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FALL 2021 Online Early Registration Underway

We are excited for you to begin or continue your Tiger academic journey. Today, Fall 2021 Online Early Registration will begin for all students Monday, March 15, 2021; 100% online registration means there are no in-person meetings. To make things simpler, you won’t need to retrieve an alternate PIN from your advisor in order to select your classes; however, please schedule an appointment with your academic advisor in your department to ensure your course selections are the best fit for degree completion.

To ensure your success in the virtual classroom, here is a list of must-do’s to complete enrollment and online registration.

Online Registration Steps New & Returning Students

The updated process makes remote registration simple. Use BannerWeb and the Online Student Support Center to navigate getting registered. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Admissions Confirmation (New & Transfer Students Only) Complete any outstanding admissions requirements (documents, testing, etc.) or book an online appointment to find out any remaining to-dos for getting admitted.
  2. Submit Immunization Records (New & Transfer Students Only) New and transfer students, submit your immunization documents to the Foster-Johnson Health Center.
  3. Schedule an Academic Advising Appointment  

Please reserve a meeting with your academic department for academic advisement by booking an appointment via the online student support center.   During the meeting with your advisor your class schedule will be identified.  Your academic advisor will send you a follow-up email that will verify the schedule that was agreed upon.  A copy of this email will become a part of your file that is housed in the academic department.

  1. Create Your Class Schedule Login to BannerWeb to select your classes and submit your schedule. You will no longer need an ALTERNATE PIN to submit your schedule. Be sure to notify your advisor of any changes that you make that deviate from the agreed upon schedule.
  2. Confirm Financial Aid  If needed, book an online appointment to clear up any questions about your financial aid. Before you book, remember log into BannerWeb to:
    • View Financial Aid requirements via Bannerweb
    • Check your award,
    • Check your account balance, and
    • Accept Your Award
  3. Confirm Housing Assignment If needed, contact the office of Campus Living and Housing at 318.274.2504 or gsuhousing@gram.edu to clear up any questions about your Housing status. Before you call, remember log into BannerWeb; click the “My Housing” tab to:
    • Check your housing status,
    • Complete a housing application (if applicable),
    • Complete Housing Payment ($200 application fee; if applicable),
    • Select a room (if applicable),
    • Complete an off-campus approval form (if applicable) 
  1. Accept and Pay Fees If needed, book an online appointment to clear up any questions about your student account or balance.   No cash payments are being accepted due to COVID-19.  All payments should be completed online.  To be completely enrolled, you must visit BannerWeb to “Accept and Pay Fees.” Select Student > Registration > Accept/Pay Fees.

Payment Due Date for Fall 2021 – August 6, 2021 ($150 Late Fee applicable August 13, 2021)

  1. Verify Fee Sheet Ensure that your fee sheet says “registered.” If your fee sheet does not say “registered,” make an online appointment with the Student Accounts office through the Online Student Support Center.
  1. Next Steps for Fall Coming Soon You can choose to upgrade your meal plan. You’ll also get your Tiger1 Card, G-FLEX and more in the coming months. Each student living in University Housing will automatically receive the 24/7 Silver plan. There is no need to change or choose a different plan in the Fall unless you would like to upgrade your plan to Gold or Platinum.

Congratulations

Once, you’ve completed these steps, you are now fully registered at Grambling State University for the Fall semester of 2021. For more help navigating virtual registration, contact the departments as listed below:

ADMISSIONS: email Georgio Douglas, Director of Admissions douglasge@gram.edu

CAMPUS LIVING & HOUSING: email gsuhousing@gram.edu

FINANCIAL AID: email Dr. Gavin Hamms, Director of Student Financial Aid hammsg@gram.edu 

REGISTRAR’s OFFICE: email  Patricia J. Hutcherson, Registrar  jenkinsp@gram.edu

STUDENT ACCOUNTS: email studentaccounts@gram.edu

TIGER1 CARD OFFICE: email tiger1@gram.edu

If you are having trouble reaching your advisor, please contact your Department Head for assistance.

