Welcome Week

August 19-25, 2024

Welcome Week is the final phase of your orientation to LSU. This exciting event takes place right before the semester begins so that you can be completely comfortable and prepared to start your experience at LSU.

We know that students who attend Welcome Week are more confident when they start classes and are more successful throughout their time at LSU. This is because they have had the time to meet new friends, have learned about the resources that will help them to be successful here at LSU, and know what it means to be a true LSU Tiger. It’s also a lot of fun! Attendance at Welcome Week August 19-25 is mandatory for all members of the Class of 2028, and we can’t wait to see you back on campus!

Welcome Week Schedule

Most events Monday, August 19th - Wednesday, August 21st are required for freshman students and are labeled as such.


Event Time Location Details
Dive-In Movie 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  University Recreation Come join us for an epic end of summer! Cool down and kick off Welcome Week in our outdoor pool and leisure river. 






Small Group #1

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Various Locations

Required for freshman students. Small group numbers and locations will be emailed to all students on Friday, August 16th.


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


Convocation is LSU's official welcome for all new students and makes the start of your academic journey. This University-wide ceremony will bring administrators, faculty, staff, and fellow students together to welcome you into the LSU family. Required for freshman students.

Honors College Welcome

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Required for all Honors College Freshman. 

PHC Recruitment Convocation

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Union Theatre

Required for all participating in PHC Recruitment. 


8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 


Want a sneak peak into the health and safety choices you will face as an LSU student? Join us for an entertaining skit and interactive session to learn strategies and resources available to support you. Required for freshman students.

RHA Block Party 

9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Outside the PMAC

Join the Residence Hall Association (RHA) during our annual Block Party! Enjoy inflatables, music, dancing, snowballs, food trucks, and more! Whether you are a "new resident on the block" or a returning resident, you don't want to miss our on this chance to meet fellow residents from all across campus. 






College Open Houses & Welcome Events

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

Various Locations

More details on the College Open Houses & Welcome Events will be available in August. 

Small Group #2 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m

Various Locations, Academic Classrooms

Required for freshman students. Small group numbers and locations will be emailed to all students on Friday, August 16th.

Residential College Convocations

4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Various Locations

Required for residential college students. 

UREC All-Access

8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

University Recreation Center

Come check out the UREC and all it has to offer! UREC looks forward to welcoming the LSU family back for an amazing semester. Join us for FREE FOOD and a ton of fun. 







Small Group #3

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Various Locations, Academic Classrooms

Required for freshman students. Small group numbers and locations will be emailed to all students on Friday, August 16th.

Tiger Walks: Find Your Classes

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

All Classrooms

Explore campus with your new classmates. Student leaders will be scattered around campus to help guide you and answer any remaining questions you may have before the semester starts.

On-Campus Job Fair

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Union Theatre

Join us for an On-Campus Jobs Fair during Welcome Week. Incoming and continuing students will network and interact with LSU Departments for open positions during the school year. You can also see open positions on Handshake by searching for "LSU" or "on-campus jobs." Students do not have to register to attend. Check-in will be available at the event.

Meet Your Success Team 

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Various Locations

Join us for an opportunity to meet and connect with other students and members of your assigned Success Team! Required for freshman students.

IFC Recruitment Convocation

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 


Required for all participating in IFC Recruitment. 

Twilight Ceremony 

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Memorial Tower

Various members of the LSU community will reflect on the Welcome Week experience, and celebrate your journey ahead as a member of the LSU family. 

Late Night LSU

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

LSU Student Union

This isn't your average night at the LSU Student Union. Celebrate the start of 2024 academic year with a night full of music, food, and games. 


Choose Your Adventure 

As part of your Welcome Week experience, you are given the opportunity to  Choose Your Adventure. These are optional events to help you discover your passion and begin writing your LSU story. There are dozens of Choose Your Adventure options available, but only a handful require pre-registration due to capacity limits. Use the link below to access the Choose Your Adventure Pre-registration form! 

