Geaux Tigers!

First-time visitors can't believe their eyes as they walk around LSU's campus before a football game. Hundreds of thousands of fans turn campus into a purple-and-gold festival of food, music, dancing, laughter and excitement all day long. And then, at kickoff, more than 100,000 people from across the southeast United States fill Tiger Stadium, the seventh-largest stadium in the world, to support the university's student-athletes.

And members of the LSU Family carry that spirit with them everywhere they go — or “geaux,” as the university says to highlight south Louisiana’s Cajun culture. “Wherever I’ve traveled in the United States, I’ve always found somebody wearing something related to LSU,” says Jade Martindale, a freshman from Panama studying to become a veterinarian. “Even when I went to Disney a year ago, I found so many people throughout all the parks wearing something that’s related to LSU. It’s really great being a part of a family and having that support wherever I go.”

Activities and Sports

student organizations

student organizations

LSU offers more than 400 organizations on campus for students to join. And if the club you're looking for doesn't already exist, you can start your own and invite other classmates to participate!

organized sports teams

organized sports teams

LSU boasts one of the United States' largest and most well-respected athletic departments, home of 16 different teams that compete for Division I championship honors.

Intramural Sports Leagues

Intramural Sports Leagues

All students on campus are invited to show off their own skills and compete in the university's intramural sports leagues through LSU's UREC.

Culture and Entertainment

Food

Food

Louisiana's cuisine may be as proud and vital a component of the state's distinct culture as any other aspect. Make sure to check out not only crawfish, shrimp and fish, but alligator, jambalaya, gumbo, andouille sausage and more.

Music

Music

Along with food, music is one of the most notable aspects of the daily culture of Louisiana, the birthplace of jazz and zydeco.

Festivals

Festivals

Louisiana hosts festivals almost every weekend of the year to celebrate so many different aspects of life, including jazz and blues music, Greek heritage, jambalaya, rice, crawfish, strawberries, frogs, rabbits, alligators, hot air balloons and kites.

Arts

Theater

Theater

Baton Rouge and New Orleans always have well-produced theatrical performances to appreciate, including multiple venues on LSU's campus.

Architecture and Outdoors

Architecture and Outdoors

Notice the beautiful structures and landscapes of LSU, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, which highlight influences from France, Spain, Africa and the Caribbean, among other regions.

Museums and Exhibitions

Museums and Exhibitions

LSU houses more than half a dozen museums on campus, as well as an art gallery and other visiting exhibitions, to highlight a rich culture of art and creativity.

What makes LSU special is the atmosphere. You have no idea. Honestly, since I’ve arrived I haven’t felt homesick or anything. The atmosphere and the people make me feel like this is my second home.

Talal Alhashmi
UAE, Petroleum Engineering

Prepare to Excel!

LSU graduates include award-winning performers, world-renowned orthopedic surgeons, famous athletes, global architects and more. One day, you could be one of them!

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