The contact information for all department heads can be found on the contact page here.

Spring 2021 Online Registration Extended for New and Continuing Students

We are excited for you to begin or continue your Tiger academic journey. Today, Spring 2021 Online Registration is extended through January 25, 2021; 100% online registration means there are no in-person meetings. To make things simpler, you won’t need to retrieve an alternate PIN from your advisor in order to select your classes; however, please schedule an appointment with your academic advisor in your department to ensure your course selections are the best fit for degree completion.

To ensure your success in the virtual classroom, here is a list of must-do’s to complete enrollment and online registration.

Online Registration Steps New & Returning Students

The updated process makes remote registration simple. Use BannerWeb and the Online Student Support Center to navigate getting registered. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Admissions Confirmation (New & Transfer Students Only) Complete any outstanding admissions requirements (documents, testing, etc.) or book an online appointment to find out any remaining to-dos for getting admitted.
  1. Submit Immunization Records (New & Transfer Students Only) New and transfer students, submit your immunization documents to the Foster-Johnson Health Center.
  1. Schedule an Academic Advising Appointment  

Please reserve a meeting with your academic department for academic advisement by booking an appointment via the online student support center.   During the meeting with your advisor your class schedule will be identified.  Your academic advisor will send you a follow-up email that will verify the schedule that was agreed upon.  A copy of this email will become a part of your file that is housed in the academic department.

  1. Create Your Class Schedule Login to BannerWeb to select your classes and submit your schedule. You will no longer need an ALTERNATE PIN to submit your schedule. Be sure to notify your advisor of any changes that you make that deviate from the agreed upon schedule.
  1. Confirm Financial Aid  If needed, book an online appointment to clear up any questions about your financial aid. Before you book, remember log into BannerWeb to:
  • Check your award,
  • Check your account balance, and
  • Accept Your Award
  1. Confirm Housing Assignment If needed, contact the office of Campus Living and Housing at 318.274.2504 or gsuhousing@gram.edu to clear up any questions about your Housing status. Before you call, remember log into BannerWeb; click the “My Housing” tab to:
  • Check your housing status,
  • Complete a housing application (if applicable),
  • Complete Housing Payment ($200 application fee; if applicable),
  • Select a room (if applicable),
  • Complete an off-campus approval form (if applicable) 

7. Accept and Pay Fees If needed, book an online appointment to clear up any questions about your student account or balance.   No cash payments are being accepted due to COVID-19.  All payments should be completed online.  To be completely enrolled, you must visit BannerWeb to “Accept and Pay Fees.” Select Student > Registration > Accept/Pay Fees.

Payment Due Date for Spring 2021 – January 6, 2021 ($150 Late Fee applicable January 13, 2021)

8. Verify Fee Sheet Ensure that your fee sheet says “registered.” If your fee sheet does not say “registered,” make an online appointment with the Student Accounts office through the Online Student Support Center.

9. Next Steps for Fall Coming Soon  You can choose to upgrade your meal plan. You’ll also get your Tiger1 Card, G-FLEX and more in the coming months. Each student living in University Housing will automatically receive the 24/7 Silver plan. There is no need to change or choose a different plan in the Fall unless you would like to upgrade your plan to Gold or Platinum.

Congratulations

Once, you’ve completed these steps, you are now fully registered at Grambling State University for the Fall semester of 2020. For more help navigating virtual registration, contact the departments as listed below:

REGISTRAR: email registrar@gram.edu. FINANCIAL AID: email Dr. Gavin Hamms, Director of Student Financial Aid hammsg@gram.edu ADMISSIONS: email Gilberto Alvarado, Director of Admissions alvaradog@gram.edu CAMPUS LIVING & HOUSING: email gsuhousing@gram.edu STUDENT ACCOUNTS: email studentaccounts@gram.edu TIGER1 CARD OFFICE: email tiger1@gram.edu

If you are having trouble reaching your advisor, please contact your Department Head for assistance. The contact information for all department heads can be found on the contact page here.

