LSU Gumbo

LSU Gumbo

Who We Are

The Gumbo yearbook chronicles the entire academic year at LSU in more than 300 pages of full color. In words and especially photos, the Gumbo shows the people, places, and events that make each year unique. In addition to formal portraits of schools and departments, the book contains hundreds of snapshots of students with their friends and dozens of pages showcasing organizations. The book is mailed to buyers in early fall.

History of Gumbo

The Gumbo yearbook has chronicled each year in the life of Louisiana State University in photographs and in words since 1900. Only one year, the 1918-1919 school year, was missed, when wartime pressures caused the cancellation of the book. A magazine version, called Gumbo Magazine, chronicled the 1992-93 and 1993-94 school years because revenues were insufficient for a hardbound book. A student referendum increasing the yearbook fee brought back the hardbound version in 1995.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to pay for a hardbound copy of the Gumbo?

A: Yes. You can order your book online, at The book, which will cover the entire 2010-2011 academic year, will be mailed to you in early fall 2011.

Q: How can my organization get a page in the Gumbo?

A: Organizations can buy space in the Gumbo. Information and forms are sent each fall to every registered student organization on campus, and are also available in B34 Hodges Hall. For more information, call the Advertising office, 225-578-6090.

Q: I would like to let the Gumbo know about my event. How do I do that?

A: You may e-mail the information to, fax it (mark "Attention: Gumbo") to (225) 578-1698, mail it to: Gumbo, Office of Student Media, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, or call the office at (225) 578-2670.

Q: Can I obtain a back copy of the Gumbo?

A: We have very limited supplies of previous books. If available, books from 2007 to the present may be obtained without charge; older books are priced according to age. Old Gumbos are also available at the Friends of the LSU Library's fall book sale.

Q: How can I advertise in the Gumbo?

A: Contact the Student Media Advertising department, (225) 578-6090, or e-mail You can buy an image ad or congratulate a graduate.


Phone: (225) 578-2670