Newly Admitted Students
Welcome to LSU! We're so excited to have you as part of the LSU International Family.
Before You Arrive
Pre-Arrival Moodle Course
All new international students are required to complete our Pre-Arrival Moodle Course, which includes essential information about your immigration documents, and your transition to life at LSU.
International Programs hosts a series of pre-arrival townhalls designed to give incoming international students and their families an opportunity to ask questions, and connect with the LSU community before they arrive.
Townhall dates (click each event to register):
Arriving at LSU
The International Cultural Center is offering airport pickup shuttles from New Orleans and Baton Rouge airports on Wednesday, August 10th, and Sunday August 14th. Shuttles cost $20 from the New Orleans airport, and $10 from Baton Rouge.
Check out our ICC Roommate Search Board for current international students looking for roommates, or advertising rooms. Visit LSU's on-campus housing page for on-campus housing options. For off campus housing, this Graduate Student housing guide includes recommendations.
Short-term housing is limited and expensive in Baton Rouge, so we highly encourage you to schedule the start of your lease for when you are planning to arrive. If short-term accommodation is needed, we recommend you look at nearby hotels, or airbnbs. Our Fall 2022 Arrival Guide includes some recommendations.
New incoming international students are required to attend International Orientation when they arrive. Orientation is an essential program that introduces new students to campus, reinforces their rights and responsibilities as international students, and provides opportunities to meet their peers and begin creating community.
Fall 2022 Orientation Dates:
Friday, August 12, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Undergraduate and Exchange Students
Monday, August 15-Friday, August 19 as a part of Welcome Week
Spring 2021 Pre-arrival Townhall Recordings
If you are unable to attend our pre-arrival townhalls, you can look back on the recordings here:
Living in Baton Rouge & Studying at LSU
Last Minute Travel Tips