Welcome to Louisiana State University. You will be joining thousands of transfer students who call LSU home, and we want to make your transition from your previous institution a pleasant one. We are aware of the hard work and preparation you have expended and hope your transition and journey here will be enjoyable, exciting, and rewarding. Orientation is required of all new transfer students, even if you have already spoken with an advisor at LSU.
Dates (select one):
Session 1: July 10, 2013
Session 2: August 22, 2013
Session 1: July 7, 2013
Session 2: August 18, 2013
*Program Itineraries for each program will be posted as soon as possible once they are finalized. PLEASE NOTE: Draft itineraries are subject to change.
As a transfer student attending the program, you will pay a fee of $40 per person. Program benefits include various LSU materials, an opportunity to learn about the many services and resources that can assist you in being successful at LSU, and an opportunity to meet with advisors and/or academic counselors.
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.
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:
Transfer Orientation - $15
Family Orientation - $15
Lunch is not offered during Transfer Orientation. There are a number of dining options available on and off campus.
Unfortunately, campus residence halls will not be open for students to stay in during Fall Transfer Orientation Session #1.
If you are attending Transfer Orientation - Session 2 and you have a fall 2013 housing assignment, you may check-in on Wednesday, August 21 at any time. You do not need to do anything further to secure permission to arrive early; all students attending Transfer Orientation - Session 2 with a fall assignment will be allowed to check in. Check in at the front desk for your fall assignment. Your Transfer Orientation registration costs do not include any housing fees. You will be charged starting on the day you pick up your key. A charge of $26.25 (tentative cost) per night through August 22 will be applied to your student account after the first day of class. You will have been officially checked in for the semester and therefore will not be permitted to check-out of your assignment or return your key at the conclusion of Transfer Orientation.
There is one option for on campus lodging and several major hotel chains conveniently located near the LSU campus. Special room rates may be available for those participating in orientation programs at LSU. For reservations or additional information, contact the hotel of your choice. Please note that some hotels/motels will not reserve rooms for persons under the age of 21. Please be sure to inquire about this stipulation if you are a student under the age of 21 and are travelling without a parent or family member. You are advised to make reservations early. Please use the code listed below the telephone number when making reservations. The Office of Orientation nor the hotels can guarantee rooms will be available. The listed price does not include tax.
|Best Western Plus Richmond Inn & Suites|
5668 Hilton Ave.
(LSU Freshman Orientation Rate)
|Chase Suite Hotel|
5522 Corporate Blvd.
|1 Bedroom Suite|
2 Bedroom Suites
|Cook Conference Center|
W. Lakeshore Dr.
Acadian Thruway/LSU Area
L7S in the Corporate/Promotional field
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
4914 Constitution Ave.
4646 Constitution Avenue
$109/night (Th - Mon nights)
$119/night (Tues - Wed nights)
|Hilton - Baton Rouge Capitol Center|
201 Lafayette Street
(LSU Visitor Rate)
Holiday Inn Baton Rouge
4848 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
2333 South Acadian Thruway
(Orientation Special Rate)
9138 Bluebonnet Centre Blvd.
(LSU Freshman Orientation Rate)
|$79/night Double Occupancy||No|
2445 S. Acadian Thruway
Renaissance Baton Rouge
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
• Go to www.Marriott.com/btrbb
|Staybridge Suites Southgate||225-456-5430|
$93 for studio
$103 for one bedroom king
$113 for one bedroom double
$165 for two bedroom
*Note: Only 30 rooms available at special rate - once booked rates will return to regularly advertised rates
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.
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 catalog from your previous college or university
- Any additional course credit information that you may have from your previous college or university
- A book sack to carry belongings
- A picture ID (driver’s license) to allow you to 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)