2018 Family Weekend Schedule

View the final 2018 Family Weekend schedule below. Hard copies of the schedule will be available at check-in.

Family Weekend-sponsored events that require pre-registration and a Family Weekend nametag are highlighted in yellow below. 
Other campus activities available to Family Weekend registrants are also listed below (not highlighted in yellow)

UREC Guest Passes
During LSU Family Weekend, LSU UREC is offering $5 day passes to family members of UREC members. This day pass is good for the main UREC facility and for the new UREC @ Nicholson facility. Family member must be sponsored by a current LSU UREC member and have a government issued photo ID with them when they arrive. For any questions about LSU UREC Guest passes, please visit LSU UREC's website.


Friday, September 21, 2018

College of Agriculture Alumni Speaker Series
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
132 JC Miller Hall
Each month the Agriculture Student Association and the College of Agriculture host an alumni speaker. The speakers present on their experiences after graduating from LSU and give career advice for current students. The September alumni speaker is Fran DeVille, Climate Business Manager, The Climate Corporation. The lecture will start at 11:30 am and will include a light lunch. Anyone wishing to attend should e-mail Amanda L. Martin at amartin2@lsu.edu by September 13th.

Nicholson Gateway Open House
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tours depart from the front of Canal Hall facing Nicholson Drive

Come experience the newest campus hub and some of the best views in Baton Rouge at Nicholson Gateway. Located on Nicholson Drive between Skip Bertman Drive and West Chimes Street, this new LSU mixed use community houses 1,500 upperclassmen in new apartments and features Matherne’s Market Grocery, Wendy’s, Starbucks, Frutta Bowl, an apparel store and more. 

Family Weekend Check-In

12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Front Lobby, LSU Student Union
Registered participants should check in to pick up their Family Weekend packet that includes a schedule of events, nametags, and other souvenirs.

Family Weekend Silent Auction
12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Front Lobby, LSU Student Union
Support the LSU Student Affairs Emergency Support Fund by participating in the Family Weekend Silent Auction. 100% of proceeds will go directly to LSU students who need financial assistance in emergency situations. Bidding will be open from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday only. 

Manship School of Mass Communication Open House
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
2nd Floor of the Journalism Building
We invite all Manship students and their family members to stop by for Manship swag and to chat with some of our staff members and current students on the 2nd floor of the Journalism Building.

Military & Veterans Student Center Open House
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
96 Veterans Drive
Stop by the William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to chat with staff and learn more about the office.

Smart Snacks with LSU College of Science
Yoga in the Union: 
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. in the Shirley Plakidas Reception Room (enter from the first floor lobby of the LSU Union Theater)
Smart Snacks Reception:
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the LSU Union Theater

The wellbeing of our students is important to us. Exercise and healthy eating habits have a positive impact on our students’ emotional, physical and even academic wellbeing. So, what better way to boost your overall wellbeing than with an afternoon of yoga.

Join the College of Science faculty, staff, and students for yoga followed by a Smart Snacks Reception with healthy snack options. All current College of Science students, faculty, staff, and families participating in LSU Family Weekend are welcome to attend. 

Note: We will have a limited number yoga mats available. If able, please bring your own yoga mat. 

Sweet Treats with HSS
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
In front of Hodges Hall
Come on over to Hodges Hall and enjoy a sweet treat with the College of Humanities & Social Sciences! Eat some delicious gelato while mingling with Dean Blanchard and our Student Support Services staff. We can’t wait to see you!

E.J. Ourso College of Business Tours
1:30 and 3:00 p.m.
Tours depart from the BEC Rotunda
Enjoy a walking tour of the Business Education Complex (BEC). 

CAS: Maximizing Academic Success
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Academic Success Office (B-31 Coates Hall) and SI Office (141-C Middleton Library)
As LSU’s central learning center, the Center for Academic Success helps students achieve the higher levels of learning necessary for academic success in college and beyond. Come explore our two central locations and learn about the various academic support services that we offer to assist students academically such as Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Coaching and more.

Human Sciences & Education Sneaux Cones with the Dean
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exxon Quadrangle (between Middleton and Hill Memorial Libraries)
The College of Human Sciences & Education would like to invite our students and their families to join CHSE faculty, staff, and ambassadors for an afternoon of casual conversations, cool photo opportunities, and ice cold Sneaux Cones w/ Dean Roland Mitchell.

Ice Cream with the College of Engineering Deans
2:00 – 4:00 p.m
Capstone Atrium, Patrick F. Taylor Hall
The College of Engineering invites parents and families of engineering students to an ice cream social with Dean Wornat and staff and a tour of the newly-renovated Patrick F. Taylor Hall.

Center for Freshman Year Open House
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
150 Allen Hall
Meet the UCFY academic counselors, tour the advising center, and learn how we can support your student’s success this year.

