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.

2018 Dates 

There are 12 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: Students in Tiger Band and students participating sorority recruitment are encouraged to select sessions 1-11.

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.

  6/4 6/8 6/11 6/13 6/15 6/19 6/25 6/27 6/29 7/6 7/9 8/13
Agriculture     X   X   X   X X  
Art & Design   X   X       X       X
Business X     X   X   X X     X
Coast & Environment   X         X       X X
Engineering   X X X   X X X     X X
Human Sciences & Education   X X   X X X     X X X
Humanities & Social Sciences X X X X X     X X X   X
Mass Communications X     X   X     X     X
Music & Dramatic Arts X       X     X       X
Science X   X   X   X   X X X X

Allied Health/Pre-Nursing

X       X X       X   X
Undeclared   X         X       X X



Registration for all 2018 orientation programs will open on November 27th, 2017.

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2018


Cost: TBD