New Space in the LSU Student Union

BATON ROUGE – LSU Auxiliary Services is excited to announce the addition of a new public space in the LSU Student Union. 

The previous Billiard’s Room, located on the first floor, was recently renovated to add a variety of seating and study spaces. After an evaluation of usage, the billiard tables were removed in July 2014 and the space became overflow event space for large scale activities in the building. Due to the limited usage and its prime location, LSU Auxiliary Services partnered with LSU Dining to renovate the space to include two semi private study rooms, additional dining seating, and soft seating for lounging.

“We renovated with the goal of giving that space back to the students,” said Margot Carroll, assistant vice president of LSU Auxiliary Services. “We evaluated feedback surveys and talked with various student organizations to get an idea of what we could do in that space and it was clear that additional lounge seating was needed.”

“Our goal is to help enhance the student experience on campus. This is now the perfect space for students to eat their lunch, charge their phones, meet with their study groups, or simply lounge between classes,” said Ben Southard of LSU Dining.

Because the nature of the space has changed, LSU Auxiliary Services has launched its Name That Space campaign. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to email with name suggestions throughout the month of January. The suggestions cannot include the names of people and need to be appropriate for Tigers of all ages. In February, the top suggestions will be put to a student vote via TigerLink with the winner being unveiled this March.

The new space will open with its official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend with light refreshments provided following the ceremony.

For more information, visit the LSU Auxiliary Services website



Contact: Heather Gulino
LSU Auxiliary Services


Rachel Henry
LSU Auxiliary Services