Frequently Asked Questions

My preferred visit date is not visible. What does this mean?

If the time of the campus visit is not visible on your first preferred visit date, this indicates that the tour is at maximum capacity, and we ask that you select your second preferred date.

What's the difference between a Gold Campus Tour and a Purple Campus Tour?

Our Gold Campus Tour is approximately two hours and a part charter bus ride, part walking campus tour. Extra stops include Patrick F. Taylor and the University Recreation Center (UREC). Our Gold Campus Tours are offered daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Our Purple Campus Tour is approximately one hour and a full walking tour featuring academic areas on campus preceding by an Admissions and Financial Aid presentation. Purple Campus Tours are offered on select days at 2 p.m.

I can no longer visit on the date that I am registered. How do I switch my registration to another date?

Call us between 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 225-578-2634 or email us at You will need to provide us with the date you are currently registered for and the date you would like to switch your registration to.

Where should we park on the day of the event?

Your designated parking space will be located in the Union Square Parking Garage on the corner of East Campus Drive and Veterans Drive, formerly Raphael Semmes Road. Handicapped parking spaces are located on the first level of the Union Square Parking Garage near the elevators. Please see below for specific driving directions to the Union Square Parking Garage.

If you are using a GPS navigation system, enter the intersection of East Campus Drive and Raphael Semmes Road as your destination. Be sure to print the directions below in case your GPS directs you to drive through campus, which is restricted from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How far is it from the Union Square Parking Garage to the check-in location?

You will check in at the Geaux Center on the first floor of the Student Union, which is located just a short walk across Highland Road from the parking garage.

Where is check-in located?

Check-In is located at the Geaux Center on the first floor of the Student Union.

My student needs an excuse for school. Where should we get one?

All students will receive a school excuse as needed at check-in. If you need a special form filled out for your school, a staff member will be happy to assist you.

What kind of attire is recommended for an LSU Campus Visit?

We suggest casual attire for the event. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as LSU is a walking campus. Please also check the weather forecast and plan accordingly.

Additional Information

  • If anyone in your party requires any disability accommodations, please email prior to your scheduled campus visit.
  • Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes are suggested.
  • Depending on the weather forecast, you may need a rain jacket, umbrella, poncho, or sunscreen.
  • A school excuse form can be provided as needed at check-in.