artwork: bengal bound 2018, LSU First Year Experience

Official Welcome Week of LSU. Each year FYE coordinates a calendar of events showcasing different aspects of life at LSU, starting with with Move-In Day! 

For over 16 years, Bengal Bound has been LSU’s official welcome week and it continually provides a great opportunity to help students acclimate socially and academically to campus early in their college transition.  Campus units will be encouraged to align proposed programs for the week with the LSU 2025 values of Transformative, Culturally Adept, Innovative, Creative, Collaborative, and Globally Engaged, which will be highlighted on each day.  

For more information, please contact Maggi Spurlock.


parents helping students move into res halls
Aug. 12

Sunday, August 12 - Your transformative first year starts today!

res hall decor
Aug. 13

Monday, August 13 - Get creative while meeting new friends or decking out your Residence Hall.

code artwork
Aug. 14

Tuesday, August 14 - Spend the day exploring your personal development and campus resources all in the UREC.


mascot mike with student in library
Aug. 15

Wednesday, August 15 - Get to know the faculty and staff of academic and support offices that will help make your time at LSU successful.

first year students eating jamabalaya
Aug. 16

Thursday, August 16 - Explore some of the great groups on campus that are here to support your unique perspective at LSU.

students volunteering at community bound, painting parking lot
Aug. 17

Friday, August 17 - Today is all exploring the Baton Rouge community with service and fun!


freshman posing in the shape of the state of louisiana in Tiger Stadium
Aug. 18

Saturday, August 18 - Close out a great week of making friends by taking a class picture and enjoying a Bengal Bound Concert!

scoop of ice cream
Other Campus Events

Be sure to check out these other great opportunities to help you in your transition to LSU!

students hanging out on parade ground
Upcoming Events


Check out upcoming events for the fall semester.


Transition to LSU 

Be sure to check out these other great opportunities below to help you in your transition to LSU:



Create your own custom schedule for the Bengal Bound by downloading the Guidebook app. Simply go to your app store and download guidebook then search for LSU Bengal Bound 2018 and start building your calendar!  Learn more about each event and get up-to-the-minute information!


*Calendar of Events will be updated every Friday leading up to Bengal Bound!