Visitor Information

Visitor Information



On the LSU campus

Cook Conference Center & Hotel
3848 W. Lakeshore Dr.
225-383-COOK (2665) or 866-610-2665

Cook Hotel


In the Greater Baton Rouge area

Visit Campus Travel website for information on hotels in the Baton Rouge area.



Parking on campus for graduation is available in all student lots at no charge and with no permits required.  Graduates and their families and friends may park in any ungated lot or in any unmarked, unpainted, or unreserved space along any street on campus. Graduates and their guests should plan to arrive early to avoid traffic delays.

Persons who have disability license plates/placards/or State issued disability IDs will be allowed to park in designated areas close to the PMAC. The Burden Oaks Lot (adjacent to the Natatorium) has been identified as the ADA parking options for this August. There will also be extremely limited parking on North Stadium Drive because this area will serve as a drop off area for disabled graduates and attendees. Please see the below map for the location of these lots. (W. Stadium and S. Stadium Lots are only used in Spring Commencements)

 parking map

Parking is limited to a first come/first served basis. A shuttle service will be provided to those in these lots. Additionally, a drop off point will be made available to anyone who does not have the appropriate credentials or to those guests needing assistance who may not qualify for the credentials. For additional information or questions, contact parking at

Commencement Bus Schedule & Routes

Bus service will be available the day of commencement and will be following the “Holiday/Summer” schedule for each route. Visit the LSU Tiger Trails website for a complete list of routes and schedules.

Louisiana State University welcomes more than one million visitors every year, and most of those visitors arrive via the interstate system. The directions below offer the easiest routes to the campus from the interstate. We recommend that you visit the Visitor Information Center to obtain detailed campus directions and parking instructions.


Maps & Directions

The LSU Visitors Information Center is located at the corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive.

From Interstate 10 
Route 1: Exit at Nicholson Dr./Highland Rd. (Exit 155A). Take Highland Rd. to Dalrymple Dr. (about 1.4 miles).
Route 2:

Exit at Dalrymple Dr. (Exit 156B).

Both eastbound and westbound traffic will take a right onto Dalrymple Dr. from the off-ramp.

Take Dalrymple Dr. to Highland Rd. (about 0.5 mile).

Route 3:

Exit at Acadian Thruway (Exit 157B).

If exiting from the eastbound off-ramp you will take a right onto Acadian Thruway; if exiting from the westbound off-ramp you will take a left onto Acadian Thruway.

Take Acadian Thruway (which turns into Stanford Avenue and then into LSU Avenue) to Highland Rd.

Take a right onto Highland Rd. Take Highland Rd. to Dalrymple Dr. (about 1.8 miles).


The location of the diploma ceremonies are highlighted in the campus map below.

map of campus