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2013 EXP

2013 EXPERIENCE LSU


Welcome Welcome to Louisiana State University! LSU is an exciting and vibrant place, and is one of the finest universities in the nation. LSU is recognized internationally for its undergraduate and graduate academics, research, and community engagement. Our faculty rank among the best and brightest, as evidenced by LSU’s many research projects and programs. With more than 29,000 students, LSU embraces individual differences while being committed to creating a learning environment that is respectful and inclusive. Maintaining a campus environment that values open dialogue, shared responsibility and cultural competence is the driving force behind our Commitment to Community and is essential to LSU’s mission and achieving our National Flagship Agenda. Along with being a first tier academic institution that is also listed among the nation’s Top 25 Most Popular Universities by U.S. News and World Report, LSU is home to one of the nation’s most successful athletic departments, fielding championship teams and student-athletes. Traditions that surround our athletic teams are truly unique and the spirited Tiger pride is contagious. LSU also has over 400 student organizations to help you get the most out of your LSU experience. I hope you enjoy your time at LSU and take advantage of the countless opportunities here for academic and personal growth. I wish you the best of luck with your first year experience and continued success for your college career. I sincerely hope to see each of you on the stage at graduation as you receive your LSU diploma. Again, welcome to LSU and Geaux Tigers! Sincerely, Kurt J. Keppler, PhD Vice Chancellor Student Life & Enrollment


Commitment to Community Louisiana State University is an interactive community in which students, faculty, and staff together strive to pursue truth, advance learning, and uphold the highest standards of performance in an academic and social environment. It is a community that fosters individual development and the creation of bonds that transcend the time spent within its gates. To demonstrate my pride in LSU, as a member of its community, I will accept responsibility for my actions;

• hold myself and others to the highest standards of academic, personal, and social integrity; • practice justice, equality, and compassion in human relations; • respect the dignity of all persons and accept individual differences; • respect the environment and the rights and property of others and the university; • contribute positively to the life of the campus and the surrounding community; • and use my LSU experience to be an active citizen in an international and interdependent world.

The continued success of LSU depends on the faithful commitment by each community member to these, our basic principles. Adopted as a “Statement of University Position” on behalf of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College community on the fifth of May in the year 1995.


Table of Contents Academic Calendar..............................................................................................................2 Experience LSU....................................................................................................................4 The Catalog.........................................................................................................................8 Registration Information...................................................................................................... 12 Money Matters................................................................................................................... 16 Living on Campus............................................................................................................... 18 Campus Dining................................................................................................................... 21 Transportation & Safety......................................................................................................22 Student Life........................................................................................................................25 Leadership & Involvement...................................................................................................32 Sports & Fitness.................................................................................................................. 37 Lagniappe for Families: A Parent Guide...............................................................................39 Academics.........................................................................................................................41 Student Life at LSU.............................................................................................................44 Health & Safety..................................................................................................................46 Finances............................................................................................................................48 Visiting LSU........................................................................................................................50 Index................................................................................................................................. 51 Telephone Directory...........................................................................................................53 Campus Maps....................................................................................................................54

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NOTE: Information listed in 2013 Experience LSU is subject to change. Please contact offices/departments or visit the websites listed within for the most current information.

Did you know? First Year Experience (FYE) is a unit on campus that focuses on the needs of first-year students as they transition to LSU. FYE programs and services include Orientation, S.T.R.I.P.E.S., Bengal Bound, the Tiger Transition Team, and the LSU Family Association. Visit www.fye.lsu.edu to learn more about programs and services offered! 1


2013-14 Academic Calendar These dates are subject to change. An up-to-date academic calendar is available online at www.lsu.edu/registrar.

Fall Semester 2013 August

15-16 � International Student Orientation 16 ������ Final date for submitting General Examination results to the Graduate School for the doctorate to be awarded at fall commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline (minimum period of three months is required between completion of the General Exam and completion of the Final Defense) 19-22 � Freshman and Transfer Orientation 21 ������ Graduate Student Orientation 23 ������ Final date to apply to The Graduate School for the fall semester, midnight deadline 26 ������ Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.

September

2 �������� Labor Day holiday 3 �������� Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 4 �������� Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline 5 �������� Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline 5 �������� Final date for “Degree Only” registration (all degree requirements, including document submission and approval by The Graduate School must be met), 4:30 p.m. deadline 6 �������� Final date for submitting to The Graduate School (or updating) “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at fall commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline 6 �������� Final date for submitting to The Graduate School “Requests for Final Exams” (comprehensive exam, thesis/dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at fall commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline

October

14-19 � Mid-semester examination period 15 ������ Final date for receipt of graduate application for admission for spring semester without paying $25 late fee, midnight deadline 15 ������ Final date for international applicants residing outside the U.S. to apply to The Graduate School for the spring semester, midnight deadline 20 ������ Course scheduling for spring semester, Spring Intersession, and summer term begins, 5 p.m. 22 ������ Mid-semester grades due, 9 a.m. deadline

November

7 �������� Fall holiday begins, 7:30 a.m. 11 ������ Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 11 ������ Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline 11 ������ Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours 18 ������ Final date for submitting to The Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline 22 ������ Final date for submitting required Graduate School edits to theses and dissertations, noon deadline 27 ������ Thanksgiving holiday begins, 12:30 p.m.

December

2 �������� Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 4 �������� Concentrated study period begins—no meetings, social activities, athletic events, or other extracurricular activities

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requiring student participation will be scheduled; no major examinations will be given in academic courses other than labs 7 �������� Classes end, 10 p.m. 8 �������� Concentrated study period ends 9-14 ��� Final examinations 17 ������ Final grades due (degree candidate), 9 a.m. deadline 18 ������ Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9 a.m. deadline 20 ������ Commencement Day

Wintersession 2013 December

16 ������ Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. 16 ������ Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline 17 ������ Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline 24 ������ Winter holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.

January

2 �������� Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 2 �������� Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline 6 �������� Classes end, 10 p.m. 7 �������� Final examinations 9 �������� Final grades due, 9 a.m. deadline

Spring Semester 2014 January

8 �������� International Student Orientation 9-10, 13 Freshman and Transfer Orientation 10 ������ Final date to apply to the Graduate School for the spring semester, midnight deadline 14 ������ Final date for submitting General Examination results to the Graduate School for the doctorate to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline (minimum period of three months is required between completion of the General Exam and completion of the Final Defense) 15 ������ Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. 20 ������ Martin Luther King Day holiday 21 ������ Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 24 ������ Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline 27 ������ Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline 27 ������ Final date for “Degree Only” registration (all degree requirements, including document submission and approval by The Graduate School must be met), 4:30 p.m. deadline 29 ������ Final date for submitting to The Graduate School (or updating) “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline 29 ������ Final date for submitting to The Graduate School “Requests for Final Exams” (comprehensive exam, thesis/ dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline

March

2 �������� Mardi Gras holiday begins 5 �������� Classes resume, 12:30 p.m.


10-15 � Mid-semester examination period 18 ������ Mid-semester grades due, 9 a.m. deadline

April

4 �������� Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours 4 �������� Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline 6 �������� Course scheduling for fall semester, Summer Intersession, and Wintersession begins, 5 p.m. 14 ������ Spring break begins, 7:30 a.m. 14 ������ Final date for submitting General Examination results to the Graduate School for the doctorate to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline (minimum period of three months is required between completion of the General Exam and completion of the Final Defense) 14 ������ Final date for submitting to The Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline 15 ������ Final date for international applicants residing outside the U.S. to apply to The Graduate School for the summer term, midnight deadline 17 ������ Final date for submitting required Graduate School edits to theses and dissertations, noon deadline 21 ������ Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 30 ������ Concentrated study period begins—no meetings, social activities, athletic events, or other extracurricular activities requiring student participation will be scheduled; no major examinations will be given in academic courses other than labs

May

3 �������� Classes end, 10 p.m. 4 �������� Concentrated study period ends 5-10 ��� Final examinations 13 ������ Final grades due (degree candidates), 9:00 a.m. deadline 14 ������ Final grades due (non-degree candidates), 9:00 a.m. deadline 15-17 � Commencement will be held either May 15-16 or May 16-17. Exact dates to be announced fall 2013.

Spring Intersession 2014 May

21 ������ Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. 21 ������ Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W” 22 ������ Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline 29 ������ Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline

June

2 �������� Classes end, 10 p.m. 3 �������� Final examinations 5 �������� Final grades due, 9 a.m. deadline

Summer Term 2014 SESSION A May

15 ������ Final date for receipt of graduate application for admission for summer term without paying $25 late fee, midnight deadline 30 ������ International Student Orientation

June

3-5 ����� Freshman and Transfer Orientation 6 �������� Final date to apply to The Graduate School for the summer term, midnight deadline 9 �������� Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. 11 ������ Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline 12 ������ Final date for adding courses for credit and making section

changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline 12 ������ Final date for “Degree Only” registration (all degree requirements, including document submission and approval by The Graduate School must be met), 4:30 p.m. deadline 13 ������ Final date for submitting to The Graduate School (or updating) “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline 13 ������ Final date for submitting to The Graduate School “Requests for Final Exams” (comprehensive exam, thesis/ dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline 30 ������ Mid-term examination period begins

July

2 �������� Mid-term examination period ends 4 �������� Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m. 7 �������� Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 8 �������� Mid-term grades due, 9 a.m. 14 ������ Final date for submitting to The Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline 15 ������ Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline 18 ������ Final date for submitting required Graduate School edits to theses and dissertations, noon deadline 28 ������ Classes end, 10 p.m. 29 ������ Concentrated study day 30 ������ Final examinations begin 31 ������ Final examinations end

August

5 �������� Final grades due (degree candidate), 9 a.m. 6 �������� Final grades due (non-degree candidates), 9 a.m. 8 �������� Commencement Day, 9:00 a.m.

SESSION B

(See Session A for Graduate School deadlines)

May

30 ������ International Student Orientation

June

3-5 ����� Freshman and Transfer Orientation 9 �������� Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. 11 ������ Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline 12 ������ Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline

July

1 �������� Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. 4 �������� Independence Day holiday 7 �������� Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 11 ������ Classes end, 10 p.m. 12 ������ Final examinations 16 ������ Final grades due, 9 a.m. deadline

August

8 �������� Commencement, 9 a.m.

Summer Intersession 2014 August

4 �������� Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. 4 �������� Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline 5 �������� Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline 12 ������ Final date for dropping courses or resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline 15 ������ Classes end, 10 p.m. 16 ������ Final examinations 20 ������ Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline

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Experience University Overview Welcome to Louisiana State University, the state’s flagship institution and one of the nation’s rising universities. As an LSU student, you are now part of a greater community that is committed to academic excellence, research and scholarship, and civic engagement. When you applied to LSU and were admitted as a new student, you were assigned to an academic college upon deciding your major. The 10 senior colleges offer a total of more than 235 academic programs for undergraduates. Basic requirements for these degree programs are listed in the LSU General Catalog. Some students who declare majors in the Colleges of Agriculture, Business, or Music & Dramatic Arts will be admitted into those senior colleges, provided they meet the specific requirements. Students who have no prior credit and those who have not declared a major will be assigned to the University College’s Center for Freshman Year (UCFY). While you are enrolled in the Center for Freshman Year, you will be working to fulfill the basic requirements of the senior college that offers your degree program or major.

First Year Experience 128 Johnston Hall / 578-1188 / Fax 578-4820 fye@lsu.edu / www.fye.lsu.edu

First Year Experience (FYE) offers programs, resources, and outreach to assist first-year students in acclimating to college life at LSU. Through events, educational programming, and referrals to campus resources, FYE engages students in the campus community to ensure a quality experience at LSU. By taking advantage of the opportunities provided by FYE, first-year students are more likely to feel connected to the campus community and be successful while at LSU. Prior to the fall semester, FYE hosts S.T.R.I.P.E.S. (Student Tigers Rallying, Interacting, and Promoting Education and Service), a four-day, three-night program designed to assist first-year students with their transition to LSU. At S.T.R.I.P.E.S., students learn the history and traditions of LSU, connect with their peers, student leaders, faculty and staff, and get valuable information on the academic and campus resources available to them. To kick off the fall semester, FYE coordinates Bengal Bound, the official Welcome Week for the university. During Bengal Bound, students participate in a wide range of activities, network with other first-year students, and acclimate to the campus community. Other events throughout the year include: Bengals Beyond the Bayou, a programming series specifically for out-of-state and international students; the Tiger Transition Team, a peer-mentoring program for incoming students; the Bengal Book Group, a monthly book club where students pick the books and participate in discussions; and First Impressions, an opportunity for students to document their first year through photography. Following the first year, FYE stays connected to students

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through SophomoreGOLD, a series of programs designed to enhance a student’s second year, both academically and socially. These programs address current second-year student needs, connect students with LSU administrators, faculty, and local community leaders, and provide an opportunity for them to get off campus and experience the city of Baton Rouge. FYE is also available to students and families through an open-door policy and the ASK FYE e-mail, which provides an avenue to get your questions answered. Anyone seeking advice or in need of assistance can e-mail fye@lsu.edu, stop by 128 Johnston Hall, or call 225-578-1188. For additional information on all FYE events and services, please visit our website at www.fye.lsu.edu.

Center for Freshman Year (UCFY) 150 Allen Hall / 578-6822 / Fax 578-5762 ucinfo@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/freshman

The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY) is the academic home for most new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. It exists primarily to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the center at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU. Some students may be granted additional time for enrollment if they have not yet declared a major. UCFY academic counselors provide academic, career, and personal counseling assistance for students. Access to these services can be made by: • Appointments (call 225-578-6822) Appointments are encouraged and are made by calling at least 24 hours prior to the requested appointment time. If a student is more than 10 minutes late for an appointment, he or she will be seen as a “walk-in” visitor on a first-come, firstserved basis. • Walk-in visits to 150 Allen Hall Walk-in visits are welcomed. When students arrive in 150 Allen Hall, they will be asked to sign-in at the front receptionist area. The student may request a specific counselor or be seen by the first counselor who is available. • “Ask Live” virtual academic counselor The virtual academic counselor is typically manned from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be accessed through the UCFY home page on the Web. This access provides for a live online chat session with one of the academic counselors. During peak advising periods, the virtual counselor may not be readily available. However, any message left on the virtual counselor system will be answered within one business day. • E-mail Students can send an e-mail inquiry to ucinfo@lsu.edu and an academic counselor will respond within one business day. Or, students can send an e-mail directly to one of our


staff by clicking on the “Staff” icon on the UCFY web page and finding the e-mail address for a specific staff member. Undecided Majors Many first-time students come to LSU with some degree of indecision about their choice of major. This is a perfectly acceptable approach to beginning your academic career. However, students are expected to declare a major during their First Year of enrollment. For those enrolling without a declared major, three options are available: • Undecided–Arts & Humanities (UNAH) This option is for students who have a primary interest in programs such as music, theater, history, religion, philosophy, English, foreign language, or communication studies. A common core of classes that will apply to these types of majors will be scheduled by students until a specific major is chosen. • Undecided–Science & Engineering (UNSE) This option is for students who may be primarily interested in majors such as computer science, engineering, construction management, agriculture, pre-nursing, allied health, or premedicine. For UNSE students, care is given to select the proper math and science courses that will typically be useful in these types of majors.

Senior Colleges Agriculture

138 Martin Woodin Hall

578-2065

• Undecided–Social Sciences (UNSS) This option is for students who have a primary interest in areas such as anthropology, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. A common core of classes that will apply to these types of majors will be scheduled by students until a specific major is chosen.

Art & Design

102 Design Bldg.

578-5400

E. J. Ourso College of Business

3304 Patrick F. Taylor Hall

578-3211

School of the Coast & Environment

1002Q Energy, Coast & Env. Bldg. 578-6316

Engineering

3139 Patrick F. Taylor Hall

578-5731

Human Sciences & Education

236 Peabody Hall

578-2331

Humanities & Social Sciences

119 Hodges Hall

578-3141

Center for Advising & Counseling (UCAC)

Manship School of Mass Communication 211 Journalism Bldg.

578-2336

Music & Dramatic Arts

578-3261

150 Himes Hall / 578-8281 / Fax 578-8268 ucac@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/ucac

The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC) provides the administrative and enrollment structure for students who meet one of the following criteria: • A student that has 30 or more hours carried and has not yet met the prerequisites for a senior college (Undeclared majors may be enrolled in UCAC after 45 hours have been carried.) • A student with 45 or more hours carried and who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in a pre-professional program in the allied health or nursing professions at LSU Health Science Centers in Shreveport or New Orleans • Re-entry and transfer students admitted into UCAC after review by the University College Appeals Committee (The decision to admit is based on the likelihood of admission to a senior college within a limited enrollment period, usually 4 semesters or less.) • Continuing students from senior colleges may also appeal for admission to UCAC in particular instances when satisfactory progress is less than expected by the senior college or when a student changes a major and the requirements have not been met for admission to the senior college offering the newly declared major (This enrollment is usually limited to one semester.) All newly admitted UCAC students will meet with an

Science

102 School of Music Bldg. 336 Hatcher Hall

578-4200

academic counselor to develop a plan outlining conditions and duration of enrollment in the center. Plans may be revised based on student performance and continued enrollment may be denied if students fail to progress as defined in the individualized enrollment plan. Students are generally allowed a maximum of four regular semesters of enrollment in UCAC. In some instances, it is appropriate to limit enrollment to less than four regular semesters. Students are encouraged to maintain regular contact with an academic counselor throughout their enrollment in UCAC. Appointments, walk-in visits, e-mails, and online chat sessions are all available methods of contact.

Senior Colleges LSU has 10 degree-granting senior colleges, which are listed in this section. Each college has its own rules, regulations, and requirements, and each is responsible for advising students and registration activities. While in the Center for Freshman Year, you will seek the assistance of a senior college faculty advisor during the period of preregistration advising. This advisor will work with you to plan your next semester’s class schedule. Admission Requirements The length of time you are classified as a freshman will depend on the number of hours you earn. You can find

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complete details about year classifications of students in the LSU General Catalog. Additional information may also be found in the senior colleges section of the LSU General Catalog. College of Agriculture Incoming freshmen who have declared majors offered by the College of Agriculture will be admitted directly to the senior college. Students admitted from the Center for Freshman Year must: • have a 2.00 GPA or higher on all college work taken; • complete MATH 1021 or higher and ENGL 1001 or 1004 with grades of “C” or better College of Art & Design The College of Art & Design has selective admission and retention policies that apply to degree programs in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and studio art. Selection criteria may include a review of high school GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and other supporting documents or interviews. Students planning to apply to one of these programs should carefully review the LSU General Catalog for special requirements and application deadlines. Students admitted from the Center for Freshman Year must: • have a 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher on all college work taken; • complete a minimum of 24 semester hours; • meet selective admission criteria of the degree program before being admitted to the college E. J. Ourso College of Business In order to be admitted to the E. J. Ourso College of Business, a student must meet the following requirements: • 30 hours of university coursework • Pre-Business Core classes with a “C” or better: ENGL 1001, MATH 1021, MATH 1431, ECON 2000, ISDS 1102, ACCT 2001 Students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing must meet the following GPA requirements at the time of their application for admission into the major: • 3.0 • 2.5 • 2.5 • 2.5

cumulative GPA cumulative LSU GPA business GPA LSU business GPA

Students majoring in Economics, General Business, International Trade & Finance, or Information Systems & Decision Sciences must meet the following GPA requirements at the time of their application for admission into the major: • 2.0 • 2.0 • 2.0 • 2.0

cumulative GPA cumulative LSU GPA business GPA LSU business GPA

School of the Coast & Environment In order to be admitted to the School of the Coast & Environment, a student must: • have a 2.00 cumulative and LSU GPA; • complete at least 24 credit hours in courses numbered 1000 or above; • complete all mathematics and science courses with grades of “C” or better

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College of Engineering In order to be admitted to the College of Engineering, a student must: • have a 2.00 cumulative GPA*; • complete a minimum of 24 semester hours in courses numbered 1000 or above; • complete MATH 1550 with a grade of “C” or better * for all majprs except PETE. Petroleum Engineering requires a 2.8 GPA in all courses applied to the major. College of Human Sciences & Education Students majoring in athletic training or kinesiology must meet the following requirements at the time of their application for admission into the major: • 2.5 cumulative and LSU GPA • 24 semester hours earned • “C” or better in ENGL 1001; MATH 1021 and 1022; BIOL 1201, 1202, 1208*, and 1209*. * athletic training only Students majoring in business education with a concentration in basic education must meet the following requirements at the time of their application for admission into the major: • 2.2 cumulative and LSU GPA • 24 semester hours earned Students majoring in business education with a concentration in teacher education must meet the following requirements at the time of their application for admission into the major: • 2.5 cumulative and LSU GPA • 75 semester hours earned • Passing scores on Praxis I or an ACT/SAT composite score of 22/1030 or higher Students majoring in child & family studies or human resource education must meet the following requirements at the time of their application for admission into the major: • 2.2 cumulative and LSU GPA • 24 semester hours earned • “C” or better in ENGL 1001 and MATH 1021 or higher Students majoring in early childhood education or elementary education must meet the following requirements at the time of their application for admission into the major: • 2.5 cumulative and LSU GPA • 24 semester hours earned Students majoring in sport administration must meet the following requirements at the time of their application for admission into the major: • 2.2 cumulative and LSU GPA • 24 semester hours earned • “C” or better in ENGL 1001, six hours of general eucation and analytical reasoning (three hours math), and three hours of general education natural science College of Humanities & Social Sciences In order to be admitted to the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, a student must: • have at least a 2.50 cumulative and LSU GPA to major in psychology, communication disorders, and secondary education; • have at least a 2.00 cumulative and LSU GPA for all other Humanities & Social Sciences majors; • complete ENGL 1001 with a grade of “C” or better;


• complete three hours of the general education analytical reasoning requirement; • successfully complete at least 24 credit hours Declaration of a secondary education concentration requires a passing score on the PRAXIS I or ACT composite of 22 or SAT composite of 1030. Manship School of Mass Communication Admission to the Manship School of Mass Communication is selective. Applications are available online and in 211 Journalism Building. Students should apply by the Friday of the final week of classes of the semester in which they will have completed admission criteria. The school’s Application Review Committee will notify applicants of admission decisions prior to the first day of class each semester. Students wishing to apply for admission to the Manship School of Mass Communication must: • have a 3.00 cumulative GPA; • complete a minimum of 30 semester hours; • complete MC 2010, Media Writing, with a grade of “B” or better Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted on a space-available basis. Students who are denied admission may reapply for admission in a subsequent semester. College of Music & Dramatic Arts Freshmen who have declared majors in the College of Music & Dramatic Arts may be admitted directly to the senior college. Prospective music majors must successfully audition before they may be admitted to the college or register for music major courses. Auditions are not required for theatre majors. Students transferring to the College of Music & Dramatic Arts from University College or other divisions of LSU may be admitted provided they have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better and, for music majors, passed an audition. College of Science In order to be admitted to the College of Science, a student must: • have a 2.00 cumulative and LSU GPA; • complete a minimum of 24 semester hours; • complete ENGL 1001 with a grade of “C” or better; • complete MATH 1022 or 1023 or 1550 or 1551 with a grade of “C” or better; • complete all mathematics and science courses with grades of “C” or better Entry into any of the three majors in the Department of Biological Sciences (biochemistry, biological sciences, or microbiology) requires earned credit in BIOL 1201 and 1202, CHEM 1201, and MATH 1550. Entry into any of the four secondary education concentrations (biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, or physics) requires a 2.50 cumulative and LSU GPA on all work taken and passing scores on the PRAXIS I assessments or ACT composite score of 22 or higher or a composite SAT score of 1030.

