of your meal plan. For more information, visit or call (318) 274-3252.  



To learn more about the registration process, see this article.  

For more information on your Tiger1 Card, click here

CAMPUS ADVISORY: PARKING – Decals Available for Fall 2019

Grambling State University (GSU) Parking Decals for the Academic Year 2019-2020 will be available at LONG JONES HALL, ROOM 171, beginning MONDAY, August 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during registration week.

The decal payment must be obtained prior to the issuance of the decal. Payroll deduction forms are available from student accounts. To purchase your parking decal, you must also have available your current driver’s license, state vehicle registration form and auto insurance card. Continue reading

From President Gallot: On the Passing of Waneshia Bush

Good Morning #GramFam,

It’s with a heavy heart that I request your prayers and offer condolences to the family, classmates, and community of Waneshia Bush who passed away earlier this morning. As a student, a recent Miss Black and Gold, and a volunteer, Waneshia was well known and admired by her classmates, professors, and those she knew. Coping with any loss of life can be difficult, and exceptionally challenging when we lose someone so bright so soon. At this time, I encourage us all to remember why we call each other the “gram fam” and band together to support one another.

For those in need of counseling support, remember that Dr. Speed and her team are available to help students and reachable at (318) 274-3338 or (318) 274-3277.

To the Bush family, we are here to support you and will keep you lifted in prayer during this difficult time.



Former Grambling quarterback Doug Williams speaks on having street named after him

***REPOST from by Brian Howard, Sports Information Director Grambling State University***

Sep 08, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Grambling State Tigers head coach Doug Williams reacts on the sidelines during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. TCU won 56-0. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University, along with the department of athletics, will hold a special ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 12 to honor former GSU quarterback Doug Williams.

Grambling State will hold a street naming ceremony in honor of Williams and will take place on the corner of Facilities and Stadium Drive in Grambling, La.

Williams, who was a two-time recipient of the Black College Player of the Year Award, attended Grambling State and played for legendary head coach Eddie Robinson. He guided the Tigers to a 36-7 record as a four-year starter at quarterback and led Grambling State to three Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championships.

In 1977, Williams led the NCAA in several categories, including total yards from scrimmage (3,249), passing yards (3,286), touchdown passes (38), and yards per play (8.6). He finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting, behind Earl Campbell, Terry Miller, and Ken MacAfee.

Williams graduated from Grambling State with a bachelor’s degree in education and began working on his master’s degree before the 1978 NFL Draft.

Despite the success that he enjoyed on the football field, then-Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Joe Gibbs was the only NFL coach that visited Williams. Gibbs spent two days with Williams, reviewing playbooks, film and going through passing drills. Gibbs rated Williams as the best quarterback in the draft and the Buccaneers selected the 6-foot-4 quarterback in the first round (17th overall) in the 1978 NFL Draft. With that selection, Williams became the first African-American quarterback taken in the first round of an NFL Draft.

Williams, who threw for 16,998 yards in his professional career, played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1978-1982), Oklahoma/Arizona Outlaws of the USFL (1984-1985) and the Washington Redskins (1986-1989).

During the 1986 season, Williams reunited with Gibbs in Washington and initially served as a backup to Jay Schroeder. However, an injury to Schroeder moved Williams into the starting spot. Williams, who went 42-45-1 overall, passed for 100 touchdowns and rushed for 15 touchdowns in 88 games, helped guide the Redskins to the Super Bowl XXII as Washington routed the Denver Broncos. In addition to winning a Super Bowl, Williams became the first black quarterback to play in the big game. In the Super Bowl, Williams completed 18 of 29 passes for 340 yards, with four touchdowns, as he earned Super MVP honors.

After a career with the Redskins, Williams worked as an executive with Tampa Bay (2004-2010), Virginia Destroyers (2010-11) and Washington Redskins (2014-present). He had a few stops as a head coach, first at Morehouse where he went 3-8 during the 1997. Williams returned to his alma mater, guiding the Tigers to an overall mark of 61-34 and a 36-23 SWAC record from 1998-2003 and 2011-2013. His 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2011 teams were SWAC West Division Champions. In addition, his team’s won the SWAC Championship three times (2000, 2001 and 2011) and Black College Football National Championship two times (2000 and 2001).

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Sports Information Director
Grambling State University

GSU Spotlight: “Unc, I Want a Horn” –The World’s Newest Woman HBCU Band Director Started Her Band Career at Age 4

In honor of Grambling State University’s Band Camp, we’d like to share this “throwbuck” spotlight on how this one influential summer event changed the life of a Grambling State leader.

 image3“Every year from age 4 or 5, I attended band camp,” said Dr. Nikole Roebuck, the first woman director of Grambling State University’s World-Famed Tiger Marching Band. Dr. Roebuck is also the third woman in history to serve as Director of the Band at a historically black college and university (HBCU).

“For the first few years, they made me twirl the baton and march with the majorettes.”

“I remember this one day at camp sitting on the steps of Dunbar frustrated. I’m assuming someone had gone to find my Uncle to let him know what was going on,” Roebuck remembers. “[Her Uncle Joseph] comes outside to ask me what was wrong. My response was, ‘I don’t want to twirl the baton.’ When he asked, ‘Well what do you want you to do?’ I said, ‘Unc, I want a horn.’” Continue reading

A Portion of Main Street, Designated a University Road



Grambling, LA – July 4, 2019 – A portion of Main Street in Grambling, Louisiana has been designated as a “University road.” The section of Main Street which runs between College Avenue and Central Avenue crosses directly through the busiest part of Grambling State University’s campus, making it an essential segment of the institution’s daily functions.  

“The success and safety of our students is our first priority,” said President Rick Gallot. “This improvement allows our staff the operational flexibility to address dynamic security requirements and support the functional needs of the University.”  

“The road designation supports the best interest of our students”, said Steven Wilson, President of Grambling State’s Student Government Association. “As active citizens of the community, we look forward to the continued partnership between the University and the City of Grambling.”  

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About Grambling State University 

Grambling State University generates $173 million in total economic impact and generates 1,524 jobs for its local and regional economies. The presence of the University provides continuous growth for the community.