Southeastern Louisiana University will once again limit campus access while closed for its annual holiday break.

Restrictions are being implemented to help ensure the safety of faculty, staff and students who remain on campus during the holiday break and to better safeguard university property, university officials said.

During the closure, which ends at 6 a.m. Jan. 5, access to the campus will be restricted. Ned McGehee Drive, which runs east to west through the south end of the campus, will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during this time, officials said.

Students will have access to their residence halls via SGA Drive or Texas Avenue. The Southeastern Oaks apartment complex and the Village residence area are not affected by the closure. Information on campus dining during the holiday break can be found at

University police officers will patrol campus buildings and will request identification from anyone found in buildings officially closed for the break.

Employees and other people seeking access to campus should call the University Police Department at (985) 549-2222 to make arrangements. The University Police Department is open around the clock to assist with all inquiries or special needs.