About LSU Fall Fest
LSU Fall Fest is a university tradition that began in 1994 as the Chancellor’s official “welcome” for new students, faculty, and staff and a “welcome back” for returning members of the University family. The event was held in the LSU Quadrangle for the first twenty years.
Today, LSU Fall Fest is an event where students, faculty, and staff can come together on the LSU Parade Ground to celebrate being a part of the LSU community. LSU Fall Fest provides its community members with the opportunity to learn about different campus departments, meet new friends and classmates, enjoy free food and drinks, claim free giveaways from sponsors, and celebrate the spirit of LSU with student entertainment from the Fall Fest stage.
In 2016, PLUS Student Involvement Fair
In 2016, Campus Life is combining Fall Fest with a Student Involvement Fair to showcase all there is to join and enjoy at LSU. In addition to departmental tables where you can learn about LSU services and resources, you’ll be able to browse about 200 student organizations and interact with their members. Some will offer the ability to join on the spot!
LSU Fall Fest is free and open to LSU students, faculty, staff, and prospective students and families participating in Kickoff LSU.
Tickets are not required, but everyone should bring a Tiger Card LSU ID to obtain food items.
Sponsors and Partners
LSU Fall Fest could not be possible without the help of corporate sponsors.
Sponsorship opportunities are a fun and interactive way for businesses of all sizes to appeal to LSU students, a healthy consumer demographic, while supporting a time-honored campus tradition.
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