Life on campus has many perks…from saving on gas money to enjoying an easy walk to class. In the halls and apartments, residents have several conveniences and amenities at their finger tips:
All residence hall rooms and apartments have air conditioning, and free-standing, movable furniture that you can arrange as you desire. The newer and renovated halls have central air conditioning. Many of the older halls have window air conditioning and ceiling fans, and the rooms are larger than average. Smoking is not permitted in rooms or any other areas in the residence halls.
Most residence halls have ground floor lobbies and reception areas, kitchenettes and study rooms on each floor, and coin/card-operated laundries and vending machines. All resident have access to ice machines and 24-hour computer labs with PCs and a free printer, students just need to bring their own paper.
All rooms have single beds, study desks, and closet space. Many rooms – but not all – have a chest of drawers also provided. Many students choose to bring additional storage bins, a bookcase/bookshelf, or a small chest of drawers. In many of the newer and renovated halls with the loftable beds that raise to 57”, students put their desk and chest under the bed, which frees up more space in the room.
Linens, Window Coverings, and Appliances
You must supply a pillow, mattress pad for a single bed, and bed and bath linens. The majority of the halls have twin XL mattresses, although a couple halls have only standard twin due to space limitations. Each hall’s web page has a room dimensions sheet with mattress size information. The following items also come in handy: alarm clock, desk lamp, electric fan, iron, clothes hangers, laundry bag, wastepaper basket, window curtains, and carpeting. ALL CURTAINS, DRAPERIES, OR CARPETING MUST BE OF FIRE-RESISTANT MATERIAL. Window sizes vary from building to building, so you should wait until after you move in to purchase draperies or curtains. You may also bring a radio, stereo, television, personal computer, hair dryer, coffee pot (must turn off automatically), microwave (1000 watt maximum) and/or refrigerator (capacity less than 5 cubic feet and 120 watts). EXTENSION CORDS MUST BE 16-GAUGE SINGLE HEAD SIZE ONLY. You are not allowed to bring a window air-conditioner, hot plate or other kitchen appliance, sun lamp, George Foreman type grills, or electric exercise machines. You should not use tape, adhesive strips, nails, or screws to hang things on walls or doors, but you may use white art gum.
Standard cable (78 channels) is included in res hall and apartment rent. Just bring your TV and cable wire, plug in and you’re done! Cox Communications provides the cable service, and if you are interested in adding a DVR, digital, or premium services stop by the Cox Communications kiosk in the LSU Student Union or call 225-615-2005 for information.
If you experience cable service problems, please contact the Residential Life Help Desk at 225-578-0560.
Internet & Technology
- GROK – LSU Technoloygy Knowledge Base
- Tigerware – Download many popular software suites and applications, tools, and utilities
- Student Virtual Lab – An online service which allows students the ability to log into a virtual environment to gain access to a wide array of software that is available for use in our public access computer labs located on-campus. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Tigerware.lsu.edu - Lok for student discounts on hardware purchases and download free software
All utilities (electricity, gas, water, trash, recycle, etc) are included in the rent. The included cable, Internet, and utilities amount to about a $150 per month value!
Your LSU student ID card is what you’ll use to gain access to your residence hall. All exterior doors require you to swipe your card for entry. After that first entry point, you’ll have to use your Tiger CArd or room key to access your floor and individual room. For card swipes on exterior doors and hallways, swipe your ID card from top to bottom with the magnetic strip facing left and the top of your card toward the reader. A green light will appear if you have access to that portion of the building and the swipe was read correctly. If the green light does not appear, try raying the speed of your swipe, check to make sure the card’s magnetic strip is facing the correct way, and let a staff member know if problems persist.
For card swipes to enter your room, insert you ID card (face first) into the hotel-style lock. Once the lock displays a yellow light, enter your PIN number in the keypad. When the light turns green, you may enter the door.
If you experience any problems with you card of if you would like to report a security concern (i.e. – propped door), please contact a residence hall staff member.
Local phone service is not automatically provided in student residence hall rooms. Students who want local phone service in their rooms will can contract directly with the LSU Information Technology Services (ITS) department. Students can activate local phone service online through their PAWS account by clicking on “Student Services” then selecting “Telecom Request”, and it will be added to their billing statement bill.
Responsibility for Personal Belongings
The University does not assume any responsibility for any of your personal property which is stolen, lost, or damaged. An optional personal effects insurance policy is available and is highly recommended.