Family Weekend Schedule

View the final schedule of events for LSU Family Weekend below.

  • Family Weekend-sponsored events that require pre-registration are highlighted in yellow below.
  • Other campus activities that do not require pre-registration are also listed. 


UREC Guest Passes:
During Family Weekend (November 12-14), families of LSU students can purchase guest passes for $5 per day per person to access LSU University Recreation (UREC) during operational hours. UREC is located at 102 Student Recreation Complex. 

 

Family Weekend Check-In
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
2nd Floor, Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore

Registered participants should check in to pick up your Family Weekend materials, including nametags, meal tickets, buttons, and other souvenirs prior to attending your first event.

Family Weekend Silent Auction
11:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m. (in-person) / all weekend (virtual bidding)
2nd Floor, Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore

Support the LSU Student Affairs Emergency Support Fund by participating in the Family Weekend Silent Auction. 100% of proceeds will go directly to LSU students who need financial assistance in emergency situations. Bidding will open online on Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. CST. Silent auction items will be available to view in-person only on Friday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Get to Know Tau Sigma
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2nd Floor, Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore

Tau Sigma is an academic honor society. We promote academic excellence and university involvement in transfer students!

Entrepreneurship Open House
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mark and Judy Weaver Ideation Lab | 3rd Floor , Business Education Complex (BEC) Rotunda

Head to the Ideation Lab, grab a slice of pizza, and learn more about our entrepreneurship offerings. Faculty and staff will be on hand to discuss the BS Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship minor, and other innovative offerings from the  Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems. 

Gain a Competitive Edge
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 1125, Business Education Complex (BEC)

Join staff from the Office of Business Student Success to learn how our support services give business students an edge in their academic and professional careers. Hear how international experience can boost your career prospects, and don’t miss our résumé and LinkedIn tips.

My student joined Greek Life... now what?
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Magnolia Room, 301 LSU Student Union

Join Greek Life staff and students as they share a brief overview of all the fraternity/sorority experience offers, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding your Greek student’s experience.  Limited seating capacity, so first come first serve. 

Center for Freshman Year – Open House
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
150 Allen Hall

Meet the UCFY academic counselors and learn how we can support your student’s success this year.

Beat Saber, PlayStation Virtual Reality
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
UREC Social Stairs

Never tried virtual reality? No better time! Virtual reality expert? Come show us how it’s done. Enjoy this music based virtual reality game on Friday, November 12 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Your LSU student must present their Tiger Card.

College of Engineering Ice Cream Social
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
PFT Commons, Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Come enjoy LSU Dairy Store ice cream and come see the College of Engineering in Patrick F. Taylor Hall. Our Chevron Engineering Ambassadors will give you a student-perspective tour of the building and showcase where your Engineering student learns on LSU’s campus.

Hot Chocolate Chat w/ the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE)
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Peabody Hall (under the arched breezeway)

Enjoy community fellowship and chats with CHSE Administrators, CHSE Ambassadors, and others over a cup of hot chocolate.

College of Art + Design Open House
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Atkinson Hall, Art Building, and Design Building

Stop by any of the buildings listed above to stroll around the halls, see lots of great student work, and see the studio spaces where the students make the magic happen.

FREE Family 2-hour Bike Rentals
2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
UREC Adventure Center (located at the East Entrance of UREC)

Come with your Tiger to the UREC Adventure Center and receive a free 2-hour bike rental for your family. Student must present their Tiger Card. Bike availability and sizes are limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

College of Agriculture Open House
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Martin D. Woodin Hall

Stop by the college to enjoy the famous Dairy Store ice cream and take part in our photo booth! The College of Agriculture Deans and Les Voyageurs (the official ambassadors for the college) will be on hand to visit with families. 

Manship School Open House
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Holliday Forum, Journalism Building

Welcome Manship families! Come grab some snacks, connect with Manship Ambassadors and check out our facilities!

Center for Academic Success
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

Shell Tutorial Center, 141B LSU Library

Stop by Shell Tutorial Center to learn about the free academic support resources offered by the Center for Academic Success, including tutoring, study groups, Supplemental Instruction, academic coaching, and more.

Family Weekend Welcome Buffet **REGISTRATION CLOSED**
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
East Lobby, LSU Student Union (Second Floor)
Registration is required.
Cost:

  • $25 per person
  • Free for children age 10 and under

Join us for our LSU Family Weekend kickoff events! Enjoy some delicious dinner and desserts, while you mingle with other LSU families. Click here to view the menus. A cash bar will be available in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom.

Dinner will be served from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the East Lobby on the second floor of the LSU Student Union. Seating will be available in the Tiger Lair and Royal Cotillion Ballroom. Dinner will be served continuously throughout the evening, so please arrive at your convenience.

Family Weekend Dessert Social  **REGISTRATION CLOSED**
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Front Lobby, Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore

Registration is required.

Following the Welcome Buffet, join us for our Dessert Social from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. on the front patio of the Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore.


Upperclassmen Campus Living 101
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Housing Tour Center, Old President's House

Join LSU Residential Life for a sweet peek of living on campus as an upperclassman! Take an apartment tour at the Housing Tour Center and chat with staff about the application process and on-campus living options. Tours of East Campus Apartments and Nicholson Gateway Apartments will be available.  

LSU Men's Basketball vs. Texas State
7:00 p.m.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)
Cost: $5 per ticket

Purchase your discounted tickets here: https://fevo.me/famweekend21. Tickets are located in the upper court. All tickets purchased will be delivered via email prior to the event.

