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|TRAFFIC CHANGES PLANNED FOR SOUTHEASTERN COMMENCEMENT
HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana
University police are advising motorists to expect heavy traffic and route
changes on University Ave. during the university’s spring commencement
ceremonies, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at the University Center.
Paul Marek, 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. that day.
Local traffic will be slowed,
but will be allowed to proceed on University Avenue. Commencement
traffic will be diverted. Drivers not attending commencement are encouraged
to use U.S. 190 (Thomas Street and Morris Street) or Natalbany Road (Hwy.
1064) to avoid University Avenue traffic.
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.
Following the commencement, motorists
leaving East or West Tornado Drive will be directed west. Traffic leaving
via the North General Pershing extension will be directed south onto North
General Pershing Street or east onto University Avenue.
Parking near the Pennington Student
Activity Center, located across from the University Center, will be limited
on Saturday since the student center will be hosting the AAU Basketball
Tournament. Those attending commencement should plan to arrive early and
be prepared to walk two or three blocks due to limited parking close to
the University Center.
Jerry Luke LeBlanc, Louisiana
Commissioner of Administration, will be the keynote speaker at the program,
where Southeastern will confer associate, bachelor's and master's degrees
on more than 900 students. The university will also present its "Golden
Ambassador" award to Hammond resident and long-time arts patron Marjorie