Choose your adventure pre-registration form






Bayou Adventure: Preserving Louisiana's Coastal Riches

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Multiple, outside of LSU

Explore Louisiana's coast with LSU's College of the Coast & Environment. This day-long trip offers an immersive journey into the Mississippi River's beauty, significance, and challenges. Priority registration for students in our Coastal Environmental Science program. Pre-Registration required.  

Nursing Pathways: Explore Your Future at LSU's School of Nursing!

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Off-Campus; Bus will load on Tower Drive

Explore Nursing Pathways at LSU! Aug 22nd at 10 am, we will explore LSU's Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in New Orleans, La. Discover cutting-edge facilities, connect with the PNURS Staff, Admin, and build bonds with peers. Unleash your potential as a Pre-Nursing Tiger!

Bike & Coffee

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

French Truck Coffee

Join UREC and your fellow students as we bike to French Truck Coffee on Government St.

Crafting Your Online Presence: Professionalism as Business Major

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 

Business Education Complex

Join us for an engaging event on mastering professionalism online! Incoming business students will explore LinkedIn strategies, social media and e-mail etiquette, and virtual interviewing tips. Expand your digital presence and kickstart your college career with expert guidance.

Bengal Social Bash

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Student Union, Atchafalaya Room

We believe that every student has the power to create positive change at LSU and beyond. Join us for an opportunity to create meal boxes for the food pantry on campus and meet non-profit organizations and learn about their volunteer opportunities!

Welcome to the Starting Line of Medical/Dental School

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

 Dodson Hall, Room 100 

Premedical Advisors provide information on the PreHealth Advising, Support and Education (PHASE) Program at LSU. Learn about the resources available and hear tips on how to be a competitive applicant.

Tiger Treats with GeauxTeach STEM

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Prescott Hall, Room 205 

Get ready to be inspired! Join us for a hands-on activity and hear from current students and faculty about how the GeauxTeach STEM program has enhanced their LSU experience. Treats will be provided as you network and learn more about what GeauxTeach STEM has to offer.

Undergraduate Research Information Fair 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Student Union Ballroom

Interested in learning more about student research opportunities at LSU? Come by the Undergraduate Research Meet & Greet to chat with student and faculty researchers.  All majors welcome!

Find Your Path: SG Small Groups

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Capital Chamber, Student Union 

We would like to invite students to join Student Government’s President, Vice President, and various representatives in Capital Chamber  to discuss how Student Government works and operates, pathways to involvement on campus, and resources for student success.

OCRTIX Team Jeopardy 

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Student Union, Magnolia Room 

Join the Title IX Team in an interactive and entertaining Team Jeopardy gameshow where you will learn more about Title IX, laugh with your friends, and walk away with prizes. We are looking for contestants and audience members!

NPHC 101

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Union Theatre

NPHC 101 will serve as an informal information session for new students to learn more about the National Pan-Hellenic Council, also known as the Divine 9, here at Louisiana State University. This session will give students the opportunity to hear from each organization present on campus.

UREC Open Inflatable Obstacle Course

3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

UREC Outdoor Lap Pool

UREC Aquatics staff will set up the inflatable obstacle course in the deep end of the Outdoor Lap Pool 3:00pm-8:00pm. Participants will attempt to reach the other side of the inflatable without falling off. The obstacle course will consist of two main obstacles and a slide.

Learn to Lift

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

UREC Powerlifting Room

Want to learn how to lift safely? Come spend some time with our UREC personal trainers to work on your form and/or learn a whole new lift.

UREC Programs 101

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

UREC Classrooms

Come learn all about how to get involved with UREC Programs (including; intramural sports, sport clubs, group exercise, climbing wall, trips, and more).

Stumped with the LSU Librarians Trivia Event

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

LSU Main Library, Room 109

Come relax, have fun, and try not to get stumped in trivia with the LSU Librarians! Meet your friendly neighborhood librarians while testing your knowledge. Snacks provided. Chance to win prizes as well!

