image: President F. King Alexander addressing the Board of Supervisors

Dear LSU Family and Parents,

Happy New Year! I know 2019 will be absolutely transformative for your Tiger, and everyone here at LSU is eagerly awaiting their return to campus.

Typically, at the start of a new year, our attention turns toward improving our health, our finances or our careers. If your Tiger is thinking along these lines, we stand ready to help them achieve these goals in addition to their academic pursuits.

If fitness is their focus, make sure your Tiger remembers that our University Recreation Center has everything they need. From personal trainers to state-of-the-art equipment and one of the longest indoor running trails in the nation, UREC provides LSU students with a comfortable place to work out and make friends while improving their overall health and wellbeing.

Does your Tiger need help developing a budget, preparing to file their own taxes for the first time, or negotiating a salary? Send them to LSU’s Cale P. & Katherine Smith Student Financial Management Center, where the talented staff will be happy to help them navigate the path toward a sound financial future.

Similarly, if graduation is around the corner and the impending job search has your Tiger a little nervous, our Olinde Career Center has the tools to demystify the process. They’ll even set up mock-interviews so that your Tiger is ready to shine their brightest on the big day. The Center also helps with resumes, job listings, and more.

So, don’t let your Tiger’s resolutions fizzle – make sure they know that all the help they’ll ever need is right here waiting for them at their home away from home. All they have to do is make an appointment. And, as always, thank you for trusting us with your Tiger.


F. King Alexander
LSU President