LSU CHILD CARE CENTER
WEB SITE: www.lsu.edu/childcare
The LSU Child Care Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and offers a high quality child care program to students, staff, and faculty. The inclusion of academic and research components assists in the provision of an appropriate environment for the growth and development of all children.
Priority for eligibility is given according to the following guidelines:
- Children of full-time students, staff, and faculty of LSU
- Siblings of currently enrolled students
- Children of those individuals with secondary affiliations to LSU (i.e. part-time students, part-time staff, and adjunct faculty, LSU alumni, grandchildren of LSU students, staff, or faculty, individuals working for the LSU system)
- Children of the community, families who have no affiliation to LSU
The LSU Child Care Center is a 15,500 square foot one-story facility with separate spaces for 175 full-time children from different age groups ranging from 6 weeks old to 5 years old. The Center includes 15 classrooms (based on Louis Torelli’s pod design), parents’ resource center, multi-purpose room, kitchen, porches off of each classroom for play during rainy weather, and three fenced playground areas (75 square feet per child) with toys and play equipment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
The philosophy of LSU Child Care is one of freedom to learn, grow, and make choices through both structured and unstructured activities. All activities are intentionally planned to help children grow and develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. The learning atmosphere is one of acceptance, mutual respect, pleasure, fairness, consistency, clear limits and expectations, and encouragement. The predictable, organized environment, with caring adults, clear expectations, and appropriate consequences is designed to support the whole child. Teachers are flexible and allow the children freedom to learn at their own pace.
Families are an integral part of the LSU Child Care program. Support, encouragement, and assistance are provided to ensure personal and professional success for parents. Communication with the child’s family is established to share day-to-day happenings and gain new insights about the family’s beliefs and concerns regarding the child’s well-being.
A complete developmental program for infant/toddlers provides caring and individualized human interaction through activities that promote language, movement, and self-awareness. Daily lesson plans are based on each individual child’s needs.
The preschool program provides learning activities through play, the child’s natural path to learning. Daily lesson plans respond to the child’s individual needs and provide activities to enhance a child’s development in the four developmental domains: cognitive, socioemotional, physical, and language. The Center uses the standards and goals defined by the Louisiana Department of Education as measures for developmental and academic success for kindergarten readiness.
LSU STUDENT UNION
OFFICE • 310 LSU Student Union Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-5141
FAX • 225-578-4329
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/union
The LSU Student Union, located in the heart of the campus, serves as LSU’s community center by providing facilities, services, and programs for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University. The Union is supported by student fees and by a variety of retail and service enterprises located in the building. Students are automatically members of the Union through their student fees. Faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University may become members by paying an annual fee.
The Union is the site for a wide range of programs and events designed to appeal to all segments of the University community. Programs include lectures, performing arts, visual arts, films, concerts, comedians, and a large number of noncredit leisure classes. Information on programs, student committees, and student leadership opportunities in the Union are available in the Campus Life, 304 Student Union, 225-578-5118, and on the Union Web site.
The Union provides a variety of facilities, services, and conveniences to meet the needs of the campus community. The LSU Bookstore offers textbooks, trade books, LSU Tigerwear, gifts, and merchandise, and eCommons, a “literary café” featuring Starbucks coffee. LSU Dining offers the Tiger Lair food court, the Magnolia Room restaurant, Einstein Bros. Bagels (opening 2009), and a McDonald’s restaurant. LSU Catering offers a full line of catered services for banquets and luncheons.
Banking machines (ATMs) are located on the main floor. Campus Federal Credit Union, which offers student accounts, has a branch located on the ground floor of the Union. Also located on the ground floor are the Barbershop, Cox Communications, walk-up e-mail terminals, and a U. S. Post Office branch. On the main floor, patrons will find the Art Gallery, which offers a variety of local and national exhibits year round. The Information Center provides patrons with candy, a copy shop, and sundry items. The Union Theater (closed for renovation in 2008- 09) is host to the School of Music concerts, Broadway shows, dance performances, and many performing arts events throughout the year. The Box Office sells tickets for Reilly and Union Theater events. The University’s ID card operation and the TigerCASH debit card services are located in the Tiger Card Office. The front lounge overlooks a beautiful view of oak trees and the LSU Parade Ground, while the center lounge rests beneath the Union’s skylights.
