Cultural Programs


Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts
Southeastern's historic downtown performing arts center presents a diverse mix of cultural events throughout the year. The renovated Columbia Theatre features an 850-seat performance hall, conference area and sophisticated technical capabilities, providing the region with a grand and elegant setting for entertainment.


Contemporary Art Gallery
The Contemporary Art Gallery provides a contemporary arts forum for students and residents of Hammond and the Northshore. Featuring national and regional exhibitions of contemporary art, lectures and workshops, the art gallery provides opportunities to engage with artwork and artists as well as insight into current directions in contemporary art.


Our festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences serves as the opening act for the yearlong Fanfare-Columbia season at Southeastern's historic downtown performing arts center. Fanfare spotlights big-name guest artists as well as talented faculty and students.


Community Music School
The Community Music School provides music education and training for people of all ages and abilities. The vital community-based program is a truly regional venture, serving residents across the Northshore at Southeastern's main campus in Hammond and at satellite programs in St. Tammany Parish and Livingston Parish.


Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies
The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies preserves and promotes the history and cultures of Louisiana's Florida Parishes, southwestern Mississippi and the surrounding areas through scholarly research, lectures and publishing. The center also maintains the university's Archives and Special Collections and provides a closed-stack research library.