Honors College The Honors College offers advanced seminars on a wide range of topics in addition to the more than 100 departmental honors courses listed in the LSU General Catalog. Topics covered in honors courses range from English literature to higher mathematics to biological sciences. Eligible students are encouraged to select honors equivalents of regularly offered departmental courses. The honors equivalent of any course listed in the general education requirements will satisfy equivalent requirements. Students in the Honors College are dually admitted and enrolled in both the Honors College and one of the 10 senior colleges. Students enrolled in the Honors College are eligible to participate in the Honors House (located in East and West Laville Halls), a living-learning community in which students live around those with whom you study. College Honors Honors College students who complete a supervised senior thesis or project in an upper-division program of honors study and a total of at least 32 hours of honors classes are awarded College Honors. Students are recognized at commencement and receive a special diploma notation. Sophomore Honors Distinction Students who complete 20 hours of specialized honors course work in their first four semesters of college enrollment and earn a 3.50 cumulative and honors GPA are awarded Sophomore Honors Distinction. The distinction includes a transcript notation and a certificate awarded at the end of four semesters. Advising Honors advisors work closely with college and departmental offices to ensure coordination of honors academic activity with satisfactory completion of degree requirements. Students are encouraged to consult both an honors academic advisor and a departmental advisor each semester. Honors advisors are located in the French House. Honors College Admission The Honors College offers special opportunities for students who seek enrichment, additional academic challenges, and excellent preparation for advanced study. You may apply for admission to the Honors College if you earned a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher and one of the following standardized test qualifying scores: • SAT combined critical reading and mathematics score of 1330, with a critical reading score of 660; • ACT composite score of 30 with an English score of 30; or • ACT composite score of 29 with an English score of 31. • The essay completed in the writing component of the ACT or SAT will also be used in Honors College admission consideration. Any student enrolled at LSU may apply if they have a GPA of 3.50 or greater. If you have questions, refer to the Honors College section in the LSU General Catalog, or contact an advisor for the Honors College at 578-8831.

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The Catalog Using the Catalog Detailed, comprehensive information about LSU can be found in the LSU General Catalog, which is essential to planning an LSU career. If you are not certain which major is right for you, the catalog can help you become familiar with the curricular requirements for each program and with potential career options affiliated with the different majors. The LSU General Catalog is now published entirely online via an interactive academic catalog management system. It can be accessed via the LSU homepage.

Student Responsibility As a student, you are personally responsible for completing all requirements established for your degree by the university, college, and department. It is your responsibility to learn these requirements. Your advisor or counselor will not assume that responsibility. You should also be aware that ignorance of a rule is not justification for waiving the rule. Any substitution, waiver, or exemption from any established departmental or college requirement or academic standard may be accomplished only with the approval of the dean of the college offering the major. Exceptions to university requirements, including general education requirements, will be authorized only with the recommendation of the dean of the college offering the major and the approval of the Office of Academic Affairs. You must see an academic counselor or coordinator in the dean’s office offering the major to review and sign a final degree audit report during the semester prior to the semester in which the degree is to be awarded. See the degree requirements sections in the individual college chapters in the LSU General Catalog to determine if degree check out is required earlier than the semester prior to the semester in which the degree is to be awarded.

Inside the Catalog Academic Calendar A detailed calendar for the academic year is found in the LSU General Catalog. In this section, you will find the academic calendar, which includes dates of holidays, deadlines, and much more. For questions regarding the academic calendar, contact the Registrar’s Office at 5781686. Tuition and Fees The LSU General Catalog provides an estimation of fees and expenses. The refund policy and schedule for LSU are also stated in full. Visit the Office of Budget & Planning website, www. bgtplan.lsu.edu, for updated (required & optional) fees & schedules. General Education All students entering LSU are required to complete a general education component of 39 semester hours in six areas prior to graduation. The general education requirements are as follows:

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English composition Analytical reasoning Arts Humanities (3 courses) Natural sciences Social sciences

6 6 3 9 9 6

hours hours hours hours hours hours

A complete list of all courses that meet these requirements is in the LSU General Catalog. University Learning Competencies • An LSU graduate will demonstrate effective communication of complex knowledge and ideas through written, oral, visual, and technological media. • An LSU graduate will demonstrate an understanding of historical, cultural, and philosophical complexity which supports sophisticated discourse. • An LSU graduate will be able to conduct research-based inquiry, including articulation of complex disciplinary and interdisciplinary problems, effective evaluation and analysis of primary and secondary sources, and integration of relevant information into original discourse. • An LSU graduate will be able to employ scientific and mathematical methods and technology in the resolution of laboratory and real-world problems. • An LSU graduate will demonstrate an understanding of the factors associated with global interdependence, including economic, political, psychological, cultural and linguistic forces. • An LSU graduate will have the knowledge, skills, and disposition which attest to a commitment and ability to recognize and to participate in processes which improve the civic life of communities. When scheduling, students should be familiar with the course numbering system and the details of the courses they intend to take. Each course offered at LSU is listed in the LSU General Catalog along with a brief description and prerequisites.

Policy Statement 22: Student Absence from Class Class attendance is your responsibility. You are expected to attend all classes. If you find it necessary to miss class, you assume responsibility for making up what you missed. Your instructor will determine the validity of your reason(s) for absences and will assist students who have valid reasons. Valid reasons for absences include: illness, serious family emergency, court-imposed legal obligations such as subpoenas or jury duty, military obligations, serious weather conditions, religious holidays, and participation in varsity athletic competitions or University musical events. You are responsible for providing documentation of the reason for absence, if such is required by the instructor. Should the instructor disagree with you over the validity of a reason for an absence, you have the right to appeal your instructor’s decision according to the general appeal procedure in Policy Statement 48.


A prerequisite is a requirement that must be met before a course can be taken. When you plan your class schedule, be aware of the prerequisites for the courses that you want to take. You can do this by carefully reading the course descriptions in the LSU General Catalog. 1000–1999: For undergraduate students, primarily freshmen; for undergraduate credit only. Ordinarily open to all students; in some instances upper-division students may not take these courses for degree credit. 2000–2999: For undergraduate students, sophomore level or above; for undergraduate credit only.

3000–3999: For advanced undergraduate students, juniorand senior-level; for undergraduate credit only. These courses constitute the advanced portion of an undergraduate program leading to the bachelor’s degree. A student with fewer than 60 hours of credit may enroll in 3000-level courses if they meet the enrollment requirements of the college whose departments offer the courses. 4000–4999: For undergraduate or graduate credit. For advanced undergraduate students (who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours) and students in graduate and professional schools and colleges.

Reading a Course Description The “Courses of Instruction” section of the LSU General Catalog includes detailed descriptions of the courses the university offers. This diagram will help you understand the listings. If a course is in a different format from a lecture, this provides information on what format the course is in.

Number of semester credit hours a course offers is listed in parentheses

This statement tells students if the course is a General Education course.

Course number and the title of the course

Prerequisites, corequisites, or cross-listings are listed in italics followed by course description.

Math1022 Plane Trigonometry (3) This is a General Education course. Prereq.: MATH 1021 or placement by department. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 1015 or 1023. 3 hrs. lecture; 1 hr. lab. Trigonometric functions and identities, inverse trigonometric functions, graphs, solving triangles and equations, complex numbers, polar coordinates.

Sample Curriculum The following is a sample of a typical freshman year curriculum. These requirements provide an outline of the courses students must complete during the freshman year. Refer to your copy of the LSU General Catalog for the accurate schedule. Sociology College: Humanities & Social Sciences Degree: Bachelor of Arts Concentration: Criminology Total Hours: 120 Critical Requirements Semester 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 Semester 2: Math 1021 Semester 3: “C” or better in SOCL 2001 (2002); First course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the college. Semester 4: “C” or better in SOCL 2201; Second course in Foreign Language Sequence Semester 5: ENGL 2000; “C” or better in SOCL 2211 Recommended Path Semester 1 Critical: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ENGL 1001 ENGL COMPOSITION................................3 MATH 1021 COLLEGE ALGEBRA..................................3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE.................................................4-5 GEN ED COURSE - NATURAL SCI. SEQUENCE........3 GEN ED COURSE - HUMANITIES.................................3 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS: 16-17

Total number of semester hours required to complete the degree is listed here Required courses are listed here

Number of credit hours required in that subject for that semester

Information by College Each college provides detailed information about admission, graduation requirements, degree offerings, and contact information. Curricular requirements for each major provide an outline of the courses students must complete. With the help of college advisors you will schedule required courses and approved electives in your major or minor. Additionally, your degree audit details the requirements for a specific degree. Degree audits for most degrees may be obtained through your myLSU account under the “Student Services” drop-down menu. You may choose a degree audit for your existing major or explore how your earned hours may apply to a different major. You may also visit a UCFY counselor to obtain a degree audit for most majors. Official degree audits should be obtained from the dean’s office in your senior college. A degree audit is not a substitute for the regulations found in the LSU General Catalog. It is important to know that a degree audit does not consider if course prerequisites have been completed. You are responsible for completing course prerequisites prior to scheduling courses indicated on the degree audit. International Programs The Office of International Programs helps students develop the international skills to live and work in a global society. Information can be found through the LSU AgCenter website, www.lsuagcenter.com, or in the LSU A-Z listing on the LSU website.

Comprehensive Academic Tracking System (CATS) The Comprehensive Academic Tracking System (CATS) is designed to help you reach academic success at LSU and make sure that you are progressing toward graduation each semester. Each major has a Recommended Path, which is the optimal path for graduation in four years. CATS checks your progress each semester by tracking you on the Critical Requirements outlined in your Recommended Path and gives

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feedback when you are not meeting those requirements. By assessing students’ progress toward degree completion, CATS will identify those students who may be struggling. This affords the university the opportunity to provide additional counseling and advisement resources to assist students. Critical Tracking Requirements The critical tracking requirements are specific performance measurements that have been singled out as mandatory for progression in degree programs. These are the requirements that you must meet to maintain minimum academic progress and continue progressing your chosen major. Minimum Academic Progress You must meet the critical tracking requirements within the Recommended Paths to demonstrate minimal progress toward degree completion. The critical requirements for a given semester are located at the top of your Recommended Path. Additionally, all critical requirements are listed on the top line of each semester, and appear in bold throughout the Recommended Paths. Assessments of Academic Progress Two assessments run during the semester to determine if you are making minimal academic progress in your degree program. As a result of these assessments, you will receive an e-mail notification if they you not making minimal progress. The two assessments are: • Mid-Semester Assessment This assessment occurs prior to course scheduling for the upcoming semester. It determines if you are taking the critical courses required for the current semester. If critical requirements are not being met, a hold is placed on the your registration, preventing you from scheduling for the upcoming semester without first seeing your advisor. • End of Semester Assessment This assessment occurs after final grades are submitted. It checks for all critical requirements, including grades in courses, GPA, and potentially, admission to a senior college. A hold is placed on your registration if critical requirements have not been met. If you have already scheduled for the next semester, you cannot make any changes to your schedule until you see an advisor. Students Who Do Not Make Minimal Progress for Two Semesters If you are flagged for not making minimal progress in your major in two consecutive semesters, you will have a hold placed on your registration, and you are required to meet with an academic advisor to select a new major that is better aligned with your interests and abilities.

University Scholastic Probation You will be placed on university scholastic probation when your LSU or cumulative GPA is 10 or more quality points below a 2.00 at the end of a regular semester. Once on probation, you remain on probation until you have attained a 2.00 GPA on both LSU work and all college work attempted. University Scholastic Drop If you are on university scholastic probation, you will be dropped from the university at the end of a regular semester if your semester GPA is below a 2.00 either on all LSU work or on college work attempted that semester. If you are dropped for the first time, you are eligible to apply for readmission after you have been out of the university for at least one regular semester. Readmission may be delayed or denied at the discretion of your dean. If you are dropped from the university for a second or subsequent time, you must remain out of the university for one calendar year. Once again, readmission may be delayed or denied at the discretion of your dean. If you are readmitted after having been dropped, you will be on university scholastic probation. If you have been scholastically dropped for a second or subsequent time after a fall semester or after a spring semester, you may be eligible to enroll at LSU the ensuing summer semester. As a Scholastic Drop Summer (SDSu) student, you are given the opportunity to remove or reduce your quality point deficit by earning a strong summer semester GPA and petitioning for readmission in the fall semester. Students on university scholastic probation or recently placed on scholastic drop are encouraged to see a UCFY counselor for more details about the SDSu program. Students in university scholastic drop status may register on a noncredit basis for correspondence courses; they may not, however, enroll as auditors. They also may not apply toward LSU degree requirements credit earned at any institution during the period of their ineligibility to enroll at LSU. Grade Point Average To compute your GPA, divide the total number of quality points you have earned by the total number of hours you have attempted in which you earned a letter grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F.”

Grades & Academic Policies

Quality Points The values assigned to letter grades for determining GPA are “A”=4, “B”=3, “C”=2, “D”=1, “F”=0. Note: You receive quality points for each semester hour earned in any course for which letter grades (“A” to “F”) are assigned. If you earned an “A” in a three-hour course, you receive 4 points x 3 semester hours of credit, or 12 quality points.

Academic Standing Most LSU students remain in good academic standing throughout their academic careers. However, you can be placed on university scholastic warning, university scholastic probation, or university scholastic drop status on the basis of unsatisfactory grades at the end of a fall or spring semester.

Hours Attempted “Hours attempted” are the total number of credit hours taken in a semester for which letter grades (“A” to “F”) are assigned; this does not include advanced-standing credit and developmental courses, those numbered below 1000, or those graded “Pass/No Credit.”

University Scholastic Warning You will be placed on warning status when your LSU or cumulative GPA is 1-9 quality points below a 2.00 on all work attempted or all work attempted in the LSU system.

Hours Earned “Hours earned” are the total hours of course work with grades of “A,” “B,” “ C,” “D,” or “P” (Pass), including advanced-standing credit and developmental courses.

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Cumulative Average This figure is based on all college credit hours attempted and all quality points earned. A sample grade point average has been calculated in the chart on page 10. Chancellor’s Honor Roll & Dean’s List If you earn a scholastic average of 4.00 on 15 or more hours of regular college credit at LSU and have no “I” grades for the term or semester, your name will be included on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll. If you earn a scholastic average for the term or semester of at least 3.50 on 15 or more hours of regular college credit at LSU and have no “I” grades for the semester, your name will be included on the Dean’s List. “W” Policy LSU limits the number of “W” grades undergraduates are allowed per academic year. It is important to carefully consider your schedule and make necessary adjustments before the last day to drop courses without receiving “W” grades. Withdrawals cannot exceed the numbers allowed unless authorized by the dean of your college, and they cannot be carried forward. When a student withdraws from the university and drops all courses, the “W” grades received will not count toward the allowed totals. Final Exams Be prepared to take final examinations in all of your courses. The final exam schedule can be found online at the Office of the University Registrar’s website, www.lsu.edu/registrar, or your course’s syllabus. See your counselor by the university deadline if you have any of the following exam schedule problems: • If you are scheduled to take three or more finals within 24 hours in classes that add up to more than seven hours of total credit, you may petition your dean to reschedule one of the exams. • If you are scheduled to take two exams concurrently, you will be allowed to reschedule one of them. • If extenuating circumstances interfere with your exams, you may petition for a change in your final exam schedule. Final Grades You may request, via myLSU, that the Office of the Registrar mail reports of final grades to you at the end of each semester and summer term, provided your financial accounts with the university (all system campuses) are current. Final and midsemester grades may be viewed on MyLSU. You can also view final grades posted in your previous terms of enrollment. This information in found under the “Final Grades” link in the “Student Services” drop -down menu. Incomplete Grades If, after the last day to drop classes with a “W,” circumstances beyond your control arise and you are not able to complete a course within the officially allotted time, you may be eligible to request an incomplete (“I”) grade. To initiate this action, first see your counselor. More detailed information regarding “I” grades is available in the LSU General Catalog. Grade Discrepancies If you think your final grade has been inaccurately reported by your instructor, you may appeal that grade. To initiate a grade appeal, the procedure is as follows:

First, discuss the matter with your instructor. If no change is initiated, then make a written request to the chair of the appropriate department asking for a meeting of the department head, the instructor, and yourself. Keep a copy of your request. This must be done within 45 days after the first day of class of the next regular semester. See the LSU General Catalog for further information or obtain a copy of the procedure for filing a formal appeal from the Office of Academic Affairs or Student Government. The grade as awarded is final until changed. Arrange a visit with your counselor if you do not understand the procedure. Failing Grades If you make an “F” in a course that is required in your degree program, you must retake it at an institution within the LSU System and pass it with an acceptable grade. If it is not required, you do not have to repeat it unless you choose to do so. The most recent grade and credit earned will determine its acceptability for degree credit. Remember these four points: • The first grade remains on your record and is never removed; • The second grade is used to satisfy degree requirements; • Both grades remain part of your cumulative record; and • If you fail the same course twice, you must petition the dean of your college to take the course a third time. Transcripts Official transcripts can be requested in writing or via MyLSU. In addition, you may request an official transcript in the Office of the University Registrar, 112 Thomas Boyd Hall, 578-1686. The first two requests per day are free. Each additional request will be filled for a $5 charge for each. Any outstanding bills (such as university fees, parking tickets, library fines) must be paid before your transcript request can be processed. Allow three to five working days for your transcript to be mailed or picked up. Unofficial transcripts can be obtained for advising purposes from your academic college.

Academic Classification and “W” Limits

Hours Earned

“W” Grades Allowed

0-59 hours

3

60-119 hours

3

>119 hours

1

Computing a GPA Example Grade Hours (Quality Quality Hours Courses Attempted Points) Points Earned

LIS 1001

1

x F (0) =

0

0

ENGL 1001

3

x B (3) =

9

3

SPAN 1101

4

x A (4) =

16

4

BIOL 1001

MATH 1021

3

x D (1) =

3

3

3

x C (2) =

6

3

Totals 14

34

13

34 quality points ÷ 14 hours attempted = 2.43 GPA

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Registration Information Scheduling Classes As a new freshman participating in one of the Office of Orientation’s preregistration programs, you will be assisted by an academic counselor or faculty advisor and an LSU Ambassador when scheduling classes for the first time. Throughout your freshman year, counselors are available at the University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY) offices in 150 Allen Hall. Each semester, there is a two-week period of preregistration for the upcoming semester. First-year students with declared majors are asked to consult with a senior college academic counselor or faculty advisor during this time. If you are an undeclared student or if you have chosen a pre-professional curriculum, you will continue to be advised by a freshman-year counselor until a specific major is determined. Most degree programs at LSU require a total of 120 to 128 hours, which translates into 15 to 16 hours per semester over four years. Some programs require more hours, so you should check the program description in the appropriate college section of the LSU General Catalog. This section also has an outline of each program with a year-by-year plan of courses to take. Louisiana residents should realize the TOPS scholarship lasts for eight semesters and requires the completion of at least 24 hours per academic year. Earning fewer than 12 hours in a fall or spring semester has a number of consequences, including the fact that most scholarships or loans require a 12-credit hour minimum. You may schedule up to 19 hours per semester without needing permission from a dean’s office, and you are urged to take an average of 15-16 hours each semester in order to graduate on time. Furthermore, if you wish to compete for honors, such as recognition on the Dean’s List (3.5 GPA) or the Chancellor’s Honor Roll (4.0 GPA) in a given semester, you must complete at least 15 hours.