Campus Walking Tours
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. and 3:15 - 3:45 p.m
Tours depart from the LSU Geaux Center, located on the first floor of the LSU Student Union

Welcome Social with Residential Life
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Lobbies of the following on-campus halls: Annie Boyd, Bayou, Blake, Broussard, Cypress, East Campus Apartments (ECA) Activity Center, Gulf, Herget, Kirby Smith, Laville, Miller, Pentagon Activity Center, Residential College Complex – East Hall, Riverbend, Spruce, West Campus Apartments (WCA) Activity Center 

Enjoy punch and cookies in the hall lobbies where our Residence Life Coordinators and Graduate Resident Directors will be present to meet the families of residents, answer any questions, and talk about the programs and things happening in the hall so far this semester. It will be a casual, drop-in event where residents can greet their arriving family members, grab a treat, meet our hall management team, and then get ready for an amazing weekend of events!

Family Weekend Welcome Buffet - *Purple or Gold Package Guests Only
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Center Lobby, LSU Student Union
Come visit us at our opening event for LSU Family Weekend! After you have checked in, enjoy some delicious BBQ and mingle with other LSU families. Dinner will be served in the Center Lobby on the second floor of the LSU Student Union. Seating will be available in the Tiger Lair and Royal Cotillion Ballroom. Dinner will be served continuously throughout the evening, so please arrive at your convenience.

Family Weekend Dessert Social - *Purple or Gold Package Guests Only
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Front Patio, Barnes & Noble at LSU
All registered guests for Family Weekend are invited to attend this event to mingle with other families and enjoy delicious desserts and coffee. 

Family Association Game Night - *Exclusive Event for Family Association Members
Bingo: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom, LSU Student Union
Trivia: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Live Oak Lounge, First Floor of the LSU Student Union
Enjoy fun for the whole family with bingo, trivia, and prizes! This is an exclusive event for Family Association members only. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Family Weekend Check-In
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Front Lobby, LSU Student Union
Arriving on Saturday? Stop by the LSU Student Union to check in and pick up your Family Weekend packet that includes a schedule of events, nametags, and other souvenirs.

Bash on the Bayou
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
4-H Mini Farm
Join the LSU College of Agriculture and the Ag Alumni Association for the "Bash on the Bayou" — a tailgate event as the Tigers take on LA Tech. Enjoy an afternoon on campus with a Louisiana tailgate, recruitment presentations, Ag Olympics, tours and more! The cost is $5 in advance and $10 at the gate. All money raised from the event will go to scholarships for College of Agriculture students. Click here to learn more about Bash on the Bayou

Family Weekend Tailgate
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
LSU Parade Ground (South end, closest to Student Union)
Tailgating is an LSU Tradition! Join us for a pre-game buffet and tailgate festivities, featuring music from the Rusty Yates Band, a photo booth, face painting, and more! Sign up for the corn hole tournament during the tailgate to win an awesome prize. Look for our white tents, Family Weekend flags, and balloons.

Pre-Kickoff Cool Down Zone at Nicholson Gateway Apartments (Canal Hall)
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Enter the front of Canal Hall facing Nicholson Drive, next to the Starbucks
After you tailgate, come cool off in the A/C before kickoff! Canal Hall in Nicholson Gateway Apartments will be open with water, giveaways, and a picturesque photo op looking into Tiger Stadium.

Tiger Tailgate Party sponsored by Peoples Health
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)
On your way to the game, stop by and the Tiger Tailgate Party sponsored by Peoples Health and check out performances by the LSU Cheerleaders (3:00 p.m.) and the Golden Band from Tigerland (4:20 p.m.). Family Weekend nametag REQUIRED to attend, and all families should enter the party at either the South West ramp (closest to Mike the Tiger’s habitat).

Art + Design Dean's Tailgate
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Quad space behind Atkinson Hall
Come tailgate with the Dean of Art + Design. All Alumni, Friends, Faculty, Art+Design Students, and Families welcome. Jambalaya and Drinks will be Served.

LSU Football Team Walks Down “Victory Hill”
3:55 p.m.

LSU Band marches down “Victory Hill”
4:10 p.m.

Golden Band takes the field for pregame performance
5:45 p.m.

Kickoff, LSU vs. Louisiana Tech
6:00 p.m.
Tiger Stadium
Clear Bag Policy: LSU’s “clear bag” policy will be in effect for all athletic venues and is aimed to speed up gate entries and enhance fan safety. View the clear bag policy here. As a part of your Family Weekend package, all registered families will be provided one clear bag that meets these requirements.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Jazz Brunch - *Gold Package Guests Only
Two time slots offered:
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Royal Cotillion Ballroom, LSU Student Union
Join us as we close out Family Weekend with an all-you-care-to-eat, southern-style brunch buffet, featuring a live Jazz Band, and end-of-weekend slideshow.