Grambling’s Cloud Computing Program Reaches for the Sky with Industry Partners

First Cloud Computing Program in Louisiana Draws Interest Nationally  

Online Cloud Program Student PhotoGRAMBLING, La. – September 4, 2020 – As Grambling State University launches its innovative Cloud Computing program, a new industry partner has joined to support the effort.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed on with its AWS Educate program to offer support to the institution’s unique computer science programs.
Grambling State University is Louisiana’s top producer of African American computer science and computer information system graduates. The newly launched Cloud Computing program is the first of its kind in the state.

Through AWS Educate, the company’s global initiative to support cloud learning for students and faculty, educational organizations receive benefits such as:

• Guidance in building an educational institution’s degree programs in Cloud Computing to ensure that the program outcomes align with the skills necessary to prepare a student for AWS industry certifications and employment in the field of cloud computing.

• Access to curriculum resources – including syllabi, instructional content, hands-on activities and assessments – that support student learning in Cloud Computing.

• Access to content to support professional development and technical training for faculty members who will deliver program coursework.

• AWS Promotional Credit to ensure that students have an opportunity to practice and apply their knowledge using the AWS console.

• Access to the AWS Educate Job Board, which contains cloud-related job postings from Amazon and our customers and partners, to help match Educate members with employers looking for cloud-skilled talent.

“We’re continuously working to prepare students for the enormous opportunities in today’s economy,” said President Rick Gallot. “We are grateful for partners like AWS who support these important efforts.”

Gallot was invited to meet the president of AWS, and the relationship that led to this designation for Grambling State was born. AWS support helped Grambling State earn state approval of the program.

Since Gallot made the AWS connection, three Grambling State professors have attended AWS Academy and Cloud Computing curriculum has come to the campus.

Dr. Yenumula Reddy, professor and program coordinator in the department of computer science, is working hand-in-hand with AWS Cloud Computing experts to develop the curriculum. They are continuing to work together on AWS course contents, Dr. Reddy said.

Cybersecurity student Alexis White is among those interested in learning about Cloud Computing.

“We are in need of more professionals that have a passion for Cloud Computing,” she said. “That starts with our students at Grambling State University being the catalyst for our future.”

The Louisiana Technical and Community College System also is preparing a two-year Cloud Computing curriculum that will bridge to Grambling State’s four-year program.

“When universities work hand in hand with industry partners to identify the skills needed to meet the needs of a rapidly growing sector students always benefit,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed. “As the state focuses on developing talent so Louisiana prospers, new programs like cloud computing will play a major role in attracting new students and graduating them in high demand, high-wage careers. Grambling has been laser focused on creating a top-notch degree and we recognize their innovation and persistence.”

Professionals with these skills are projected to remain in high demand for decades to come.

According to Forbes, in 2019 there were 50,248 cloud computing positions available in the U.S. from 3,701 employers and 101,913 open positions worldwide.

“Grambling State University is excited about the approval of the new program in Cloud Computing,” Dr. Connie Walton, vice president of academic affairs and provost, said. “The global Cloud Computing market size is expected to grow to $623.3 billion by 2023. The degree program in Cloud Computing will allow Grambling State University to play a major role in ensuring that workforce needs related to cloud computing can be met.”

Beginning with the graduating class of 2024, Grambling State alums can do the title of Cloud Architect, Cloud Consultant, IoT Engineer and many other high demand tech-based positions with a median starting salary over $80k for many positions.

Other industry partners for Cloud Computing include LED, Oracle Academy, Oracle NetSuite, Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft, IBM and Google Analytics Academy.

For more information about Grambling State’s computer science programs, visit gram.edu

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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.

Contact:
Tisha Arnold
mediarelations@gram.edu
(318) 243-5012

September Brings Internship, Career Opportunities to Campus

Students Can Receive Information About Major Companies and Interview Advice

GRAMBLING, La. –September 3, 2020 – As the Career Center at Grambling State University reopens after the Hurricane Laura closure, it will immediately launch events to pair students with companies that may be hiring.