On the third floor, customers will find the Student Technology Learning Center where students will find a computer lab and Internet connections. The Event Services Office, located in room 310, processes more than 6,000 reservation requests annually for Union facilities and campus grounds. Information on student job opportunities in the Union can also be found in room 310.
The Union is currently under renovation. Check the Union Web Site for updates on service hours and operations.
Tiger Card Office
OFFICE • 207 LSU Student Union
TELEPHONE • 225-578-4300
FAX • 225-578-4585
WEB SITE • www.tigercard.lsu.edu
The Tiger Card Office provides the official LSU identification card, the debit card system TigerCASH, and voter registration services. New students are issued their first ID card at no cost. The ID card is the property of the University and must be retained for each subsequent term of enrollment. The card should be carried at all times and must be presented upon request of any University official. The card is non-transferable.
TigerCASH, a fee debit card service, provides a fast, safe, and convenient way to make purchases at various locations on and off campus. TigerCASH is accepted at all dining facilities as well as several merchants off campus. TigerCASH is the only way to copy and print documents on campus. It is accepted at vending machines and all laundry facilities. If your card is lost or stolen, a call to the Tiger Card Office will stop access to your account until you replace your card. With TigerCASH, there is no minimum deposit or semester fee and accounts roll over from semester to semester until the student graduates or resigns. As long as you have a positive balance in your TigerCASH account, you will enjoy convenient purchasing power both on campus and off campus. Visit the Tiger Card Office Web site for a detailed listing of locations that accept TigerCASH at www.tigercard.lsu.edu. Deposits can be made at the Tiger Card Office, online at our Web site, or at the new TigerCASH kiosk, located outside of the Tiger Card Office.
More information is available at the Tiger Card Office, 207 LSU Student Union, or by calling 225-578-4300. By using TigerCASH you are accepting the Terms of Agreement.
OFFICE • 326 A LSU Union
TELEPHONE • 225-578-4339
FAX • 225-578-7135
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/oma
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) seeks to create an environment at LSU that embraces individual difference, sustains inclusion, and cultivates a campus atmosphere that is free from bias. OMA strives to facilitate the academic excellence, personal growth, and social experiences of all students with specific commitments to students of color and other traditionally underrepresented groups. OMA provides a variety of programs and services that reflects the cultural diversity LSU has to offer.
PARKING, TRAFFIC, & TRANSPORTATION
OFFICE • Public Safety Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-5000
FAX • 225-578-5588
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/parking
LSU is committed to providing ample on-campus parking for all students, employees, and visitors. To park a vehicle on campus, faculty and students must register with the Office of Parking, Traffic, & Transportation.
For additional information, call 578-5000.
OFFICE • Public Safety Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-3231
FAX • 225-578-1168
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/publicsafety
The University 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 possible existence of criminal activity on campus and to report all crimes or suspicious activity to the University Police.
The University Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day. Police officers assigned to patrol areas throughout the campus will respond promptly to any call and have the capacity to request municipal fire, EMS, or police support, as required. The department has 70 full-time officers and each has completed - formal police training and is certified by the Police Officers Standards and Training Council. The department provides a full range of law enforcement services, including criminal investigations, emergency services, and crime prevention services, for a campus population larger than most cities in the state. Administrative responsibility for safety, security, and police service rests with the Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administrative Services through the Executive Director of Public Safety.
The University Right to Know/Campus Security Act report is available on the Internet at www.lsu.edu/police. The Web page includes crime statistics, crime alerts, and security policies and procedures. A copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Safety or the University Police Department.
OFFICE • 99 Grace King Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-8663
FAX • 225-578-5576
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/reslife
To make on-campus living a worthwhile experience, LSU students and staff have designed a residential life program to promote learning and personal growth. Residence halls and apartments provide a natural and convenient social setting for students. Residents are seldom more than a 10-minute walk from the library, the classroom, or any other campus activity.
One of the greatest advantages in living in residence halls is that the staff is available to assist students with concerns and questions. Studies show that campus residents maintain higher grade point averages than do off-campus students. The housing staff also provides informative programs related to safety, wellness, community service, and a variety of other topics. Many of these programs are led by faculty members.