Sunset Pilates

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

UREC Backyard

Come watch the sunset and participate in a pilates class to end your day on a high note.

Purple & Gold Bash

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

Tower Drive

Join us for a night of music, snacks, and non-stop fun with inflatables, giveaways, and more. Don't miss out on this unforgettable LSU experience!







Day Trip to New Orleans

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Off-Campus; Bus will load on Tower Drive

First-year and transfer students are invited to spend the day in New Orleans with us! You'll get to make new friends, and learn about the benefits of volunteering with the Tiger Community. We will be serving, having yummy food, and  exploring the French Quarter together.

Morning Hike with UREC

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

BREC Frenchtown Conservation Area

Join UREC on a 2 mile morning hike on one of BREC's many hiking trails throughout the Baton Rouge area.

Geaux Pre-Law Bootcamp 

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Coates Hall, Room 152 

Interested in pursuing pre-law? Don't miss this Geaux Pre-Law Bootcamp designed for Humanities & Social Sciences freshmen interested in attending law school!

The Hunt

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Across Campus

Put together your crew of 2-10 players and join the Division of Engagement, Civil Rights & Title IX in a cross campus treasure hunt where you will solve clues, meet staff, explore student engagement centers, and collect LSU items to vie for prizes.

What is Allied Health - a Q&A and Information Session with LSUHSC Staff and Students

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


Interested in the health professions but unsure of your options? Learn about how diverse the world of healthcare is in this session with LSU's Allied Health Advisor and members of the LSUHSC School of Allied Health Professions.

Manship School Virtual Preview

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual, Zoom

Are you always on Instagram? Can't get enough of TikTok? Into digital editing? Do you think a speech from you could change the world? Join the Manship School of Mass Communication for a virtual preview of what the department has to offer!

Tea Time: Navigating Drama & Resolving Beef - A Workshop on Conflict Resolution in College

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Student Union, Atchafalya Room

Join Title IX Staff for a tea party where we will help you get a jumpstart on how to manage the drama that sometimes comes along with navigating the new close quarters of college life. You’ll walk away with practical conflict management skills and a mug to keep your tea warm.

UREC Water Sports and Lawn Games

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

UREC Outdoor Lap Pool and Deck

UREC Aquatics will provide games in the Outdoor Lap Pool shallow end and lawn games on the Outdoor Pool Deck from 10:00am-2:00pm. Lawn games will include ladder ball, cornhole, table tennis, etc. The Outdoor Lap Pool shallow end will be set up for water volleyball and basketball

Picnic with Mike

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Outside Mike's Habitat

Enjoy LSU picnic-style! Students can drop in, grab some food and ice cream, and participate in small activities hosted by student organizations and departments. This is a great opportunity to make connections with fellow Tigers, including THE Tiger himself, Mike!

Paddleboard Yoga

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

UREC Outdoor Pools

Come tryout paddleboard yoga! Be sure to bring your swim clothes and get ready for a fun time in the pool.

Pride Mixer

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Student Union Ballroom 

The Pride Mixer is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ students to connect with peers and campus & community partners. The event takes place in the Student Union Ballroom Students receive a rainbow passport and collect stamps from campus & community organizations that are tabling.

Paddleboard Yoga

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 

UREC Outdoor Pools

Come tryout paddleboard yoga! Be sure to bring your swim clothes and get ready for a fun time in the pool.

Paddleboard Yoga

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

UREC Outdoor Pools

Come tryout paddleboard yoga! Be sure to bring your swim clothes and get ready for a fun time in the pool.

Sand Volleyball and Snocones

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

UREC Sand Volleyball Courts

Join us at the UREC Backyard for a pop-up Sand Volleyball tournament with free Snocones provided!

Greek Life Block Party 

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Tower Drive

Students who attend this event will be able to meet Greek organizations, get free food, play games, and more!

