Bengal Bound | LSU First Year Experience

Bengal Bound

Official Welcome Week of LSU. Each year FYE coordinates a calendar of events showcasing different aspects of life at LSU, starting with with Move-In Day!

 2017 Bengal Bound Schedule

This year's Bengal Bound theme is "Define Yourself," encouraging all Tigers to find their place on campus and find success here at LSU.

LSU '21 How Will You Define Yourself? 

Click the links below to download your word for tech backgrounds! 

 Bengal Bound Theme

Want a chance to tour Tiger Stadium? Attend the most signature Bengal Bound events and collect the Definitions Buttons. Students with the most buttons at the end of Bengal Bound will be entered to win!  

Signature Events:

  • Geaux Academic
  • Tiger Time ( You can recieve a button by bringing in an old t-shirt to swap for a new LSU one).
  • What's the Big Deal About Jambalalya (You can recieve a button by donating an item for the LSU Food Pantry)
  • Ambassadors -- Let us hel you find your classes
  • Community Bound
  • Campus Life's Karaoke Night
  • Undergraduate Research Information Fair
  • Snoballs at the Student Health Center
  • UCFY's Pizza Party
  • Carer Services Donut Stress About Your Career




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Community Bound

Held the Friday before fall classes begin, Community Bound is a service day designed especially for first-year LSU students. The program works in close collaboration with the East Baton Rouge school system and provides fix-up projects and classroom support to principals and teachers. Community Bound is a great way for students to meet friends and classmates and to get involved in their new community.   

Tiger Time

Tiger Time

Join us for LSU's newest Tiger Tradition when the incoming freshmen class takes a class photo in Tiger Stadium. It's not just any class photo though because you'll spell out L-S-U in the student section. After the photo, FYE hosts a block party outside the stadium with free food, drinks, and music. You don't want to miss this event! Watch L-S-U get bigger every year.

What's the Big Deal about Jambalaya 

What's the big deal about jambalaya?

Bengals Beyond the Bayou kicks off fall programming with a jambalaya dinner for out-of-state students and their friends. If you're not from Louisiana, come enjoy a taste of cajun cuisine, meet other incoming students, and visit with FYE staff.

#AskFYE Tents

#askFYE Stations

LSU is a large campus, which sometimes makes it difficult to find classes on the first two days of a new semester. FYE and LSU Ambassadors partner each year to help students, give directions, and offer refreshments. Through the academic year, you can continue to ask us anything through social media using #AskFYE.