LSU has 20 residence halls with architectural styles ranging from a Renaissance style typical of the new Residential College Complex and the older core of the campus, to the modern style typical of the halls along Campus Lake.
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. Larger buildings have change machines and ice machines. Fourteen halls have 24-hour computer labs with PCs and a free printer, students just need to bring their own paper.
Local phone service is not automatically provided in the residence hall or apartment rooms, but local phone lines are still available at an additional cost. Students who want local phone service in their rooms can contract directly with Information Technology Services through their online PAWS account, or in-person at the Ed Frey Computing Services Building. Those wanting phone service will need to provide a phone set and related items you desire such as an answering machine. Student’s who want long distance service added to their account at an additional charge have two options; the “1+” dialing via TIGERCALL (an LSU service that can be added while contracting for local service), or by using “0+” dialing (when using other calling cards, credit cards and long distance companies).
Internet, Cable Service & Utilities
All halls and apartments have both wireless and wired high-speed Internet connections that are included in the rent. Standard cable TV service (78 channels) is also included in rent. Digital cable, premium channels, and DVRs are available through Cox Communications located on the first floor of the LSU Union or at (225-615-2005). 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!
All rooms have single beds, study desks, bookshelves, and closet space. Many students choose to bring additional storage bins, a bookcase/bookshelf, or a small chest of drawers, a suggested size is 36″ high X 30″ wide x 15″ deep. 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, sewing machine, 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 machine. You should not use tape, adhesive strips, nails, or screws to hang things on walls or doors, but you may use white art gum.
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.