Silent Disco

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

UREC Courts

Join Student Government and hundreds of other freshmen for a fun, unique night full of partying, food, giveaways, and of course music. Student Government will be hosting a Silent Disco in which students wear specially designed wireless glowing headphones and listen as 2 DJ's battle for your attention. Who will win? Which station will you tune into?







Pickleball Demo with Pickleball Club

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

University Recreation - Pickleball Courts

Come join the pickleball craze! The pickleball club will be present teaching everyone how to play as well as giving pointers.

Fries and Consent: A Bite-Size Adventure on Respecting Boundaries

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Kirby Lot

Join us for an enlightening and empowering journey into the realm of consent with our engaging activity: "Fries and Consent: A Bite-Size Adventure on Respecting Boundaries," where participants will enjoy eating delicious fries while learning about consent using the FRIES acronym.

Open Zipline

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

UREC Challenge Course

Come explore new heights on UREC's 475ft zipline.

Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Meet on the Parade Grounds 

Join your LSU classmates on the Parade Grounds at 6:00 p.m. to walk down Victory Hill to Tiger Stadium for the official Class of 2028 photo in Tiger Stadium. Hear selections from the Tiger Band and Spirit Squads, along with some special guest appearances.


8:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Lot 401 (off South Stadium Drive

Close out Welcome Week on the midway! After a busy week, head to the carnival and unwind on carnival rides, eat traditional carnival food, and play the games on the midway. Make awesome memories with new friends even before classes begin.


Sport Clubs Showcase

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

University Recreatlon Student

Come meet the members of our LSU Sport Clubs to learn more about their competition schedules, membership requirements, and practice times!






 RSG (Ready, Set, Geaux) 

Thursday, August 22nd - Saturday, August 24th


RSG is a bridge program to assist new SSS members  with the transition from high school to college. The purpose of the program is for students to “increase engagement, learn student success tips, and create a ‘community’ within the larger LSU community.” Only available to students in the SSS program. 

LSU Promise Scholar Program

Thursday, August 22nd - Saturday, August 24th

Coates Hall; Various Locations

As part of your exceptional scholarship package, you’re eligible for this exclusive programming and elite community that will help you maintain your scholarship, as well as plan and achieve academic, career, and financial goals. Pre-Registration required; only available to Pelican Promise Students. 

Geaux Engineering

Thursday, August 22nd - Saturday, August 24th

Patrick F. Taylor Hall; Various Locations

Geaux Engineering gives first-year students a head start to the College of Engineering and prepares you for your future career. Peer mentors guide you through fun, team-based activities including a design project, degree exploration, and upperclassman-led sessions. Pre-Registration required; only available to College of Engineering Students. 

College of Music & Dramatic Arts Bootcamp

Thursday, August 22nd - Saturday, August 24th

Music & Dramatic Arts Building, School of Music Building

The College of Music & Dramatic Arts Boot Camp is a required orientation program specially designed for incoming Music, Theatre, and Film & Television majors. Pre-Registration required; only available to College of Music & Dramatic Arts Students. 


Thursday, August 22nd - Saturday, August 24th

Allen Hall; Various Locations

Through a combination of community service, educational insight, social engagement, interaction with staff and upper-class student mentors, team building, and much more, you will leave STRIPES prepared to embark on your new journey as a Louisiana State University Tiger. Pre-Registration required.


Thursday, August 22nd - Sunday, August 25th

Williams Hall; Various Locations

The BIOS program has lectures, exams, lessons on study skills, and group work to prepare students for college. Over 15 years, the over 4,000 BIOS participants went on to outperform their peers in introductory courses, retention within major, and graduation rates. Pre-Registration required; only available to College of Science Students. 

IFC Fraternity Recruitment & PHC Sorority Recruitment 

Thursday, August 22nd - Sunday, August 25th

Greek Row 

Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment offers students the opportunity to make friends, get to know what the LSU Greek community has to offer, and ultimately become a member of an IFC fraternity or PHC sorority. Visit lsu.edu/greeks for more information and to register!