101 things to do at LSU

February 22, 2024

LSU offers a vibrant campus with endless opportunities for fun and traditions! Explore these 101 things to do that will make your time at LSU truly unforgettable.  

Mike the Tiger Habitat

Visit Mike the Tiger across the street from Tiger Stadium.

  1. Walk, run, ride, or skate the University Lakes and learn about the restoration project.
  2. Grab lunch with a friend at the Club at Union Square
  3. Visit the Andonie Sports Museum to take in some of LSU's athletics history
  4. Learn the proper spelling of Go (Hint, G-e-a-u-x)
  5. Get involved in a student organization - check out the list on TigerLink
  6. Or, attend Involvement Fest at the begining of the semester to meet student org members
  7. Attend Fall Fest to celebrate the spirit of the LSU community
  8. Run for office or vote in Student Government elections
  9. Play golf on the LSU golf course
  10. Take a Group X Class with LSU UREC
  11. Attend a Student Senate meeting or speak during Public Forum
  12. Learn the words to the Alma Mater
  13. Enjoy a cup of coffee your friends outside the Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  14. Kiss someone in front of the Memorial Tower at midnight on Valentine’s Day
  15. Participate in the Homecoming Week events
  16. Order your LSU Ring
  17. Take a selfie opportunity on the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) outdoor concourse with Tiger Stadium behind you
  18. Walk, run or ride the levee from the LSU Vet School to downtown Baton Rouge (3 miles)
  19. Have a mock interview or get your resume reviewed with Olinde Career Center
  20. Walk through Free Speech Alley by the LSU Student Union and interact with campus organizations and table sits
  21. Participate in a service project through Volunteer LSU
  22. Volunteer in the LSU Food Pantry
  23. Look through the LSU Gumbo yearbook digital archive
  24. Take a ride on a Tiger Trails bus
  25. Check out scholarship offerings
  26. Visit Mike the Tiger in his habitat or view Mike on the Tiger Cam
  27. Attend an athletic event on campus  
  28. Borrow a laptop or video equipment from the LSU Library
  29. Soak up some sun on the Parade Ground or the Patrick F. Taylor lawn
  30. Submit a letter to the editor of the LSU Reveille
  31. Listen to a KLSU radio show hosted by students (91.1FM or stream online)
  32. Tune into “Spontaneous Combustion” - the longest running jazz program on KLSU 91.1FM hosted by DJ Zia “The Cat” Tammami since 1977
  33. Watch Tiger TV on their YouTube channel
  34. Visit the many galleries of the College of Art & Design
  35. Go on an adventure with the LSU UREC  
  36. Feed the ducks at the LSU Lakes
  37. Meet a friend for lunch at the LSU Student Union
  38. Visit the LSU War Memorial on the Parade Ground
  39. Find all four time capsule locations on campus (to be opened in 2050, 2067, 2076 and 2160 respectively)
  40. Visit the LSU sculpture park near the College of Art & Design
  41. Enjoy a nice walk through the Enchanted Forest
  42. Study by the Dodson Fountain in the Quad
  43. Or take a study or lunch break in the Quad
  44. Sing along with the Memorial Tower while it plays the Alma Mater at Noon
  45. Study at the Greek Theater when the crepe myrtles are in bloom
  46. Visit LSU's Agcenter Botanic Gardens – Burden Museum & Gardens
  47. Watch the lighting of the LSU tree during Holiday Spectacular
  48. Tour three amazing student centers in a row on Veterans Drive: the Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center, William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center, and the LSU Women’s Center  
  49. Visit the International Cultural Center
  50. Learn all the cheers for an LSU Football game
  51. Visit the UPS Store to check your mail, ship a package, or print an assignment
  52. Register to vote
  53. Attend an LSU Olinde Career Center event
  54. Find an on-campus or off-campus job on Handshake
  55. Read an article written by an LSU student in the LSU Reveille
  56. Complete your LSU Safety Checklist
  57. Take a photo with at least two Mike the Tiger statues
  58. Take selfies with Heisman winner Billy Cannon, NBA greats Bob Pettit and Shaquille O’Neal, and Coach Skip Bertman
  59. Watch the sun set over the levee by the vet school
  60. Make a bike connection with LSU and Baton Rouge bicycling organizations
  61. Shop or eat around Nicholson Gateway
  62. Meet the Dean of your senior college
  63. Celebrate LSU’s birthday every year (January 2, 1860)
  64. Meet the Library Subject Specialist staff member for your senior college or major
  65. Share a scoop of ice cream with a friend at the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store
  66. Make time to improve your time management skills or your study skills at the Center for Academic Success
  67. Visit the LSU SportShop located near Tiger Stadium
  68. Visit a church, synagogue, temple or Islamic center near campus or find a faith-based org in TigerLink
  69. Learn about native Louisiana fauna at LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum
  70. Attend gatherings and events and engage with peers in the center of Free Speech Plaza in front of the LSU Student Union Theater
  71. Attend a LSU Science Café event
  72. Read about LSU's Fierce for the Future historic fundraising campaign  
  73. Visit Allosaurus in the lobby of Howe-Russell Hall
  74. Find a quiet place to study at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and check out the resources for college students
  75. Visit more tigers at the Baton Rouge Zoo
  76. Take a walk or a bike ride to City-Brooks Park and visit the Baton Rouge Gallery
  77. Volunteer in Baton Rouge with the Capital Area United Way
  78. Visit the Red Stick Farmers Market on Saturdays
  79. Attend one of Baton Rouge’s many annual festivals
  80. Attend a Baton Rouge Pride event
  81. Celebrate Mardi Gras at a Baton Rouge parade
  82. Visit Third Street in Downtown Baton Rouge
  83. Visit the site of The Lincoln Theatre, the site of the planning for the first Civil Rights bus boycott in the US in 1953
  84. Enjoy one of the many Baton Rouge restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  85. Volunteer with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
  86. Visit the top of the New State Capitol building in downtown Baton Rouge and then...
  87. Visit the Louisiana Old State Capitol building for a look at Louisiana history
  88. Explore BREC’s 180 parks in East Baton Rouge parish
  89. Attend an event at the Raising Cane's River Center
  90. Take in a performance at the Shaw Center for the Arts
  91. Explore the galleries at the LSU Museum of Art located in the Shaw Center in downtown Baton Rouge
  92. Visit the Baton Rouge Blues Festival in April
  93. Check out the adventure sports at BREC  
  94. Get star-struck at Highland Road Park Observatory
  95. Explore Baton Rouge museums for free the first Sunday of every month
  96. Visit the mummy in the Ancient Egypt Gallery or view a planetarium show at Louisiana Art & Science Museum
  97. Take a stroll through Louisiana history and culture at the Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge
  98. Tour the USS Kidd Veterans Museum in downtown Baton Rouge
  99. Hike BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp, and also
  100. Explore the parish-wide network of connected pathways and greenways
  101. Visit the Sing the River Sculpture that plays music that corresponds with the rise and fall of the Mississippi River