Frequently Asked Questions 

Registration

I’m having problems registering for Destination: LSU. When I try to register, it says I already have an account, but when I click forgot password, I never receive an email to reset my account. What should I do?

Your on-campus event registration account is not linked to your myLSU account or your LSU application account. This information is only used to register for events. We would be happy to complete the registration process for you to make things easier. In order to register you for the event, please provide the following information to experience@lsu.edu:

  • Student’s Name
  • Student’s Email Address
  • Student’s Date of Birth
  • Cell Phone Number
  • High School Name
  • High School Graduation Year
  • Full Mailing Address
  • Academic College
  • Number of guests attending (not including the student) – Limit 2 guests
  • Date of Destination: LSU that you’d like to attend

I’m not sure what Academic College Sessions I should attend.

If you’re unsure about your academic interests, visit www.lsu.edu/majors for a list of all of the academic programs LSU offers. The Undecided session on March 23 at Destination: LSU is a great choice for students who want to explore and learn about all of your choices.

What types of events are offered during the afternoon Pick & Choose Events?

The Pick & Choose Events are based on your interests, so you may pick and choose which events interest you most. We offer the following options (to name a few):

  • Residence Hall Tours
  • University Recreation (UREC) Tours
  • Academic Programs Abroad
  • Greek Life
  • Honors College
  • Orientation and First Year Programs
  • Campus Life
  • Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Air Force and Army ROTC
  • Campus Walking Tour
  • Center for Academic Success
  • Career Services
  • And more!

You will receive a list of all Pick & Choose Events when you check in.

Who can attend?

I am not an admitted student. Can I attend Destination: LSU?

Destination: LSU is meant for admitted students to explore their prospective majors and academic interests. However, if you will be in the Baton Rouge area anyway and you have an idea of what your academic interests are, we would be happy to register you for the event, provided there is still space.

Can I bring a friend with me to Destination: LSU?

We ask that all guests who are in high school register for the event separately. This helps us plan accordingly.

Should parents attend the event with their student?

Parents are welcome to attend the event with their student. We do have students that attend the event alone as well. It is a personal preference.

Can my other child attend the event as well?

You are welcome to bring a sibling. We do ask that if your sibling is in high school, he/she should register for the event separately.

Do you offer large group visits on Destination: LSU dates?

We do not offer group visits on Destination: LSU dates. Destination: LSU is based on each student’s academic and involvement interests, and we feel that students better explore these interests when they are not in high school or organization groups. Also, space is limited at each Destination: LSU, and registration is required to attend. 

Parking

Where should we park on the day of the event?

Your designated parking space will be located in the Union Square Parking Garage on the corner of East Campus Drive and Veterans Drive (previously known as Raphael Semmes Road). Signage will be available to help guide you to the designated parking area. Please see below for specific driving directions to the Union Square Parking Garage.

May I park anywhere on campus?

No, parking for all Destination: LSU guests is located in the Union Square Parking Garage on the corner of East Campus Drive and Veterans Drive (previously known as Raphael Semmes Road). You must park in the designated area. Failure to park in the designated area may result in a parking ticket and/or your vehicle being towed at your own expense.

Are there handicapped parking spaces in the Parking Garage?

Yes, handicapped parking spaces are located on the first level of the Union Square Parking Garage near the elevators.

How far is it from the Union Square Parking Garage to the check-in location?

You will check in at the Student Union, which is located just a short walk from the parking garage. There will be LSU staff and students along the way to help guide you. You can also look for the yellow Destination: LSU directional signs to assist you.

I’m staying at The Cook Hotel (the on-campus hotel). How will I get back to the hotel when I’m ready to leave the event?

The Cook Hotel shuttle will pick up on Tower Drive next to the Union Theater and will continuously transport guests back to the hotel from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Preparing for Your Visit

How long will Destination: LSU last?

Destination: LSU is a day-long open house event lasting from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Where is check-in located?

Check-In is located on the second floor of the Student Union. There will be Destination: LSU check-in signs and student volunteers directing you to check-in from the parking garage.

When should we get to campus?

Check-In takes place from 8:00 to 8:30 am and the Welcome will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

We are running late, what should we do?

Destination: LSU headquarters are located on the first floor of the Student Union in the Geaux Center from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. If you will be arriving to campus late, please report to the Geaux Center. We will check you in upon your arrival and assist you with getting to the proper location to join the group for the rest of the Destination: LSU activities.

My student needs an excuse for school. Where should we get one?

All students will receive a school excuse in the bags during check-in. If you need a special form filled out for your school, a staff member will be happy to assist you.

What kind of attire is required for Destination: LSU?

We suggest casual attire for the event. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as LSU is a walking campus. Please also check the weather forecast and plan accordingly. 

Additional Information

  • If anyone in your party requires any disability accommodations, please email experience@lsu.edu prior to Destination: LSU
  • Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes are suggested
  • Depending on the weather forecast, you may need a rain jacket, umbrella, or poncho
  • A school excuse form will be provided to each registered student at check-in