Student Life & Academic Services


OFFICE • 240 Copy & Mail Center
TELEPHONE • 225-578-5208
FAX • 225-578-5814

Rates for meal plans, effective with the fall semester 2008, vary from $593 to $1,578 per semester. Please note that dining plan rates are subject to change at the beginning of a semester or summer term. Meal plans offered and policies are described below.

Students are offered a choice of the following one-semester dining plans beginning on the residence hall move-in day and continuing through the final examination period:

Note: Dining plan rates, number of meals, and amount of Paw Points are subject to change at the beginning of a semester or summer term. Unless otherwise noted, meal plans can be shared with friends and family.

First-year students who live in University residence halls are required to participate in a University meal plan for two semesters. Students who are exempt from participation include the following:

Requests for an exemption should be submitted in writing to the Director of University Auxiliary Services.

Students who have completed two regular semesters (excluding the summer term) are not required to participate, but they are invited and encouraged to do so. All continuing students, part-time or full-time, residing off-campus or on-campus, may purchase a LSU Dining meal plan.

For more information about dining plans, please contact the Tiger Card Office, 207 LSU Student Union, call 225-578-4300, visit our Web site at, or see the “Student Life” section in this catalog.

Contract Terms

Students contract with LSU Dining for dining services on a yearly basis and are billed per semester, when selecting the Five-day Unlimited, Resident Tiger, Tiger Ultra, Tiger Plus, Tiger Lite, or Tiger Commuter. The contract is effective as of the date of registration is processed by the University or use of the meal plan begins, whichever occurs first.

Meal plan changes or cancellations may be made up to the seventh day of class by calling Tiger Card Office at 225-578-4300. Changes after the seventh day may only be made with the express written permission of the Tiger Card Manager.

Students are permitted to transfer to the Greek dining system when the authorization is requested by the Office of Greek Affairs. Students are required to participate in the dining contract for the entire academic year, except for official resignation from the University. Students who officially withdraw from the University during the first six class days will receive a 90 percent refund or expenditure (whichever is greater).

Retail Dining Outlets

Retail dining service outlets include the Tiger Lair in the LSU Student Union, Pierre’s Landing, the Magnolia Room, Einstein Brothers, McDonalds, the Faculty Club, Subway at Foster Hall, the Mini-Mart, Atrium Café, Smoothie King at the Student Recreation Complex, a snack bar in the Veterinary School, and CC’s in the Law School and Middleton Library. Each dining location offers its own unique style of service from fast food to fine dining to grab-and-go convenience items.

Catering Services

Catering services are available for any location on campus, with service to groups ranging from 12 to 1,000+ persons. Specialty needs such as wedding receptions, parties, and other catered gatherings can also be accommodated. For more information on catering, call LSU catering at 225-578-6656, Faculty Club catering at 225-578-2356, or visit


University Auxiliary Services also administers all campus vending machines, including snacks and soft drinks, laundry machines, ATM machines, and school supply machines. For additional information and machine locations, visit our Web site at

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OFFICE • 102 Student Recreation Complex
TELEPHONE • 225-578-8601
FAX • 225-578-8489

The Department of University Recreation provides a variety of recreational activities. To meet the diverse needs and interests of the University community, a multifaceted recreational program is offered that includes aquatics, informal recreation, healthy lifestyle programs, intramural sports, adventure recreation, sport clubs, and special event activities.

University Recreation includes the following facilities:

University Recreation features programming and services in the following areas:

For additional information, contact the Department of University Recreation at 578-4601 or

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Athletic Department

OFFICE • Athletic Administration Building
TELEPHONE • 225-578-8001
FAX • 225-578-2430

Athletic facilities include Tiger Stadium, with a seating capacity of 92,300; four lighted football practice fields; an indoor football practice facility; a lighted metric track; Bernie Moore Stadium, with a Rekortan surface and seating accommodations for 5,680; Alex Box Stadium, with seating for 8,800; and six lighted tennis courts with an elevated grandstand.

The LSU Natatorium provides an eight-lane Olympic-size indoor pool and diving well. The Maravich Assembly Center, a multipurpose facility, seats 13,472 and is the home court for the men's and women's basketball teams, women's gymnastics, and women's volleyball. The Carl Maddox Field House provides a 220- meter track facility; a gymnastics practice room; three regulation handball courts; and a large, unobstructed, air-conditioned playing area for basketball, volleyball, indoor tennis, badminton, and other activities. It is available as a competitive indoor track facility and serves as a practice area for track and tennis teams. It is also used for teaching, organized recreational activity, and leisure-time activity for the University community.

Tiger Park, home to the LSU softball team, seats over 1,100 fans, and the LSU Soccer Complex accommodates more than 1,500 fans.

LSU has hosted the NCAA Track and Field Championships four times, most recently in May 2002. The NCAA baseball regional tournament has been played 16 times at Alex Box Stadium. In addition, the basketball NCAA Mideast Regionals, first/second rounds, and SEC Tournament have been played in the Maravich Assembly Center.

Faculty Club

LOCATION • Highland Road
TELEPHONE • 225-578-2356
FAX • 225-578-2244

The Faculty Club is the hospitality center for the campus. The Faculty Club may be used by the University community and is open to the general public for certain events. All full-time LSU faculty, administrative and research staff members, and Ph.D. candidates who are teaching assistants are eligible to join Faculty Club, Inc., a private organization. Members have opportunities to meet and work with a cross-section of the campus community through participation in a variety of activities such as pre-football game buffets, family activities, dances, open houses, and other functions.

Annual membership dues allow the Faculty Club, Inc., Board of Governors to offer these events at a moderate cost.

The dining room is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, serving a full á la carte menu. Conference rooms are available for meetings and luncheons during regular club hours. The club is also open for special events by reservation. Guest rooms are available for overnight accommodations for parents of students, visitors to University departments, and the public.

The Faculty Club accepts cash, Points, TigerCASH, American Express, VISA, and MasterCard.

U. S. Post Office

OFFICE • 111 LSU Student Union
TELEPHONE • 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777)

University Station, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-9998 is a federal government post office located in the LSU Union Building. Mail service is provided to students and faculty members who are post office box holders or who receive mail through University departments. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends and federal holidays. The window hours are adjusted during the holiday season and between semesters. The lobby, however, remains open when the office is closed so that mail may be picked up from post office boxes.

A post office box may be rented for the year or for six months. Post office boxes may be shared only with spouses, brothers, and/or sisters having the same last name. Rental fee information may be obtained by writing to: Manager, University Station, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. General delivery service is not available. Please note that the 70893 zip code is for post office boxes 16000-19999 and 70894 is for post office boxes 20000-55000. All other department mail should carry the 70803 zip code.

All mail, including “Special Delivery,” “Express Mail,” and parcels must be addressed to the student's box number since the University does not provide mail service to residence halls. Delivery service to the University-owned apartment complexes on Nicholson Drive and West Roosevelt Street is provided by the Main Post Office, 750 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802.

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