09/23/2014 01:40 PM
BATON ROUGE – One of the most anticipated events of the fall semester will take place Friday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the LSU Parade Ground as the LSU Fall Fest celebration ignites and unites Tiger spirit in more than 30,000 new and returning students, faculty and staff to campus.
The annual event, which raised $4,000 for the LSU general scholarship fund through its sponsors, begins with food service and music at 11 a.m. Kicking off the celebration is the entrance of The Golden Band from Tigerland, LSU Golden Girls and LSU Cheerleaders at noon and a welcome from LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander, LSU Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Stuart Bell, LSU Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Enrollment Kurt Keppler and Student Government President Clay Tufts on the stage.
Following performances by the band, LSU spirit squads and the Tiger Girls, LSU student organizations will host student music and dance performances, including a step show with performances by several LSU fraternities, a sorority and the Legacy Dancers.
More than 50 tables representing both campus units and area businesses sponsoring the event will be set up along the Parade Ground tree line nearest the LSU Student Union and along Highland Road. The booths provide information and giveaways, while several games and activities will also be available, including University Recreation’s rock climbing wall.
Those in attendance will be served their choice of free hamburgers, sausage po-boys, vegetarian burgers and chips at the Food Court located near the middle of the Parade Ground, and items, including popsicles from LSU Dining and ice cream from the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store, in the booths along the edges of the event footprint. Local vendors will also be giving away various food and drink items.
Continuing with the eco-friendly efforts of the Green Tiger Project at LSU, Fall Fest participants will be encouraged to recycle their waste in marked receptacles. While not all items being distributed by sponsors during the celebration will be recyclable, everything supplied by the university at the main food tents will be.
LSU Fall Fest is made possible thanks to generous donations to the university by presenting sponsor Baker Hughes, with additional financial support from BatonRougeStudentLiving.com, Campus Federal Credit Union, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and the LSU Center for Academic Success. In addition to providing funding for Fall Fest, a portion of the external sponsors’ donations – a total of $4,000 – was contributed to the LSU general scholarship fund. Additionally, in-kind donations were made to LSU Fall Fest by the Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, LSU Auxiliary Services, LSU Dining and Magnolia Canteen.
For more information about Fall Fest, visit www.lsu.edu/fallfest or contact LSU Campus Life at 225-578-5160.
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014