LSU Terminology

LSU is the state’s flagship university and a unique place to study, learn, teach, research, and work. We also have unique way of referring to things around campus. Case in point:

  • BEC: Business Education Complex, which houses the E. J. Ourso School of Business

  • Campanile: Area surrounding the Bell Tower and LSU War Memorial

  • Campus Transit: Free transit service that runs nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., which students may access by calling 225-578-5555

  • CAS: Center for Academic Success offers strategies, services, and programs to help students succeed in the classroom

  • Cox Auditorium: Home to LSU's largest auditorium, which seats more than 800 students

  • Easy Streets: Street grid inside campus gates that promotes pedestrian and bike safety during class hours

  • Free Speech Alley: Area outside the Student Union where students, activists, organizations, etc., share ideas and information

  • FYE: First Year Experience hosts programs and services for first-year students

  • Gumbo: LSU’s yearbook

  • Horseshoe: Group of residence halls located on the east side of campus that forms a "U" shape and houses Residential Life's main office

  • Legacy: Student magazine published monthly that highlights events and trends in Baton Rouge

  • Math Lab: Located in Pleasant Hall, some courses require students to log weekly hours here

  • Middleton: LSU's main library with four stories, two computer labs, group study spaces, and CC's Coffee

  • myLSU: Online dashboard where students, faculty, and staff can access fee bills, schedule classes, view grades, etc.

  • MyStudentBody: Drug, alcohol, and safety awareness education course that all first-year students are required complete

  • Outtakes: Miniature grocery store with takeout options located in The 459

  • Parade Ground: Green space outside the Student Union where students can relax or take part in recreation

  • Paw Points: Money that comes with a student's meal plan and can only be used for food items on campus

  • Pentagon: Group of five residence halls on the west side of campus with a pentagon-shaped common space

  • PFT: Patrick F. Taylor Hall, houses the College of Engineering and computer labs for student use

  • PMAC: The Pete Maravich Assembly Center, home to most of LSU's indoor athletic teams

  • Take 5: Miniature grocery store with takeout dining options located adjacent to The 5

  • The 459: Dining hall located on the east side of campus, which seats 459 people

  • The 5: Dining hall located on the west side of LSU’s campus

  • The Daily Reveille: Student newspaper available at locations around campus

  • The Quad: Main academic center of LSU, with buildings arranged in a quadrangular shape

  • Tiger Card: Student ID card that students use for meals, residence hall access, exams, etc.

  • TigerCASH: Money that can be loaded onto a student's Tiger Card and can be used both on and off campus at various locations

  • Tiger Lair: Variety of eateries and dining area located in the Student Union

  • Tiger Trails: Bus system that transports students to both on-campus and select off-campus locations

  • Tiger TV: Student-run television station with programs for on-campus residents

  • UREC: University Recreation, includes the student recreation complex where students can take group classes, workout, or participate in intramural sports