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 LSU app for your smartphone.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours provide an overview of academic and student life at LSU. Tours include academic buildings, housing, and campus hot spots. 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 also manages several museums and facilities around Baton Rouge. Some of these include the LSU Rural Life Museum, LSU Museum of Art, Hilltop Arboretum, and the Center for River Studies. These unique venues showcase a different aspect of Louisiana culture, art, and science and promise a fun afternoon of discovery and enjoyment. View the LSU Event Calendar at

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LSU Campus at your Fingertips

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