News Release

Traffic changes planned for Southeastern commencement

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND -- Motorists and visitors planning to attend Southeastern Louisiana University's spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, should anticipate heavy traffic and route changes affecting University Avenue.

     Lt. Gen. Russel L. HonorĂ© will address the more than 1,050 graduates receiving associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the 10 a.m. ceremony in the University Center.

     Mike Prescott, director of University Police, said a section of University Avenue between West Tornado Drive and SGA Drive will be restricted from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

     Local traffic will be allowed to proceed on University Avenue for as long as possible, but will be slowed and may be diverted through the campus.

     Prior to commencement, eastbound commencement traffic will be diverted to West Tornado Drive for parking at the University Center. Westbound commencement traffic will enter the University Center parking lots via North General Pershing Street Extension or onto the campus at SGA Drive.

     Drivers not attending commencement are asked to use U.S. 190 (Thomas Street and Morris Street) or Natalbany Road (Hwy. 1064) to avoid University Avenue traffic.

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