If you’re trying to decide if LSU is the right fit for you, visiting campus for a tour will surely help you make up your mind! Attending a Daily Campus Tour with your family will consist of a 30-minute information session on admissions and an hour long walking tour of the campus. These tours are held Monday through Friday, not including holidays and university events, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and registration is required to attend. In this post, Tour Guides Daisy, Kade, Emily, and Hilary will provide the 4-1-1 on Campus Tours.
No Question is too Crazy:
These tour guides have heard it all! From being asked, “Is LSU in Louisiana?” to “Do y’all have reptiles on campus?” they are prepared for any and every type of question! Don’t be afraid to speak up and ask something that you’ve been wondering about LSU. Now is the perfect time, if any!
Frequently Asked Questions:
“Are cars allowed on campus? What about bikes?”
Students are not allowed to drive on the inner parts of campus from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday. If a student wishes to park on campus, they can purchase a parking pass before coming to LSU. For more information, visit LSU’s Parking and Transportation Services website. Bikes are also allowed, and there are many bike racks located around campus to park and lock your bike to while you are in class!
“Are freshmen required to live on campus?”
No, they are not required to live on campus, but it is a great opportunity to meet new people, as well as avoid traffic everyday when coming to class. Choosing to live in a residence hall is a great experience for freshmen! Another perk is that students who live on campus have higher GPAs than those who don’t and are more likely to graduate. For more information, visit the LSU Residential Life website.
“What’s the best way to take notes? A laptop, a tablet, or paper?”
How you write your notes is a personal preference, but when sitting through a lecture class, you may find it easier to take notes on a laptop or a tablet because it is a faster way to get all of the information down. Typing will also help you be a bit more organized than writing the old fashioned way.
“Can freshmen get football tickets?”
Absolutely! The way that LSU distributes student section tickets is by a lottery. Those who are registered full time during the current semester, have an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better, and have a valid LSU ID are eligible. For more information, visit the LSU Student Ticketing Central website.
“What is there to do on the weekends?”
There are tons of things to do at LSU on the weekend! Check out our recent post What’s Good on the Weekend? to see some fun, affordable things to do in Baton Rouge.
“What is the best way to meet people?”
If you’re wondering where to meet people, check out our recent blog post: 6 Tips on Making Friends in Your First Week at LSU.
Best Questions to Ask:
Ask about LSU First Year Experience.
LSU First Year Experience (FYE) is designed to provide the resources and support students in their first year need to succeed. FYE exists to facilitate a positive transition to LSU through programs that enhance the student experience. For more information about this awesome department, visit the FYE website.
Ask your tour guide about their personal first year experience.
This is a great topic to ask about, because you’ll get a true student perspective. Also, you’ll get an authentic view of what LSU is all about!
Ask about the size of the classes.
One of the biggest misconceptions about LSU is that everything is enormous and overwhelming, such as huge classrooms or big class sizes. However, this is not the case. While you may have some classes of a few hundred people, you will probably also have classes of only about 20 students!