For Fifth Year, LSU Hosts Local Students for “Sixth Grade Day”

BATON ROUGE – This week, LSU will launch its fifth run of “Sixth Grade Day,” a day of academic exhibits and touring for middle school students of East Baton Rouge Parish. Since 2016, LSU has welcomed more than 10,000 sixth graders to its campus.

For these visits, students see presentations about the humanities, science, engineering, the arts and agriculture. Tour stops included a visit to the Museum of Natural Science, the Shaver Theatre and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, or PMAC, where various colleges and departments will present. Students also get ice cream from the LSU Dairy Store. 

Sixth Grade Day is a program of the Capital Area Promise, which was launched in September 2018. It is a collaborative effort between LSU, Southern University, Baton Rouge Community College, and EBR Schools. The Capital Area Promise is designed to create more pathways to college and careers; and jumpstart conversations with students and families around college readiness.

The three days for the program are Jan. 16, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6.

For more information on Sixth Grade Day, contact LSU Community University Partnerships at 225-578-8699 or To learn more about the Capital Area Promise, visit




Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations