New on Campus
Nicholson Gateway Apartments
The Nicholson Gateway Apartments are the newest edition to the university’s residential options. The upperclassmen and graduate student apartment complex sits on 28 acres of land and can house more than 1,500 students, with amenities including fully furnished apartments, restaurants, shopping centers, recreation rooms, and an on-site grocery store.
After three years of construction and renovation, Patrick F. Taylor Hall (PFT) is now the largest academic building in Louisiana and the largest freestanding college of engineering building in the United States. The 440,000-square-foot building serves as a state-of-the-art facility for engineering education and innovation at LSU.
University Recreation Center
After extensive renovations and expansion, the University Recreation Center celebrated its grand reopening in fall of 2017. New features at the UREC include indoor running tracks, more group fitness rooms, a leisure pool, larger cardio and weight training areas, and an eight-lane outdoor lap pool.