Southeastern announces commencement event entry and traffic changes

Monday, December 4, 2023 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University announced event entry and traffic changes for commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Those attending should plan to arrive early. 
     Clear bag policies are in effect for all persons entering the facility. Gates three and four will be the primary entrance gates. Gate four will be the primary entrance gate for handicapped individuals and those with special medical equipment bags and diaper bags. Please be prepared to have all bags checked when entering the facility.
     Motorists and visitors planning to attend the commencement ceremonies should anticipate heavy traffic on University Avenue (LA Hwy 3234) between Interstate 55 and North Oak Street. Students and their families should carpool and arrive as early as possible.
     All available parking near the University Center is expected to be filled about one hour prior to each ceremony, and additional traffic will be diverted to park in other locations via North General Pershing Street and SGA Drive. Vehicles using North Oak Street are encouraged to park on the main campus and utilize the free Lion Traxx Shuttle service.
     Southeastern Lion Traxx shuttle buses will be in operation traveling throughout campus before and after the ceremony to accommodate anyone parking in outlying areas or needing special transportation assistance.
     Additional parking spaces around the University Center will be set aside for vehicles with appropriate handicapped placards and special needs.
     Southeastern students wishing to return rental textbooks on Saturday, Dec. 9, should wait until after 3 p.m. to do so.
     For more information about commencement exercises, visit

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