When you come to LSU, you will never have to leave. LSU offers anything and everything you may possibly need from a haircut to groceries.
Every Day Needs
Inside of the Student Union is the Campus Federal Credit Union. This is a fully-functioning bank that many students use for their every day banking needs. If you already have an account with a nationwide banking company, the Union has ATM’s for you so you don’t ever have to deal with a pesky ATM fee.
Everyone needs a haircut from time-to-time, but have no fear–the Student Union has a barber shop just for you! Make an appointment and get a quick cut at lunch or between classes if you have time!
At some point in your college career, you’re going to need something printed out. Whether it’s a large poster, a bound report book, or a few pages of notes, LSU can print it for you for much cheaper than printing businesses. You can access labs for regular printing, or head into Middleton Library or the Student Union for special printing. All you need is a couple dollars on your Tiger Card, and your projects will come to life!
Need a few snacks and goodies to get you through the week? No problem! You can purchase whatever you need at multiple locations on campus. The bookstore offers many easy dry food options while the Dairy Store offers meats, cheeses, milk, and much more! You can even purchase things in the dining hall convenience stores!
Pro Tip: The Farmer’s Market comes to Free Speech Alley in front of the Student Union once a week with tons of fresh produce that students love. Stop by for some homegrown fruit and veggies!
If you live on campus, doing laundry couldn’t be easier! You’ll have laundry rooms provided for you right in your residential halls. Residential Life has made it even easier for residents by connecting all of the machines to their website that allows you to be alerted via text message once your load is ready! No more sitting for an hour to wait for you clothes to dry.
There is a fully-functioning post office right inside of the Student Union. You can mail anything and everything you need right through here! You can even sign up for a P.O. Box and receive mail or care packages from your loved ones back home!
Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle
If you ever need to chat with someone about anything from being homesick to mental health, visit one of the counselors in the Student Health Center. All of these people are here to help you!
It’s always a hassle to find a new doctor in a new place, but the Student Health Center on campus has doctors to fit your every need. From the common cold to women’s health, there’s someone there to take care of you. Additionally, it’s much cheaper for student’s to visit the health center because they offer services to you at a discounted price.
It’s always good to get moving. If you’re looking for exercise equipment, group fitness classes, or want to join a intramural team, the University Recreation Center (UREC) is the place for you! Currently, the UREC is undergoing a huge renovation and expansion that is going to include everything from an incline running track to a lazy river in the shape of LSU! If you’re looking just for a place to get your cardio up with jogging or biking, we’ve got multiple paths right here on campus including everyone’s favorite spot… the lakes!
Need some medicine? There is a pharmacy right here on campus inside of the Student Health Center! You can get your prescriptions filled here and not have to trek across Baton Rouge for medicine when you’re not feeling your best.
Finding a new place of worship where you feel comfortable and at home is really important to students here on campus. LSU has places of worship for all denominations right here on campus.
Shopping and Leisure
Buying books is now easier than ever! You can purchase anything you need from the bookstore without lifting a finger. If you order your books online, the bookstore will send you an email once your order has been filled for you to go and pick your books up.
If you need a new jacket or a few new shirts, check out the bookstore! There are tons of different clothing items in many different styles for you to choose from.
There is always something going on around campus! The Music Department puts on many shows and concerts throughout the semester if you enjoy live music. There’s always some sporting even going on, even if it’s a week day. You can even catch a professional sporting event on the big screen in the Live Oak Lounge from time to time!
Need some sprucing up around your new room but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a painting? Head out to the poster sale in Free Speech Alley for some funky new decor! Students here love the variety of posters offered from bands to more abstract scenery.
Girls love to primp and look their best, but every now and then you’ll want a new lip color or need a new tube of mascara. Head into the bookstore and stop by the Clinique Counter! They have everything you could possibly need including expert advice on the right products and colors for you!
Having computer issues? LSU is here to help! Head to the tech desk inside of Middleton Library to have skilled students help you with any and all of your technology needs. If for some reason your product needs extra attention, the library will lone you the same equipment at no cost to you!