Welcome Week Events | Campus Life

Welcome Week Events

Welcome Week is the second part of your orientation to LSU (after the one-day Orientation). This exciting event takes place right before the fall semester begins so that you can be completely comfortable and prepared to start your experience at LSU. 

Engage. Lead. Geaux.

Tuesday, August 20
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Various locations throughout campus

There are hundreds of opportunities to ENGAGE with the LSU community that will help you develop your role as a leader on our campus and in society. Join us for LEADership and diversity activities where you will learn about topics, issues, and skills that will guide you through your academic and professional journeys. Learn what it means to be a leader and how to get involved from students, faculty, and staff.

Choose Your Session


UREC All Access

Tuesday, August 20
7 p.m.-12 a.m.

This isn’t just a gym. View Avengers: Endgame from the leisure river, enjoy free food, games, and giveaways with an all access look at everything UREC offers.

Event Time Location
Aquatic Inflatable 7-9 p.m. Deep Outdoor Pool Area
Archery Tag 7-9 p.m. West Gym - Court 5
Crate Stacking 7-9 p.m. Climbing Area
Dyno Competition 7-9 p.m. Climbing Area
Esports 7-9 p.m. Esports Room
Free Food 7 p.m. until gone East Gym Corridor
Floating on the River 7-9 p.m. Leisure River
Key Log Rolling 7-9 p.m. Shallow Outdoor Pool
Obstacle Course and Hungry, Hungry Hippo Inflatable Games 7-9 p.m. West Gym - Courts 2-4
Sport Club Info Tables 7-9 p.m. Locker Room Corridor
UREC Tradition Shirt Give Away 7-9 p.m. West Gym-Courts 2-4
Cycle: Tiger Beat 7:10-7:30 p.m. Cycle Studio
Fitness Assessments 7:30-8:15 p.m. Personal Training Room
Aerial Yoga 7:35-7:55 p.m. Functional Training Turf
Snow Cones 8-9 p.m. Challenge Course
TRX Suspension Training 8:00-8:20 p.m. Functional Training Turf
ZUMBA 8:25-8:55 p.m. Studio A
Movie by the Pool: Avengers: Endgame 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Outdoor Pool Area



Tiger Games

Wednesday, August 21
7-10 p.m.
LSU Parade Ground

Head to the Parade Ground for a competition to see which campus community is truly the best. Get decked out in your team’s color at the Spirit Station and get your free #myLSUhome t-shirt.

Team Colors for Tiger Games  
Miller Hall - Turquoise Spruce Hall - Navy Blue
Herget Hall - Lime Green Cedar Hall / Kirby Smith Hall - Gold
Laville Halls - Pink Pentagon Community - Gray
Blake, Acadian & McVoy - Black Broussard & North Halls - Lavender
Horseshoe Community - Yellow South & West Halls - Columbia Blue
Cypress Hall - Forest Green WCA - White / ECA - Beige / NGW - Purple


Late Night LSU

Thursday, August 22
9 p.m. - midnight
LSU Student Union

Celebrate the start of a new year with a night full of music, food, games, and much more! Late Night LSU will be Thursday, August 22 from 9:00 p.m. until midnight. The LSU Student Union will be jam-packed with activities such as laser tag, trivia, a mechanical bull, and much more! Take your turn on the mic for karaoke in Live Oak Lounge or Lip Sync Battle in the Union Theater. Learn how to make a fun new dish in LSU Dining’s Teaching Kitchen or challenge your friends to a game of Madden in the arcade area. End the night dancing in Club Cotillion!

The main entrance will open at 9:00 p.m. and your Tiger Card is required for admittance. 

See what's happening!

Join in on your favorite carnival games — Ring Toss, Krazy Kans, Giant Jenga, Plinko, Cornhole, and Waffle Ball.

Club Cotillion
Dance the night away and watch performances from NPHC organizations. Sounds by DJ MoXSwag.

Henna Paws
Experience henna artists who are sure to impress

Lip Sync Battle
Who’s got the Talent? Battle it out on the stage as we present Lip Sync Battle.

Mechanical Bull
How long will you hold on? Take a spin on the mechanical bull.

Open Mic at Live Oak Lounge
Calling all performers! Come see what your talented peers have to offer, or get onstage yourself!

Painting with a Tiger Twist
Here’s your chance to create your own masterpiece.

Photo Booth
Pose, smile, and say tigers as you capture moments to remember. Featuring Mike and the Tiger Girls.

Relaxation Station
Kick back and relax before the hustle and bustle of the school year. Get a back massage or make an oil blend.

Slime Season
Make slime or borax balls.

Teaching Kitchen
Learn a new easy, fun, tasty meal with LSU Dining! Stop by the Tiger Lair to grab your apron and get to cooking!

Tiger Arcade
Come out and challenge your friends to a friendly game of NBA 2k18 or Madden.

Tiger Soda Shop
Enjoy a root beer or coke float with your new friends.

Tiger Tag
Who will be the last one standing? Come out and play your friends in an intense game of laser tag.

Tiger Treats
Don’t forget to grab a quick bite to eat. Food and drinks on us!

Trap Bingo
Listen to trap music while you try to guess the artist and fill in your square.

Union Trivia
Test your knowledge! Categories include theme songs, movies, guess that celebrity and more!

Live at the PMAC

Saturday, August 24
9-11 p.m.
LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Close out Welcome Week with a laugh. Join LSU and LSU Athletics as Welcome Week ends with the funniest people on Saturday night!

Co-headliners: Alex Moffat, Sasheer Zamata, and Mikey Day
Featuring opening comedian: Yedoye Travis

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m. with LSU personalities on stage.

All LSU students, faculty and staff free (must present LSU ID)
General Public tickets $20 available at the LSU Athletics Ticket Office, at PMAC Ticket Office on Saturday night or online.

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