Daylight Savings |
Mar 8 all-day

Daylight Savings |


Mid-Semester Examinations – Spring Semester 2020
Mar 9 – Mar 13 all-day

Mid-Semester Examinations

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Convocation | Women’s History
Mar 12 all-day

Convocation | Women’s History


Remembering Pinkie Luncheon @ Arcadia Events Center
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm

Pinkie C. Wilkerson Life Development Center, Inc.
Post Office Box 410 • Grambling, LA 71245


Greetings Grambling, Ruston, and surrounding areas. It is with joy and excitement that the Pinkie Wilkerson Life Development Center invite you to join us on March 14th at 12:00pm for an afternoon of festivities honoring the late great ambassador of social justice, State Representative Pinkie C. Wilkerson.

Who was Pinkie C. Wilkerson you may ask?

Pinkie Carolyn Wilkerson was a woman on a mission. Her task was to cross class, race, and geographic lines because human need has no color, no boundary, and no special place. She served as state representative in the Louisiana Legislature from 1992 until her death in 2000.
Everyone admired this woman on a mission, and her legacy continues. The African-American Bar Association presents an annual “Pinkie C. Wilkerson Outstanding State Legislator of the Year Award” to a deserving recipient. In the city of Grambling, the non-profit foundation, the Pinkie C. Wilkerson Life Development Center, and the State Representative Pinkie C. Wilkerson Memorial Interchange both bear her name. To her family, friends, and constituents, she was a phenomenal woman and always on a mission dedicated to her job.

Tickets for the event are $40 per person. You may also buy a table of 8 for $320. Corporate sponsorships or “Friends of Pinkie” are also available and range from $250 to $5,000. To purchase tickets or to make a donation, please feel free to contact Valena Lane at 318-243-6676 or Nelda Baisy at 318-548-6922.

We appreciate your support and hope to see you on March 14th at the Arcadia Events Center as we celebrate the life and legacy of Pinkie C. Wilkerson at the “Remember Pinkie” Luncheon.

Delores Wilkerson Smith, President

Valerie White, Chair
“Remembering Pinkie” Celebration

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Remembering Pinkie 2020 Luncheon Flyer


Classes Suspended
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all-day
Consistent with University of Louisiana System mandates, next week’s class suspension aims to support students’ immediate transition off-campus and provide time to invest in the University’s transition to 100% online classes for the remainder of the semester.
Continued University Operations with Heightened Attention to Safety
The shift to online classes will not disrupt regular administrative functions; unless determined by department heads, personnel are expected to report to campus at the usual times.
Campus Dining Continues to Serve Student Needs Throughout the Transition
SodexoMAGIC, Grambling State’s dining provider, is prepared to continue regular 24-hour dining service for students through March 23. Students are urged to observe appropriate social distancing and handwashing consistent with prior prevention instructions.
Students are Encouraged to Depart from Campus by March 23
Campus Living will provide students with support and guidance on housing transitions and other issues related to their departure from campus. The adjusted University academic calendar can be seen at; Spring Break will take place as scheduled with no coursework beginning April 3 and online classes resuming April 14.
Graduating Seniors Should Expect to Forgo Spring Commencement
Consistent with CDC guidance for avoiding large gatherings, University administration has cancelled the Spring commencement ceremony. Spring graduates will receive their degree certificates via mail and will have the option to participate in a later ceremony to be scheduled.
“As the ongoing response effort to novel coronavirus puts the nation in uncharted territory, we have made difficult decisions in the interest of public safety,” said President Gallot. “Each semester we all look forward to celebrating the hard work of our students and faculty, so it is very disappointing for all of us to cancel commencement.”
More information on remote learning, campus departure, student support, and campus operations is forthcoming. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay informed on the developing situation by checking University email, text messages, and following official University social media handles.
Rising Junior Examination – Spring Semester 2020
Mar 16 all-day

Rising Junior Examination

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Mid-Semester Grades Due – Spring Semester 2020
Mar 17 all-day

Mid-Semester Grades Due

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2020 Criminal Justice Lecture Series – Criminal Justice Reform (EVENT CANCELLED) @ Black & Gold Room (FSU)
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm


According to the Equal Justice Initiative, “The United States incarcerates its citizens more than any other country with the impact of such disproportionately impacting the poor and people of color, and doing so does not make us any safer (EJI, 2020).”

