As a new student entering LSU, the Office of Orientation has designed a mandatory new student orientation program to give you an opportunity to learn more about LSU, take advanced standing exams, meet your fellow classmates, and schedule classes. We believe that success during your first semester will set the tone for your future.
This program is designed for all new freshmen who enter in the Fall and did not attend the Spring Invitational Program. The program provides an overview of the University and helps you schedule classes. Here are the main components of this program:
- Special interest sessions to enlighten you about LSU’s services and resources
- Testing to earn college credit
- A meeting with representatives from your Senior College to learn about your curriculum
- A conference with an academic adviser to plan your first semester of college
- Class scheduling for your first semester
Session Dates (register for only one):
Session 1: 06/13/2013 – 06/14/2013
Session 2: 06/17/2013 – 06/18/2013
Session 3: 06/24/2013 – 06/25/2013
Session 4: 06/27/2013 – 06/28/2013
Session 5: 07/01/2013 – 07/02/2013
Session 6: 07/08/2013 – 07/09/2013
Session 7: 07/11/2013 – 07/12/2013
Session 8: 07/15/2013 – 07/16/2013
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2013
Tentative Agenda: 2013 Freshman Orientation, Advising and Pre-Registration (PDF)
*Program Itineraries for each program will be posted as soon as possible once they are finalized. PLEASE NOTE: Draft itineraries are subject to change.
All new students attending this program must pay an orientation fee of $116. Payment of this fee entitles students to take advanced standing exams offered during orientation. The fee also covers a copy of the Experience LSU handbook, lunch on Day 2, and much more. If you pay by credit card, a 2.5 percent non-refundable processing fee will be added to your total.
To cancel your reservation, write to:
Office of Orientation
Attn: Joyce Turner
137 Johnston Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN SENDING CORRESPONDENCE TO THE OFFICE OF ORIENTATION, PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANYTHING VIA CERTIFIED MAIL.
Or fax your request to the office at 225-578-7899, or email your request to email@example.com.
Once you register for an orientation program, we will have reserved space for you at orientation and in the testing sessions, and prepared your supplies. Therefore, when your written cancellation notice is received by the deadline listed below, a refund of your fees may be issued upon the conclusion of the program. Your refund will come in the form of a check in the mail.
(Note: this refund applies only to the Orientation portion of the fee. If you requested housing during FOAP Sessions 1 - 8 and require a refund of your housing fees, please click here to request a refund of your housing fees. Please note that you must request a refund 10 business days PRIOR to your scheduled arrival date in order to be granted a refund for any housing fees paid. Requests for refunds after this deadline will not be granted.)
45 - 31 days prior to the event = All charges refunded
30 - 11 days prior to the event = Registration charge minus Administrative Fee* refunded
10 - 0 days prior to the event = No refund
*Administrative Fee that will be retained:
Freshman Orientation, Advising and Preregistration - $30
Family Orientation - $15
Breakfast and dinner on Day One and Lunch on Day Two of each program will be provided to students. Dining options for other meals include the wide variety of food offerings on and off campus.
The Department of Residential Life offers incoming students a chance to experience on-campus living during this freshman orientation program. Please note that lodging in Blake Hall is for STUDENTS ONLY.
The lodging cost of $33.00 covers one night in Blake Hall. Depending on the session, that night may be Monday or Thursday. Lodging costs are for a double-occupancy room in which roommates are assigned. If participants want to request a specific roommate, they should indicate their preference on their registration for orientation. Costs also cover bed and bath linens, a pillow, and blanket. The department does not provide telephones or alarm clocks, so participants are encouraged to bring their own essential items.
Lodging in Blake Hall on additional nights before the sessions, either Sunday or Thursday, may be secured for an additional $33.00 a night. This cost does include linens.
Check-in for those staying Monday or Thursday night begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Blake Hall Lobby and continues throughout the day until 10:00 p.m. For those requesting to stay the additional Sunday or Wednesday night, check-in begins at 2 p.m. in the Blake Hall lobby on those days.
Check-out should be completed by 6 p.m. on Tuesday or Friday of each session. Space is not available in Blake Hall on Friday or Saturday nights.
Family members are not permitted to stay with their students in Blake Hall. Family members can find lodging information on the Family Orientation webpage.
If you are interested in staying and experiencing LSU’s campus living in Blake Hall during your freshman orientation, select the housing option when you register for the orientation program online.
If you did not sign up for orientation housing when you completed your online orientation application and now would like to request housing during Orientation, please click here and complete a request for housing. This form MUST be received by Residential Life at least 7 calendar days before your anticipated arrival to ensure space in Blake Hall.
Space in Blake Hall MAY be available in case of emergency. If an instance should arise where you need housing accommodations and did not previously arrange for them, walk-ins may be taken at Blake Hall during Orientation if space is available. The cost for one night in Blake Hall is $33.00 and will be assessed to the student’s fee bill.
For more information, please call the Department of Residential Life at (225) 578-8663 or visit www.lsu.edu/housing.
A parking permit with instructions will be e-mailed to you once your reservation is confirmed. Additionally, a parking permit will be e-mailed to any registered student prior to the program along with a reminder email.
Those staying in Blake Hall may use any legal parking space around the residence hall.
Please note that some areas of campus are also restricted to traffic unless the appropriate permit is displayed, visit the Parking, Traffic, and Transportation website for more information.
- A black ball point pen and several sharpened No. 2 pencils
- A non-graphing calculator for the chemistry and physics exams
- A book sack to carry belongings
- A picture ID (driver’s license) to allow you to take exams and be photographed for your LSU student ID
- Money for meals
- Instrument and music, only if you scheduled an audition with the LSU School of Music
- Reservation confirmation form (to be emailed upon receipt of payment)
- Parking permit (to be emailed upon receipt of payment)
- A hard copy of any previously earned credit (ex. AP, CLEP, IB, dual enrollment credit from another college or university). NOTE: Please also send an official copy of all scores or official transcripts to the LSU Office of Enrollment Management. Please call 225-578-1175 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.