Course Placement LSU offers opportunities to receive course credit and placement based on work completed in high school. • Official SAT/ACT scores: Advanced-standing credit may be granted in required composition courses based on your SAT verbal score or your ACT English area score and composite score. Credit in college algebra (MATH 1021) may be earned based on your ACT math score (M-ACT) or quantitative SAT (Q-SAT) score. MATH 1029 and 1100 have no prerequisites; placement into MATH 1021, 1022, 1023, and 1431 may be based on M-ACT or Q-SAT scores; placement into MATH 1550 and 1551 is based exclusively on the ALEKS “Preparation for Calculus” test, which (in order to count) must be taken through the ALEKS link found under the Student Services tab in the student’s MyLSU account. Visit www.math.lsu/ugrad/ALEKS for further information. • If you have taken the ACT or SAT more than once, we

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strongly recommend that you have all of the scores sent to LSU since we will use the best math and English ACT scores to award credit, the best composite score for admission purposes, and your best scores may be on multiple tests. • College Board, AP Exams, CLEP subject exams, and International Baccalaureate exams: Credit may be granted for satisfactory exam scores, as specified in the LSU General Catalog. English Course Placement Placement in English is determined by your SAT or ACT English and composite scores using the placement chart on page 13. Initial placement in writing classes will be based on the best English ACT score and the best composite score from different ACT test dates if that gives a student better placement. Strong performance on the AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature examination can also be used for placement into English. If you are an international student whose first language is not English and you did not graduate from an American high school, you will be placed into English 0004 (not for degree credit), 1004 (equivalent to 1001) or 1005 (equivalent to 2000) according the scores on the Michigan test. Mathematics Course Placement Placement in mathematics courses is based on your quantitative SAT (Q-SAT) score or math ACT (M-ACT) score or ALEKS placement score (see www.math.lsu.edu/ugrad/ ALEKS). You may also use your score on the LSU Department of Mathematics placement or credit exam or your score on the AP or CLEP exams to improve on your initial placement and to possibly earn advanced-standing credit in math. The chart on page 13 explain initial placement. Spanish Course Placement Any student who has at least two years or more experience learning Spanish (in high school or elsewhere) and who is interested in taking Spanish courses at LSU, must take the Spanish placement exam in the Office of Assessment & Evaluation on LSU’s campus. Students who have less than two years of previous experience learning Spanish (in high school or elsewhere) will be automatically placed into SPAN 1101. However, these students will have the option to take the placement exam in order to see if they can place out of SPAN 1101 and into an SPAN 1152 (or higher) course. Students will only be allowed to take the Spanish placement exam one time. Any student who, after taking the online Spanish placement exam, places into SPAN 2101 or SPAN 2102 will be awarded advanced standing credit based on their placement exam score. Students placing into SPAN 1152 will be awarded credit for SPAN 1101 only after successfully completing SPAN 1152 (i.e., getting a “C” or better). High scores will be awarded advanced standing credit. Native speakers of a language cannot enroll in firstor second-year level classes in that language, nor can they be awarded credit or absolved of any foreign language requirements in their native tongue for courses marked in the General Catalog with an asterisk (*). They also cannot take the placement test in that language.


Other Opportunities for Placement and Advanced-Standing Credit The Office of Assessment & Evaluation offers advancedstanding examinations to incoming freshmen at orientation. Testing is also offered in the early days of the fall semester free of charge if they are completed before the final day to drop classes. Examinations are offered in the following disciplines: • • • •

Calculus Chemistry French German

• • • •

• dropping a course • changing the time of a course (section change) Specific dates govern these activities, and you can use myLSU for these procedures for a limited time only. Refer to the academic calendar online for the specific dates of the deadlines for adding, dropping, or making section changes. When you schedule courses via MyLSU, it is important that you check your home address, as that is the address to which the university will send any written correspondence. You can check your home address by selecting “Personal Preferences” from your MyLSU desktop, then selecting “Directory Information.” If your home address is not correct, follow the directions to change it.

Latin Physics Spanish Trigonometry

For more information contact the Office of Assessment & Evaluation at 578-1145.

In addition to registering for classes, you will need to select additional services (parking, dining plans, health insurance, etc.) and complete LSU’s online alcohol education program, MyStudentBody.com. More information about additional services is located on page 14 and additional information about MyStudentBody.com is in the Student Life section on page 29.

Online Registration Students can schedule courses using LSU’s Personal Access Web Service, or MyLSU. Go to the LSU home page, www.lsu.edu, and log on to MyLSU. You will find the link in the upper left corner. From your desktop, select “Registration Services” then “Schedule Request.” At the Schedule Request screen, enter the department, course number, and section number to schedule a course or multiple courses (up to six) for your initial schedule. A listing of all courses available each semester and specific registration dates for students can be found on the University Registrar’s website, www.lsu.edu/registrar. You may adjust your completed class schedule by: • adding another course

Registration Holds The university may place a registration hold on your account that will prevent you from scheduling courses or altering your class schedule from your MyLSU account. If you are attempting to schedule courses and MyLSU notifies you that a hold has been placed on your account, you will be instructed to contact a university office. If a hold is placed on your account, instructions on how to remove the hold will appear on the “Schedule Request” section of your MyLSU account. A UCFY counselor can lift most freshman holds. Online Course Waitlisting

Placement into Math 1021, 1022, 1023, 1029, 1100, and 1431 by M-ACT or Q-SAT Score

M-ACT

Q-SAT

Course Credited

25 or higher

570 or higher

Math 10211

Placement

23–24

540–569

Math 1021, 10232, 1029, or 1100

20–22

480–539

Math 1021, 1029, or 1100

19

460–479

Math 1100, 1029, or off-campus intermediate algebra

Math 1022, 1029, 1100, or 1431

Exception: Transfer students may not earn credit in Math 1021 by MACT or QSAT scores. Students entering LSU right after high school who have taken dual enrollment courses are not considered transfer students, and are therefore eligible to earn credit in Match 1021 by MACT or QSAT scores. 1

2 Math 1023 fulfills five hours of the six-hour General Education Analytical Reasoning requirement. A second Analytical Reasoning course will still be required; see the Catalog.

Placement into Math 1550/1551 by ALEKS Score Fresh ALEKS Score

Placement

70 or higher

Math 1550

75 or higher

Math 1551

See www.math.lsu.edu/ugrad for details.

English Placement by ACT or SAT Score ACT English

ACT English + Composite

SAT Critical Reading

Course Credited

Placement

65 minimum

730 or higher

ENGL 1001 ENGL 2000

Exempt from English composition

ENGL 1001

ENGL 2000 to be taken sophomore year

(or 5 on the part of the CEEB exam)

26 or higher

53 minimum

610-720

18 or higher

38 minimum

450-600

ENGL 1001

For exemption from English 1001, the ACT English score must be at least 26 (column 1) AND the sum of the ACT English score and the composite score must be at least 53 (column 2). For exemption from both English 1001 and 2000, the sum of the ACT English and the composite score must be at least 65. You would 13 not be exempt from English 1001 if you had an ACT English score of 26 but the sum of your ACT English plus composite score was 52. Placement by SAT score requires only a minimum SAT Critical Reading Score (column 3).


Online waitlisting is a registration feature that allows students to wait for seats to open in a full section of a class. It does not guarantee seats, but it does let the student hold a spot in line should a seat open up. By joining a waitlist, students will be reserving their place in line. Students will use MyLSU to join waitlists and will automatically be moved off the lists and into courses as spaces become available. Students will not need to constantly check section availability to determine if they can add a desired course. Most courses have a waitlist, but not all do. Each waitlist contains 100 slots which can be filled by students attempting to add the full section. When a student enrolled in the section drops the course, is purged, or otherwise changes their schedule, the student in the number one slot on the waitlist will be added into the section. This is done automatically throughout the day. Check the registration calendar for each semester or term’s deadlines.

Additional Services Before utilizing some services offered by the university, you must register for them through MyLSU. Additional Services offered to students include LSU Dining Meal Plans, parking permits, TigerCASH, and health insurance. Additional services must be selected before online fee bills are generated so that they appear on your billing statement. Common additional services codes used on MyLSU are listed below. Details about meal plans can be found in the Campus Dining section on page 21 and more information about parking permits is available in the Transportation & Safety section on page 22. Meal Plans Resident Meal Plans • 19 Tiger Meals (01001) • 15 Tiger Meals (01016) • 12 Tiger Meals (01007) Commuter Meal Plans • Tiger • Tiger • Tiger • Tiger • Tiger

Ultra (01002) Plus (01003) Lite (01004) Commuter (01005) Commuter 2 (01006)

Parking Permits • Academic Year Permits (02001) • Single Semester Permits (02005) • Motorcycle Permits (02002) TigerCASH (03001) Health Insurance • Basic Plan (05001) • Standard Plan (05002) • Enhanced Plan (05003) • Vision Plan (10001) • Dental Plan (11001)

Alternative Course Options LSU Independent & Distance Learning

1225 Pleasant Hall / 578-2500 / www.outreach.lsu.edu

Independent and Distance Learning offers more than 130 undergraduate independent learning courses. Up to 25 percent of your degree credit may be earned through these courses. No class attendance is required, and you work at your own pace. You may enroll in courses at any time and complete the courses within your own time frame. However, senior colleges often have limits on what courses can be taken by independent learning, so check with a counselor in your intended senior college. LSU-Southern Co-Op Program LSU and Southern University students may take courses at the other institution under an expanded and simplified cross-registration program between the two universities. This program enables students to take courses not available at the institution where they matriculate. Interested students can obtain information from the Office of the University Registrar at LSU (578-1686), the Registrar’s Office at Southern University (578-5050), or the offices of academic deans at both institutions. LSU-BRCC Cross-Enrollment Program The LSU–Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) Cross–Enrollment Program enables students at either institution to take courses at the other institution. Visit www.brcc.cc.la.us/schedules to access the BRCC schedule of classes. For more information about the cross-enrollment program, consult the Schedule of Classes online booklet, or contact the Office of the University Registrar (578-1686) or the offices of the academic deans at both institutions.

Completing Registration A fee bill will be available via your myLSU account prior to the start of the semester. If you pay your fees via MyLSU, you can use a bank draft or a credit card. If your balance is zero, you must indicate via MyLSU that you are completing your registration. Payments must be received by the due date printed on your fee bill to complete registration. If you pay your fees by the due date, registration is complete and no further action is required. If you have not completed registration via MyLSU or mail and any amount due is not received by the due date, your courses will be purged. If you complete registration after the due date a $75 late registration service charge will be added. Your fee bill will include a remittance section at the bottom of the form. If you pay fees by mail, print your fee bill from MyLSU and return the remittance section with your payment to: Office of Bursar Operations 125 Thomas Boyd Hall Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Zero Balance Fee Bills If your online fee bill reflects a zero balance due, you are

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registration status. Financial Aid If you have any form of financial aid, student employment, or scholarship, check with the Office of Enrollment Management before changing your status. Dropping below a certain number of hours could negatively affect financial aid and scholarships and may necessitate that all or part of the monies be repaid. Tuition & Fees Students who drop below 12 semester hours after the last day to receive refunds will continue to be eligible for all student activity privileges. These students, however, will be reclassified according to official university records as parttime students.

Resigning from the University still required to complete registration via MyLSU. You will find the fee bill link under “Registration Services” on your MyLSU desktop. Deferred Payment Plan The university offers a deferred payment plan as a payment option. All students are eligible for their initial deferred payment plan. Any future deferred payments are granted based on the individual credit history established with the university. Eligible students are allowed to defer up to one-half of their current semester charges. Payment of one-half of current semester charges plus any account balance must be received before the payment deadline. The deferred amount is paid in three payments, each equal to one-third of the deferred amount. Payment deadlines and more specific information (including terms and eligibility) are available from the Office of Bursar Operations or at the “Deferred Payment” link under the “Registration Services” dropdown menu via MyLSU.

“Resigning” is the term used when you must withdraw from the university prior to the end of the semester. If you must resign, you must consult your counselor by the last day to drop classes. He or she will make every effort to resolve any issues that may be causing you to consider resigning, assist with the necessary paperwork, and explain the resignation procedures, the withdrawal grade policy, and your eligibility to return to the university in the future. Do not just stop attending classes and leave the campus. Unofficial resignations (non-attendance without official resignation) may result in “F”s in all classes. In addition, all or part of the financial aid received may have to be repaid if you resign either officially or unofficially before completing at least 60 percent of the enrollment period. For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 578-3103. There is a deadline date in the “Academic Calendar” for initiating a resignation.

Registration Status Students enrolled at LSU are classified by the number of semester hours they are currently carrying. Full-time students must be enrolled in at least 12 hours, and part-time students are enrolled in 11 hours or less. There are a few important issues to consider if dropping a class will affect your

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Money Matters Bursar Operations All student bills may be paid online or in the Office of Bursar Operations, 125 Thomas Boyd Hall. These include student fees, traffic fines, library fines, student telephone bills, housing fees, and food service payments. The office also offers a check-cashing service for personal checks up to $25; your student ID card is required. Fees A comprehensive guide to university fees and student expenses can be found in the LSU General Catalog under “Undergraduate Fees and Expenses.” Information about payment of fees, failure to pay fees, and refund of fees is also available there. Tuition Payment Plan All fees and other university charges must be paid at the beginning of each semester term, including summer. If you have difficulty paying the fees in one lump sum, you may want to participate in a deferred payment plan. For specific information concerning payment plans, contact the Office of Bursar Operations, 125 Thomas Boyd Hall, 578-3357, or bursar@lsu.edu.

Financial Aid The staff at the Office of Enrollment Management is available to answer your questions about scholarships, Louisiana’s TOPS program, and federal financial aid programs. You may reach the office online at www.lsu.edu/financialaid, by e-mail at financialaid@lsu.edu, on campus in Pleasant Hall, or by telephone at 578-3103. Scholarships Scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen on the basis of standardized test scores and weighted high school grade point averages based on six-semester transcripts. The priority date for full scholarship consideration is November 15; however, scholarships may continue to be awarded while funds are available. Scholarships restricted to students pursuing a particular major (such as degree programs in the fields of agriculture, engineering, music, or mass communication) may also be available. The application for Undergraduate Admissions is the application used to award all scholarships for entering freshmen. For additional information on discipline-specific awards, contact the senior college or department of your intended major. Federal Financial Aid Federal financial aid programs include grants, loans, and work-study. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 of your senior year. The application is available online at www.fafsa.gov. Once you have applied, remember to check your myLSU account for information on your financial aid status. Once enrolled, remember to visit your financial aid counselor if you are considering an enrollment status change. In order

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to receive TOPS and other forms of federal financial aid, a FAFSA must be completed each year you attend LSU. Certain financial aid programs are available to all students, regardless of the family’s income. Additional information can be found online at www.lsu.edu/financialaid and in the Lagniappe for Families section of this publication. Federal regulations require all students to receive loan counseling prior to their first disbursement. Visit www.studentloans.gov for a link to entrance counseling. Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) This state-sponsored program provides tuition assistance and, in some cases, cash stipends for Louisiana residents meeting certain academic requirements. TOPS has three components: • The Opportunity Award provides tuition assistance for four years; • The Performance Award provides tuition assistance and a $400 per year cash stipend for four years; and • The Honors Award provides tuition assistance and a cash stipend of $800 per year for four years. Each component has certain ACT requirements. In addition, all TOPS awards require 17.5 units of specified high school course work. To apply for TOPS, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that corresponds to the year in which the student plans to enroll and submit it before July 1 immediately following senior year of high school. These forms are available online at www.fafsa.gov. TOPS is administered by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. For further information, call 922-1012 or 1-800-259-5626, ext. 1012. Additional details may also be obtained at the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance’s website, www.osfa.state.la.us.

Student Jobs on Campus The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time jobs for students who qualify for financial assistance. This is one of the programs for which you may be considered by completing the FAFSA (see page 16). If you wish to work on campus but do not qualify on the basis of financial need, you can seek student employment by directly contacting various departments on campus. Only full-time students in good academic standing are eligible to hold campus jobs. Other On-Campus Job Opportunities If you do not qualify for the work-study or Chancellor’s Aide programs, you may find opportunities through the Careers2Geaux link on your MyLSU account or in the job book in B-4 Coates. The classified sections of the Daily Reveille, LSU’s student newspaper, and other local newspapers are also good resources.


TigerCASH Debit Card System TigerCASH is a debit card system using your Tiger Card (LSU ID) that provides a fast, safe, and convenient way to make purchases on and off-campus. TigerCASH is a free service offered to all LSU students, faculty, and staff. Make TigerCASH deposits via your fee bill, one of four VTS machine locations around campus, or the website, www.tigercard.lsu.edu. Once funds are deposited into your TigerCASH account, purchases can be made immediately. As long as there is money in your account, you will enjoy the convenience of purchasing power without the hassle of carrying cash. TigerCASH can be used at a variety of locations on campus including all LSU Dining locations, vending and copy machines, laundry facilities, the LSU Dairy Store, Swine Palace, and the LSU Bookstore. Using TigerCASH may also provide discounts on textbooks. Several off-campus vendors have joined the TigerCASH program to offer students additional choices. A complete listing of all on- and off-campus locations that accept TigerCASH can be viewed at www.tigercard.lsu.edu.

Campus Federal Credit Union Campus Federal Credit Union (CFCU) is open to all students, staff, faculty, and their families. CFCU offers two convenient locations on campus—in the LSU Student Union and at 3535 Nicholson Extension (near Patrick F. Taylor Hall.) Free services include personal checking, online banking, and bill payer. With e-notessm, members can receive free account alerts through e-mail or via cell phone. Saturday banking is available at the Perkins Road branch at 6230 Perkins Road. For more details, visit Campus Federal online at www.campusfederal.org, visit us on the go with our mobile site campusfederal.mobi, or call 888-769-8841.

ATMs Many local banks have ATMs (banking hours are 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.) located on the first floor of the LSU Student Union.

For additional information, visit www.tigercard.lsu.edu, or e-mail tigercard@lsu.edu.

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Living on Campus Residential Life (on-campus housing) Students who live on campus consistently have higher GPAs, higher retention to second-year rates, and higher graduation rates than their off-campus peers. Visit www.lsu.edu/housing for more details about on-campus living at LSU. Residential Life has added nearly 1,000 new beds to the housing inventory over the past several years in response to increased demand for on-campus housing. The goal is to provide housing for everyone that desires to live on campus. Although on-campus housing is highly recommended for firstyear students, it is not required and is not guaranteed. To ensure your first choice in housing, please apply early. Living on campus offers opportunities and benefits that are not available off-campus. Residence Halls Each residence hall is located within walking distance of academic buildings, the library, the LSU Student Union, athletic events, and recreational activities. If you live on campus, you will also have the opportunity to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds. The staff and hall governing bodies of each hall will help you feel part of a dynamic environment, where you will form lifelong friendships, learn leadership skills, and experience personal growth. The residence hall staff is committed to student development and is proud of the role it plays in supplementing each student’s education. All residents have access to a computer lab and printer in their community. RESNET is a personal in-room network connection providing both wired and wireless high-speed Internet connectivity. Wireless access is also available in all common areas, including lobbies, study rooms, kitchens, laundry areas and courtyards. When comparing residence hall and on-campus apartment rental rates with those off campus, consider that on-campus housing includes a number of conveniences typically not included in off-campus rental rates (i.e., cable services, highspeed wired and wireless Internet, and/or utilities). Living on campus also provides additional savings in time and the expense of transportation to and from campus. The availability of professional and student staff members is also unique to on-campus housing. Most students benefit positively in both an educational and social sense from an on-campus living experience. Unless otherwise specified, all residential colleges and residence halls are for both males and females. There are allmale floors/wings and all-female floors/wings with restricted card access or key entry to the floors and wings. Only males have access to male floors and only females have access to female floors. Residential Colleges Residential colleges maximize the on-campus living experience by creating smaller communities and fostering greater student–faculty interaction beyond the classroom.

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In addition to living in the same hall, students in residential colleges may take introductory classes together (sometimes right in the residence hall), and many of their instructors hold office hours and review sessions in the residence hall. Faculty members also participate in other hall activities, both academic and social. The student looking for a quick commute will be glad to hear that some residential colleges offer classes in the residence halls. With greater emphasis on academics and faculty involvement, the residential college atmosphere encourages studying, provides access to exceptional academic and social support, and makes it easy to form new friendships. This close-knit academic and social community is similar to a small college, but students will still have the benefit of the resources and opportunities of a major research university. There are eight residential colleges, plus the Honors House. Two are open to all majors: Herget—a first-year residential college focused on the transition to adulthood, university life, and LSU; and Information Technology—a first-year residential college also focused on transitions but with an emphasis on technology as a tool for learning and recreation. Five residential colleges—Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Global Connections (open to students with a major in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences), Mass Communication, and Science—are open to first-year students majoring in subjects within the sponsoring academic college. The Honors House functions as a residential college, but is sponsored by the Honors College and is open to all majors of all years. More details about LSU’s residential colleges are available online at www.lsu.edu/residentialcollege. Application and Assignments in Residence Halls Applying for on-campus housing with the Department of Residential Life is a three-step process. • You must be admitted to LSU before applying for campus housing, or you must be a current student. • Once you receive notification that you have been admitted to the university, go to www.lsu.edu/housing and submit your housing application online. • Your online housing application can only be processed after the receipt of your $150 housing reservation fee, payable by credit card or online check. (Fee includes a $100 refundable deposit and a $50 nonrefundable application fee. A $5 nonrefundable processing fee is added for credit card transactions.) For detailed information on the entire housing application process, read the “Housing at a Glance” website at www.lsu.edu/housingataglance. Housing application, room assignments, and other housing considerations go by the Housing Date of Application (the date the student applied for on-campus housing—not the university application or admittance date). Room assignments take place in May.


Students applying for residential colleges and the honors house can provide preferred roommate information on their application, and will have their rooms assigned by the Res Life staff in early May. Students applying for traditional housing will go online in late May to select their building, room, and may invite one roommate at this time. Room assignments and roommate information is available on a student’s myLSU page. After signing in to your myLSU page with your PAWS ID, choose “Student Services”, then select “Student Housing.” From there, select “View Application Status.” Assignments will be posted as they are made. Each student living in the residence halls will be required to sign an academic year housing contract. Read the terms of this contract carefully. In requesting a residence hall assignment, you should consider the characteristics and rental rates of each hall. Friends who wish to room together and are eligible to live in the same areas should submit housing applications together and request each other as roommates. Every effort will be made to honor such requests. Room changes can be made online. Residence Hall Safety All of LSU’s residence halls operate on card-access security systems. Residents gain entry into their assigned residence halls by swiping their Tiger Cards. Procedures for guest visitation are established by the residents of each building in accordance with guidelines in the Living on Campus Handbook, available at www.lsu.edu/housing. In addition to the security systems, LSU police also maintain on-campus services. Residences are equipped with fire safety equipment, including smoke detectors and/or heat sensors that activate the central fire alarm system. Emergency exits are equipped with alarms that sound when opened. Residence hall employees are trained to summon police, fire, medical, and maintenance assistance when needed. Criminal activity observed within or around the vicinities of buildings is reported to the LSU Police Department.

