Family Orientation

Parents and Families are also invited to attend Family Orientation to learn more about the programs, services and resources available here at LSU. That is why we created a special orientation program just for families! You don’t want to miss this day full of learning what LSU has to offer students and families during their time at LSU.

  • Tour the Residence Hall where your student will be living
  • Learn how meal plans and TigerCASH work
  • Be in the know about financial aid and scholarships
  • Meet other LSU parents and hear firsthand the advice they have for incoming families
  • Learn how to join the Family Association and about the events offered for families throughout the year!

2018 Orientation Dates & Deadlines:

Program Program Date    Registration Deadline   
Spring Freshman Orientation January 5, 2018 January 2, 2018
Spring Transfer Orientation January 8, 2018 January 2, 2018
Spring Invitational (SPIN) April 5 - 6, 2018 March 29, 2018
Summer Freshman Orientation May 30, 2018 May 24, 2018
Summer Transfer Orientation May 31, 2018 May 27, 2018
Fall Freshman Orientation
Freshman Orientation, Advising and
Preregistration (FOAP)

Please see the table below.

May 1, 2018

Fall Transfer Orientation

June 18, 2018 June 12, 2018
August 16, 2018

August 12, 2018

2018 Freshman Orientation, Advising and Preregistration (FOAP) Information & Dates:

There are 12 sessions of fall freshman orientation, but not all colleges participate in each session. It’s important for your student to select a session when his/her intended major is offered.

Change of Major: If your student is interested in changing his/her major, please make sure this is done before registering for orientation. Students can change majors using myLSU ( > Student Services > Application Status) or by emailing with his/her full legal name, date of birth, and request. If your student chose to change your major after registering for orientation, email us at We can help your student sign up for an available session.

Attention: Students in Tiger Band and students participating sorority recruitment are encouraged to select sessions 1-11.

Attention: "X" indicates that space is available to register for that senior college on that orientation date.
"FULL" indicates that the senior college is at capacity and registration is closed for that college on that date.

Senior Colleges  6/4 6/8 6/11 6/13 6/15 6/19 6/25 6/27 6/29 7/6 7/9 8/13
Agriculture     FULL   FULL   FULL   X X   X
Art & Design   FULL   X       X       X
Business FULL     FULL   FULL   FULL X     X
Coast & Environment   FULL         FULL       X X
Engineering   FULL FULL FULL   X X X     X X
Human Sciences & Education   FULL FULL   FULL FULL FULL     X X X
Humanities & Social Sciences FULL FULL FULL FULL FULL     X X X   X
Mass Communications FULL     FULL   FULL     X     X
Music & Dramatic Arts X       X     X       X

Allied Health/Pre-Nursing

FULL       FULL FULL       FULL   X


  FULL         FULL       X X


If your student has family members interested in registering for orientation as well, this should be indicated at the same time your student completes his/her orientation registration. Up to two family members may pre-register to attend any orientation date that your student attends. Siblings who wish to attend Family Orientation should register in person onsite on the day of orientation by visiting the assistance table during check-in. 

*Please note: Family Orientation is a separate program from the student orientation program. While family members and students will separate for part of the program, they will also have the opportunity to attend select sessions together.

If your student has already completed registration and would like to edit his/her registration to add family members, he/she should login to the myLSU account, and select the "Edit Family Registration" button.


Spring Invitational Family Cost: $60

Family Orientation Cost (for all other one-day programs): $50 

Siblings at Orientation:
Siblings 12 years old and younger may attend Family Orientation free of charge. 
Siblings 13 years old and older may attend Family Orientation and will be charged the Family Orientation Cost. 

To complete the reservation process, you will be asked to submit your payment for both the student and family orientation fees using your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or bank draft. If you pay by credit card, a 2.5 percent non-refundable processing fee will be added to your total.