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Frequently Asked Questions 


  • When is the Gala?

    • Traditional every homecoming Friday


  • Where is it held?

    • Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808


  • How much do tickets cost?

    • The event is sold primarily through sponsored tables. Tables range from $2,000 to $20,000.00 and seat 10 people per table. A limited number of individuals tickets are available. tickets are $200.00 each.

  • What is included in the cost of the ticket?

    • Each ticket allows you access to the event, dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, the awards presentation, and the 3-act concert performance.

  • What will be served?

    • The event meal will be posted two weeks prior to the event. ​ No outside food/beverage will be allowed in the building.

  • Are there any food considerations for Vegetarians/Vegans? 

    • Yes. But you have to indicate your preference, one month prior to the event, by e-mailing the event coordinator at 

  • Can my family and guest sit together? 

    • In order to sit together, you must purchase a table.

  • How does seating work​? 
    Seating is assigned according to your "Degree" of SUpport! Ex: Closest to the stage are the $20,000. sponsors, then $15,000 sponsors, etc...  

    • We also take into account the order in which your support was received and the number of years a sponsors has supported the event. 

  • I purchased my tickets online. When can I expect to receive them?

    • Tickets ordered online (no later than three weeks prior to the event date), will be mailed if requested, otherwise they will be at will call.

    • Tickets will be available for pickup, every Friday, starting August 15-October 7, 2022 at Agnes Andrews Allstate Insurance Agency.  

    • No tickets will be mailed after October 5, 2022

  • Is my ticket purchase tax-deductible?

    • Yes, a portion of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible. An acknowledgement letter will be mailed to your home listing the fair market value of your purchase. Please retain this letter for your records.

  • Do you sell tickets at the door?

    • No. Tables and tickets must be purchased no later than two weeks prior to the event date.

  • What is the schedule for the Gala Dinner?

    • Click here to view the run of show.

  • Where do I park?

    • Complimentary on-site parking is available for our Gala guests.

  • How do I check in?

    • Guest guests arrive the registration tables, present ticket, and are escorted by a greeter. 

  • What should I wear to the Gala?

    • The attire for the event is Semi-Formal, however,  feel free to come extra fancy in formal attire!

  • How can I purchase a sponsored table or tickets?

    • ONLINE- is the preferred method! You can pay online with credit/debit cards. click here to pay online via the Southern University System Foundation! no personal checks accepted. money orders and certified cashiers checks are acceptable forms of payment.

    • PHYSICALLY- at the College of Business (Southern University) or Agnes Andrews Allstate Insurance Agency.  See location address on the contact page.

  • I ordered multiple tickets for our company/group/organization. Can I arrange to leave individual tickets for guests at Will Call?

    • Yes- only if you provide the event staff with the names of individuals at least two weeks prior to the event date.

    • Failure to provide a list, by the stated deadline, will require you to wait, outside the event floor,  for your guest. 

  • I bought a ticket for my friends, and they can’t come. Can I get my money back?

    • Unfortunately, tickets are not refundable.

  • What happens if I lose my ticket? 

    • All tickets are tracked. In the event you lose your ticket, you will have to provide your receipt and your government issued ID,  in order to obtain entrance to the gala.

  • How does the Split The Pot Raffle work?

    • People are always happy with a chance to win a cash prize and WE WANT YOU TO WIN! 

      • 1 Ticket- $5.00  |  3 Tickets- $10.00  | 10 Tickets- $20.00​ | For more information, click here.

  • How can I get the most up-to-date information about the event?

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