Prospective students must apply first to the University before applying for on-campus housing. The Department of Residential Life will begin accepting fall 2008 applications/contracts on June 1, 2008. If a student has not applied to the University first and submits a housing application/contract, Residential Life will return these items, including the deposit. A student may resubmit these items once he or she applies to the University. The application date will be the date the application is received once the student has applied to the University. Applications for admission and housing may be completed online.
Choices in Residential Living
LSU has 17 residence halls with architectural styles ranging from northern Italian Renaissance, typical of the older campus, to modern, high-rise buildings. Also for single students there are 184 apartments in a complex called the East Campus Apartments and 168 apartments in a complex called the West Campus Apartments. For married students, single parents, and students 21 years or older, there are 578 apartments in the Nicholson and Edward Gay Apartments.
Most residence halls have ground-floor reception areas and feature kitchenettes and study rooms on each level. Entry to most halls is controlled by a security system that utilizes residents' LSU ID cards. Coin and card access laundry facilities are available in most, while others have laundries located nearby. Several halls are accessible for disabled students. East and West Campus Apartments rent by the individual room, are fully furnished, and have modern appliances including stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and clothes washer and dryer. Nicholson and Edward Gay Apartments rent by the whole apartment and are unfurnished except for stoves and refrigerators.
Nine halls have computer labs, while all halls and the East and West Campus and Edward Gay Apartments have Ethernet data connections and basic cable TV connections included in the rent; and all except the Nicholson Apartments include local telephone service. Residents, however, must provide their own computer, telephone, and television sets. Most common areas in the residence halls and apartments (e.g., courtyards, lobbies, and patios) are equipped with wireless Internet service.
Students in residence halls may choose to have roommates or, if space is available, a private room. Living arrangements have been established with individual preferences for social and educational development in mind.
Residential Colleges are structured to create a stimulating living–learning environment through student interaction with faculty and other freshmen beyond the boundaries of the more traditional classroom setting. Students participating in the Residential Colleges reside in the same facility and enroll in special sections of general academic courses taken with other Residential College students. This environment creates a close-knit academic community similar to the small college experience. With greater academic emphasis and faculty involvement, the Residential College atmosphere encourages studying, provides access to exceptional academic and social support, and makes it easy to establish new friendships. For more information regarding course requirements, visit the Residential Life Web site at www.lsu.edu/housing.
Agriculture Residential College - Incoming freshmen and sophomores in good standing admitted to the LSU College of Agriculture will have the opportunity to live in the Agriculture Residential College. This residential college will support students as they advance through LSU’s agriculture program. Faculty involvement and research opportunities will strengthen each student’s connection with the Agriculture College, the land-grant mission dating back to 1862, and the interdisciplinary educational experience that reflects the latest in science and technology. The Agriculture Residential College is housed in the newly renovated and expanded Blake Hall, overlooking Campus Lake.
Basic Sciences Residential College (opening Fall 2009) - Incoming freshmen who have declared a major in any basic science field (including biochemistry, biological sciences, microbiology, chemistry, computer science, geology, physics), have participated in an LSU summer workshop such as BIOS or Geology Field Camp, and have been placed into MATH 1022 or higher are eligible to live in the Basic Sciences Residential College. This living and learning approach to the first year experience will help empower the next generation of science professionals for success.
Business Residential College - Students in the Business Residential College have unique educational and professional development opportunities to acclimate to a business culture. This residential college is open to students admitted to LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business. The Business Residential College is housed in West Hall, a new state-ofthe- art residence hall which opened in Spring 2008.
Engineering Residential College - Incoming freshmen who have declared a major in engineering and are placed into MATH 1022 or higher will have the opportunity to live in the Engineering Residential College. This residential college supports students as they advance through LSU’s quality engineering program. Faculty involvement and research opportunities will strengthen each student’s connection with the College of Engineering. The Engineering Residential College is housed in South Hall, A new stateof- the-art residence hall which opened in Spring 2008.
Global Studies Residential College -The Global Studies Residential College is open to students in all majors and provides academic courses and practical experience that supplements the typical LSU curricula. The Global Studies program offers students contact with persons in various fields at LSU, in the community, and beyond who are engaged in global activities and/or language immersion groups, and is housed in LeJeune Hall.