The first one will be Monday, September 8, at 10 a.m. as the Career Center reopens. This is a virtual interview workshop with State Farm Insurance. The sessions are open to all majors and are video on demand. The workshop will prepare students for the State Farm 2021 Summer Internship selection process.

Other September events include:

September 13, 5-8 p.m. JC Penney Suit Up Event at Pecanland Mall
Annual event, discounted professional attire
Open to GSU, Students, Staff and Faculty
Transportation available – reserve your seat on Handshake

September 14, 1 p.m. IBM Women in Technology Virtual Workshop
Information Session for female 3rd and 4th Year STEM majors

September 15, 11 a.m. USAA Information Session 
Information Session for CIS & CoB Sophomores and Juniors about 2021 Summer Internship opportunities

September 15, 11 a.m. PWC Information Session 
Information Session for CIS & Accounting students interested in internship opportunities with a Big 3 company.

September 17, 11 a.m. IBM Apprenticeship Program Technical Interview Virtual Workshop and Information Session Speaker – Carl Jones, GSU Alumni/IBM employee.
Open to graduating seniors all mayors. GSU SGA leaders and IBM representatives will host workshop to learn about:
How to succeed in a Technical Interview
Full time paid training programs with IBM in Monroe and Baton Rouge.
(30 vacancies)

September 23, Rocket Mortgage- Virtual Interview Workshop–open to all majors.
Participants will learn about:
How to succeed in a Virtual Interview
Internships and full-time jobs with the Rock family of companies.

For more information, contact the GSU Career Services Office.
Daily via Microsoft Teams, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In Person Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.,Jacob T. Stewart Building

Appointments required: Please email: Kellye Blackburn, Career Services Director (blackburnk@gram.edu) or Altha Madison, Career Services Assistant Director (madisona@gram.edu).

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. For more information, visit gram.edu.

Contact:
Tisha Arnold
mediarelations@gram.edu
(318) 243-5012

Students Jasmine Franklin and Lindsey Johnson Chosen For Coca-Cola UNITED’s Annual ‘Pay It Forward’ Internship

HBCU students chosen to experience a training intensive with Coca-Cola will receive a $1,000 school stipend

GSU Coca-Cola "Pay it Forward" Interns 2020, Jasmine Franklin and Lindsey JohnsonNEW ORLEANS, LA – September 1, 2020 –Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED is gearing up for the 2020 edition of the companywide “Pay It Forward” program, which aims to provide African-American youth with opportunities to celebrate students’ achievements and further their success. Normally, this program is a week-long, in-person experience; however, this year due to COVID 19, students will participate virtually.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students from 16 schools throughout Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED’s six-state footprint submitted applications February 1 – May 15, 2020. The program, now in its fifth year, was promoted actively across participating HBCU campuses and in area Walmart locations. Coca-Cola reviewed the applications for the program, selecting 25 students total based on their standout applications. A $1,000 stipend will be given to each of the HBCU students at the end of the program and a lifetime Coca-Cola Brand Ambassadorship.

“From the West Region, the following HBCU students were chosen to participate in the “Pay it Forward” internship program:

  • Jasmine Franklin and Lindsey Johnson, Grambling State University
  • Ashalyn Washington and Tiana Thomas, Southern University
  • Adeboye Aladekoba and Kaziah Robinson, Alcorn State University
  • Justin Baker and Paulina Webber, Dillard University

These selected students engaged with Coca-Cola Company teams to learn more about the organization and how to conduct business most effectively during a two-day fun and informative development session held August 4-5, 2020.

During this internship, students gained experience in a range of roles at Coca-Cola including sales, production, marketing, pricing, event planning, packaging, philanthropy, and community relations. One of the main goals of the program is to teach the interns, to put it simply, how to go to work. It exposes them to real-world work situations, including business practices and protocols, how to network, and other important skills that will prepare them for the job market. Over 100 students from Coca-Cola’s partner HBCU Colleges and Universities have participated in the Pay it Forward internship to date.

