Transfer Orientation

Welcome to Louisiana State University! You will be joining thousands of transfer students who call LSU home, and we want to make your transition from your previous institution a pleasant one. We are aware of the hard work and preparation you have expended and hope your transition and journey here will be enjoyable, exciting, and rewarding.

Orientation is required of all new transfer students, even if you have already spoken with an advisor at LSU. Please see below for more information on which session best describes your situation. 

Spring Transfer Orientation

Orientation Date: January 8, 2018

Registration Deadline:  January 2, 2018

Tentative Agenda

Spring Transfer Orientation - Student Agenda

Spring Transfer Orientation - Family Agenda

Summer Transfer Orientation

Orientation Date:  May 31, 2018

Registration Deadline: May 27, 2018

Fall Transfer Orientation

Session 1

Orientation Date: June 18, 2018

Registration Deadline: June 12, 2018

Session 2

Orientation Date: August 16, 2018

Registration Deadline: August 12, 2018 


You will need your PAWS Username and password to register for orientation through myLSU. You should have received your PAWS Username and Password when you applied for admission to the University.

Login to Register for Orientation

For assistance on obtaining your PAWS ID or password, please contact the Information Technology Services Help Desk at 225-578-3375 or


Transfer Orientation Cost: $70

If you pay by credit card, a 2.5 percent non-refundable processing fee will be added to your total.

If you need to cancel your reservation & request a refund, please provide us with a written cancellation notice by emailing us at Refund requests must be received prior to the designated deadline dates listed below. Refunds will not be granted after these dates:

  • Spring Transfer Orientation: December 18
  • Summer Transfer Orientation: May 10
  • Fall Transfer Orientation (Session 1): May 28
  • Fall Transfer Orientation (Session 2): July 26

Family Orientation*

If you have family members who are interested in registering for orientation as well, this should be indicated at the same time you complete your orientation registration. Family members will be able to:

  • Tour the Residence Hall where your student will be living
  • Learn how meal plans and TigerCASH work
  • Be in the know about financial aid and scholarships
  • Meet other LSU parents and hear firsthand the advice they have for incoming families
  • Learn how to join the Family Association and about the events offered for families throughout the year!

Family Orientation Cost: $50

*Please note: Family Orientation is a separate program from the student orientation program. While family members and students will separate for part of the program, they will also have the opportunity to attend select sessions together.