Grambling State University extends closure through Friday amidst wintry conditions

Classes, Campus Operations expected to resume Monday, February 22

GRAMBLING, La. – February 15, 2021- Grambling State University will suspend operations and cancel classes through Friday, February 19 amidst wintry weather conditions. Campus operations and classes are expected to resume Monday, February 22.

“Based upon the current forecast, the decision to close was made with the safety of our students, faculty, and staff in mind,” said Grambling State University President Rick Gallot.

According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the entire Four State Region through 6 PM this evening. A mix of sleet and snow becoming ice, with significant impacts to travel and power outages are expected. In addition, dangerous wind chills will result in ‘real feel’ temperatures in the single digits to several degrees below zero. Updates will be given on the institution’s Twitter page at

About Grambling State University
Grambling State University, located in Grambling, Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901 that combines the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college. This combination enables students to grow and learn in a serene and positive environment. The 590-acre campus offers 43 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. A member of the University of Louisiana System, Grambling State University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. With a longstanding tradition of excellence, Grambling State University continues to emphasize the value and importance of each student, exemplified by our motto: Where Everybody Is Somebody.