Herget Residential College—Students participating in Herget Residential Collegetake several core freshman courses together creating a “mini-campus” atmosphere in the halls. This program for non-honors students is designed to integrate learning with community living and provide students with greater opportunities to interact with faculty and specially selected upperclass students, and is housed in Herget Hall.
Information Technology Residential College - The Information Technology Residential College is a technology-based program for entering non-honors freshmen of all majors and interests, and is housed in Broussard Hall. Technology-savvy students will enjoy taking some college courses in Broussard Hall’s smart classrooms with faculty members who utilize interactive, multimedia teaching methods and the wireless environment.
Freshman Interest Groups - Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs) are small groups of 24 students living together and engaging in linked courses, a community service project, faculty involvement, and several other activities in the designated themes. FIGs provide first-year students a way to make LSU feel smaller in a unique residential environment. The Adventure Leadership FIG is for students interested in leadership development and outdoor experiences or LSU’s leadership minor, and it will be housed in Beauregard Hall. The Career Exploration FIG is for students who have not decided on a major or career plan and who are seeking additional support in making these important decisions. It will be housed in McVoy Hall. The Health Science FIG is for students interested in nursing and other Allied Health careers, and it will be housed in Annie Boyd Hall. The Women in Wellness FIG is for women interested in health and wellness, and it will be housed in Miller Hall. For more information regarding current FIGs, visit the Residential Life Web site at www.lsu.edu/housing.
Honors College Housing is for Honors College students in all majors and classifications, and is housed in East Laville and Acadian Halls. High-achieving, creative, and motivated students help create a dynamic living and learning environment.
Housing Applications for Residence Halls, East and West Campus Apartments
TThe Department of Residential Life accepts applications beginning June 1 of the year prior to your fall semester enrollment. For example, for fall 2008 enrollment, we began accepting applications June 1, 2007. If you are a new student, to increase your chances of assignment to the residence hall of your choice, we recommend that you apply for housing at least 11 months in advance. Housing is limited and full capacity is reached as early as May or June. Example: For fall 2008 applications, full capacity was reached and online applications were stopped on June 6, 2008. The East and West Campus Apartments are available to full-time, upper-class students only.
Applying to the Department of Residential Life is a THREE-STEP online process:
- Apply for admission (or be a current student). Afterward, you will receive an email informing you to apply online for housing at www.lsu.edu/housing.
- Fill out the online housing application.
- Use a credit card to pay the $100 refundable deposit, $50 non-refundable application fee, and $5 non-refundable credit card processing fee ($155 total).
To get your housing assignment online, you must:
- Go to www.lsu.edu and click the PAWS icon at the top of the page.
- Click "LOGON to PAWS" at the top of the page and enter the username and password that you received at the PAWS orientation session.
- Click "Student Services" on the left-side menu, and then select "Student Housing." This will take you to the Residential Life Web site.
- Click "View Application Status" to see your assignment for the fall semester.
Students may not apply for housing prior to applying for admission to the University. Acceptance of a residence hall or East and West Campus Apartments application or receipt of an assignment is not a guarantee of admission to the University. An application for admission must be approved by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before a room assignment is official.
Cancellation of an application/assignment must be submitted in writing to the Department of Residential Life. If the cancellation is received by July 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, or May 1 for the summer term, a processing fee will be deducted from the deposit, and the remainder will be refunded. If the cancellation is received after July 1 for fall, December 1 for spring, or May 1 for summer, or if the assignment is not claimed during registration, the entire deposit will be forfeited unless all requirements for evaluation of an application for admission have been met and admission has been denied.
The University reserves all rights in connection with assignment of rooms, inspection of rooms, termination, and occupancy of rooms. Reservations are not transferable. If the room is not occupied by the day before the first class day, the reservation is forfeited unless notification stating the time of late arrival has been received. Other terms of residence hall occupancy are provided in the housing contract. Room reservations in fraternity or sorority houses are limited to eligible members of those organizations and are made directly with the organization.
Residence Hall and East and West Campus Apartment Rates
LSU provides housing for approximately 5,000 students in air-conditioned residence halls. Rates for residence halls are published on a semester basis. For a list of current rates, see the Residential Life Web site at www.lsu.edu/housing. A student living in a room that is not filled to normal capacity will be expected to pay an additional rental charge or to move to another room with a roommate at the same rental charge in the same residence hall. If rooms are available for single occupancy, the charge for single occupancy of a twostudent room is 1.5 times the semester rate for full occupancy. Semester rental rates are subject to change at the beginning of a regular semester or summer term.