Weapons, explosives, fireworks, and other hazardous materials are not permitted in or around residence halls. On-campus Mail All on-campus residents will be assigned an LSU box at the RICOH Mail & Printing Services on campus, and a $35 fee will be added to their fee bill each semester. This box will be able to receive USPS mail, as well as packages from commercial carriers such as FedEx and UPS. Students will receive a “pick up” notification via e-mail or text message when a package arrives. For United States Postal Service: Recipient’s Full Legal Name 101 LSU Student Union Building LSU Box #______ Baton Rouge, LA 70803 For UPS and FEDEX Packages: Recipient’s Full Legal Name LSU Box #______ LSU Student Union, Room 101 0 Raphael Semmes Road Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Residential communities will accept deliveries (from local businesses only) of fresh-cut flowers, cut-fruit bouquets, or cookie bouquets only. Students should use the following address format when receiving the above perishables: Student’s name Room number and residence hall name Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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For more information regarding on-campus mailboxes, contact University Auxiliary Services at 225-578-5208, e-mail uas@lsu.edu, or visit www.uas.lsu.edu. You may also contact ricoh@lsu.edu, 225-578-6756, or www.ricohlsu.edu. Suggestions • Before moving into the residence halls, check with your roommate to decide who will bring a microwave, TV, refrigerator, and other shared items. Your roommate’s e-mail address is available on your myLSU page, along with your room assignment. • Establish a bank account with one of the banks on or near the campus. • Become familiar with proper laundry techniques, including clothes sorting and appropriate load size. • Remember that umbrellas and rain shoes are a must in Louisiana. • If you live nearby, do not bring everything you own on the first trip to campus. You will have to carry what you bring, so pack suitcases and boxes lightly. • Things will go more smoothly if you check in, receive your keys, then begin moving into your room. • Remember that storage in the residence halls is limited. • Staff members are available on each floor and at the front desk. Any and all concerns should be reported. For more information, check out our FAQ section on www. lsu.edu/housing, or the complete ‘What Should I Bring Checklist’ on Move-in Day website, www.lsu.edu/moveinday .

On-campus Apartments LSU has two on-campus apartment complexes, East and West Campus Apartments. Combined, the complexes provide housing to nearly 1,200 upper-class students. The apartments are not typically available to incoming freshmen, but you will be able to choose from two-, three-, and fourbedroom floor plans after your first year at LSU. Each apartment is fully furnished and includes all major household appliances, including a washer and dryer, and the same

Residential Colleges Housing

Local, Long-Distance Calling and Voice Mail Local phone service is not automatically included in residence hall or on-campus apartment rents, local & long distance telephone, and voice mail services are available to students that want to sign up for it at an additional monthly fee. For details, contact Information Technology Services at 578-3375 or at telecomm@lsu.edu.

Sorority and Fraternity Houses LSU’s sorority and fraternity houses are located on campus and provide living space for 550 women and 400 men, respectively. First-year students are not eligible to live in Greek houses during their first semester.

Living Off-campus Students seeking information about living off-campus should visit www.lsu.edu/offcampuslife for resources such as leasing information, laws and regulations, landlord-tenant information, planning checklists, and much more. On this page, students will also find a link to a housing locator service (http://offcampushousing.lsu.edu) containing a complete listing of properties for rent near LSU, as well as in and around Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. On the website, they can also access message boards and even buy or sell furniture.

(all Residential Colleges are co-educational)

Science Residential College Evangeline Hall

Herget Residential College Herget Hall

Honors House West Laville & East Laville Halls

Information Technology Residential College Broussard Hall

Male & Female Traditional Residence Halls

Agriculture Residential College Blake Hall

Beauregard Hall

LeJeune Hall

Blake Hall

McVoy Hall

Highland Hall

Taylor Hall

Jackson Hall

Kirby Smith Hall

Business Residential College Residential College One — West Hall Engineering Residential College Residential College One — North Hall

All-Female Residence Hall

Global Connections Residential College Residential College One — South Hall

All-Male Residence Hall

Mass Communication Residential College Residential College One — South Hall

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high-speed wired and wireless Internet and cable services as the residence halls. You will also find the same conveniences of the residence halls—such as the proximity to classes and campus events, the community atmosphere, and the facilities you need to study or recharge. More information about on-campus apartments is available at www.lsu.edu/housing.

Miller Hall Louise Garig Hall


Campus Dining Resident Dining Experience dining at its best! We welcome you to an innovative restaurant-style approach to campus dining with our two newly renovated dining halls—The 459 Commons and The 5. Open two days per week, these are all-youcare-to-eat facilities open to everyone and situated in the main residential areas of campus. Dining on campus allows students the opportunity to interact with peers outside the classroom in a relaxed atmosphere. Each resident dining location also has a convenience store—Outtakes and Take 5—for plenty of “grab-and-geaux” items. In addition, you can find Papa John’s, TacoBell, and Quiznos open for those late-night cravings. Our modern facilities feature custom-prepared entrees, vegetarian options, woodstone oven-baked pizzas, grilled items, carved meats, and more. Plasma TVs, wireless access, comfortable seating areas, and outstanding customer service further enhance your dining experience. Unique menus by our resident chef, including several specialty and themed events, are posted online during the semester for your enjoyment.

Retail Dining Look for your favorite brands and discover some new ones at over 20 different retail locations on-campus including McDonald’s, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Subway, and Smoothie King. The new Tiger Lair Food Court, which opened in 2011 in the LSU Student Union, is state-of-the-art and centrally located with a variety of concepts for all appetites. Choose from popular brands like Chick-fil-A, Quiznos, Papa John’s, Salsarita’s, Panda Express, Jamba Juice, and CC’s Coffee House. In addition, the Magnolia Room and the Faculty Club restaurants on campus are open to everyone for lunch Monday through Friday. Paw Points, TigerCASH, and credit cards are accepted at all LSU Dining locations!

Off-Campus Food Students can also take advantage of numerous off-campus dining locations as well, many within walking distance. An added convenience for students is that many of these restaurants accept TigerCASH. Visit the Tiger Card Office for more information or view the most updated list of TigerCASH retailers at www.lsu.edu/tigercard.

All first and second-year students living on campus are required to participate in one of the university’s Meal Plans offered by LSU Dining; all students are encouraged to have a meal plan. Meal plans are designed to give students value, convenience and flexibility. A meal plan is the key to healthy food and menu variety on campus. There are several meal plans to choose from, so be sure to select the best combination of meals and Paw Points to fit your needs. Meals are served in the dining halls, and Paw Points are “dining dollars” that can be used at any LSU Dining location, including Tiger Stadium’s student section concession stands. You may sign up for a meal plan via your myLSU account once you are registered for classes. The charge will appear on your fee bill. Visit www.lsudining.com for more details.

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Transportation & Safety LSU: A Walking Campus Launched in 2006, Easy Streets is a campaign that addresses the safety concerns of pedestrians and bicyclists, enhances the timing of bus schedules, and encourages alternative methods of transportation to and from campus. Gated and manned booths at nine intersections restrict traffic inside the campus core. Campus buses, staff and faculty vehicles, and other authorized vehicles are allowed passage on these streets, but all other vehicles are restricted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. After the aforementioned hours and on weekends, traffic is allowed to park on and travel these streets, but all vehicles must have a valid parking permit displayed both day and night. These parking permits help ensure the campus is safe, as everyone using vehicles on campus has been granted access through proper channels. It is important to note that student parking is not displaced by this plan. Students taking night classes (after 4:30 p.m.) are able to park in the restricted areas. However, all vehicles must display a valid parking permit at all times. If you have a medical condition that requires parking in the campus core, the Office of Parking, Traffic & Transportation will address medical necessity access to the restricted areas on an individual basis as determined by a physician.

Vehicle Registration All students, faculty, staff, and visitors must register for permits if they drive or park on campus. Students may register for permits by using MyLSU during registration. After registration, students should register at the Office of Parking, Traffic & Transportation in the Public Safety Building located on South Stadium Road and open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m. Call 578-5000 for more details. Student Vehicle Registration If you park a vehicle on campus, you must display a valid parking permit. When you request and/or receive your parking permit, you agree to abide by the LSU Parking & Traffic Regulations. If you complete your registration before the payment deadline, your permit will be mailed to your home address as listed in PAWS. If you have not already selected a parking plan for the academic year, the first time you access MyLSU for class registration, you will be asked if you will park a vehicle on campus. If you indicate that you will, you will automatically be assessed for a one-year parking plan. Changes to your selection can be made anytime, before the registration deadline, on MyLSU under “Additional Services.” The cost for a parking permit for the academic year is $165 (Additional Services Code 02001). Parking permits valid for single semesters are available for $80 (Additional Services Code 02005). Once you select a parking permit as an Additional Service, you will automatically be assigned a zone based on whether you live on or off-campus.

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• Commuter Parking (Dark Blue Lots, Zone 1) • Family Resident Parking (Dark Blue Lots, Zone 1) • Greek Parking (Magenta Lots, Zone 2) • Resident Parking (Green Lots, Zone 3) Bicycles As a bicyclist, you should ride as close to the right shoulder as is safely possible, and follow all the rules of the road as you would while driving a car. Visit LSU’s bicycling website at www.sg.lsu.edu/lsubikes for further information about bicycles on campus. There, you can find bicyclist’s rights and responsibilities, recommended routes around the university area, advice on purchasing a bicycle, who else is riding in the campus community, or watch videos about bicycle care and maintenance. A Baton Rouge city ordinance requires that any bicycle ridden in East Baton Rouge Parish must be registered with the Baton Rouge Police Department. You can register your bicycle at the Public Safety building with LSU Police. Registration times are between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The fee is $5.00 and is payable only by check or money order made out to “City of Baton Rouge.” Visitor Registration & Information Center To avoid being ticketed or towed, all campus visitors who do not have current university parking permits need to register with the Visitor Center as soon as they arrive on campus. Staff at the Visitor Center will provide guests with temporary permits to park on the campus as well as general information, maps, and directions. Without a valid parking permit, an unregistered car is subject to being ticketed and/or towed. The Visitor Center, located at the corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive, is open 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Monday– Friday. For more details, call 578-5030.

“Yield-to-Pedestrian” Policy At various points on campus streets, you will see white painted walkways and “Stop for Pedestrian” signs. Pedestrians have the right-of-way in these walkways, but you should still exercise caution when walking because drivers may not see you. The “Stop for Pedestrian” signs apply only to these designated walkways.

On-Campus Bus Service The LSU Tiger Trails Transit System provides a safe, convenient, and free bus service for LSU students, faculty, staff, and visitors, both on and off-campus. These bus routes are designed to provide frequent service for highly populated student areas. No ID is required when boarding buses on campus. The campus bus service operates Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.– 5:30/6 p.m., with night service on Monday–Friday, 6 p.m.– midnight, and Friday–Saturday, 6 p.m.–3 a.m. A Sunday shuttle provides access to shopping areas from 1–5 p.m. Service hours are shortened in the summer and suspended on student and other holidays. For more information and to monitor actual arrival times through the LSU Bus Service


website, visit tigertrails.lsu.edu or contact the office of Parking, Traffic & Transportation at 578-5000.

Off-Campus Bus Service CATS also provides free bus service off-campus. To ride a bus off-campus, a student, faculty, or staff member need only show his or her Tiger Card. This also applies to city routes that do not directly serve LSU. A free map of Baton Rouge and schedules for the various city routes are available online at www.brcats.com. You may also request this information by writing to CATS, 2250 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

Campus Transit LSU’s Office of Parking, Traffic & Transportation also manages Campus Transit, which provides free rides to and from campus locations after dark. This service is operated and staffed by full-time employees and carefully selected students. Rides are available anywhere on campus, seven days a week, 5:30 p.m.– 3 a.m. (except on holidays and home football game days). Call 578-5555.

Rides If you want to find someone to share the expense of an automobile trip, check the classified advertisements of the Daily Reveille, or check with Ride Share on MyLSU under “Campus Community.” Bulletin boards around campus are also good places to look for potential rides.

Student’s Right to Know Information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act can be obtained via the Internet at www.lsu.edu/police, by contacting the LSU Police Department at 578-3231, or by writing to LSU Police Department, University Public Safety Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

LSU Police Department Public Safety Building / 578-3231 or 911 on any campus line www.lsu.edu/police

The LSU Police Department, located in the Public Safety Building on South Stadium Drive, is staffed 24 hours a day with 70 full-time officers. These police officers patrol areas throughout the campus and will respond promptly to any call. They have the capacity to request municipal fire, EMS, or police support, as required. LSU is dedicated to preserving a peaceful and safe environment for the entire university community. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are urged to be aware of the possibility of criminal activity on campus and to report all crimes or suspicious activity to the LSU Police. To report a crime, motor vehicle accident, or suspicious activity on campus, call 578-3231. If you have an accident, LSU Police will fill out an accident report. To obtain a copy your insurance agency, contact LSU Police directly. Each copy of the report is $10.

If you have been a victim of a personal theft, either you or your insurance company may obtain a copy of the report from the LSU Police Department. This copy is $5 and can be obtained only between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Crime Prevention and Safety Although LSU does not experience serious crime often, it is a large, urban university campus on which serious crimes do occur. In any given semester, LSU has more than 28,000 students and 5,200 full-time and part-time faculty and staff on campus—a population that is greater than some small cities. In addition, LSU is surrounded on three sides by Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, with a metropolitan-area population of more than 766,000. Observing the following tips will help ensure your safety: • Keep your personal property secure. Theft of personal and university property is the number one crime on campus. Do not leave your book bag unattended, anywhere. Keep your bicycle secured when you are not using it. Do not leave valuable items in view in an unattended car. Always lock the door of your residence, even when you leave for a short period of time. • Be alert when walking on campus, especially after dark. Do so with trusted friends and be aware of your surroundings. Use the campus bus and student transit transportation system. (Campus Transit, 578-5555, provides on-campus transportation after dark.) • Always lock your car when you park and think about what it will be like to return to it later. Approach a parked car with caution and with the keys in your hand. Walk with your head up and be alert to your surroundings. • Walk your bike through congested areas to avoid risking injury to yourself or anyone else. • Always observe pedestrian crosswalks when driving on campus. • Protect yourself by staying in the company of trusted friends, staying sober, and avoiding involvement in illicit drugs. • Never drive under the influence of alcohol, nor ride with someone who has consumed alcohol. Your personal safety is closely related to your not surrendering your good judgment to alcohol. If you are going out and you or the people you are with are likely to drink alcoholic beverages, plan your transportation in advance. • Be sexually responsible. If you choose to be sexually active, practice safe sex every time. Sexually transmitted diseases affect thousands of young people annually. Get consent. Communicate with your partner and remember, by law, if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are unable to give consent. • Reduce the risk of fire in your living quarters. Become familiar with exit procedures for the building in which you live, learn how to use the fire-extinguishing equipment, avoid overloading electrical circuits, be careful when cooking, always use lighted candles with caution, and never leave a heat-producing appliance or utensil unattended. • Report any information you have about a crime or about suspicious activity to the police. You can reach the LSU Police by calling 911 or 578-3231. You can reach Crimestoppers by calling 389-3361. More information is available online at www.lsu.edu/police.

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Personal Information LSU may release what is defined as “directory information” to the public. This includes the following: • name, local address, home address, telephone number, and e-mail address • date and place of birth • major field of study and classification • participation in officially recognized activities and sports as well as weight and height of members of athletic teams • dates of attendance • degrees, awards, and honors received • previous educational institution most recently attended

Emergency Text Messaging system The LSU Emergency Text Messaging System provides alerts to students in the event of an emergency on campus. The service allows LSU, LSU AgCenter, and LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center students, faculty, and staff to opt for alerts, news, and related crisis communications via text message on their mobile phones. Members of the LSU community should register for the service through their MyLSU accounts. For more information, visit www.lsu.edu/safety or contact the LSU Police Department at 578-3231.

Campus Call Boxes

You may ask that your directory information not be released. To do so, you must submit a “Request to Prevent Disclosure of Information Form” to the Office of the University Registrar, 112 Thomas Boyd Hall, 578-1686.

LSU has tamper-resistant telephones near the entrances to most residence halls and many other buildings. These telephones allow students to make an on-campus call or contact the police by dialing 911.

LSU maintains a directory available via the Web. The MyLSU directory is available to LSU students, former students, faculty, and staff (i.e., persons with a relationship with the university). Each student’s address information is displayed on the MyLSU directory. Students have the option to withhold some or all of their address information via their MyLSU accounts.

Procedures to Follow if You Are a Victim of Sexual Assault

The public directory is available to the general public via the LSU home page. No student address information is listed on the public directory unless students choose to have the information displayed.

Policy Statement 30: Privacy Rights of Students Louisiana State University, consistent with the regulations of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), insures students access to their education records maintained by the University and prohibits the release of personally identifiable information from these records without the student’s permission, except as specified by law. See the statement “Privacy of Student Records” in the LSU General Catalog. Requests for access to education records by any person other than those such as University administrators, faculty, staff directly responsible for student services, University attorneys, and law enforcement officers, will be refused, unless the student has submitted a written, dated, and signed waiver to allow access to his/her records. The waiver must specify the records to be released, the reasons for the release, and the name of the party or class of parties to whom records should be released. Students must provide waivers for the release of their records to any non-University affiliated person, even a parent or legal guardian. Faculty members are responsible for maintaining the privacy of students’ grades for any course or for any activity (project/test/quiz/paper) which is part of a course.

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If you are sexually assaulted, it is important to seek support as soon as possible after the assault. Contact a friend to help you collect your thoughts and focus on your needs. If the assault occurred on campus, call the LSU Police Department (578-3231). If the assault occurred off-campus, call the Baton Rouge Police Department (3892000) or the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (3895000. For more information, visit the LSU Police website, www.lsu.edu/police. The Sexual Assault Victims Advocacy (SAVA) Program is administered through the Office of Health Promotion at the Student Health Center. The SAVA Program provides confidential, nonjudgmental and appropriate support services to sexual assault survivors in the LSU community. You may also call the Rape Crisis Center (383-7273) for support and referral. You may receive medical care from a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at the LSU Student Health Center during regular working hours. Please contact 578-6085 for the LSU SANE. In addition, a campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate can be contacted (578-5718), and the Student Health Center Mental Health Service (578-8774) offers counseling and support for victims.

More Public Safety Information Additional information about campus safety and community programs, public health issues, and emergency preparedness is available at LSU’s Campus Safety and Health Resources website, www.lsu.edu/safety.

Other Agencies If you are the victim of a crime and need assistance, contact the LSU Police Department at 578-3231 or 911 from an on-campus telephone. Incidents that occur off-campus should be reported to the police department in the area they occur. In the Baton Rouge area, call 911 for any emergency situation.


Student Life Academic Programs Abroad 103 Hatcher Hall / 578-6801 / Fax 578-6806 studyabroad@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/studyabroad

Each year, hundreds of students earn credits towards their degrees while enjoying the benefits of a summer, semester, or year of study overseas. These programs offer unparalleled academic, cultural, and travel opportunities. While LSU faculty members teach most of our summer courses abroad, students in academic year or semester programs are usually integrated into classes of the foreign university or into special language-training courses. TOPS and most other financial aid are applicable to these programs. You can also spend a semester or year at another college in the U.S., its territories, or Canada through the National Student Exchange. By participating in this program, you avoid nonresident tuition charges at the host school and earn credits toward your LSU degree. This is especially attractive to our out-of-state students. For information about the various programs, how to attend informational meetings, financial aid, and other resources, visit www.lsu.edu/studyabroad, write to studyabroad@lsu.edu, call 578-6801, or go to 103 Hatcher Hall.

Center for Academic Success B–31 Coates Hall / 578-2872 / Fax 578-8696 cas@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/cas

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) offers a wide variety of services to help you maximize your learning potential.

Tutorial Services The center offers walk-in tutoring in math, biology, chemistry, physics, select foreign languages and other courses. Each tutorial center is equipped with computers for independent use. Check our website for hours and schedules. CAS also sponsors online tutoring accessed through MyLSU under “Student Services.” Supplemental Instruction (SI) This program is offered in select historically difficult courses. Our SI peer leaders facilitate regularly scheduled study sessions each week to help students master course concepts, develop test-taking skills, and learn more efficient study strategies. Check our website for a list of current sessions. Learning Strategies CAS offers individual consultations, presentations, and an innovative online application for improving grades and enhancing learning effectiveness. This unique site includes three learning style self-tests (brain dominance, personality style, and sensory preference) and online workshops on topics such as test preparation, time management, notetaking, overcoming test anxiety, college reading strategies, and concept mapping. Visit the CAS website for more information.

Office of the Dean of Students 333 LSU Student Union / 578-9442 / Fax 578-5637 dos@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/deanofstudents

The collegiate experience is rich with opportunity and promise. Each student is responsible for the extent to which they will get involved; utilize resources; and make a positive difference at LSU and in the surrounding community. The staff members who serve within the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) are committed to and care deeply about the experiences and the success of our students. Every department’s mission includes serving as a resource to students. Our departments include: Campus Life, Disability Services, Greek Life and Student Advocacy and Accountability.

