All applicants meeting the general criteria for SPRINGFEST must submit a completed application (on-line), official high school transcript (with computed grade point average), copy of ACT/SAT score (if applicable), and letter of recommendation from a Principal or School Counselor.

High school juniors wanting to participate in SPRINGFEST must apply by March 9, 2018.

SPRINGFEST Recruitment Weekend is designed for outstanding African American, Native American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, low income, and other rising seniors from historically underserved populations. Students are invited to spend two days on campus to experience the academic rigor and social climate of LSU.

Although we target students from historically underrepresented populations, if you know a strong student who might contribute to the diversity at LSU and who would be interested learning more about our community, you are welcome to nominate these students and they are encouraged to apply.

YES! You may still apply. You are encouraged to have an ACT or SAT score but you are not required.

No. Due to the weekend itinerary, we will not be able to accommodate students arriving late due to social activities.

SPRINGFEST participants will stay in the Lod Cook Hotel located on the campus of LSU.

Up to 100 students will be selected for the weekend.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will consider room requests but requests cannot be guaranteed.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs takes the safety of our guests very seriously. The Office of Multicultural Affairs will be on hand around the clock to ensure that students have an educational and fun yet safe weekend.

Additionally, Multicultural Affairs selects thirty (30) trained college students to serve as SPRINGFEST Team Leaders to assist in making sure that students have the best experience possible.

Invited students will receive a letter with specific details on what to bring for the weekend.

Yes, students outside of Louisiana will still be considered for the program.

Absolutely! You will also learn all you need to know about LSU.

We discourage emails as we would like all documents uploaded with your application.

  If you have any questions please send us an email to oma@lsu.edu. Make sure the subject line includes "SPRINGFEST."

Please contact the LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs at (225) 578-4339.