Canapalooza is an exciting service opportunity during Homecoming to support the LSU Food Pantry and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The LSU and Baton Rouge community will collect thousands of canned goods, which will be used to build a replica of Tiger Stadium and Mike the Tiger’s Habitat. In 2013, LSU donated 21,372 pounds of food as a result of CANapalooza collections.
CANapalooza is free and open to all LSU students, faulty, staff, alumni, and members of the Baton Rouge community.
The Homecoming parade is a wonderful opportunity for groups and individuals to show their Tiger pride. The parade winds through campus and lasts approximately 60 minutes. The Homecoming parade at 11 a.m. kicks off a series of Homecoming activities the day of the LSU vs. Missouri football game, October 1.
This year, LSU welcomes Jim Hawthorne, retired voice of the Tigers, as Grand Marshall.
All LSU students are invited to a Homecoming tailgate to gear up for the big game! The Homecoming Student Committee and LSU Student Government have a fun time in store with free tailgating activities and music.
The Homecoming Court is an annual tradition that recognizes exceptional members of the LSU student body from all classifications. The Homecoming Court is chosen by a multi-stage selection process that includes judging panel application review, interviews, and a vote of the LSU student body. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime during the LSU vs. Missouri football game on Saturday, October 1.
ALL LSU students are eligible to apply for and represent LSU on the Homecoming Court, including first-year students and students in graduate and professional programs.
(1) Judging Panel
A panel of judges will review applications and select the top 19 men and top 19 women based on a first-round paper review of application. The 38 students selected in this round to advance to interviews will be announced on the LSU Homecoming website September 12 by noon.
The top 38 candidates will then participate in a short interview. The final 16 students selected in this round will be the members of the 2016 Homecoming Court and will be announced on the LSU Homecoming website September 16 by 3 p.m.
(3) Student body vote
The LSU student body will vote for Homecoming King and Queen from noon September 19 through 11:59 p.m. September 29. Only senior members of the Homecoming Court are eligible for Queen and King.
Participation in the Homecoming Court selection process as an applicant or voter is free and open to all LSU students regardless of classification.
Celebrate the season at LSU Holiday Spectacular Tuesday, November 29, with festivities beginning at 5 p.m. in the LSU Student Union.
We are still planning for 2016, but last year’s events included:
LSU Press’s Season’s Readings Book Sale
4:30-6:30 p.m. | The Club at Union Square, Highland Road at Raphael Semmes Road
5 p.m. | LSU Student Union Theater
Featuring performances from LSU students, faculty & community organizations.
LSU Christmas Tree Lighting
6 p.m. | Free Speech Circle
LSU Staff Senate’s Holiday on Campus
6-8 p.m. | LSU Student Union North Lobby
A holiday carnival for LSU students and the children of LSU students, faculty and staff.
6 p.m. | LSU African American Cultural Center
Celebrate the origin and traditions of Kwanzaa.
Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” Concert
featuring LSU Women’s Chorale with the St. James Treble Choir
7:30 p.m. | St. Alban’s Chapel, Highland Road at Dalrymple Drive
LSU President’s Late Night Breakfast
10 p.m. – 12 a.m. | The 5 and 459 Commons dining halls
A pre-finals tradition ensuring LSU students are properly fueled for final exams.
About Holiday Spectacular
LSU has been celebrating the holiday season since 1995. Formerly known as Candlelight Celebration, this event is now a collaborative initiative to promote all there is to do and see at LSU during the holiday season.
LSU Press’s Seasons Reading, Holiday Performances, LSU Christmas Tree Lighting, and the “Ceremony of Carols” Concert are free and open to LSU students, faculty, staff, and the Baton Rouge community. Tickets are not required.
Holiday on Campus is open to LSU students and the children of LSU students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are not required, but everyone should bring a Tiger Card LSU ID to obtain food items. Everyone is encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots or unperishable food items for the LSU Food Pantry.
The President’s Late Night Breakfast is free and open to LSU students. Students should bring a Tiger Card LSU ID.
2015 Holiday Events around Campus
A Rural Life Christmas (LSU Rural Life Museum)
Holiday Dinner & Dance (LSU Faculty Club, Inc.)
White Elephant Benefit (LSU Faculty Club, Inc.)
Lod Cook Hotel at LSU Holiday Rates