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ODOS fosters collaboration with constituents throughout campus to maximize student success and to create a supportive learning environment. In addition to facilitating student development and responsibility, staff members also serve as advocates for student interests. LSU values its students and strives to provide a variety of programs, services, and experiences that meets students’ needs. Our mission is to engage the LSU community in a premier learning experience to achieve the highest standards of personal integrity and civic engagement for leadership in a global society. Greek Life

Room 472, LSU Student Union / 578-2171/ Fax 578-2450 greeks@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/greeks

Since the first fraternity appeared on the LSU campus in 1867, Greek organizations have played a significant role in the development of the university’s traditions. The men and women of the LSU Greek community have been among the school’s leaders in academics, athletics, student government, and honorary organizations. Today, their participation in these areas is still strong. There are 10 sororities that are members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), one Latina Sorority, and one agriculture/social sorority. Twenty fraternities at LSU are affiliated with the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). LSU also is home to six National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapters—three fraternities and three sororities. These are the historically African American fraternities and sororities. Formal recruitment for NPC and IFC occurs each fall prior to the beginning of classes. Fraternity and sorority recruitment information and registration forms are available online at www.greeks.lsu.edu. To participate in formal recruitment week, you must be admitted to the university and be registered with the appropriate council. Recruitment activities allow you to see how the LSU Greek community works. Intake activities (recruitment) for the National Pan-Hellenic fraternities and sororities are determined by each organization and are held during the fall or spring semester. Generally, the requirement for membership is a 2.50 GPA and a minimum of 12 hours of college credit. As part of their commitment to community service, all LSU Greek chapters devote time on a regular basis to local and national charities and philanthropies. These activities can be rewarding and memorable experiences. Whenever there is a need for volunteer help, LSU Greeks are there to serve. Student Advocacy & Accountability

340 LSU Student Union / 578-4307 / Fax 578-5637 dossaa@lsu.edu / saa.lsu.edu

Student Advocacy & Accountability promotes academic integrity and appropriate standards of conduct for the university through the LSU Commitment to Community. This office is responsible for investigating alleged violations of university standards and for implementing the accountability process as outlined in the LSU Student Code of Conduct. This is accomplished through educational due process, which includes instructional outreach, administrative meetings, university Hearing Panels, and behavioral

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interventions. Student Advocacy & Accountability also hosts the C.A.R.E. team to advocate for students in distress or in crisis, and educates the LSU community at large. Student Advocacy & Accountability works to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the campus community, while respecting the individual rights of the student. As a result, the office strives to create an inclusive, understanding, and empathetic environment that supports the educational mission of the university. Disability Services

115 Johnston Hall / 578-5919 / TDD 578-2600 / Fax 5784560 disability@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/disability

Disability Services (DS) provides accommodations and support services to students with hearing, mobility, visual, psychological, and learning disabilities. Services are also available to students who experience temporary disabilities, like a broken arm that prevents them from taking notes, or who have other functional limitations resulting from chronic or intermittent health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. Specialized support services are based on the individual student’s disability-based needs. Services include coordination of in-class accommodations, including note takers and sign-language interpreter services, and liaison and referral to on- and off-campus resources, services, and agencies. The terrain of the LSU campus is mostly flat, and there is a network of curb cuts and ramps for accessibility. Disability Services also works with you on an individual basis to identify and make recommendations on accessibility of specific structures and equipment on campus.

Career Services Career Decision Making, Experiential Education, and Job Search B-4 Coates Hall / 578-1548 / Fax 578-8927

Employment Services

1502 Patrick F. Taylor Hall / 578-2162 / Fax 578-3076 career@lsu.edu / careercenter.lsu.edu

Career Services assists students and alumni with career planning, from choosing majors and career paths to gaining work experience and landing their first jobs or admission to graduate or professional school. Services include: • Career assessment instruments that can assist students in identifying interests, values, and skills (Profiles are then matched with careers, and information regarding these careers is given to the student for review with a counselor.) • One-on-one appointments with career counselors and consultants on topics related to career decision-making, experiential education, and the job search • The Four-Year Career Plan (careercenter.lsu.edu/career-plan) • The Career Information Center (B-1 Coates Hall), which houses print and online information about the nature of work, education, training, job outlook, salaries, job titles, and job descriptions for thousands of careers • Recruiting, information, and networking events that include representatives from government agencies, educational institutions, and the private sector • Resources for nontraditional students, including evening appointments as needed


MyLSU Account Applications Retrieve messages sent to your lsu.edu e-mail account here. It is important to check your lsu.edu e-mail regularly to receive important messages from campus administration, your college and department, and your course professors.

Access TigerBytes for at least 50MB of storage space provided by the university to be accessed through MyLSU anytime, anywhere.

TigerWare provides discounted or free software and hardware, including laptops. You may want to check with the senior college that offers your major to determine which hardware will be best for your chosen program of study.

Change mailing address, contact information, and withholding status here.

LSU will prompt you to change your password every 60 or 180 days, depending on your password’s strength. As your password nears expiration, you will be asked to choose a new one.

Contact information for your classmates, professors, and advisors is available in the LSU directory and is exclusively accessible to members of the LSU community.

Register for the LSU Emergency Text Messaging System here.

Under Registration Services you can pay your fee bill and monitor your “W” grade status as well as manage the following services: • Registration Information: Find available courses, fee schedules, and commonly asked questions. • Personal Schedule: View your current schedule and past schedules of courses. • Schedule Request: Schedule your courses here. • Additional Services: Here you will select additional services such as meal plans, TigerCASH, parking permits, and student health insurance.

The Student Services section includes some of the most frequently used and most vital services for students. Here you can communicate with your instructors through Moodle, review your degree audit, and check grades. Some of the services located here include: • Degree Audit: The degree audit is your official list of course requirements for your chosen major. • Final Grades: At the end of the semester, the final grades for your courses will be posted here. • Student Housing: Request housing assignments and roommate changes through this application. • Moodle: This link will take you to LSU’s course management system, where you’ll be able to access grades and course documents and contact classmates and instructors for each class you’re taking, provided your professor chooses to use Moodle. • Transcript Request: Should you need a transcript to apply for scholarships or prove full time enrollment, you can request an official university transcript of grades by accessing this link.

The ITS Help Desk is available to answer any questions you may have about your MyLSU account.

CALL 578-DESK.

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Careers2Geaux is LSU’s source for job postings, on-campus interviews, recruiting events, career planning workshops and resources, networking, and managing the job search. Students can register their accounts online at careercenter.lsu.edu.

Information Technology Services 200 Frey Computing Services Center 578-3700 / Fax 578-6400 / www.lsu.edu/its

All students, faculty and staff are assigned MyLSU portals and PAWS accounts free of charge. PAWS IDs and passwords may be obtained by visiting the Information Technology Services Help Desks (141 Middleton Library and 102 Frey Computing Services Center) with a picture ID. The myLSU portal and PAWS account enable LSU students, faculty, and staff to utilize electronic resources including Moodle, TigerWare, and the LSU directory as well as personal information like grades, schedules, degree audits, fee bills, housing applications and employee resources. The myLSU portal may be accessed from any web-enabled machine at any time. It is linked from the LSU homepage, www.lsu.edu, or may be accessed directly at my.lsu.edu. For more information on how to use your myLSU portal and PAWS account, attend a myLSU session during your freshman orientation. Students can access the Internet by visiting one of the large public computer labs on campus. Such labs can be found in Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Middleton Library and the LSU Student Union. Smaller labs are located in residence halls and walk up computers are available in multiple locations across campus. Secure wireless accessibility is also available throughout campus. Students, faculty and staff receive a discount for off-campus high speed Internet service through the “Geaux Box” program with Cox Communications. You may sign up for the service in the LSU Student Union. General computing applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and anti-virus software are included in the large variety of free software available through LSU TigerWare, http://tigerware.lsu.edu. Additionally, software is available in LSU’s public computing labs, labs maintained by the academic colleges and departments, residence hall labs, and the Virtual Lab accessible via the Internet anywhere, 24 hours a day at http://vlab.lsu.edu.

International Services 101 Hatcher Hall / 578-3191 / Fax 578-1413 www.lsu.edu/iso

International Services (IS) provides advisory services to international students regarding their educational, financial, immigration, and personal concerns. IS is responsible for approving the U.S. visa clearance of “F” and “J” nonimmigrant students based on financial and immigration information. This office prepares documentation and processes electronic records necessary for “F” and “J” international students to achieve and/or maintain proper nonimmigrant “F” and “J” student status in the U.S. It organizes orientation programs for all new international

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students. IS is also responsible for the university’s federal regulations compliance with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration. All “F” and “J” nonimmigrant international students seeking permission to work on or off campus must receive approval from this office. IS assists with the coordination of the university’s international student services and programs with community organizations, faculty, campus and student groups, and governmental and private agencies.

Student Financial Management Center B-4A Coates Hall / 578-1586 / Fax 578-8927 sfmc@lsu.edu / www.sfmc.lsu.edu

The LSU Student Financial Management Center (SFMC) is committed to helping students create and maintain financially responsible behaviors through providing resources, knowledge sharing, and educational opportunities. The SFMC works to educate and empower each LSU student in an effort to assist them in making positive financial decisions and foster healthy financial management behaviors. Purpose • Provide financial literacy education through campus outreach • Evaluate student’s financial challenges and provide applicable information on subject matter

Policy Statement 107: Appropriate Use of Computing Resources Use of the University’s computing resources and network capacity is a privilege, not a right. LSU may limit access to and/or review and monitor its computing resources and the use of computing resources, without notice to or authorization from user(s), for any reason including user(s) failure to comply with applicable laws and/or University policies and directives. LSU may disclose information pertaining to use of its computing resources to University administration, law enforcement, investigating authorities, and others as LSU deems appropriate. By law, the University must preserve the confidentiality of certain data and information it maintains about individuals attending or working at the University. However, users should not have any expectation of privacy regarding their use of computing resources or information or data stored on the University’s computing resources, and the University specifically reserves the right, in the course of technical, civil, or criminal investigations to review and copy any data or other information stored on any computing resources, without notice to or consent from any user, by use of forensic techniques or otherwise. To facilitate the security of data and computing resources and compliance with this Policy Statement, the University may monitor all usage of the Internet on or through computing resources and all other use of the University’s computing resources, including, without limitation, reviewing a list of any and all Internet sites accessed by any user and all e-mails transmitted and/or received on any computing resources. University students, employees, contractors, and vendors are subject to legal and/or disciplinary action as a result of any use of computing resources that is illegal, unauthorized, or in violation of this or any other University policy or directive up to, and including, termination or expulsion.


• Provide resources to LSU students to help them make healthy financial decisions. • Empower LSU students through financial education One-on-one appointments One-on-one appointments are available to help students create a budget, learn basic money management principles, discuss debt repayment, & so much more! Students can schedule these appointments by calling or e-mailing the SFMC. Online Resources Online resources such as budgeting templates, financial goals worksheets, and financial tips are available at www.sfmc.lsu.edu. Additionally, students are encouraged to check out www.CashCourse.org/LSU for educational information covering a wide variety of financial topics. Both sites include tips for saving money, finances after college, and advice on credit and debt. First-year Finances The SFMC and FYE team up to help first-year students establish good financial habits. Resources and programming center on all things money, from budgeting it and managing it to understanding credit and making (smart!) major purchases. The five-part series takes place in the fall and is open to all first-year and transfer students. For more information, call 578-1586. Let us help your dollars make sense!

Student Health Center 578-6271 / TDD 578-3672 / Fax 578-5655 studenthealth@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/shc

The Student Health Center offers medical, mental health, and health promotion services. If you are a full-time student, the health fee you pay each semester covers an unlimited number of visits to see a primary care or specialty medical clinician, a mental health clinician, and a registered dietitian at the Student Health Center. If you are a part-time student or spouse of a student, you will have the option of paying the health fee. Medical Clinics

Student Health Center Building / First Floor 578-6716 (Appointment Desk)

The health center’s medical clinics offer the following: • a staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses to address your primary care needs • routine diagnostic imaging and laboratory • a pharmacy • an injection clinic • specialty clinics for ear, nose, and throat; gynecology; orthopedics; ophthalmology; and dental screenings (The specialty clinics only see patients with appointments.) • medical care for sexual assault survivors by a SANE nurse • physical rehabilitation Fees are charged for diagnostic imaging, lab work, pharmacy prescriptions, and procedures. To reduce waiting time and ensure efficient service, students are urged to make an appointment by calling 578-6716. There is a triage system to assist walk-in patients, but these

patients may experience longer wait times than patients with scheduled appointments. All visits are confidential. Mental Health Service

Student Health Center Building / Second Floor 578-8774 / Fax 578-1147

If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, are having problems with personal relationships, or are experiencing difficulties with the pressures of college life, the clinicians at the Student Health Center Mental Health Service can assist you. Individual, group, and couple therapy are available on a strictly confidential basis. In addition, special-interest groups are available for problems associated with alcohol and other drug use, eating disorders, family of origin issues, self-esteem, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and nontraditional students. Call 578-8774 to make an appointment. For night and weekend emergencies, call The Phone, a 24-hour crisis line, at 924-5781. Office of Health Promotion

Student Health Center Building / Ground Floor 578-5718 / Fax 578-1278 healthpromotion@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/shc

The Office of Health Promotion provides educational services related to a variety of health topics, including the following: • alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-abuse prevention • body image and eating disorders awareness • balanced nutrition and fitness information • reproductive and sexual health, including HIV/STD prevention and contraception • sexual assault and violence prevention • stress and time management skills • healthy relationships • diversity relations and awareness Group presentations for academic classes, athletic teams, residence halls, and student organizations can be scheduled by calling 578-5718 or visiting www.lsu.edu/shc. Students can also visit the Resource Room in the Student Health Center to make an appointment for a confidential, individual consultation or to browse through our multimedia library of books, brochures, journal articles, and videotapes on a wide array of health and medical concerns. Dates and times of campus-wide health promotion events, such as the Great American Smokeout, World AIDS Days, and the annual Wellness Fair, are listed on the department’s website. The department also sponsors the Student Health Advocates (SHA), a peer education organization committed to improving the health and wellness of young adults. These individuals receive intensive training in leadership, communication, and facilitation skills, as well as acquire paraprofessional expertise in many health content areas, before providing educational seminars for students on campus and in the community. If you are interested in gaining valuable experience while serving LSU, call 578-5718 or e-mail sha@lsu.edu for information on how to become involved. MyStudentBody.com MyStudentBody.com is an online health education resource and is available to the entire campus community. The program is offered in an attempt to provide credible, accessible health information even when the Health Center is closed.

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Further, the Essentials Module is mandatory for incoming freshmen to help reduce the number of alcohol-related and sexual violence incidents, many of which involve first-year students. If you do not complete the requirement, a hold will be placed on your account preventing you from modifying your schedule for the following semester. For more information or instructions, visit www.lsu.edu/mystudentbody or contact the Office of Health Promotion at healthpromotion@lsu.edu or 578-5718. Insurance A student health insurance plan is available through an insurance company approved by the university. While the Student Health Center provides basic health care at little or no cost, health insurance is strongly recommended to help cover medical expenses incurred on and off-campus, including hospitalization. The university requires that all nonimmigrant international students enroll in a health insurance program at the time of registration. Contact the Insurance Office in the Student Health Center at 578-3304 for more information. International students should contact the International Services Office at 578-3191. Confidential Help and Crisis Line: The Phone The Phone, 924-5781, a program of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Inc., provides 24-hour confidential telephone crisis counseling, suicide prevention, information, and referral. The Phone was founded by and has been supported by LSU students since 1970.

LSU Libraries LSU libraries house combined collections of more than 3 million volumes; 4 million microform holdings; a manuscript collection of more than 12 million items; and 58,000 print and electronic serial titles. These libraries support educational and research endeavors at LSU and belong to the prestigious Association of Research Libraries, which includes the top 113 academic libraries in the U.S. The hours of each facility differ and library hours vary during certain times of the year. Troy H. Middleton Library Middleton Library is the university’s main library and center of campus life for both students and faculty. The library offers many services, including a centralized reference service, a periodicals and newspaper reading room, a government documents depository, and an interlibrary borrowing service. All students, faculty, and staff may borrow from the libraries. Members of the community may use library materials on the premises, but may not borrow books. Public access computer labs are available in Middleton on the first and

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second floors. For more information, call 578-8875 or 578-5652. For library hours, refer to http://lib.lsu.edu/admin/hours/. During finals week, Middleton Library is open 24 hours a day. Hill Memorial Library Originally constructed in 1924 as the main library on the LSU campus, this building now houses the prestigious Special Collections of the LSU Libraries. The Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections include manuscripts, books, newspapers, photographs, maps, and other materials documenting the history and culture of the region. The Rare Book and McIlhenny Collections focus on natural history, voyages and travels, the history of books, and numerous other special subjects. Regular exhibitions highlight the riches of the collections. Call 578-6544 for details. Reading Room Hours 9 a.m.–5 p.m., weekdays 9 a.m.–8 p.m., most Tuesdays Go to http://lib.lsu.edu/special for more information. Law Library The Law Library, located in the Paul M. Hebert Law Center Building, is one of the largest academic law libraries in the United States. It maintains an extensive collection of Anglo-American, foreign, international, and comparative legal materials in both digital and print formats. Law students, Law Center faculty, university faculty, and LSU graduate students only are permitted to check out the limited proportion of law library materials that circulate. Undergraduate students may visit the library for the purpose of using library materials, though undergraduate access is restricted during law school exam periods. Veterinary Medicine Library The Veterinary Medicine Library, School of Veterinary Medicine, 578-9800, is located on the first floor of the Veterinary Medicine Building. It is the major health sciences library in the greater Baton Rouge area, serving the School of Veterinary Medicine, the LSU community, and the Baton Rouge community. The collection offers a variety of resources on veterinary and human medicine, comparative medicine, animal science, and other related subjects.

Office of Multicultural Affairs 335 LSU Student Union / 578-4339 / Fax 578-7135 oma@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/oma

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) seeks to create an environment that embraces individual difference, sustains inclusion, and cultivates a campus atmosphere free from bias. In the spirit of inclusive educational excellence, OMA promotes a supportive and friendly environment that is welcoming and attractive to all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability status. OMA reports to the Equity, Diversity & Community Outreach unit of the Office of Academic Affairs.


OMA strives to facilitate academic excellence, personal growth, and social experiences of all students with specific commitments to students of color and underrepresented groups. The OMA staff provides access to such resources and services as: • advising students and referring them to other campus resources when necessary • assisting in the recruitment, retention, and graduation of traditionally underrepresented students • advising student organizations on administrative matters and university policy • conducting cross-cultural and diversity awareness training seminars Through programming efforts, the staff of OMA coordinates, implements, and executes comprehensive educational, cultural, and social activities that appreciate the cultural diversity that LSU has to offer. These sponsored enrichment activities not only enhance the collegiate experience of students of color, but also cultivate cross-cultural awareness and understanding for the entire university community. OMA also offers the Genesis Mentoring and Tutoring Program, which consists of juniors, seniors, and graduate students from several academic backgrounds who help to ensure the success of students of color at LSU. The program seeks to provide a strong foundation for students to excel in their chosen academic disciplines and ease the transition from high school to college. Genesis is staffed by students trained to help peers master difficult concepts; identify key ideas; and offer support, advice, and other relevant information.

Student Support Services 150 Himes Hall / 578-2873 / Fax 578-8308 sss@lsu.edu / http://sss.lsu.edu

Students have varied expectations about college: more freedom, new friends, new experiences, and college classes similar to their high school classes. Some expectations are true, but others are misleading. Academic success at a university depends on independent preparation and higher level functioning. Student Support Services (SSS) provides program participants with the necessary resources to function at the higher academic levels required in collegiate education and, in particular, at LSU. SSS is a U.S. Department of Education TRIO program that offers a variety of services designed to help students become involved in the LSU community and to guide students successfully through the LSU academic arena to graduation. Students who participate in the campus community are more likely to stay in school and to graduate. SSS offers a variety of free programs and services such as individual and group tutoring, a structured freshman year experience, strategies for life and learning class, personalized counseling, cultural opportunities and priority scheduling to program participants. SSS selects students according to the criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education as listed below. To be eligible for this program, students must meet at least one of the following criteria and have a need for some academic support. • neither parent graduated from a four-year institution (student is therefore a first-generation college student)

• income levels set by the federal government have been met (Visit the SSS website for more details.) • student has a documented disability and has registered with LSU Disability Services (www.lsu.edu/ods) Stop by the SSS Office at 150 Himes Hall, call 5782873, or complete the online eligibility questionnaire at http://sss.lsu.edu/form_elig.html.

Tiger Card Office 109 Student Union / 578-4300 / www.lsu.edu/tigercard

The Tiger Card Office is your one-stop shop to purchase your LSU Dining meal plan and make deposits and check the balance of your TigerCASH account. Information regarding LSU Dining can be seen on the Web at www.lsudining.com. TigerCASH is a debit card system using your Tiger Card (LSU ID) that provides a fast, safe and convenient way to make purchases on and off-campus. Make TigerCASH deposits via your fee bill; our website, www.tigercard.lsu.edu; one of four VTS machine locations around campus; or at the Tiger Card Office. Deposits directly from your checking account do not incur a service charge; however, any credit and debit card deposits do require a nominal service fee. With TigerCASH, you’ll enjoy the convenience of purchasing power without carrying cash. Campus Federal Credit Union and LSU have agreed to offer a new function of the Tiger Card. Students can make their Tiger Card an ATM pin-based card by setting up or transferring an existing account to Campus Federal. Additional information can be obtained from Campus Federal, which is located on the first floor of the LSU Student Union. If your card is lost or stolen, a call to the Tiger Card Office will immediately stop access to your account until you find or replace your card. You can also click “Manage Your Account” on the website to report the card lost or stolen. The Tiger Card Office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Tiger Card Office at 578-4300, visit our website at www.tigercard.lsu.edu, or send us an e-mail at tigercard@lsu.edu.

Veterans Affairs Office 112 Thomas Boyd Hall / 578-1547 / FAX 578-5991 www.lsu.edu/vetaffairs

The Veterans Affairs Office is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., to assist students who qualify for various Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits, Louisiana National Guard, or Dependents’ State Aid exemptions. To ensure timely payment of VA benefits, contact the LSU VA office at least two months prior to the enrollment period if requesting the “Advance Pay” option; however, certification can be submitted to the VA at any time during the semester and up to one year for retroactive enrollment certification. Male students need to be aware that state law requires they register with the Selective Service System before they enroll at the university. The most convenient and quickest way is to register online at www.sss.gov.