For these reasons and many others, the Department of Criminal Justice at Grambling State University is inviting you to join us for our two day conference on Criminal Justice Reform, “Bridging the Gap Between Practitioners, Researchers, and Policy Makers”.

The event will take place on March 17-18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Black and Gold Room at GSU. Along with some great keynote speakers, there will also be Mental Health and Criminal Justice  Professionals, including Dr. Monteic A. Sizer and our very own President Gallot, who will be speaking on a range of topics, including:

  1. Making the Case for Criminal Justice Reform
  2. Conditions of Confinement: Challenges and Opportunities
  3. Ending Mass Incarceration: Sentencing and Bail Reform
  4. Collateral Consequences: Difficulties of Reintegration
  5. The Impact of Public Health Policy

While this is a lecture series sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department, this event is FREE and open to the public. We encourage any and everyone who has ever been impacted by the disproportionate mass incarceration and mistreatment of minorities to please come out. It is also open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the fields of social work, sociology, and psychology.

Should you have any questions or need additional information please l feel free to contact Dr. Karletta White by email at or phone at 318-274-2526.

Thank you and we hope to see you on March 17th.

Criminal Justice Reform Conference Flyer - Mar. 17-18, 2020


“Meetings” presented by Department of Visual and Performing Arts (SUSPENDED) @ Floyd L. Sandle Theatre
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm


Grambling State University
The Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Wine Glasses

Mustapha Mutura
Directed by Karl Norman
March 17-20, 2020
7:00 P.M. Nightly
Floyd Sandle Theatre
Conrad Hutchinson Jr. Performing Arts Center
Grambling, Louisiana 71245
Ticket Information: GSU Students $5.00; 12 and under $1.00; General Admission $3.00
For More Information please call 318.274.2201

Synopsis: Meetings is a deeply comic play about commerce, marriage and food. Hugh and Jean are married cash rich, time poor.

Business and careers are booming. Trinidad is in the wake of economic growth. However, something is bothering Hugh, maybe it’s the American tobacco company with its mysterious research and cheap cigarettes, or wife Jean who values business over people.

Elsa, a country girl and the new help. Elsa brings something else besides good cooking, something that disturbs Hugh’s soul and state of mind.

About The Author:  

New York Times: Mustapha Matura, Caribbean Playwright in London, Dies at 79.

Mustapha Matura often satirical plays spoke for an alienated West Indian population in postwar Britain and for the people he left behind in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Matura gained attention early in his career with his satire “Play Mas,” which opened at the London Royal Court in 1974, making him the first playwright of color to have a play produced in London’s West End.

Meetings by Matura advertisement poster

High School/Preview Day – Spring 2020 (EVENT CANCELLED)
Mar 21 all-day


Spring High School/Transfer Day will be held on Saturday, March 21st, 2020. (Itinerary/Hotel Information coming soon!)

*Registration: $25 Paid Pre-Registration Includes Game Ticket, Meal Ticket and T-Shirt
$30  after March 15th, On-Site Registration is Available

Are you ready for an exciting experience at the university Where Everybody Is Somebody? We’ve planned a day full of activities, fun and information about Grambling State

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Click here for Spring 2020 High School Day Registration Form

High School Day is held twice a year (Fall and Spring). It is an excellent opportunity for prospective students that have an interest in becoming a part of #GramFam to get an intimate look into the University’s exceptional degree programs and engage in student life on campus. Parents, guardians, teachers, alumni, guidance counselors, principals and more are invited to attend! Each student will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff from over 40 degree programs! Grambling State University Student Ambassadors will also be available for tours.

Planned activities include a welcome program with President Richard “Rick” Gallot, academic and student organization fair, performances by the World Famed Tiger Marching Band, the Orchesis Dance Company, the GSU Cheerleaders, National Pan Hellenic Council!

Discounts &



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


$25 Includes Game, T-Shirt & Meal
in Advance. $30 after 3/15/20 and Onsite

Become a Tiger on March 21st, 2020! 

Contact information: or 318-274-6183
We look forward to providing you with the ultimate #GramFam experience!
#GramFamRecruit     #GSU23