Visitor Information

Parking on campus for graduation is available in all student and staff lots at no charge and with no permits required.  Graduates, families, and friends may park in any un-gated lot or in any unmarked, unpainted, or unreserved space along any street on campus. Graduates and their guests should plan to arrive early to avoid traffic delays.

Those with disability license plates/placards/or State issued disability IDs will be allowed to park in designated areas close to Tiger Stadium and the Maddox Fieldhouse. The lots identified in the map below can be accessed from Nicholson Dr. The lot highlighted in yellow is for those attending a ceremony in the Maddox Fieldhouse. The lot highlighted in purple is for those attending a ceremony in the PMAC.

Map showing ADA Accesible parking for commencement venues

On the LSU campus:

Cook Conference Center & Hotel
3848 W. Lakeshore Dr.
225-383-COOK (2665) or 866-610-2665


In the Greater Baton Rouge area:

Visit Campus Travel website for information on hotels in the Baton Rouge area.

Seating for all ceremonies is on a general admission/first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not sold for these ceremonies. All the venues are open events with no limitations on guests. 

Special seating is available for persons who use a wheelchair and persons unable to walk long distances or climb stairs. All venues are accessible by ramps and elevators. Due to limited space, guests with disabilities are permitted to have only one non-disabled person sit with them in the designated area.

*Due to the COVID19 safety protocols, LSU will not be utilizing the Tiger Trails transit system for this event. 

Louisiana State University welcomes more than one million visitors every year, and most of those visitors arrive via the interstate system. The directions below offer the easiest routes to the campus from the interstate. We recommend that you visit the Visitor Information Center to obtain detailed campus directions and parking instructions.