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Leadership & Involvement Student Involvement: An Overview Campus involvement is an integral part of joining the Tiger family. You can connect with your peers, faculty, staff, and alumni by taking an active role in campus life. Student organizations, campus athletics, recreation, academic societies, and community service are just a few of the ways you can get involved. Each year, thousands of students are successful because of the support networks and connections they make beyond the classroom. Students who are involved on campus have higher GPAs and critical thinking skills, learn teamwork and leadership, are more satisfied with their college experience, and are better prepared to enter the workforce.

S.T.R.I.P.E.S.: Learn What It Really Means to Be A Tiger! 128 Johnston Hall / 578-4987 (phone) / 578-4820 (fax) www.stripes.lsu.edu • stripes@lsu.edu

Student Tigers Rallying, Interacting, and Promoting Education and Services (S.T.R.I.P.E.S.) is a four-day, three-night program designed to assist first-year students for their transition to LSU. Students can attend one of two sessions offered in August prior to the start of the fall semester. At S.T.R.I.P.E.S. students will officially begin their transition to LSU; get a jump start in experiencing the history and traditions of LSU; connect with campus resources, facilities and programs to help you be successful; learn how to get involved in the campus community; and meet other first-year students and student leaders. Learn what it really means to be a LSU Tiger! For more information or to register for the program, visit www.stripes.lsu.edu.

Campus Life 350 LSU Student Union / 578-5160 / Fax 578-9311 campuslife@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/campuslife

The mission of Campus Life is to enhance student learning through innovative leadership, service, and involvement initiatives that enrich the LSU experience. Under the Office of the Dean of Students, Campus Life oversees leadership development programs; support, training and educational programming for more than 400 student organizations; entertainment and enrichment programming for the LSU community; and the LSU clearinghouse for volunteerism. Through programming, experiential learning, and leadership development opportunities, Campus Life complements academic pursuits at Louisiana State University and prepares students to become citizens of the global community. Activities

578-5160 / Fax 578-9311

Students on the Student Activities Board (SAB) committees select and plan entertainment and cultural events for the LSU community that include speakers, musicians, comedians, late night programs, and more. These events add a unique and exciting element to life at LSU. By participating in these

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programs, you will have the opportunity to gain leadership experience and to learn event management, marketing, and communication skills, all of which are valuable in preparing for a successful career. Volunteer LSU

578-5160 / Fax 578-9311

Volunteer LSU is the student organization that plans community service and involvement. Our mission is to promote and coordinate volunteer opportunities, build partnerships within the community, and instill a lifelong commitment to service. Current areas of focus include Baton Rouge restoration and beautification, civic awareness and engagement, environmental and disaster response, health and wellness outreach, and youth programs. Sign up for a weekly listserv message at www.volunteer.lsu.edu, call 5785160, or e-mail volunteer@lsu.edu for more information. Student Organizations With over 400 registered student organizations, there is a place for you to be involved at LSU. Campus Life provides the oversight, support, and training for student organizations. university registration of a student organization does not imply control of, support for, or agreement with the organization’s purpose, goals, or philosophy. Participation in student organizations is voluntary and highly encouraged. Note that a student organization’s status may change after the catalog is published. For the most up-to-date list, visit lsu.edu/campuslife. Leadership Development Leadership development is an integral piece of your transition to and retention at LSU. In Campus Life, our professional and graduate staff, along with Leading Streak, implements campus-wide leadership development programs to enhance your academic experience. This includes hosting leadership development programs, coordinating leadership conferences, and providing specific training for individuals who wish to become campus leaders. The Leading Edge program is specifically for First-year students. Homecoming Be a part of a tradition that brings LSU students, alumni and friends together to celebrate Tiger Spirit! Festivities include a pep rally, parade, contests, election of King and Queen, canned food drive, and new events each year. Planning begins in the Spring, and more volunteers are needed as Homecoming Week approaches in the Fall. For more information visit www.lsu.edu/homecoming

Student Government (SG) 150 LSU Student Union / 578-8727 / Fax 578-8747 sg@lsu.edu / www.sg.lsu.edu / Twitter: @LSU_SG

Student Government (SG) is your elected voice at LSU. SG is headed by the student body president and vice president. Participation in Student Government is open to all LSU students. Officers are elected during the fall and spring semesters and appointed at various times throughout the year.


Student Government has two primary purposes: • represent the concerns and interests of LSU students to the university faculty and administration • provide programs and initiatives for the betterment and enrichment of the LSU community Student Government comprises three branches. The executive branch (headed by the student body president) acts as a liaison between students and university administration and directs Student Government programs. During the academic year, the Executive Branch conducts meetings, which are open to the public, each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Room of the LSU Student Union. The legislative branch, LSU Student Senate, creates legislation concerning issues facing students and allocates money to campus organizations and Student Government programs. During the academic year, the Student Senate conducts meetings, which are open to the public, each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Capitol Chamber of the LSU Student Union. The judicial branch is the University Court and University Trial Court, which serves to enforce Student Government policies, thereby acting as a check on the other two branches. Student Government is often involved in changing university policies; allocating money to campus organizations; and initiating campus-wide programs such as the newspaper program, technology improvements, and diversity awareness programs.

• community outreach • leadership development

International Cultural Center (ICC) 3365 Dalrymple Drive / 342-3084 / Fax 342-0864 icc@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/icc

The International Cultural Center (ICC) is a facility that assists LSU’s international students and facilitates interactions with each other and the community. International students pay $10 per semester to maintain the center and support its activities, which include both recreational and educational events. Past activities have included holiday celebrations, lectures, graduation parties, movies, special dinners, sports, and music performances. The center has also arranged day trips to sites of interest such as the Atchafalaya Basin, the Rural Life Museum, the D-Day Museum in New Orleans, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Some events are organized by specific national groups, while others bring together people from throughout the world, including the United States. In addition to arranging excursions and maintaining the facility for on-site events, the ICC provides essential services to new international students with a 15-passenger van and assists students in locating housing. Another important feature of the center is a 10-station computer lab with foreign language keyboards.

Student Government also sponsors social events such as Groovin’ on the Grounds, Battle of the Bands, bus trips to away LSU football and basketball games, and campus service days.

International students are encouraged to take advantage of the center and assume an active role in generating ideas and team work necessary to run it. American students interested in an international experience are welcome to join as volunteers and/or participants.

For more information about Student Government members, initiatives, and programs, visit www.sg.lsu.edu or e-mail sg@lsu.edu.

Membership in the ICC is open to all LSU students for a membership fee of $10 per semester. For more information, go to www.lsu.edu/icc or call 342-3084.

AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER Raphael Semmes Road / 578-1627 / Fax 578-1504 aacc@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/aacc

The African American Cultural Center (AACC) reports to the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and assists OMA in its mission to enhance the quality of campus life by providing an environment that is welcoming and supportive for the entire LSU community. Through programming efforts, the AACC implements educational, cultural, and social activities that acknowledge and address the needs of the African American cultural heritage. The primary goal of the LSU AACC is to educate students, faculty, and staff about the history, culture, and contributions of African Americans. In doing so, the center strives to help the LSU family develop a better understanding of the African American experience. The center provides a wide scope of programs that fall into the following categories: • artistic • historical/political • informal student advising

LSU STUDENT UNION 578-5141 / Fax 578-4329 union@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/union

On September 29, 2006, the LSU Student Union broke ground on the first major renovation in over 40 years. The project included a four-story addition and new entrance on the southeast corner, a new center for student organizations on the third and fourth floors, and renovation of two-thirds of the existing building. The renovation project was completed in spring 2011. During your years at LSU, you will use the LSU Student Union as your living room and for its restaurants, food court, bookstore, barbershop, and more. At the LSU Student Union, you may purchase everything from chocolate chip cookies to notebooks to shaving cream. You can meet friends for a cup of coffee or grab a bite to eat in the Tiger Lair, discover a new artist in the LSU Student Union Art Gallery, and see exciting dance companies and Broadway plays in the theater. The LSU Student Union is normally open 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Monday–Friday; 8 a.m.–11 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m.– 11 p.m. on Sunday. Call 578-5141 to confirm these hours and hours for specific areas of the LSU Student Union.

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Services provided include a barbershop, student activities planning, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Student Government office, food service (a full food court, catering, a table service restaurant, multiple grab ’n’ go options, and three coffee shops), an art gallery, a box office, the Leisure Arts Studio, the LSU Student Union Theater, student computer lab, Campus Federal Credit Union, banking machines, Tiger Card/ID office, Cox Communications Service Center, RICOH Copy & Mail Services @ LSU, Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions Center, and more. The LSU Student Union employs more than 100 students each semester in a variety of jobs. Applications are accepted in the third floor Union Administrative offices, 5785124. LSU Student Union Box Office Tickets are available for many LSU events, including LSU Theatre and Swine Palace performances, The Performing Arts Series, Union Theater performances, and student activities. The box office is located in the Union Theater ground floor lobby. Hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour before ticketed events. Tiger Cash, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted. Visit www.uniontheater.lsu.edu for more information. Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore 2 Union Square / 578-5137 / Fax 578-5441 www.lsubookcenter.com

The official LSU Bookstore is located on the corner of Highland Road and Raphael Semmes Drive. The bookstore carries a full suite of textbook services. New, used, rental, and digital textbooks and supplies are available for all university courses. By using TigerCASH, students can save an additional 5 percent on new and used textbooks. The bookstore offers students a growing array of lower-cost textbook options to choose from, including textbook rentals, which save students more than 50 percent over the cost of a new, printed textbook. Digital textbooks are available through Nook Study and you can save up to 60 percent over the cost of a new, printed textbook. For more Nook Study information, see www.nookstudy.com. If you order your books online, the bookstore will package them and notify you when they are ready to pick up.

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The LSU Bookstore offers a vast assortment of LSU gifts and apparel. From tailgating gear to alumni clothing and gifts, you can be sure to find what you are looking for at Barnes & Noble at LSU. The bookstore is open at the following times: Store Hours Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.– 8 p.m. Rush hours can be found on our website.

RICOH Copy & Mail Services 101 LSU Student Union / 578-6756/ ricoh@lsu.edu

RICOH Copy & Mail Services @ LSU is the university’s Commercial Mail Receiving Agency. Mail service is provided to students and faculty members who are LSU box holders or who receive mail through university departments. Business hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. LSU boxes are accessible during regular LSU Student Union hours, which are available at http://unionweb.lsu.edu/hours.html. On-campus residents are automatically assigned an LSU Box. Off-campus residents are also welcome to rent an LSU Box for $70 per calendar year. To claim a box assignment and key, please visit room 101 of the LSU Student Union. Bring two forms of photo ID, such as your LSU Tiger Card and a driver’s license. RICOH offers mailing, personal shipping, and copying services and accepts cash, checks, credit and debit cards, and TigerCASH as payment. For correct addressing standards and other frequently asked questions, please visit www.uas.lsu.edu/mail_faq.php.

Office of Student Media B39 Hodges Hall / 578-1697 / www.lsu.edu/studentmedia

The Office of Student Media is home to LSU’s five studentproduced media outlets, which provide news, information, and entertainment to the campus and hands-on learning opportunities for students.The Office of Student Media encourages its students to produce excellent products and gives student control over content in order to maximize learning. As an essential part of fulfilling this philosophy, the


Office of Student Media staff ensures sound fiscal policies and cares for resources for the long term. Financial support comes from an advertising and marketing student staff, which sells advertising, underwriting, and sponsorships for all outlets of Student Media. Sales reps gain experience in marketing, campaign development, advertising design, creating radio spots, assisting in television commercial concepts and production, as well as problemsolving. Graphic designers create ads for clients and marketing staff members develop events and promotions. Student managers learn how to manage peers and achieve financial goals. To learn about opportunities in these areas, call 578-6090. The Daily Reveille Older than campus itself, the Daily Reveille has been a part of LSU tradition for more than a century. A national awardwinning, student-run news operation, it provides students up-to-the-minute news, sports, and entertainment in print, on the Web, and in other digital media. The newspaper is published five times a week in the fall and spring semesters and twice a week during the summer. The website, www.lsureveille.com, is updated multiple times daily. For students who are on the go, the Daily Reveille offers iPhone and Android apps and posts on Facebook and Twitter. Gumbo For more than 100 years, LSU’s yearbook, Gumbo, has recorded and illuminated campus life. Gumbo staff members work to chronicle the LSU experience in a way that is interesting now as well as 10, 20, or 50 years in the future, with a strong emphasis on photography. The yearbook and additional content in an interactive, multimedia format is also available at lifepages.com. Anyone in the LSU community with an lsu.edu e-mail address can establish a free Lifepages account. For more information about Gumbo, visit www.lsugumbo.com. Legacy Legacy is a student-run, general-interest, feature magazine that is published four times a year. The magazine explores the diverse campus community through in-depth features, profiles, and photography focusing on student entertainment, leisure, and academics. The staff also provides a web version at www.lsulegacymag.com and an iPad version available from the website.

Tiger TV Broadcasting on campus cable channel 75 and local cable channels, Tiger TV is a student-run television station featuring news and sports shows and original student productions. For more information about Tiger TV, visit the station’s website, www.tigertv.tv, or call 578-6103. KLSU–91.1 FM Since 1915, KLSU has served as LSU’s student-run radio station. A progressive music format shares air time with popular specialty shows, news, and public affairs. KLSU operates with a 5,000-watt, noncommercial educational license. For information about its program schedule, specialty shows, or underwriting opportunities, check out its website at www.klsuradio.fm.

LSU ROTC 106 Military Science Building / 578-2371 / Fax 578-3560 www.lsu.edu/milscience

LSU offers a variety of leadership and training programs for those interested in military service. ROTC programs require no more time than most of your other college courses and often counts as credit toward your degree. Air Force ROTC LSU Air Force ROTC Program provides an opportunity for mentally, morally, and physically qualified students at LSU, Southern University, Our Lady of the Lake College, BRCC, and Southeastern Louisiana University to become officers of character motivated to lead in the U.S. Air Force in service to our country. There are several types of scholarships available to high school and college students. Scholarship selections are based on the following requirements: (a) hold full-time status and be in good standing with the university, (b) receive a qualifying score on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, and (c) pass a physical fitness test and physical. To apply for a scholarship and to learn more, visit www.afrotc.lsu.edu or call 578-4407. Army ROTC The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is responsible for commissioning more than 75 percent of active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard commissioned officers. In Army ROTC, you will be challenged

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mentally and physically, and you will develop your decisionmaking and quick-thinking skills through the program’s military and leadership training. The traditional four-year program includes two years of basic courses and two years of advanced courses. It is possible to enroll in the basic course without making any commitment to the military. This course covers the principles of leadership and fundamental military skills, while introducing you to the U.S. Army and officer career opportunities. Outdoor adventure activities are also included. An advanced course that provides extensive training and experience in decisionmaking, officer ethics, and professionalism is also available

paper, and photography. The museum’s 5000-work collection is highlighted in galleries of American and British portraiture and decorative arts, American arts and crafts pottery, Chinese jade, and modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures. The LSU Museum of Art is a gateway connecting the university and the community at large to a diverse range of artistic styles and periods. Visit their website at www.lsumoa.com. Museum of Natural Science The Museum of Natural Science consists of the Division of Zoology, located in Foster Hall, and the Division of Geoscience, located in the Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex.

A number of scholarships are available to interested students. More information, as well as a scholarship application, can be found at www.lsu.edu/milscience.

The museum’s Division of Zoology contains extensive research collections, including an internationally known repository of zoological materials.

Navy ROTC The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Unit, established at Southern University in 1971, provides an opportunity for students at local colleges and universities to compete for commissions in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. Approximately 50 percent of the NROTC “Red Stick” Battalion is comprised of LSU undergraduate students.

The Division of Geoscience curates archaeological collections including more than one million lots from 1,800 sites in Louisiana and many other sites in the Gulf Coast and Caribbean regions.

The mission of the NROTC program is to develop future officers mentally, morally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideas of duty and loyalty and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. The program strives to commission college graduates as Naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval services and have potential for future development to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government. A number of scholarships are available to interested students. More information, as well as a scholarship application, can be found at www.lsu.edu/milscience or call 931-6471.

Culture at LSU The arts thrive at LSU, where students, faculty, staff, and the local community gather year-round to celebrate the fine and performing arts. With operas, dance concerts, art exhibits, and both student and professional theatres on campus, you don’t have to go far to enjoy an evening of culture. Campus Museums LSU is home to several museums, some of which are on campus, while others are centrally located in Baton Rouge. The following is a brief look at LSU’s museums and their collections. LSU Student Union Art Gallery The LSU Student Union Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the LSU Student Union. The Art Gallery is known for exhibits of contemporary art, local and regional competitions, student and faculty art shows, and traveling exhibits from major museums and private collections. LSU Museum of Art The LSU Museum of Art is a dynamic venue located on the fifth floor of Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge. In addition to holding one of the largest universityaffiliated art collections in the South, the musem presents world class touring exhibitions of regional, American, and European painting, sculpture, decorative arts, works on

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Jack & Priscilla Andonie Museum The Jack & Priscilla Andonie Museum is located at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on Lakeshore Drive. The museum celebrates LSU athletics with a vast collection of photographs, paintings, memorabilia, film, and videos. The collection immerses visitors in the history, heritage, and traditions of LSU athletics. Music Music to suit every taste is available in Baton Rouge. Classical, contemporary, jazz, rhythm and blues, country, and rock are presented on campus in programs sponsored by the Student Union, the School of Music, the Assembly Center, and other campus organizations. A variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles are open to students as well. Off-campus bars and nightclubs feature live music during the week and weekends. The Baton Rouge River Center showcases national tours of today’s artists, classical music groups, and traveling Broadway productions. Theatre Students interested in theatre will find high quality performances in a wide range of plays and musicals on campus. LSU Theatre and Swine Palace The LSU Department of Theatre provides opportunities for LSU students to participate in all facets of an ambitious production program. With the recent reopening of the renovated M&DA Building, LSU Theatre has some of the best educational and performance facilities in the Southeast. Swine Palace, a professional company associated with LSU Theatre, provides emerging talent the opportunity to work alongside leading professionals. For more information on LSU Theatre call 5784174 or visit www.theatre.lsu.edu. For more information on Swine Palace call 578-9277 or visit www.swinepalace.org. Tickets are sold at box offices in the LSU M&DA Building and the Reilly Theatre, at both websites, or by calling 578-3527. LSU Student Union Theater The LSU Student Union Theater brings the best in classical, jazz, choral concerts, opera, and national and international theater touring companies. The Student Activities Board brings the touring road shows to campus each year.


Sports & Fitness University Recreation (UREC) Student Recreation Complex / 578-8601 / Fax 578-8489 urec@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/urec

The LSU Department of University Recreation (UREC) provides exceptional recreation facilities, programs, and services that inspire, educate, and empower students and the LSU community to cultivate active, healthy lives. The university is in the planning and design stage of an expansion and redesign project that will increase recreation space at LSU to approximately 250,000 square feet. The project is expected to include an outdoor leisure pool; an adventure center; and additional fields, courts, and multipurpose studios. LSU UREC operates the Student Recreation Center with an adjacent field complex and the Sport & Adventure Complex. All currently enrolled full-time LSU students are eligible to use LSU UREC facilities by presenting their Tiger Card at the entry station. UREC fees are included in the full-time tuition fee bill paid directly to the Office of Bursar Operations at the current student rate. Family and dependents of students, part-time students, faculty, staff, and alumni are also eligible for membership. • The UREC Student Recreation Comlex (SRC) is a 121,000 square-foot facility that includes a fitness center with cardio machines and weights; courts for raquetball, basketball, volleyball, and badminton; an indoor pool and track; a climbing gym; a circuit room; a cycle studio; and men’s and women’s locker rooms. • The UREC SRC Field Complex, which is adjacent to the SRC, consists of tennis courts, multipurpose fields, and sand volleyball courts. • The UREC Sport and Adventure Complex (SAC) consists of three multipurpose sports fields and a challenge course. • The UREC Aquatics program includes swimming lessons and American Red Cross certification courses for lifeguard training, CPR, and First Aid. • The UREC Adventure Education program provides a climbing gym, a trip program, and rentals for bikes, canoes, and camping equipment. The challenge program offers opportunities for groups to participate in activities that emphasize teamwork and develop problem-solving skills. • The UREC Fitness Program includes group exercise classes, fitness assessments, personal training, and specialty courses. Group exercise classes, also called GroupX classes, are available to students at no additional charge. • The UREC Intramural Sports program offers team sports and individual events for men’s, women’s, co-rec, and open divisions throughout the year. Activities include flag football, basketball, softball, volleyball, racquetball, tennis, badminton, and dodgeball. • The UREC Sports Clubs program provides opportunities for exercise, fellowship, competition on- and off-campus, and enrichment. Active clubs include rugby, bowling, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, equestrian, ultimate frisbee, rowing, volleyball, and powerlifting. Go to www.lsu.edu/urec to learn more.

