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For additional information about the STRIPES program, please contact us at 225-578-8718 or  

Be part of Tiger tradition.

Students interested in participating in the STRIPES program can register through their Admission Portal.  Students MUST register for orientation before they will be able to access the STRIPES registration form.

Learn what it really means to be an LSU Tiger.

STRIPES is a four-day, three-night program that prepares first year students for the transition to LSU. At STRIPES, students learn what it really means to be an LSU Tiger.

Students earn their stripes by learning LSU history and traditions, meeting other first year students, finding opportunities to get involved, and learning about the LSU campus. See what other students have to say about STRIPES:

"It made me realize that LSU is the school I was looking for."

"I feel like I am part of the student body and not just a freshman who doesn't know what she's doing."

"If you're from out of state, STRIPES is the perfect learning experience."

"I met some of my best friends at LSU during the STRIPES program.

Program Dates

Registration for STRIPES will begin in late spring. Each student will receive an email with information on how to register. Please review all participant and registration information before registering.

  • Session 1: August 5 - August 8, 2019
  • Session 2: August 12 - August 15, 2019

Students wishing to receive a fee waiver need to register for STRIPES by Sunday, July 7, 2019.

Cancellation Deadline

  • Students wishing to receive a full refund must cancel their registration by Saturday, August 3, 2019

For details about registration, housing, meals, parking, and other information, please see the 2019 STRIPES handbook.