Making History

Memorable moments in 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, we thought it would be a good opportunity to look back at some of the great accomplishments at LSU over the last 12 months.

At LSU, we strive for excellence in everything we do - in the classroom, in the research labs, on the fields of competition and in the community. It is what "Love Purple, Live Gold" truly means.

For the fifth consecutive year, LSU is ranked in the first tier for "Best National Universities" in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 edition of America's Best Colleges and we continue to make great progress in facility development that benefits students, faculty and staff alike.

We enjoyed the largest incoming freshman class since admissions standards were introduced in 1988 and we can boast of the most diverse student body in school history. Meanwhile, our graduate programs continue to improve and our faculty continues to contribute to award-winning research.

There are many great things to look back on in 2012, but we are also always looking forward to the future as we continue to strive for excellence every day at LSU.

We hope you enjoy the video below as we celebrate the successes of 2012 and look ahead to the new year.

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Chancellor's Day Parade
Memorial Tower New Tiger Band Hall Spring Greening Indian Mound Excavation Education Classroom Mechanical Engineering Projects Spring 2012 Medalists Spring Commencement Stuart Bell The Quadrangle Union Theater Spring Invitational ROTC Class Louisiana State Youth Opportunities Unlimited LSU STRIPES Program Summer Commencement Memorial Tower Community Bound Allen Hall Crape Myrtles Career Day Expo Business Education Complex Choppin Hall Annex Undergraduate Research LSU Campus Tiger Band Tiger Band Swamp Maple Campus Lake Presidential Election Panel Distinguished Research Masters LSU Rainmakers Boyd Professors Keith Comeaux International Students Study Abroad Fair Wellness Fair Pelicans on the Lake Mike VI Candlelight Celebration
Photos by Jim Zietz/Eddy Perez/University Relations