Early Arrivals

Only those students who have a fall 2017 on-campus housing assignment and are required by an LSU department or organization to arrive to campus early are eligible to be early arrivals.

If you are part of a group or organization that requires you to arrive early, contact the department/organization to verify that your name will be included in the list that will be submitted to Residential Life. Please do not call Residential Life directly to make a request; all requests must be made directly from a department or organization. Residential Life cannot take individual requests for early arrivals.

Review the general information and program-specific information below. If you have questions about arriving early, contact Lynn Livingston.

2017 Biology Intensive Orientation for Students

Residential Life is pleased to provide housing for students participating in the Biology Intensive Orientation for Students program (BIOS). The following list of housing Frequently Asked Questions has been compiled to assist you in planning your arrival to campus.

 

How do I request housing for BIOS?

You can indicate on your BIOS registration that you will require housing. Please consult the BIOS website for more details on how to register.

 

May I stay on campus for BIOS if I don’t have an on-campus housing assignment for fall 2017?

Yes, you may. Housing will be limited to BIOS dates, August 6-11, 2017

 

Where will I be staying during BIOS?

All participants will reside in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Halls. These halls are located across Highland Road from the LSU Union.

 

I will be living on campus in the fall but not in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Hall. Can I live in my fall building during BIOS?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate these requests due to staffing requirements.

 

I have a roommate request, what do I do?

Please email Lynn Livingston, Assistant Director in Residential Life, at lkimball@lsu.edu to request a roommate by July 21, 2017. Please note that both roommates must mutually request one another and the request must come from the student.

 

Where and when can I check in for housing for BIOS?

All participants utilizing housing may check-in at Annie Boyd Hall on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Please note that the housing check-in process is not the same as check in for BIOS program; please consult the BIOS website for more details on BIOS check-in time and location.

 

What should I bring to make the move-in process easy?

Please feel free to bring a hand cart/dolly with you. A very limited number of carts are available to be checked out for use, but the wait can be very long for these carts.

 

Can I arrive for BIOS earlier than August 6, 2017 at 10am?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate these requests due to staffing requirements.

 

I am participating in STRIPES Session 2 from July 31 – August 3, 2017. Is there housing available between the conclusion of STRIPES Session 2 and when I check-in for BIOS on August 6?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate these requests due to staffing requirements.

 

Are BIOS housing charges included in the cost for BIOS?

Housing charges are not included. Housing costs total $170.00 for BIOS.  Charges for your housing will be posted to your billing statement by the College of Science along with your BIOS fees.

 

What should I bring with me to campus for BIOS?

If you will not remain on campus after BIOS concludes, just bring what you need for the week (be sure to remember bed and bath linens, as linens are not provided for BIOS). If you are eligible to stay on campus after BIOS concludes you are welcome to bring all of your belongings that you will need for the semester. It is recommended that you move all your belongings into your BIOS room—don’t leave belongings in your vehicle. Alternatively, bring just what you need for BIOS and make arrangements to move the rest of your items to campus at a later date.

 

Does my attendance at BIOS have an effect on my application or placement in the Science Residential College?

No, it does not.

 

May I remain on campus after BIOS concludes?

Only those students that stayed on campus for BIOS and have a fall 2017 housing assignment may stay on campus after BIOS concludes.  The cost is $29.50 per night (total rounded to the nearest dollar) through August 16. Charges begin when you receive your room key. If you have a fall 2017 assignment you will automatically be approved to move into your fall assignment on August 11, 2017. You will need to relocate to your fall assignment by 5 p.m. on August 11. Once you check in to your fall assignment you are checked in for the semester and you cannot return your key and check-in again at a later date. You are not required to remain on campus, but you will be charged nightly through August 16, 2017.

 

I will be living in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Halls for fall 2017 and plan on remaining on campus after BIOS concludes. May I live in my fall assignment for BIOS?

Absolutely. You will automatically be placed in your fall assignment if you live in any of these buildings. We will assume you are remaining on campus after BIOS concludes and charges will apply. On August 11 after BIOS concludes please proceed to your hall’s front desk to return your key from BIOS and to officially check-in for the semester.

 

I will be living in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Hall for fall 2017 and do not plan on remaining on campus after BIOS concludes. Is there anything I need to do?

If you do not want to remain on campus after your BIOS concludes, please notify Residential Life (lkimball@lsu.edu, 225-578-4441). Your name will not be added to the pre-approved arrival list for August 11 and you will not be placed in your fall assignment for BIOS. You must remove all of your belongings from your BIOS room and turn in your key on August 11. You will be able to check in for the semester on Move-In Day, August 16, 2017.

 

I will be living in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Hall for fall 2017 and will be placed there for BIOS. Can I request a roommate?

Participants living in his/her fall assignment for BIOS cannot request a roommate unless the request is for someone living in that room in the fall as well (which we will do automatically). This is for the safety and security of your belongings as we will clean all empty spaces after BIOS concludes and would rather not enter a room filled with belongings.

 

I live in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Hall for the fall and will have stayed there for BIOS. Do I need to do anything when BIOS ends?

Yes, you will need to report to your Front Desk on August 11 to officially check-in for the semester (this includes completing check-in paperwork, receiving your key and having your LSU ID activated).

 

I am staying on campus after BIOS and I live in a building other than Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Hall. Where do I check in?

You can check-in at the front desk for your building/community.

