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University Center

If you happen to enter the Southeastern Louisiana University campus from the west, you can’t help but notice the Lions’ trademark athletic facility dominating the horizon. Southeastern’s multi-purpose University Center provides an impressive home for Lion and Lady Lion basketball as well as the volleyball squad.

Built in 1982 at a cost of $16.3 million, the UC has seating capacity for 7,500 and hosts many other functions including Southeastern’s commencement, a variety of concerts and community events, and the circus. For home basketball games, there’s no denying the electric atmosphere in “The Jungle.” During the 2011-12 basketball season, a new electronic message board was added to the press row area to improve the aesthetics.


Directions To University Center

From Eastbound I-10, I-12 (Baton Rouge)
Take I-10, I-12 to Hammond to Interstate 55 North. Go North on Interstate 55 to the Wardline Rd./University Ave. exit (No. 32). Bear right off of exit until you come to a stop light. Go directly through the stop light and at the next stop light (N. General Pershing) is the campus. The University Center will be on your left.

From Westbound I-10, I-12 (Biloxi/Slidell)
Take I-10, I-12 to Hammond to Interstate 55 North. Go North on Interstate 55 to the Wardline Rd./University Ave. exit (No. 32). Bear right off of exit until you come to a stop light. Go directly through the stop light and at the next stop light (N. General Pershing) is the campus. The University Center will be on your left.

From Northbound I-55 (New Orleans/LaPlace)
Go North on Interstate 55 to the Wardline Rd./University Ave. exit (No. 32). Bear right off of exit until you come to a stop light. Go directly through the stop light and at the next stop light (N. General Pershing) is the campus. The University Center will be on your left.

From Southbound I-55 (Jackson, Miss.)
Go South on Interstate 55 to the Wardline Rd./University Ave. exit (No. 32). Bear right off of exit until you come to a stop light. Go directly through the stop light and at the next stop light (N. General Pershing) is the campus. The University Center will be on your left.