“Although we will not be able to meet these students in person this year, we are excited to get to know this remarkable group of ‘Pay It Forward’ interns,” said John Sherman, President and CEO Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED. “Our intent through the two-day program is to encourage these young adults and help enable them to further develop career goals as they plan for the next phase in life.”

About Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., founded in 1902 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second-largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in North America and the third largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the U.S. Now with its fifth generation of family working in the business, Coca-Cola UNITED has approximately 10,000 associates located in more than 60 facilities across six southeastern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee). Historically significant franchises within our Coca-Cola UNITED family include Chattanooga, the world’s first Coca-Cola bottler; Atlanta, home of the worldwide Coca-Cola System; and Columbus, Georgia, development site of the original Coca-Cola formula.

Coca-Cola UNITED is engaged in the production, marketing and distribution of a diverse portfolio of leading sparkling (Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero Sugar®, Dr Pepper®, Sprite®, Fanta® and AHA®) and still (smartwater®, Dasani®, POWERADE®, BODYARMOR®, Fairlife®, Gold Peak®, Monster® and Minute Maid®) non-alcoholic brands under exclusive franchise agreements principally with The Coca-Cola Company® and Keurig Dr Pepper®.

For 118 years, Coca-Cola UNITED has remained true to its foundational core values of: Quality, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. Local relationships, personalized customer service, and strong community engagement have been the foundation of the business for more than a century. Each year, millions of dollars are invested in local communities, supporting education, community development, sustainability and nonprofit organizations that empower and impact those in need.

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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.

Grambling State University to resume classes September 8

Online registration to remain open through September 11

GRAMBLING, La – August 30, 2020 – In the aftermath of recovering from the impact of Hurricane Laura, Grambling State University officials announced today that online and face-to-face classes will resume Tuesday, September 8. Administrative offices are planned to resume operations Tuesday, September 1. 

Registration for the fall semester will remain open until September 11.

Winds from Hurricane Laura damaged the electrical substation near campus and caused a power outage that began Wednesday and ended Saturday afternoon. Now that power has been restored, efforts are focused on resuming operations and making plans to continue instruction.

“The beginning of this semester has not been without its challenges,” said Grambling State President Rick Gallot. “I commend the student body, team members, and the City of Grambling for remaining resilient during this trying time.”

“Serving the whole student is our number one priority,” said Dr. Connie Walton, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Making sure they have what they need as an individual feeds the success of their scholarship.”

During the outage, team members acted immediately. Facilities surveyed the campus for damage and worked with Entergy for repair to the substation while the University Police Department placed lighting towers and kept the campus safe. SodexoMagic staff prepared and supplied hot meals to students each day. Campus Living and Housing worked to make the residence halls as comfortable as possible, and Student Affairs coordinated charging and cooling centers to boost cell phones, enhance access to WiFi, and provide relief from the heat of the day.

“We are passionate about meeting students where they are and providing the support they need, especially in this circumstance,” said Gourjoine M. Wade, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. “I’m grateful to the Campus Living and Housing team for the work they continue to do to provide an encouraging environment for our students.”

“In every crisis, there is an opportunity to assess our operations and continually improve,” said Martin Lemelle, Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration and Chief Operating Officer. “We are thankful to our campus community for their resiliency and collaboration.”

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. For more information, visit gram.edu.

Contact:
Tisha Arnold
mediarelations@gram.edu
(318) 243-5012

Grambling State University To Offer Relief Services To Area Residents

Charging stations, cooling centers, food service available

GRAMBLING, La. – August 29, 2020 – In the wake of Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura, Grambling State University officials opened its doors to provide relief to area residents.

Sunday, August 30, and Monday, August 31, the lobby of the Jacob T. Stewart building will be open to Grambling, Louisiana residents to charge cell phones and access WIFI from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jacob T. Stewart building

SodexoMagic will provide staff to open the C Store in the building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on both days to offer refreshments for purchase.

