Move-in Dos and Don'ts

By Ainsley Coleman

July 25, 2023

Your LSU journey begins the moment you arrive on campus for Move-in, so follow these DOs and DON’Ts to make your move-in experience go as smoothly as possible.

Mike the Tiger in the Move-in Lot

Mike the Tiger directing traffic in the Move-in Lot during First-Year Student Move-in.

Things TO DO

Review move-in routes before your arrival and follow directional signs to get to the Move-in Lot.

Arrive no more than 10 minutes before your move-in arrival appointment. Early birds will be rerouted to come back later! 

Display your move-in arrival hang tag from your rearview mirror. Look for your hang tags to arrive in your inbox around August 4, 2023. (Can’t print them? Let us know to mail them to you.)

Follow move-in staff, LSU Parking, and LSU Police’s instructions. Making your own route won’t save you time - we promise.

Remember the Tigers waiting in the move-in lot when you’re unloading at your building! Unload your vehicle(s) in 15 minutes and relocate your cars so the next Tiger can start unloading. 

Stay hydrated throughout the day. 

Things NOT TO DO

Don’t forget your Tiger Card at home. 

Don’t drive go directly to your dorm August 11-13, 2023. You’ll be rerouted to the move-in lot to start.

Don’t bring more than two cars to the move-in lot. Extra cars will be removed from the move-in process.

Don’t overpack. Seriously, you don’t need to fill up a box truck for your dorm room. 

Don’t be a jerk. Emotions can run high on a big day like moving to college. Listen to staff, follow signage diligently, and take a deep breath. We’re all Tigers!  

Don’t leave your car parked unattended in the unloading zone. 

For more information about move-in, visit

Mike the Tiger checking in on a student and their supporters in the Move-in Lot.Two resident assistants helping direct traffic in the Move-in Lot.Mike the Tiger helping two resident assistants check students into their dorm.A family poses for a photo in the West Campus Apartments unloading zone.

Each community has carts available for students to use so they can move their things into their dorm quickly!It's hot during August in Louisiana, so make sure you're prepared for that Louisiana heat!