Group Tours are intended for groups or organizations made up of high school students, and are available on select days, Monday through Thursday. Group Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis, and reservations should be made no later than two weeks in advance.
Due to the increasing number of groups that visit campus, Group Tours are not available for groups with students under the age of 12 and/or students below the eighth grade level. There are, however, several other available activities for these groups on campus, such as exploring the Natural Science Museum, grabbing a scoop of ice cream at the LSU Dairy Store, or visiting Mike the Tiger’s habitat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I guaranteed the date I choose to come for a group tour?
The requested date on your Group Tour Request Form is not guaranteed. Upon submission, our office will contact you with confirmation or suggestions about your group’s visit. We must confirm a visit date and time to ensure that our office will be able to accommodate groups of any size.
Our group is interested in eating on campus. Are there places to accommodate us?
There are many dining options on campus that can accommodate your group. You can make a reservation with a dining hall on campus by calling, 225-578-6642. There are also a number of fast food restaurants in the LSU Student Union.
What is an address at LSU that I can enter into my GPS for my campus visit?
The buildings on LSU’s campus do not have physical addresses that a GPS will recognize. Your confirmation email will give you an intersection to input into your GPS as your destination. Additionally, LSU has a smart phone app called LSU Mobile that has an interactive map feature if you are lost on campus.
Inclement weather is forecasted for our tour or event. Will it be cancelled?
Tours and events take place rain or shine. If exceptionally severe weather is forecasted for your tour or event, such as a hurricane or tornado, it will be cancelled and you will be notified.
While on our campus tour, will we get to see specific buildings that relate to our majors?
Our walking tour is a general walking tour of the core part of our campus. While you will see a good portion of LSU’s campus on the tour, it is not possible to visit every academic building. If you are interested in touring the department of your choice or speaking to an academic advisor in your major area, you must contact that department directly to set up an appointment.
Can we tour the student recreation complex (UREC) during our campus tour?
Our campus tour does not include a tour of the recreation complex, but you are more than welcome to tour the facility while you are on campus. UREC tours operate on a walk-in basis, where guests can simply show up at the front desk of the UREC and a staff member will tour them around the complex. If you are unsure of the location of the UREC, your tour guide will happily give you directions.
Can we get a tour of the athletic facilities or speak to a representative from athletics?
Our office does not have the ability to schedule tours of our stadiums, practice facilities, training rooms, etc. If you are interested in scheduling a tour with the Athletic Department, please contact their office directly at 225-578-8001.