Community Participation | LSU Homecoming

Community Participation in 2017

Not only are the Baton Rouge community, LSU alums, and Tiger families invited to join in on Homecoming Week events and activities, but we have a special way to celebrate just for the community we call home.

CANapolooza Drive

Area businesses, nonprofits, civic organizations, and community groups are encouraged to join us as the campus collects nonperishable and canned foods for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. If you are interested in collecting cans for this cause, please contact Kitchens on the Geaux. The LSU Food Pantry is a beneficiary of this drive.

Little Tigers Spirit Photo/Video Competition

Does your little Tiger have a burning love for the LSU Tigers? Take a photo or video no longer than 30 seconds of your little Tiger decked ears to tail in LSU gear, proclaiming his or her love for all things LSU. Post it to social media with the hashtag #LittleTigersSpirit. The winner will be awarded a ride in the LSU Homecoming Parade, and will have his or her winning photo or video displayed via LSU Campus Life and LSU Homecoming social media sites.

Little Tigers must be 12 years old or younger. By uploading a photo or video for the contest, you (1) authorize that you give permission or have permission of the minor’s parents to enter the child into the contest, and (2) authorize LSU to share your minor child’s photo or video in the institution’s social media channels.

Paint the Town Purple and Gold

LSU is the heart of Baton Rouge, and Homecoming brings out all of the spirit and support the capital city has to offer. We’re encouraging local businesses to “Paint the Town Purple” to make the local area roar with pride during Homecoming Week!

Remember this year’s theme: Roarin’ on the River! Show your love for our river-bounded campus and the vitality of our location.

Some ways you can Paint the Town Purple and Gold are:

  • Schedule school dress days the week of Homecoming.
  • Collect canned goods for CANapalooza at your school, church, or workplace.
  • Decorate your office, store front, or yard in your best purple, gold, and Tiger gear.
  • Paint “Happy Homecoming” messages on your storefront windows.
  • Refer a future Tiger to LSU Admissions.