Orientation | LSU Office of Retention & Student Success


We are so excited to welcome you to the LSU family!

Our Orientation program is designed to introduce you to LSU’s campus while connecting you to the multitude of academic resources and student life opportunities. A direct link to register will be sent to the email address indicated on your application for admission.

LSU is committed to protect your health and the health of the LSU community while still introducing you and your family to everything you need to know to be successful at LSU this spring. 

Freshman students: once you register for orientation, you will be added to a list for an academic advisor to begin creating your schedule. After your schedule is finalized, you will receive an email with instructions on how to view it and how to set up an appointment with an advisor, if needed. All course schedules should be complete and made available to you no later than end of business January 4, 2021.

Transfer students: after you are admitted to LSU, you may schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss your degree plan, transfer coursework, and planning future coursework. To schedule an appointment with an advisor prior to registering for classes, you must email your senior college. After you've registered for orientation, your scheduling hold will be removed within 48 business hours. Once you have registered for classes, you can schedule an academic advising appointment through the Navigate mobile app.

Online orientation is a series of modules which must be completed PRIOR to your virtual orientation date. It is intentionally designed to prepare you for your first semester at LSU, as it provides information about academic resources and student life opportunities. On average, students will take about one hour to complete the modules, and they do not have to be done all at once. If you need a break, your progress will be saved for you. This information will be available to you through your first two semesters of coursework, so we hope you will continue to refer back to it as a resource. Students will receive an email with login instructions once they have registered for orientation.


The online orientation will set you up for success in-and-out of the classroom by covering the following topics:

  • Academics
  • Support Services
  • Student Life
  • Financial Matters
  • Policies & Safety

On your scheduled orientation date, you will have two mandatory Zoom sessions: your Senior College Meeting (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST) and your Orientation Group Meeting with peers and an upperclassman student leader. There are two options for the Orientation Group Meeting, 9 – 10:30 a.m. CST or 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST. You will indicate your time preference on your orientation registration form.  

Parents and family members are encouraged to participate in the Intro to Being a Tiger Family Member & Panel live zoom session from 1 – 2:30 p.m. CST on their students’ scheduled orientation date. An email will be sent to parents with a link to register.

Sample Schedule:

Time Session
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Orientation Group with student leader option #1*
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Senior College Meeting
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Intro to Being a Tiger Family Member & Panel (parent session)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Orientation Group with student leader option #2*
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. 

Review pre-recorded sessions, attend 1:1 appointments with various departments

*Students will only attend one


Contact Information:

Email: orientation@lsu.edu

Phone: 225-578-2634