Residence hall rent is due by the deadline established on the advanced fee bill. Additional information concerning residence hall accommodations may be obtained from the Department of Residential Life, 99 Grace King Hall, 225-578-8663 or on the Web site at www.lsu.edu/housing.
Nicholson and Edward Gay Apartments
The University has 578 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that are available for families and for single, upperclass, and fulltime graduate students aged 21 or older.
Additional information is available from the Department of Residential Life, 225-334- 5198 or www.lsu.edu/housing.
Refund of Residence Hall Rent
Students contract for space in a residence hall or East and West Campus Apartments on an academic-year basis. The contract is effective on the date it is counter-signed by the student. Refund of room rent will be made according to the guidelines below. For further details, contact the Department of Residential Life, 99 Grace King Hall, 225-578-8663.
- A student who moves from one room to another in a residence hall or from one residence hall to another will be refunded or charged the difference, if any, between the unused prorated portions of rent for the two spaces.
- A student who moves out of a residence hall and resigns from the University will be responsible for 25 percent of the rent for the remainder of the contract for the space the student was occupying.
- A student who moves out of a residence hall without resigning from the University will be responsible for 75 percent of the rent for the remainder of the contract for the least expensive space.
- A student who moves out of a residence hall into a fraternity or sorority house before the close of business on the last day of the regular fall registration period will be refunded all of the unused portion of rent for the space he or she was occupying. If such a move is made after the last day of regular registration (the last day of fall registration, if on an “Academic-Year Rental Terms” agreement), the student will receive a refund as noted in the paragraph above.
- A student who is required to move out of a residence hall as a result of disciplinary action will be responsible for 75 percent of the rent for the remainder of the contract for the least expensive space.
STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
OFFICE • Student Health Center Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-6271
FAX • 225-578-5655
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/shc
The Student Health Center provides quality health care to LSU students. The center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The center provides a variety of out-patient services including medical care, mental health services and health education. All visits and inquiries are confidential. The student health service fee, paid by full-time students during registration, entitles students to many of the services of the Student Health Center at no additional charge. There are additional charges for lab, diagnostic imaging, medication, and medical specialists.
The Student Health Center Medical Clinic has six full-time primary care clinicians, two gynecologists, and 12 nurses. In addition, parttime specialty services are offered in orthopedics, dermatology, ear/nose/throat, and ophthalmology. A dental screening clinic is available, but no dental procedures are performed on the premises.
Mental Health Service provides crisis intervention and individual and group therapy. These services are rendered by mental health providers experienced in treating emotional problems and stresses experienced by University students.
The Student Health Center also has an extensive Wellness Education Department. Services include a resource room and an interactive Web page (www.lsu.edu/wellness). Individual appointments are available for consultations on nutrition and weight management; stress and time management; sexual and reproductive health; alcohol and other drug abuse; smoking cessation; sexual assault and violence; and many other areas of concern to University students. Educational programs for student organizations and residence halls, as well as guest lectures for undergraduate and graduate classes, are available upon request throughout the entire year. A departmental-sponsored peer education organization offers service learning and leadership development experiences.
OFFICE • 39 Hodges Hall
TELEPHONE • 225-578-1697
FAX • 225-578-1698
WEB SITE • www.lsu.edu/studentmedia
The Office of Student Media oversees the operation of KLSU-FM, the Gumbo yearbook, the Legacy magazine, The Daily Reveille, and TIGER-TV, and an advertising and marketing division. These provide information and entertainment to students, faculty, and staff while providing training for students interested in all areas of publishing and broadcasting. All the units in Student Media are nationally recognized within their fields.
The Daily Reveille, the University's studentedited newspaper, is published Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters and on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer term. The student written and produced yearbook, the Gumbo, is distributed during the fall semester. Students also edit and publish the LSU student magazine, Legacy, which is distributed on campus four times each year. KLSU-FM is a 5,000-watt educational FM station operated by students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tiger TV produces a variety of television programming for the LSU Campus Cable System.