LSU Promise Scholars

LSU Promise Scholars

Welcome to LSU!

As an LSU Promise Scholar, you are eligible for exclusive programming and resources to help with maintaining your scholarship, achieving academic success, and reaching personal goals.

LSU Promise Scholar activities are only available to students who receive the LSU Pelican Promise Scholarship. Other CAS programs and resources are available to all LSU students. Please check the CAS website.

Benefits

  • Obtain skills and strategies essential for your transition to college life and learning.
  • Gain access to exclusive resources and opportunities.
  • Engage with peers and foster relationships to create a community at LSU.
  • Meet a team of individuals to help support your progress and celebrate your successes.

Eligibility

  • Incoming LSU Freshmen only
  • Pelican Promise Scholarship Recipient

Participant Expectations

This program is designed to fully support students in their college experience. To receive the maximum benefits and gain access to exclusive opportunities, participants will be expected to attend the following:

  • Welcome Week programming (the entire 2.5 day LSU Promise Scholar Choose Your Adventure Program)
  • Fall Semester 2022
    • At least one Promise Scholar event (TBA)
      • Event opportunities will be communicated through email, website, and  Discord)
    • At least one CAS academic event:
      • Academic Coaching
      • Small Group Strategy Session
      • Math Strategy Workshop
    • A one-on-one consultation in one of the following offices:
      • Academic Advising
      • Career Center (One-on-One Appointment)
      • Financial Aid Counselor (One-on-One Appointment)
  • Spring Semester 2023
    • At least one Promise Scholar program event (TBA)
      • Event opportunities will be communicated through email, website, and Discord)
    • At least one CAS academic event:
      • Academic Coaching
      • Small Group Strategy Session
      • Math Strategy Workshop
      • Impact (Your GPA) Workshop
    • End of Year Celebration

Virtual Information Sessions

All sessions will be held via Zoom from 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
The link for registration can be found in the email from LSU Orientation. Register for the session that best fits your schedule.  

  • June 28
  • June 30
  • July 5
  • July 7

To request a link to a recording of the information session please email cas@lsu.edu.

Exclusive LSU Promise Scholar Programming

Welcome Week

Attend this 2.5 day program to get a jump start on your college experience during the Choose Your Adventure portion of Welcome Week.  More information will be provided during the virtual information sessions.

Schedule

  • Continental Breakfast/Check-in
    • 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • Introductory Session
    • 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Career Center Presentation
    • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Career Small Group
    • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Lunch (on your own)
    • 12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Navigating the College Classroom
    • 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Small Group Syllabus Activity and Closing
    • 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Breakfast
    • 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • Check-in/Attendance
    • 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
  • Student Panel Session
    • 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Critical Thinking Strategy Session
    • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Small Group Activity
    • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Lunch (on your own)
    • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Advising and University Policies
    • 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Problem Solving Strategy Session
    • 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Small Group Activity
    • 2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
  • Find Your Resources
    • 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Breakfast
    • 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • Check-in/Attendance
    • 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
  • Wellness and Goal Setting Session
    • 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Time Management
    • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Small Group Activity
    • 11:00 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
  • Closing Session with Lunch
    • 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Fall/Spring Programs

Students will be provided exclusive access to programming during their first year at LSU. Programs will cover topics such as college learning strategies, wellness, career planning, financial literacy, financial aid, academic advising, and enhanced learning experiences. Programs are designed to help students maximize their academic performance and success in college.

More information coming soon!

Campus Partners

Olinde Career Center
University College - Center for Freshman Year
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Cale P. & Katherine Smith Student Financial Management Center
LSU Auxiliary Services
Retention and Student Success