Spectator Sports If you enjoy watching first-class college athletics, you’ve come to the right place. LSU is a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and has 20 varsity teams: • baseball (men) • basketball (men and women) • cross country (men and women) • football (men) • golf (men and women) • gymnastics (women) • soccer (women) • softball (women) • swimming and diving (men and women) • tennis (men and women) • track and field, indoor (men and women) • track and field, outdoor (men and women) • volleyball (women) Sports schedules are available at www.lsusports.net or by calling the Sports Information Office, 578-8226. Student Tickets Admission to all varsity sports is free, with the exception of football, to all full-time LSU students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Your Tiger Card is used for admission to all sporting events. Orders for student football tickets are taken over the Internet at www.lsusports.net. All students will receive an e-mail announcing the dates football tickets will go on sale. A limited number of away game tickets will be available to students. Tickets are allocated based on the Student Priority Point Plan and are typically not available to freshmen. More information about student tickets is available by contacting the LSU Athletic Ticket Office at 578-2184 or online at www.lsusports.net/studenttickets. Athletic Facilities • Alex Box Stadium seats 9,200 and maintains a lighted baseball complex comparable to most minor league AAA ballparks. • The Maddox Field House provides a 220-meter track facility; a gymnastics practice room; three regulation handball courts; and a large, unobstructed area for basketball, volleyball, indoor tennis, badminton, and other activities. • The Pete Maravich Assembly Center, a multipurpose facility, seats 13,472 and serves as home for the men’s and women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics, and the women’s volleyball teams. • Bernie Moore Stadium, with its 400-meter track, has seating accommodations for 5,680. • The Natatorium provides an eight-lane Olympic-size indoor pool. • The Dub Robinson Tennis Stadium features six lighted, outdoor tennis courts with an elevated grandstand. • The LSU Soccer Park, seating 1,500, is a full-size soccer facility with lighting for night competition and a fully operational scoreboard and sound system.

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• The Tiger Softball Park, seating 1,289, is lighted for night games and includes a scoreboard with graphics capabilities, a state-of-the-art sound system, and modern dugouts. • Tiger Stadium, also known as “Death Valley,” has a seating capacity of more than 92,400. Student-athletes also use four practice fields and an indoor practice facility.

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Lagniappe for Families: A Parent Guide Welcome to Louisiana State University! We want to especially welcome you, the parents and families of LSU’s new students, to the University community. While you may not be able to join us on campus every day, you are each vital members of our campus community and are critical to student success. The Lagniappe for Families section of Experience LSU was designed specifically to help you become more acquainted with the services, programs, and resources available to your student. We encourage you to take some time to review this section in Experience LSU and refer to it as your student progresses through his or her LSU undergraduate career. We also encourage you to keep your Experience LSU handy throughout your student’s time at LSU. Please don’t hesitate to contact us any time you need assistance. Sincerely,

Aimee Frierson

Assistant Director, Parent & Family Programs

Parent & Family Programs 137 Johnston Hall / 578-1173 / Fax 578-7899 lsufamily@lsu.edu / www.family.lsu.edu

Parent & Family Programs, located in the Division of Student Life & Enrollment, realizes how important a smooth transition is to not only the students, but to the parents as well. The start of your student’s college career is a milestone for you and your student, and the transition will likely affect the family as a whole. Through orientation programs, campus events, and ongoing outreach and education, Parent & Family Programs fosters the connection for LSU families to the university community. We realize that supportive family structures enhance a student’s ability to develop and facilitate a healthy transition into the university community. This is a time of transition for the entire family and Parent & Family Programs is here to communicate, educate, and support our LSU families along the way. Here’s how we help support you as an LSU family throughout your student’s time here at LSU. Through Events… • LSU Family Weekend: Parent & Family Programs hosts LSU Family Weekend each fall. All families of current LSU students are invited to campus for a weekend of activities, programs, and a chance to see the LSU Tigers play under

the lights of Tiger Stadium. The weekend gives parents and families an opportunity to gain a better understanding of their students’ college experience, to connect with other LSU families and LSU administration, and enjoy the energy of campus on a game day. Check our website beginning in September for details about LSU Family Weekend. • Welcome Week Event: Each year, Parent & Family Programs hosts an event for families and students during Bengal Bound, the official Welcome Week at LSU. This gives parents a time to get a taste of the LSU spirit while helping their student settle into the LSU community. • Family Orientation: Family Orientation sessions are offered in conjunction with each New Student Orientation session. These sessions are designed to provide parents and families with the valuable information needed as a family member of an LSU student including financial aid, health and wellness, safety, and more. » Parent Orientation Leaders: Parent Orientation Leaders are selected annually from the LSU Ambassadors, an LSU student organization whose mission is to recruit, orient, and advise new students and parents. LSU Ambassadors undergo a rigorous training process in order to participate in the organization. Parent Orientation Leaders are trained an additional 25 hours in order to serve you, our LSU families. Parent Orientation Leaders serve at all orientation

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sessions and are available to help ease your concerns, answer your questions, and be a resource throughout your orientation experience and your student’s career here at LSU.

Contact Your Parent Orientation Leaders:

As you meet the Parent Orientation Leaders, we invite you to record their contact information here for future assistance.

_____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Through Ongoing Communication… In order to keep LSU families connected to the university, we provide the following services: • Website: Our website is a one-stop shop for all your LSU needs. Here, you can learn more about how Parent & Family Programs can serve you, additional resources for parents and families, links to numerous LSU departments, and more. • E-mail Updates: Each month, we send out e-mail updates to keep our parents informed about what is going on at LSU, including updates from campus departments, upcoming dates, and helpful resources for parents and families. • Facebook & Twitter: We encourage you to check the Parent & Family Programs Facebook page (www.facebook. com/lsufamily) and Twitter account (www.twitter.com/ lsufamily) often. These pages serve as a hub for parents to communicate with our office and with each other. We post upcoming dates, interesting parent readings and resources, and events happening on campus and around Baton Rouge. • Blog: Visit our new blog (www.lsufamily.wordpress.com) to stay up-to-date on current happenings and experiences of a

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wide range of people in the LSU community. LSU students, parents, family members, faculty, and staff are eligible to blog with us. Get involved at www.family.lsu.edu. Through membership in the LSU Family Association... The LSU Family Association is dedicated to helping families with their transition into the university. We know that LSU is a big place, and we make it seem smaller and more personal by offering support, information, involvement opportunities, and problem solving for parents of LSU students. We provide opportunities for parents and families to become partners with the university in the educational experiences of their students in the spirit of LSU! Some of the benefits of joining the LSU Family Association include the following: • Discounts to LSU vendors including The Cook Hotel, LSU Golf Course, Swine Palace, LSU Bookstore, LSU Dining, and LSU University Recreation (UREC) • A subscription to the LSU Family Association’s monthly electronic newsletter The Campus Link • Priority registration for LSU Family Weekend • Invitations to LSU Family Association social events • Access to scholarships available exclusively to students of Family Association members • Opportunities to partner with the university and help contribute to the success of current and future LSU families • An academic wall calendar highlighting dates and important campus resources and services • An LSU Family Association tote bag and other souvenirs For more information or to join the LSU Family Association online, visit www.family.lsu.edu.


Academics University College 150 Allen Hall / 578-6822 / Fax 578-5762 ucinfo@lsu.edu / www.uc.lsu.edu

University College serves as the portal of entry for most incoming freshmen enrolling at LSU. It also serves many returning students and transfer students who are not yet eligible for admission to a degree-granting senior college on campus. All new freshmen with the exception of those pursuing majors in the College Music & Dramatic Arts or the College of Agriculture, will begin their academic career in University College. The two enrollment divisions of University College are the Center for Freshman Year and the Center for Advising & Counseling. In addition, a variety of retentionspecific programs that focus on particular student populations are a significant part of the role and mission of University College. The Center for Freshman Year (UCFY), located in 150 Allen Hall, is the academic home for new students with fewer than 30 hours of college credit who have not been admitted to a senior college. During the time enrolled in UCFY, students are working to meet the requirements for admission to one of the degree-granting senior colleges. Typically, these requirements are achieved during the First Year. UCFY students are provided with academic advising and support from a staff or qualified counselors who are knowledgeable of all of the degree programs offered at LSU. The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC), located in 150 Himes Hall, provides an enrollment option for students who have earned 30 or more hours of college credit and who have not yet met the admission requirements from one of the university’s degree-granting senior colleges. Other special populations are also included in this enrollment. Visiting students, cross-enrolled students from other institutions, and non-matriculating students who are not working toward degrees are examples of these special populations. Students are generally allowed a maximum of four regular semesters of enrollment in UCAC. In some instances, it is appropriate to limit enrollment to less than four regular semesters. Students in UCAC work closely with academic counselors to design an individualized academic plan that meets their academic goals and helps them meet requirements for entering a senior college and earning a degree.

Senior Colleges Information about senior college admission criteria and specific degree requirements are available in on pages 5-7. Below is an abbreviated list of majors offered at LSU. Please refer to the appropriate senior college’s website or the LSU General Catalog online for a complete listing of concentrations and answers to questions about your student’s degree program. College of Agriculture • Agricultural Business • Animal, Dairy & Poultry Sciences • Child & Family Studies

• Environmental Management Systems • Forestry • Natural Resource Ecology & Management • Nutritional Sciences • Plant & Soil Systems • Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising College of Art & Design • Architecture • Interior Design • Landscape Architecture • Studio Art E. J. Ourso College of Business • Accounting • Economics (BS) • Finance • General Business • Information Systems & Decision Sciences • International Trade & Finance • Management • Marketing School of the Coast & Environment • Coastal Environmental Science College of Engineering • Biological Engineering • Chemical Engineering • Civil Engineering • Computer Engineering • Computer Science • Construction Management • Electrical Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Industrial Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Petroleum Engineering College of Human Sciences & Education • Athletic Training • Business Education • Child & Family Studies • Early Childhood Education • Elementary Education • Human Resource Education • Kinesiology • Sport Administration College of Humanities & Social Sciences • Anthropology • Communication Disorders • Communication Studies • Economics (BA) • English • French • Geography • History • Interdisciplinary Studies • International Studies • Liberal Arts

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• Philosophy • Political Science • Psychology • Sociology • Spanish Manship School of Mass Communication • Advertising • Journalism • Mass Communication • Political Communication • Public Relations College of Music & Dramatic Arts • Music • Music Education • Theatre College of Science • Biochemistry • Biological Sciences • Chemistry • Geology • Mathematics • Microbiology • Physics

University College (Pre-Professional Programs in Allied Health and Nursing) Many aspiring allied health and nursing students begin their academic careers at LSU with the intent on continuing their studies at one of several state and private schools offering degrees in these areas. University College provides advising assistance for these students as they prepare for the selective admission process for these professional programs. Preprofessional advising is available for: • Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Therapy) • Dental Hygiene • Dental Laboratory Technology • Medical Technology (clinical laboratory science) • Nursing • Occupational Therapy • Pharmacy • Physical Therapy • Physician’s Assistant • Rehabilitation Counseling

Honors College 205 French House / 578-8831 / Fax 578-8828 honors@lsu.edu / www.honors.lsu.edu

The LSU Honors College provides both opportunities and challenges for academically and intellectually motivated undergraduate students. Honors students pursue a rigorous academic program that satisfies all requirements of their academic departments and colleges and goes beyond those requirements to provide the basis for outstanding achievement and appropriate recognition for that achievement. From low enrollment in seminars in the freshman year to independent research activities in preparation for the senior

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honors thesis, honors students are given many opportunities to work closely with selected members of the faculty. Honors courses satisfy both general education requirements and the requirements of traditional undergraduate degrees. Honors courses often substitute for nonhonors equivalent courses in meeting degree requirements. Honors College and departmental advisors assist in ensuring that students meet all requirements of each student’s major curriculum. Admission to the Honors College The admission deadline for entering freshmen was November 15, though applications will continue to be reviewed on a space-available basis. Continuing and transfer students who have completed at least their first semester of college and have earned at least a 3.50 GPA are invited to apply.

Center for Academic Success B-31 Coates Hall / 578-2872 / Fax 578-2696 cas@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/cas

Even the best students are sometimes perplexed and overwhelmed by the academic challenges of college. Students are in class less time, yet have more material to learn. They face greater competition, and more high-pressure situations. There are more distractions, yet fewer restrictions. For these reasons, effective time management and learning strategies are crucial tools for academic success at LSU. The faculty and staff at the Center for Academic Success (CAS) know that LSU students have great potential to succeed academically; however, they frequently lack the college-level learning strategies and time management skills needed to make that success a reality. CAS provides a wide variety of services as students make the transition from high school to college, helping them maximize their learning potential. Tutorial Services The center offers walk-in tutoring in math, biology, chemistry, physics, and select foreign languages. Each tutorial center is equipped with computers for independent use. Check our website for hours and schedules. CAS also sponsors online tutoring accessed through MyLSU under “Student Services.” Supplemental Instruction This program is offered in select, historically difficult courses. SI peer leaders facilitate regularly scheduled study sessions each week to help students master course concepts, develop test-taking skills, and learn more efficient study strategies. Check our website for a list of current sessions. Learning Strategies CAS offers individual consultations, presentations, and an innovative online application for improving grades and enhancing learning effectiveness. This unique site includes three learning style self-tests (brain dominance, personality style, and sensory preference) and online workshops on topics such as test preparation, time management, notetaking, overcoming test anxiety, college reading strategies, and concept mapping. Visit the CAS website for more information.

Student Support Services 150 Himes Hall / 578-2873 / Fax 578-8308 sss@lsu.edu / www.sss.lsu.edu

Students come to LSU from diverse backgrounds and situations. Some students are first in their families to attend college, others have disabilities that affect their learning, and some students arrive at college with limited financial resources. Student Support Services (SSS) is a U.S. Department of Education TRIO grant program that provides services that level the playing field for these students. The program offers resources and opportunities that are designed to teach students how to navigate LSU’s academic arena successfully and to become a part of the LSU community. Research shows that students who feel integrated into the campus are more likely to stay in school and graduate. SSS focuses on the first year and structures it to give students the best possible academic start. The program continues to provide services such as free tutoring and personalized counseling throughout the undergraduate career. The SSS staff shares in the ups and downs of college life with the program participants and celebrates with them when they graduate! To be eligible for this program, students must meet at least one of the following criteria and have some need for academic support: • neither parent graduated from a four-year institution (student is therefore a first-generation college student) • income levels set by the federal government have been met (Visit the SSS website for more details.) • student has a documented disability and has registered with LSU Disability Services (www.lsu.edu/ods) Contact SSS or complete the online eligibility questionnaire at http://sss.lsu.edu/form_elig.html.

Disability Services 115 Johnston Hall / 578-5919 / TDD 578-2600 Fax 578-4560 / disability@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/disability

Disability Services (DS) provides accommodations and support services to students with hearing, mobility, visual, psychological, and learning disabilities. Services are also available to students who experience temporary disabilities, like a broken arm that prevents them from taking notes, or who have other functional limitations resulting from chronic or intermittent health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. Specialized support services are based on the individual student’s disability-based needs. Services include coordination of in-class accommodations, including note takers and sign-language interpreter services, and liaison and referral to on- and off-campus resources, services, and agencies. The terrain of the LSU campus is mostly flat, and there is a network of curb cuts and ramps for accessibility. Disability Services also works with you on an individual basis to identify and make recommendations on accessibility of specific structures and equipment on campus.

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Student Life at LSU First Year Experience 128 Johnston Hall / 578-1188 / Fax 578-4820 fye@lsu.edu / www.fye.lsu.edu

First Year Experience (FYE) offers programs, resources, and outreach to assist first-year students in acclimating to college life at LSU. Through events, educational programming, and referrals to campus resources, FYE engages students in the campus community to ensure a quality experience at LSU. By taking advantage of the opportunities provided by FYE, first-year students are more likely to feel connected to the campus community and be successful while at LSU. FYE hosts a number of programs and opportunities for first-year students including: S.T.R.I.P.E.S., a program to assist students in their transition to LSU; Bengal Bound, the official Welcome Week to the university; Bengals Beyond the Bayou, a programming series for out-of-state and international students; the Tiger Transition Team, a peer mentoring program; and the Bengal Book Group, a monthly book group. FYE works to provide opportunities for first-year students to get involved, stay connected, and make LSU their home away from home. For additional information and a full listing of programs and services provided, please visit www.fye.lsu.edu, stop by our office at 128 Johnston Hall, e-mail us through ASK FYE at fye@lsu.edu, or call our office at 225-578-1188.

Campus Life 350 LSU Student Union / 578-5160 / Fax 578-9311 campuslife@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/campuslife

Campus Life, under the Office of the Dean of Students, oversees leadership development programs; support, training and educational programming for more than 400 student organizations; as well as entertainment and enrichment programming for the LSU community; and service and volunteer programs. More information on the specific areas of Campus Life can be found on pages 33 or at www.lsu.edu/campuslife.

Greek Life Room 472, LSU Student Union / 578-2171 / Fax 578-2450 greeks@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/greeks

Since the first fraternity appeared on the LSU campus in 1867, Greek organizations have played a significant role in the development of the university’s traditions. Fraternity and sorority membership can provide students with a “home away from home” finding a close group of friends early in their LSU tenure. The men and women of the LSU Greek community have been among the school’s leaders in academics, athletics, student government, and honorary organizations. Today, their participation in these areas is still strong. There are 10 sororities that are members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), one Latina sorority and

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one agriculture/social sorority. Twenty fraternities at LSU are affiliated with the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). LSU also is home to six National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) chapters—three fraternities and three sororities. These are the historically African American fraternities and sororities. Formal recruitment for NPC and IFC occurs each fall prior to the beginning of classes. Fraternity and sorority recruitment information and registration forms are available online at www.greeks.lsu.edu. To participate in formal recruitment week, a student must be admitted to the university and be registered with the appropriate council. Recruitment activities allow students to see how the LSU Greek community functions. Intake activities (recruitment) for the National PanHellenic fraternities and sororities (NPHC) are determined by each organization and are held during the fall or spring semester. Generally, the requirement for membership is a 2.50 GPA and a minimum of 12 hours of college credit. Many of the Greek organizations have active parents’ clubs as well as celebrate a parents’ weekend. Family involvement is always welcomed. As part of their commitment to community service, all LSU Greek chapters devote time on regular basis to local and national charities and philanthropies. These activities can be rewarding and memorable experiences. Whenever there is a need for volunteer help, LSU Greeks are there to serve.

Department of Residential Life 99 Grace King Hall / 578-8663 / Fax 578-5576 reslife@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/housing www.facebook.com/LSUreslife

The Department of Residential Life at LSU has created on-campus living environments that provide students with hassle-free living, a network of friends and emotional support, and opportunities to learn and grow. A variety of housing options are available to incoming students, including traditional residence halls and residential college programs. Students living in residential colleges take several introductory classes together, and many of their instructors hold office hours and review sessions in the residence hall. On-campus apartments are also available to upperclassmen. Because your student’s safety is a priority for the Department of Residential Life, all residence halls operate on a cardaccess security system. Residence hall employees are trained to summon police, fire, medical, and maintenance assistance when needed. Criminal activity observed within or around the vicinities of buildings is reported to the LSU Police Department. More information about Residential Life services, policies, and procedures is available in the Living on Campus Handbook, available online at www.lsu.edu/housing.


Career Services

LSU Dining

Career Decision Making, Experiential Education, and Job Search

578-6642 / Fax 578-0834 dining@lsu.edu / www.lsudining.com

Employment Services

All first and second-year students who live in LSU residence halls are required to participate in Resident Meal Plans offered through LSU Dining.

B-4 Coates Hall / 578-1548 / Fax 578-8927 career@lsu.edu / careercenter.lsu.edu

1502 Patrick F. Taylor Hal / 578-2162 • Fax 578-3076 career@lsu.edu / careercenter.lsu.edu

LSU Career Services offers comprehensive career programming that serves all LSU students. Establishing an open line of communication is important in allowing your son or daughter to freely discuss his or her career aspirations without judgment. A career decision has to belong to your student in order for him or her to successfully follow through with their academic plans. More information about Career Services is available in the Student Life section on page 26.

Students, both those living on and off campus, may purchase their meal plans via the MyLSU account. The charge for the meal plan will appear on the fee bill.

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Health & Safety Student Health Center Student Health Center Building 578-6271 / TDD 578-3672 / Fax 578-5655 studenthealth@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/shc

The Student Health Center provides quality, affordable, and convenient health care to LSU students. The center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), placing it in the highest category of health care facilities nationwide. The center includes the Medical Clinics, Mental Health Service, and the Office of Health Promotion. All visits are confidential. All full-time students pay the health fee, which entitles them to unlimited visits to primary care and specialty medical clinicians, mental health clinicians, and a registered dietitian. Additional charges are assessed for diagnostic imaging, laboratory tests, pharmaceuticals, and procedures. Part-time students and nonstudent spouses may elect to pay the health fee to use the center. Charges may be paid by check, cash, Visa or MasterCard, Tiger Card, or charge to the student’s LSU fee bill. All charges must be paid before the end of each semester. Hours of Operation Fall and Spring Semesters • 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday • 8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Saturday (medical clinic and pharmacy only) Summer Semester • 8:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m., Monday–Friday After Hours Care Information about after hours care can be found at the entrances of the Student Health Center and on the Student Health Center website. The Medical Clinics • primary health care • women’s health care • forensic exams for sexual assault survivors • ENT (ear, nose, and throat), dermatology, orthopedic, ophthalmology services, and dental screenings • immunizations and allergy injections • pharmacy • laboratory • diagnostic imaging • physical rehabilitation Mental Health Service • psychologists, social workers, and counselors • a psychiatrist • supervised graduate interns • crisis intervention • individual and group therapy • special issues groups • consultations and evaluations for emotional problems and stress experienced by university students

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• eating disorders treatment team If a student is suffering from anxiety or depression, having problems with personal relationships, or experiencing difficulties with the pressures of college life, the clinicians at the Mental Health Service can help. Individual, group, or couples therapy is available on a strictly confidential basis. Special interest groups are available for problems associated with alcohol and other drug use, eating disorders, sexual trauma, adult children of dysfunctional families, nontraditional age groups, and others. The Phone, a program of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Inc., provides 24-hour confidential telephone crisis counseling, suicide prevention, information, and referral. The Phone was founded by and has been supported by LSU students since 1970. To reach The Phone, call 924-5781. Office of Health Promotion • a website called “Ask Mike” at www.lsu.edu/askmike • an online health education program, MyStudentBody.com • personal educational consultations in a variety of health areas, including nutrition, substance abuse, stress management, sexuality, personal safety, and general selfcare • educational programs for student groups • a literature and videotape library on health issues • campus-wide health promotion events • Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy (SAVA) Program • a volunteer peer-education group, Student Health Advocates (SHA) Insurance Students who do not have health insurance are urged to purchase the university-approved student health insurance policy. The policy helps cover many off-campus medical expenses, including hospitalization. It can be purchased directly from the insurance company or during registration through MyLSU. Policy brochures are mailed to all enrolled students during the summer. For more information, contact the Student Health Center Insurance Coordinator at 578-3304.