SodexoMagic will also be provide meals for up to 200 residents and distributed from the City of Grambling Fire Station, located 562 Stadium Drive, at 1:30 p.m. Meals can be picked up via drive-through. Those unable to travel can have their meal delivered by calling (318) 480-1858.

“I am appreciative to Grambling State University and all of the entities that work to make this happen,” Grambling Mayor Edward R. Jones. “With the help of partners like Grambling State, we will get through this difficult time.”

“As a lifetime resident of this city, it was important to be a good neighbor and help where we can,” said Grambling State President Rick Gallot. “The survival of this city and institution thrives when we do all we can to rise together in the face of adversity.”

“We are grateful for partners like Sodexo Magic who understand the importance of community partnerships,” said Martin Lemelle, Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration and Chief Operating Officer. “Their continued support is valued and appreciated.”

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. For more information, visit gram.edu.

Contact:
Tisha Arnold
mediarelations@gram.edu
(318) 243-5012

Grambling State University Extends Campus Closure To Friday, August 28

GRAMBLING, La. – August 27, 2020 – Grambling State University officials announced that the campus closure has been extended through Friday, August 28.

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Laura was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm early this afternoon and is expected to continue weakening rapidly. Laura will continue north across northern Louisiana into Arkansas over the next day.

In-person and virtual classes are expected to resume Monday, August 31.

Team members with essential job functions should report to work on campus. All other team members are not expected to work (on campus or remotely) during the University closure; this includes those team members who are approved to telework. If you have questions whether your work function is considered essential during inclement weather, please contact your supervisor. Registration for the fall semester has been extended through Tuesday, September 1.

Ongoing updates will be posted on Grambling State University’s Twitter page at www.twitter.com/grambling1901.

For more information, please contact mediarelations@gram.edu

Grambling State University to suspend operations August 27 amidst weather concerns

(Updated Aug. 27, 2020)
GRAMBLING, La. – August 26, 2020 – Grambling State University officials announced that the campus will close Thursday, August 27 in anticipation of possibly dangerous weather.

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall near the Texas and Louisiana border as a major hurricane Wednesday evening. North Louisiana should experience tropical storm conditions Thursday. Heavy rainfall, strong winds, and possible tornadoes are expected overnight Wednesday and through Thursday.

In-person and virtual classes will be suspended effective 5 p.m. August 26 through Thursday, August 27.

In-person and virtual classes will be suspended effective 5 p.m. August 26 through Thursday, August 27. Team members with essential job functions should report to work on campus. All other team members are not expected to work (on campus or remotely) during the University closure; this includes those team members who are approved to telework. If you have questions whether your work function is considered essential during inclement weather, please contact your supervisor. Registration for the fall semester has been extended through Tuesday, September 1.

Ongoing updates will be posted on Grambling State University’s Twitter page at www.twitter.com/grambling1901.

For more information, please contact mediarelations@gram.edu

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Monroe Offers Free COVID-19 Testing

Two-Day Event on Campus is Open to the Grambling Community

Ochsner/LSU Health Shreveport logoGRAMBLING, La. – August 20, 2020 – Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Monroe representatives will be on the Grambling State University campus for two days to offer free COVID-19 testing to the community.

The event will be held Wednesday, August 26, and Thursday, August 27, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center as long as supplies last.

Testing will be conducted by medical professionals, said Beverly Vonshea Lewis, Director of Economic Development and Community Health Initiatives at Ochsner LSU Health.

It is open to Louisiana residents over 2 years of age who are not displaying any symptoms of illness. Participants should bring a photo ID and insurance card if they have insurance. People who do not have insurance will be accepted for testing and no insurance will be billed, Lewis said.

Results will be available within three to four days through the MyChart patient portal or by phone, she said.

More on Grambling State’s coronavirus prevention and response can be found at gram.edu/coronavirus.

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. For more information, visit gram.edu.

Contact:
Tisha Arnold
mediarelations@gram.edu
(318) 243-5012