Freshman Orientation, Advising and Preregistration (FOAP) 

Welcome to LSU! Experience LSU has created a new student orientation program to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about LSU, meet your fellow classmates, and schedule classes. But, first and foremost, it’s designed to help you learn about the resources available at LSU to help you succeed.

Both student and parent orientations are led by LSU Ambassadors who are trained to provide a successful orientation experience for our incoming students and parents.

To learn more about this exciting program, download the LSU Freshman Orientation Brochure here

2017 Dates 

There are 17 sessions of orientation, but not all colleges participate in each session. It’s important for you to select a session when your major is offered.  

Attention Honors Students:  If you are enrolled in the Honors College, we encourage you to sign up for one of the following dates:  June 8, June 9, June 15, June 16, June 19, June 20, July 6, July 10, August 14 or August 15.  

Please note: If you chose to change your major after you’ve registered for orientation, email us at We can help you sign up for an available session.

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Agriculture X              X  X       X        X
Art & Design   X   X                    X  
Business X        X          X      X    
Coast & Environment   X                     X      X  
Engineering X     X X  X         X  X  X  
Human Science & Education   X              X          X  
Humanities & Social Sciences   X   X             X      X  
Mass Communications   X                X  X          X  
Music & Dramatic Arts X   X                          
Science   X     X        X X      X  X  

Allied Health/


X              X                
Undeclared X                            X  



Please click here to register.  Reservations for each session are limited. Once a session date fills to capacity, it is closed. Please do not make travel plans until you have received confirmation from the Experience LSU office. A confirmation e-mail will be sent immediately after a successful registration, which will include your parking pass and parking instructions.


All new students attending this program must pay an orientation fee of $140. If you pay by credit card, a 2.5 percent non-refundable processing fee will be added to your total.

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2017 Freshman Orientation Student Schedule

2017 Freshman Orientation Family Schedule