Grambling cancels all athletic and sporting events, moves classes online for coronavirus prevention


GRAMBLING, La (KTAL/KMSS) – Grambling State University announced Friday that all classes are suspended for the week of March 16-20 and advised students that they should expect to complete classwork remotely until further notice in effort to avoid the spread of COVID-19. 

“Students may begin the process of vacating campus for the remainder of the semester by contacting the Office of Campus Living. The University urges all students to vacate campus no later than March 23, 2020. While campus-wide student departure is strongly encouraged, it is not mandatory. If a student is unable to move off campus by March 23, they are required to send an email to stating their reason for delayed departure and timeline for expected departure from campus.

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“We are actively taking every possible measure to ensure that our campus avoids contributing to the spread of novel coronavirus,” said President Gallot.”

GSU has also canceled all athletic practices, sporting events travel and in-person recruiting until further notice as a safety precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

The University has also issued a campus-wide travel mandate and canceled many Spring events to help mitigate health risks on campus.

“The safety of our student-athletes and coaching staff is our number one priority,” said Athletics Director, Dr. David Ponton.

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