Family Association Game Night*
*Exclusive Event for Family Association Members
Bingo: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom, LSU Student Union
Trivia: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Live Oak Lounge, First Floor of the LSU Student Union

Enjoy fun for the whole family with bingo, trivia, and prizes! There will be two rounds of games – the first round will be held from 8:10 – 9:00 p.m., and the second round will be held from 9:10 – 10:00 p.m.

FREE Family 2-hour Bike Rentals
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (located at the East Entrance of UREC)
UREC Adventure Center

Come with your Tiger to the UREC Adventure Center and receive a free 2-hour bike rental for your family. Student must present their Tiger Card. Bike availability and sizes are limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family Weekend Check-In
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2nd Floor, Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore

Arriving on Saturday? Registered participants can visit the second floor of Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore to pick up your Family Weekend materials, including nametags, meal tickets, buttons, and other souvenirs prior to the Tailgate. Nametags will be required for entry into the Family Weekend Tailgate.

Family Weekend Silent Auction
Online bidding open all weekend

Support the LSU Student Affairs Emergency Support Fund by participating in the Family Weekend Silent Auction. 100% of proceeds will go directly to LSU students who need financial assistance in emergency situations. Bidding will open online on Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. CST and end on Sunday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m. CST.

Nicholson Gateway Tours
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Canal Hall

Drop in between 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. to check out Nicholson Gateway and learn more about on-campus upperclassmen living!

Family Weekend Tailgate **REGISTRATION CLOSED**
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
LSU Parade Ground
Registration is required. Cost:

  • $25 per person (food included - access to buffet)
  • $10 per person (tailgate entry only - no food included)***
  • Free for children age 10 and under

Tailgating is an LSU Tradition! Join us for the biggest tailgate on the Parade Ground with food, live music featuring the Beaucoop Boogie band, special appearances, inflatables, a photo booth, face painting, corn hole tournament, and more! Look for our white tents, Family Weekend flags, and balloons. Even if you are not attending the football game, you are welcome to join the fun and attend the tailgate as long as you are pre-registered.

All Family Weekend registrants who purchase the $25 per person ticket option will have access to the all-you-care-to-eat buffet and everything associated with the Family Weekend Tailgate. Click here to view the menu options.

***The $10 per person ticket option simply grants Family Weekend registrants access to enjoy the tailgate festivities. It does not include the cost of food or access to the buffet. Food trucks will be available to purchase food on your own. Registrants can also bring in outside food. Just remember, anything you bring with you to the game must comply with in-stadium policies and fit in your clear bag.

Featured Food Trucks include: 

Southerns Food - click here to view the menu
That's a Wrap - click here to view the menu

Family Weekend Cornhole Tournament
Begins at 2:00 p.m.
LSU Parade Ground (next to the stage)

Only families registered for the Family Weekend tailgate are eligible to participate. Sign up between 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. on the Parade Ground to enter your family into the cornhole tournament. Teams consist of two people. Competition will begin at 2:00 p.m. The winning family will be announced at 3:30 p.m., and the grand prize is a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble at LSU! 

LSU Football Team Walks Down “Victory Hill”
4:44 p.m.
Located at the top of N. Stadium Drive

Golden Band from Tigerland marches down “Victory Hill”
4:51 p.m.
Located at the top of N. Stadium Drive

Golden Band from Tigerland takes the field for pregame performance
6:15 p.m.
Tiger Stadium

Kickoff, LSU Football vs. University of Arkansas
6:30 p.m.
Tiger Stadium

Please note that football tickets are a separate cost and not included in the price of your Family Weekend registration fee.

For more information about ticket prices and policies, please visit our Football Tickets page

Family Weekend Yoga
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
LSU Parade Ground 

Join us for morning yoga on the LSU Parade Ground with Grace Yoga. We will have a limited number of yoga mats available. Feel free to bring your own mat if you have one.

Family Weekend Jazz Brunch **SOLD OUT**
Two time slots offered:
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. **SOLD OUT**
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. **SOLD OUT**

Royal Cotillion Ballroom, LSU Student Union + The Club at Union Square
Registration is required. Space is limited to the first 1000 registrants. Cost:

  • $25 per person
  • Free for children age 10 and under

Join us as we close out Family Weekend with an all-you-care-to-eat, southern-style brunch buffet, featuring live jazz music and door prizes. Click here to view the menu. A cash bar serving mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available. 

FREE Family 2-hour Bike Rentals
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UREC Adventure Center (located at the East Entrance of UREC)

Come with your Tiger to the UREC Adventure Center and receive a free 2-hour bike rental for your family. Student must present their Tiger Card. Bike availability and sizes are limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

LSU Women's Basketball vs. Florida Gulf Coast
12:30 p.m.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)
Cost:

  • $2 per ticket for general admission (300 Level)
  • $5 per ticket for upper corners (300 Level)
  • $10 per ticket for middle corners (200 Level) 

Purchase your discounted tickets here: https://fevo.me/famweekend21. All tickets purchased will be delivered via email prior to the event.

Family Weekend Silent Auction
Bidding closes at 5:00 p.m.

Support the LSU Student Affairs Emergency Support Fund by participating in the Family Weekend Silent Auction. 100% of proceeds will go directly to LSU students who need financial assistance in emergency situations.


To further promote a safe environment during Family Weekend, we will adhere to the following guidelines and restrictions:

  • All Family Weekend attendees will be required to follow CDC guidelines for physical distancing and personal hygiene.
  • All Family Weekend attendees, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to wear masks or face coverings indoors during Family Weekend. Masks are also required outdoors within 50 feet of entrances to buildings.
  • Indoor events of 100 or more have their capacity limited to 50% of total occupancy limit as determined by the venue managers.
  • Please do not attend any in-person event if you are currently experiencing symptoms.
  • *The University reserves the right to amend the above requirements based on conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic - lsu.edu/roadmap.