Southeastern Louisiana University campus

We Love Our SLU Lions

We like to think of Hammond, home to over 20,000 people, as a small city with a huge heart.

Hammond is home to Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana’s third-largest public university, boasting more than 15,600 students and more than 60 degree programs. Although SLU is large in size, the small-town location, personal attention to students and a close-knit community of engaged learners makes it feel like home to all.

“Southeastern Louisiana University began as a grass-roots movement by the people of Hammond and the surrounding area, who recognized the need for an institution of higher education in order to further the educational, economic and cultural development of southeast Louisiana. What began as a junior college supported by local taxes has developed into a major university as Southeastern has grown to meet the evolving needs of southeast Louisiana.”

SLU is now one of the fastest growing Universities in the U.S. and Mariner’s Inn is proud to support it!

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