LSU is like a small community within the larger Capital City of Baton Rouge. Like any community, we are dedicated to preserving a peaceful, safe, and healthy environment for the entire university community.
Whether you're coming to Baton Rouge from across the country or just down the road, living on campus gives you total access to all the LSU community has to offer right at your doorstep – academics, tradition, passion, involvement, culture, and more. LSU Residential Life enhances the full campus experiences of residents through living-learning communities, dedicated on-call staff and intentional programming.
Open seven days a week, both LSU resident dining halls, The 5 and 459 Commons, are state-of-the-art, all-you-care-to-eat dining facilities. Students may dine at either location. The 5 and 459 Commons boast 10 culinary stations, each serving a unique menu with healthy options to create a varied and truly Louisiana-centric dining experience.
Parking & Transportation
Student vehicles are welcome on campus but require a valid parking permit, which can be obtained during the LSU registration process. Permits are required at all hours, day and night.
In addition, LSU is a bike-friendly campus; however, Baton Rouge city ordinance requires bicycles to be registered with the Baton Rouge Police Department. This registration costs $5.
The LSU Police Department operates 24 hours every day and offers a variety of resources for crime deterrence and response, including uniform patrol, motorcycle and bicycle patrols, K-9 officers, investigators, and other support services.
Directory and Campus Contacts
Looking for a specific event or professor on campus? See the links below to find directory information for the university.
When the university is faced with a serious issue that impacts the day-to-day activities or services provided to students, every effort will be made to communicate the issue and, when possible, the anticipated resolution or timeframe of disruption. Depending on the issue the university is faced with, communication channels may include the LSU homepage, official social media channels, internal broadcast emails to the campus community, and the emergency text messaging system.
Here are some effective ways to reach out to the university when you've heard, read, or experienced something outlandish or upsetting.
- Check the LSU homepage or the specific department page that would be responsible for the area of concern. A complete, alphabetical list of department websites can be found from the LSU homepage by selecting "Directories."
- Follow an official LSU social media channel. A complete list of university managed social media accounts can be found on LSU's social media directory.
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