Whether you’re coming to Baton Rouge from across the country or just down the road, living on campus gives you total access to all the LSU community has to offer right at your doorstep – academics, tradition, passion, involvement, culture, and more. And those doorsteps aren’t to dorms of yesteryears, but the doorsteps of modern residence halls to meet the needs of today’s students…YOU!
The list of on-campus amenities goes on an on, but really, when else can you say your address is L-S-U? Don’t miss out. Still need more? OK, here you geaux:
Location. Location. Location.
You live among the stately oaks, broad magnolias, and arches of LSU. Walk where you need to go. Mike the Tiger is your neighbor.
The Value Just Can’t Be Beat.
Who doesn’t want to save a buck nowadays? While you may save a dollar or two in other options, living on campus really is the best value when you compare apples to apples. Rent is by semester, so no worrying about subleasing over the summer. You can also focus on your courses since you don’t have to waste time driving and parking or handling monthly bills. Your semester’s rent covers all utilities, Internet, cable TV (Yes, the SEC Network is included!), IT Help desk support, and social events in your res hall.
We Care About Students.
LSU Residential Life is here to serve students and make sure you can grow personally and succeed academically at LSU. A staff of resident assistants (30:1 RA:Student ratio!) and two (Yes, two!) live-in staff members (Yes, they live in your building!) serve each on-campus community. We’re here to help you with that roommate conflict, introduce you to other LSU students and organizations, celebrate your accomplishments, and be your home away from home.
Academics – The Real Reason You’re In College.
Yes, we throw crawfish boils and paint parties, but everything we do is really geared toward helping you earn a degree from LSU. Graduation starts today, so get started the best way – on campus. Students living on campus consistently have higher GPAs, higher retention to second-year rates, and higher graduation rates than their off-campus peers.
As if living on campus wasn’t great enough, we’ve added another layer to it with our residential colleges. Live with people of the same major or who have similar interests, take classes together – sometimes right in your res hall, walk down the hall to your professor’s office in your res hall, and easily form study groups with your neighbors who are also in your classes. Res colleges make LSU a little smaller for you, and put everything you need right in front of you.
Fun Stuff - The Other Reason You’re In College.
We get that college is a time for you to grow academically and personally, and want to help you with both. From crawfish boils to paint parties and everything in between, our staff hosts programs for you in your hall and on the larger camps to make sure you’re meeting people, having fun, and enjoying a well-rounded college experience.
Safety is a shared responsibility, and we put everything is place to keep you safe and secure on campus. LSU Police patrols all residential areas, and each office “adopts” a hall each semester to get to know you. We also have at least three levels of security to enter a student room – LSU ID swipe to enter the building, ID swipe or key entry to access the living spaces, and ID swipe or key entry to access your room. (Not to mention surveillance cameras, front desks staffed 24/7, and nightly staff rounds.) Campus is also equipped with Call Boxes, a taxi-like service called Campus Transit, ample lighting, and the new LSU Shield app.
We Don’t Have Dorms.
More than 20 residence halls – not dorms – and two apartment complexes on campus offer you modern living spaces to make campus your home. You’ll relax on outside patios, meet people in your lobby, make mac and cheese in your hall’s kitchen, cram for an exam in the numerous study rooms, and figure our how to do laundry in your laundry room. You can also access your computer lab 24/7 and print for free – just bring your own paper. Your room has free-standing, movable furniture so you can put your personal touch on the space. And, yes, it’s all air-conditioned! (We get that question from our alums a lot!) Get details of rooms for each hall to see your space.
You’re Always Connected.
You’re connected everywhere on campus, including your res hall. Both wireless and wired high-speed Internet connections are included in your rent. On top of that, we also have our own Res Life ITS Help Desk for on-campus residents. Having issues with Internet, cable TV, or your laptop is on the fritz? Contact the Res Life ITS Help Desk at 225-578-0560.