Visiting Campus


We’re glad you chose to visit LSU. One thing you’ll learn about our community is that we’re all part of the Tiger family. If you have a question while you’re on campus, ask our faculty, staff, or students. They’ll be happy to help.

Visitor Parking

Weekdays: Stop by the LSU Welcome Center to inquire about parking on campus, scheduling a tour or taking a self-guided walking tour of LSU.

LSU Welcome Center
Dalrymple Drive at Highland Road
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Union Square Parking Garage has paid parking at a rate of $1.50 per hour every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visitor lots on campus have the same paid rate on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Weekends: On the weekends, free parking is available in any campus lot.

Getting Around Campus

The core of LSU’s campus is closed to most vehicles, making it a safer, pedestrian-friendly, and bike-friendly campus for students. The LSU Tiger Trails Transit System provides a convenient, free bus service for LSU students, faculty, staff, and visitors. You can track buses in real time by visiting and/or by downloading the app for your smartphone.

Campus Tours

Campus tours begin with an enrollment session each weekday (excluding holidays) at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by an in-depth tour of the university. Visit to schedule your tour.

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Carol Cook Hotel

Stay for a While

If you’d like to take your time exploring campus, you can reserve a room at LSU’s on-campus hotel:

The Cook Hotel & Conference Center
3848 West Lakeshore Drive
1-866-610-COOK (2665)

While You’re Here

LSU always has tons of events happening on campus. Whether it’s a concert or performance, athletic event, festival, or exhibition, there are many things to see and do while you’re here.

View the LSU Event Calendar at

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