 

I will be living on campus in the fall and do not plan on staying on campus after BIOS concludes. Do I need to do anything?

Please let Residential Life know (lkimball@lsu.edu, 225-578-4441). Your name will be removed from the pre-approved early arrival list for August 11. Please note if you are living in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Hall for fall 2017, you will not be placed in your fall assignment for BIOS and will be placed elsewhere. You will be able to check in for the semester on Move-In Day, August 16, 2017.

 

I will be living on campus in the fall, but did not stay on campus for BIOS. When is the earliest I can check in to my fall assignment?

You will not be permitted to check-in to your assignment until Move-In Day, August 16, 2017, unless you are granted early arrival status by a campus department/organization (such as Tiger Band, ROTC, Sorority Recruitment, etc.).

 

I have received Early Arrival status through a department/organization but my arrival date is a few days after BIOS concludes. Can I still stay on campus?

Yes. We understand that moving multiple times in the span of a few days is difficult. You will be charged for the nights you stay on campus prior to the date for which you are approved as an Early Arrival.  If your department/organization is not paying for your early arrival nights, we will charge you for those nights as well.

 

I will attend BIOS and stay on campus and I am also participating in Sorority Recruitment. What do I do?

Women, both in-state and out-of-state, in this scenario can check in to their fall assignment on August 11, 2017.  A charge of $29.50 will apply. Please note: Sorority Recruitment participants that are approved to move in prior the first day of Recruitment are prohibited from allowing non-approved roommates to move in early. Students that fail to comply with this policy will be charged for housing costs and could be subject to the disciplinary process.

 

I have more questions. Who should I contact?

If you have a BIOS housing question that is not covered here, please feel free to contact Lynn Livingston via email at lkimball@lsu.edu or by phone at 225-578-4441. If you have a BIOS program question, please consult the website or email bios@lsu.edu

Orientation Sessions

If you are attending FOAP Session 16 or 17 and you have a fall 2017 housing assignment, you may check-in beginning on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m at the front desk for your fall assignment.  Check-in continues throughout FOAP Sessions 16 and 17.  You do not need to do anything further to secure permission to arrive early; all students attending FOAP Session 9 with a fall 2017 assignment will be allowed to check in. If you desire to confirm your arrival in advance please feel free to contact Lynn Livingston in Residential Life at lkimball@lsu.edu or 225-578-4441.

Your FOAP Session 16 or 17 registration costs do not include any housing fees.  You will be charged starting on the day you pick up your key.  A charge of approximately $30.00 per night through actual Move-In Day (total will be rounded to the nearest dollar) will be applied to your student account during the second week of class.  You will have been officially checked in for the semester and therefore will not be permitted to check-out of your assignment or return your key at the conclusion of FOAP Session.

STRIPES

Am I required to stay in on campus housing for STRIPES?
Yes. All students participating in the STRIPES program stay on campus in North and West Halls for the duration of their session. The STRIPES registration fee includes the cost of housing for the program.

 

Do I have to bring my own bedding to STRIPES?
Yes, students need to bring their own bedding as STRIPES does not provide any bedding for students. The beds are twin extra-long.

I’m attending Session 3 of STRIPES and want to stay on campus after it is over. Can I do that?
Yes. Students attending session 3 (August 7 – 10) of STRIPES who are coming from out of state OR participating in a program after STRIPES have the option of moving into their fall assignment when STRIPES ends on Thursday afternoon. STRIPES will send an email over the summer regarding the fall early arrival option. You must respond to the email with the information requested by the deadline to be added to the approved early arrival list for the fall. STRIPES will email Residential Life the list of all students approved for early arrival move in.

I’m living in North or West Hall for the fall semester and want to move in early for the fall. Can I stay in my fall assignment for STRIPES?
STRIPES will make every effort to place students approved for early arrival who are living in North or West Hall for the fall in their assigned room for STRIPES. However, this is not a guarantee. STRIPES will contact you about a week before your scheduled STRIPES session to let you know if they were able to place you in your fall assignment for STRIPES. This is ONLY for students in Session 3 who are staying after STRIPES is over and living in North or West Hall for the fall semester. If placed in your fall assignment for STRIPES, you will still need to check out of the STRIPES program by turning in your STRIPES room key (you will not need to move your belongings out) and then going to the front desk of the Residential College Complex to officially check in for the fall semester.

I will be living on campus in the fall but not in North or West Hall. Can I live in my fall building during STRIPES?
Unfortunately, students are not able to live in their fall assignment during STRIPES. All students participating in STRIPES are required to stay in North or West Halls for the duration of the STRIPES program.

Can I request a roommate for the STRIPES program?
Unfortunately, the STRIPES program cannot accommodate roommate requests for the sessions.

I have more questions, who can I contact?
For questions related to the STRIPES program, please contact Kathryn Knaus, the STRIPES Advisor, via kknaus@lsu.edu or 225-578-2781.

Encounter Engineering

Encounter Engineering does not provide housing, but you can move into your Fall Residential Hall Assignment on Friday, August 11, 2017. The list of Encounter Engineering participants will be provided to Residential Life by Encounter Engineering staff based on the information provided on your application form

A separate charge of $148 for housing will appear on your University Fee bill. This covers for the entire camp period.

Sorority Recuritment

Greek Life has published a comprehensive PHC Recruitment FAQ document.  You can view the FAQs here: PHC Recruitment FAQs

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Details coming soon.