Immunizations Louisiana law requires proof of dates of immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus-diphtheria, and meningitis for all first-time LSU students born on or after January 1, 1957, and for reentering students (born on or after January 1, 1957) who have been out of school for one semester or longer. LSU Police Department

Public Safety Building / 578-3231 • Emergency 911 Fax 578-0536 / Crimestoppers 389-3361 / www.lsu.edu/police

LSU is dedicated to preserving a peaceful and safe environment for the entire university community. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are urged to be aware of and alert to the possibility of criminal activity on campus and to report all crimes or suspicious activity to the LSU Police Department. The LSU Police Department operates 24 hours each day to enhance the safety and security of the campus. Police officers patrol the entire campus responding to complaints, accidents, fires, and other emergencies. In addition, emergency call boxes are located throughout campus. LSU officers work closely with the Baton Rouge Fire Department and East Baton Rouge EMS, who provide fire and emergency medical services to LSU. The LSU Police Department also maintains a professional relationship with area law enforcement agencies, which serve to benefit all agencies in the resolution of crimes occurring both on and off-campus. The LSU Police Department consists of 70 full-time officers, commissioned under the provisions of Louisiana RS 17:1805. Each officer has completed a minimum of 400 hours of formal police training and is certified by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. The LSU Police Department provides full police services to the campus community. Law enforcement services and proactive measures include: • criminal and accident investigations • active community policing in the form of Police Neighborhood Response Officers These programs are a part of a larger interdepartmental effort by the university to enhance safety and security in the LSU community. Administrative responsibility for safety, security, and police service for the campus rests with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administrative Services, through the Executive Director of Public Safety. LSU police have jurisdiction for all university facilities, premises, and property. This jurisdiction may be extended off-campus when requested by another law enforcement agency, when in close pursuit, or when the investigation of a crime occurring on campus takes officers off-campus. The LSU Police Department makes a monthly report to the FBI and the LSU Board of Supervisors. These figures are published annually, as a matter of public record, and may be obtained from the LSU Police Department. For more information about the LSU Police Department, crime statistics, safety tips, crime prevention programs, or personal safety, visit www.lsu.edu/police.

crime that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by LSU, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You or your student can obtain a copy of this report online at www.lsu.edu/police or by contacting the LSU Police Department. Crime Prevention and Safety LSU takes steps to ensure the safety of its campus community. Although LSU does not experience serious crime often, it is a large, urban university campus on which serious crimes do occur. In addition, LSU is surrounded on three sides by Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, with a metropolitan-area population of more than 766,000. Campus Call Boxes LSU has tamper-resistant telephones near the entrances to most residence halls and many other buildings. These telephones will allow your student to make an on-campus call or contact the police by dialing 911. Student Victims of Sexual Assault If your student is a victim of sexual assault, it is important that he or she seek support as soon as possible. Your student should contact a friend to help him or her collect his or her thoughts and focus on his or her needs. If the assault occurred on campus, your student should call the LSU Police Department, 578-3231. If the assault occurred off-campus, your student should call the Baton Rouge Police Department, 389-2000, or the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, 389-5000. Your student may call the Rape Crisis Center, 383-7273, or the Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy (SAVA) Program, 578-5718, for referral to support services. For more information, please see the Transportation & Safety section on pages 22-24. Emergency Situations In the event of a crisis situation, LSU will communicate vital information as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to provide the greatest safety for students, faculty, and staff. One or more of the following communication tools will be used to notify students, faculty, and staff: • notice posted on the university home page (www.lsu.edu) and MyLSU (http://paws.lsu.edu) • broadcast message to campus e-mail addresses • broadcast voice mail to campus extensions and posted to emergency hotlines at 578-4636 or 1-800-516-6444 • media alerts distributed to all area print and broadcast media representatives • text messages sent out from the LSU Emergency Operations Center to all users enrolled in the Emergency Text Messaging System All crisis communication tools are tested and evaluated on a regular basis. For more information including safety tips, severe weather information, and emergency response plans, please visit www.lsu.edu/safety.

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Finances Office of Enrollment Management 1146 Pleasant Hall / 578-3103 financialaid@lsu.edu / www.lsu.edu/admissions

Today, most students rely on some form of financial assistance to attend college. LSU participates in all federal and state programs and offers a variety of institutional scholarships for entering freshmen. The Office of Enrollment Management is dedicated to helping students finance their education through federal, state, and institutional dollars. University Scholarships and Grants Entering freshman scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of standardized test scores and a weighted high school grade point average based on a six-semester transcript. The priority date for full scholarship consideration was November 15; however, scholarships are awarded while funds are still available. Pelican Promise Award To qualify for an exemption from the payment of tuition and the registration fee, students must be eligible for admission to the university, must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, must have a family income less than or equal to 150 percent of the poverty level, and be a Louisiana resident. Eligibility for the Pelican Promise will be determined once the student has completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and applied for all federal, state, and LSU resources. Please note that the FAFSA must be completed each year to renew eligibility for the Pelican Promise Award. State Scholarships GO Grant The Louisiana Go Grant is a need-based award program administered by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. The application for the Louisiana Go Grant is the FAFSA form which must be completed each academic year for evaluation of renewal eligibility. To be eligible to receive the Louisiana Go Grant, the following criteria must be met: • Louisiana resident as defined by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance • admitted and enrolled as a certificate- or degree-seeking undergraduate student at a Louisiana public or private college or university (1) as a first-time freshman or (2) aged 25 or older and not having enrolled in a college or university in credit-bearing courses for at least one year • demonstrated financial need based on information reported on the FAFSA Award amounts for the Louisiana Go Grant vary based on enrollment. For additional information about the Louisiana Go Grant, contact the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance at 1-800-259-5626, ext. 1012, or visit the website at www.osfa.state.la.us.

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TOPS This state-sponsored program provides tuition assistance, and, in some cases, cash stipends for Louisiana residents meeting certain academic requirements. TOPS has three components. • The Opportunity Award provides tuition assistance for four years. • The Performance Award provides tuition assistance and a $400 per year cash stipend for four years. • The Honors Award provides tuition assistance and a cash stipend of $800 per year for four years. Each component has certain ACT requirements; in addition, all TOPS awards require 17.5 units of specified high school course work. To apply for TOPS, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that corresponds to the year in which the student plans to enroll, and must submit it by the deadline published on the FAFSA. Detailed information on these programs may be obtained from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance website, www.osfa.state.la.us. Federal Financial Aid Programs The following is a summary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid programs that will help you pay for school. Grant Programs Grant programs offer need-based assistance that does not require repayment. • Federal Pell Grant: available to undergraduate students working towards first degrees; can range from $550 to $5,550 per academic year. • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants: available to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who are enrolled at least part-time; awards range from $200 to $1,000 per academic year. Campus-Based Programs • Federal Work-Study Program: (part-time, on-campus jobs, based on financial need) jobs for students who show financial need and wish to earn part of their educational expenses. Students are paid every two weeks, based upon the number of hours actually worked and at pay rates that generally start at minimum wage. • Federal Perkins Loans: low-interest loans made by LSU and repaid to LSU, based on financial need; students must be enrolled at least half-time. William D. Ford Direct Loan Programs • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans*: need-based; maximum loan amount $3,500 (First Year), $4,500 (second year), and $5,500 (third and fourth years); interest payment paid by federal government while in school; repayment begins six months after student ceases at least part-time enrollment; entrance interview required. • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford*: non-need-based; maximum loan amount $5,500 (First Year), $6,500 (second year), and $7,500 (third and fourth years); total amount borrowed between both subsidized and unsubsidized loans


may not exceed these amounts; interest payments paid by student, but may be capitalized and deferred; repayment— principal is deferred until six months after student ceases enrollment on at least part-time basis; entrance interview required. • Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS): non-need-based; maximum loan amount is the cost of education minus other aid; interest payments paid by borrower; repayment begins 60 days after loan is disbursed. • Federal regulations require all students to receive loan counseling prior to receiving their first disbursement. This may be accomplished online at http://www.studentloans.gov. Application • Complete the admissions process. • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov after January 1 of the student’s senior year of high school. You should never be charged a fee to complete this application. The FAFSA should be completed every year your son or daughter is enrolled at LSU. • Include LSU’s school code (002010) for our office to receive the results. • Check the student’s MyLSU account for important information regarding the status of federal financial aid. • Promptly submit any documents requested by the Office of Enrollment Management. • View the student’s financial aid information on their online fee bill in July. All financial aid that has been awarded and accepted will appear as “anticipated credits” on the student’s bill and will be subtracted from the amount due. • Remind your student to visit the Office of Enrollment Management when considering an enrollment status change. Eligibility Financial aid eligibility is determined on an individual basis. Contact the Office of Enrollment Management to determine if your student meets the criteria for student loans. In general, the following requirements apply to receive financial aid: • must be enrolled as a regular student in a degree-granting or certificate program • must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen • must be enrolled at least half-time • may not be in default on prior student loans or owe a refund on a federal grant • must show satisfactory academic progress

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Student Financial Management Center B-4A Coates Hall / 578-1586 / Fax 578-8927 sfmc@lsu.edu / www.sfmc.lsu.edu

The LSU Student Financial Management Center (SFMC) is committed to helping students create and maintain financially responsible behaviors through providing resources, knowledge sharing, and educational opportunities. The SFMC endeavors to educate and empower each LSU student in an effort to assist them in making positive financial decisions and foster healthy financial management behaviors. Purpose • Provide financial literacy education through campus outreach • Evaluate student’s financial challenges and provide applicable information on subject matter • Provide resources to LSU students to help them make healthy financial decisions. • Empower LSU students through financial education One-on-one appointments One-on-one appointments are available to help students create a budget, learn basic money management principles, discuss debt repayment & so much more! Students can schedule these appointments by calling or e-mailing the SFMC. Online Resources Online resources such as budgeting templates, financial goals worksheets, and financial tips are available at www. sfmc.lsu.edu. Additionally, students are encouraged to check out www.CashCourse.org/LSU for educational information covering a wide variety of financial topics. Both sites include tips for saving money, finances after college, and advice on credit and debt. First-year Finances The SFMC and FYE team up to help first-year students establish good financial habits. Resources and programming center on all things money, from budgeting it and managing it to understanding credit and making (smart!) major purchases. The five-part series takes place in the fall and is open to all first-year and transfer students. For more information, call 578-1586. Let us help your dollars make sense!

Students who want to work on campus but do not qualify on the basis of financial need or scholarship can contact various departments directly to identify employment opportunities. Usually, only full-time students who are not on academic or disciplinary probation are eligible to hold campus jobs. Individual appointments with Career Services staff members to discuss employment strategies are also available. Other resources for jobs include the classified sections of LSU’s student-run newspaper, the Daily Reveille, and local newspapers. More information about Career Services is available in the Student Life section on page 26.

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Visiting LSU Visiting Your Student on Campus

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Getting to Campus There are three routes to LSU from I-10:

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Take Highland Rd. to Dalrymple Dr. (about 1.8 miles). These directions will take you directly into the heart of campus. Feel free to stop by the Visitor’s Center first to get additional directions or a campus map. The LSU Visitor Center is located on the corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive at 3357 Highland Road.

Parking on Campus If you are planning to arrive on campus between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, you must first stop by the Visitor’s Center to obtain a free, temporary parking pass and additional parking details to avoid receiving a parking ticket. Additionally, there are metered spaces throughout campus that you may use after obtaining a temporary permit; do not forget to display the permit on your mirror and pay the meter. For more information, visit www.lsu.edu/parking.

Keep In Touch We hope these pages of the Experience LSU have informed you about the resources available for your student. We encourage you to refer to this handbook often and visit the websites provided in this section. Phone.....................................................225-578-1173 E-mail...................................................lsufamily@lsu.edu Web.................................................www.family.lsu.edu Facebook........................... www.facebook.com/lsufamily Twitter..................................... www.twitter.com/lsufamily Blog................................... www.lsufamily.wordpress.com

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Index Absence From Class (PS-22).............................................8 Academic Calendar...................................................2, 8 Academic Programs Abroad...........................................25 Academic Standing......................................................10 Academic Success, Center for..................................25, 43 Additional Services.......................................................14 African American Cultural Center.....................................33 Agriculture, College of....................................................6 Admissions Requirements............................................6 Majors Offered......................................................41 Art & Design, College of..................................................6 Admission Requirements.............................................6 Majors Offered......................................................41 Athletics, LSU...............................................................37 ATM Machines............................................................17 Bicycles......................................................................22 Bookstore....................................................................34 BRCC Cross-Enrollment Program......................................14 Bursar Operations........................................................16 Business, E. J. Ourso College of........................................6 Admission Requirements.............................................6 Admission Requirements - Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing...........................................6 Admission Requirements - Economics, General Business, International Trade & Finance, Information Systems & Decision Sciences.....................................................6 Majors Offered......................................................41 Bus Service (daytime)....................................................22 Call Boxes............................................................24, 47 Campus Crime Prevention and Safety.........................23, 47 Campus Federal Credit Union.........................................17 Campus Life..........................................................32, 44 Activities...............................................................32 Homecoming.........................................................32 Leadership Development..........................................32 Student Organizations.............................................32 Volunteer LSU.........................................................32 Campus Transit (evening)...............................................23 Career Services.....................................................26, 45 Catalog........................................................................8 Center for Advising & Counseling, (UCAC)...................5, 41 Center for Freshman Year, University College (UCFY).......4, 41 Chancellors’ Honor Roll.................................................11 Clery Act..............................................................23, 47 Coast & the Environment, School of the..............................6 Admission Requirements.............................................6 Majors Offered......................................................41 Completing Registration.................................................14 Comprehensive Academic Tracking Systems (CATS)..............9 Computing Resources, Use of (PS-107).............................28

Confidential Crisis Line See Phone, The Course Numbering.........................................................8 Course Placement.........................................................12 Advanced Standing Credit.......................................12 English.................................................................12 Mathematics..........................................................12 Spanish................................................................12 Crisis Line See Phone, The Dean of Students, Office of the.......................................25 Dean’s List...................................................................11 Dining, LSU...........................................................21, 45 Meal Plans................................................14, 21, 45 On-Campus Retail...................................................21 Disability Services...................................................26, 43 Emergency Situations....................................................47 Emergency Text Messaging............................................24 Employment, Student...............................................16, 49 Engineering, College of...................................................6 Admission Requirements.............................................6 Majors Offered......................................................41 Fee Bills......................................................................14 Deferred Payment...................................................15 Zero Balance.........................................................15 Final Exams.................................................................11 Final Grades...............................................................11 Financial Aid.........................................................16, 48 Federal Financial Aid........................................16, 48 TOPS.............................................................16, 48 First Year Experience.................................................4, 44 Fraternities See Greek Life General Catalog See Catalog General Education Requirements.......................................8 Grade Point Average....................................................10 Greek Life.............................................................26, 44 Housing................................................................20 Health Center, Student.............................................29, 46 Health Promotion..............................................29, 46 Medical Clinics................................................29, 46 Mental Health Service.......................................29, 46 Health Insurance, Student.........................................14, 30 Health Promotion, Office of See Student Health Center Holds, Registration........................................................13 Honors College.......................................................7, 42 Admission Requirements.......................................7, 43 Advising.................................................................7

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College Honors........................................................7 Human Sciences & Education, College of...........................6 Admission Requirements.............................................6 Admission Requirements - Kinesiology...........................6 Admission Requirements - Sport Administration................6 Admission Requirements - Teacher Education Program......6 Majors Offered......................................................41 Humanities & Social Sciences, College of...........................6 Admission Requirements.............................................6 Majors Offered......................................................41 Immunizations..............................................................47 Independent & Distance Learning....................................14 Information Technology Services (ITS)................................28 International Cultural Center...........................................33 International Programs.....................................................9 International Services....................................................28 ITS See Information Technology Services Libraries, LSU...............................................................30 Living Off-Campus See Off-Campus Living Mass Communication, Manship School of..........................7 Admission Requirements.............................................7 Majors Offered......................................................42 Meal Plans See Dining, LSU Medical Clinics See Student Health Center Mental Health Service See Student Health Center Multicultural Affairs, Office of..........................................30 Museums....................................................................36 Music & Dramatic Arts, College of.....................................7 Admission Requirements.............................................7 Majors Offered......................................................42 myLSU See MyLSU MyStudentBody.com.....................................................29 Off-Campus Living........................................................20 On-Campus Apartments.................................................20 On-Campus Employment See Employment, Student Parent & Family Programs...............................................39 Family Association..................................................40 Parking on Campus......................................................50 Parking Permits.............................................................14 See also Vehicle Registration MyLSU.......................................................................27 Personal Info, Release of................................................24 Phone, The..................................................................30 Police Department, LSU...........................................23, 47 RICOH Mail & Printing Services................................19, 34 Pre-Professional Programs in Allied Health & Nursing See University College Registration Information..................................................12 Residence Halls...........................................................18

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Residential Colleges......................................................18 Residential Life.............................................................44 See also Living on Campus Resigning from the University...........................................15 ROTC, LSU.................................................................35 Air Force...............................................................35 Army....................................................................36 Navy...................................................................36 Scheduling Classes.......................................................12 Scholarships See Student Aid & Scholarships Science, College of........................................................7 Admission Requirements.............................................7 Majors Offered......................................................42 Senior Colleges.......................................................5, 41 Sexual Assault..............................................................24 Sororities See Greek Life Southern University Co-Op Program.................................14 S.T.R.I.P.E.S.................................................................32 Student Advocacy and Accountability...............................26 Student Aid & Scholarships.......................................16, 48 See also Financial Aid Student Government......................................................32 Student Media, Office of...............................................35 Student’s Right to Know See Clery Act Student Support Services..........................................31, 43 Student Tickets.............................................................37 Study Abroad See Academic Programs Abroad Tiger Card..................................................................31 TigerCASH...........................................................14, 17 TOPS See Financial Aid, TOPS Transcripts...................................................................11 Tuition and Fees.......................................................8, 16 Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) See Financial Aid, TOPS UCAC See Center for Advising & Counseling, (UCAC) UCFY See Center for Freshman Year, University College (UCFY) Union, LSU Student.......................................................33 Union Box Office....................................................34 University College..................................................41, 42 University Recreation.....................................................37 Use of Computing Resources (PS-107) See Computing Resources, Use of (PS-107) Vehicle Registration.......................................................22 Veterans Affairs Office...................................................31 Visiting Campus...........................................................50 Visitor Registration and Information...................................22 “W” Policy............................................................10, 11 “Yield to Pedestrian” Policy.............................................22


Telephone Directory of Frequently Called Offices The area code for all LSU and Baton Rouge-area telephone numbers is 225. LSU General Information (www.lsu.edu/a-z.shtml)............................................................................................. 578-3202 Center for Freshman Year (www.lsu.edu/freshman)........................................................................................... 578-6822 Center for Advising & Counseling (www.lsu.edu/ucac)..................................................................................... 578-8281 First Year Experience (fye.lsu.edu).................................................................................................................... 578-1188 Office of Orientation (www.lsu.edu/orientation)................................................................................................ 578-2634 Parent & Family Programs (family.lsu.edu)........................................................................................................ 578-1173 Senior Colleges Agriculture, College of..................................... 578-2065 Art & Design, College of.................................. 578-5400 Business, E. J. Ourso College of........................ 578-3211 Coast & the Environment, School of the.............. 578-6316 Engineering, College of................................... 578-5731 Human Sciences & Education, College of........... 578-2331 Humanities & Social Sciences, College of........... 578-3141 Mass Communication, Manship School of.......... 578-2336 Music & Dramatic Arts, College of..................... 578-3261 Science, College of........................................ 578-4200 Administrative Departments Assessment & Evaluation, Office of (Placement Testing).......................... 578-1145 Bursar’s Office............................................... 578-3357 Enrollment Management, Office of (Admissions Division)....................... 578-1175 Enrollment Management, Office of.................................................... 578-3103 Independent & Distance Learning....................... 578-2500 International Services....................................... 578-3191 University Registrar, Office of the....................... 578-1686 Health, Safety & Wellness Health Center (Student).................................... 578-6271 Mental Health Service..................................... 578-8774 Parking, Traffic, & Transportation, Office of.......... 578-5000 Police Department, LSU.................................... 578-3231 Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy (SAVA)............... 578-5718 University Recreation....................................... 578-8601 Office of Health Promotion............................... 578-5718

Campus Resources Academic Programs Abroad............................. 578-6801 Academic Success, Center for.......................... 578-2872 Athletic Ticket Office....................................... 578-2184 Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore...................... 578-5137 Campus Life.................................................. 578-5160 Career Services............................................. 578-1548 Dean of Students, Office of.............................. 578-9442 Dining, LSU................................................... 578-6642 Disability Services........................................... 578-5919 First Year Writing............................................ 578-4086 Greek Life..................................................... 578-2171 Honors College.............................................. 578-8831 Identification Cards (Tiger Card Office).............. 578-4300 International Cultural Center.............................. 342-3084 Lost and Found (Information Desk, LSU Student Union).............. 578-5141 Mathematics, Department of............................. 578-1665 Multicultural Affairs.......................................... 578-4339 Residential Colleges Program Office.................. 578-7172 Residential Life (On-campus Housing).................. 578-8663 RICOH Copy & Mail Services @ LSU................. 578-6756 ROTC, Air Force (Department of Aerospace Studies).................. 578-4407 ROTC, Army (Department of Military Science)...... 578-2371 ROTC, Navy (Southern University)...................... 771-4370 Student Advocacy & Accountability.................... 578-4307 Student Financial Management Center............... 578-1586 Student Government........................................ 578-8727 Student Support Services.................................. 578-2873

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