Student Move-In Day on Aug. 17 to Kick Off LSU Welcome Week Activities

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As the fall 2019 semester is set to begin at LSU, the university’s Department of Residential Life will welcome students on Move-In Day, on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in all on-campus residence halls.

            Move-In Day provides an energetic, warm, welcoming atmosphere full of LSU pride and Tiger spirit for the anticipated 4,000 new students moving to campus this day. Move-inDay arrivals will be joining the nearly 1,000 students who will already be on campus for early arrival programs like academic boot camps and S.T.R.I.P.E.S., and 2,600 upperclassmen incampus apartments. The 7,600 students living on campus this fall is the largest resident population in campus history, made possible by the opening on a new 400-bed residence hall, Cedar Hall.

Close to 1,000 volunteers from the faculty and staff, members of student organizations and friends of the university will team up with the Residential Life staff for this exciting event. Volunteers will help students unload their cars, move into their residence halls or apartments and answer any questions regarding campus life that the residents may have.

            Among the volunteers will be LSU President F. King Alexander, who has invited all the parents to join him for a free lunch at one of the two LSU dining facilities, The 459 on the east side of campus and The 5 on the west side; Executive Vice President & Provost Stacia Haynie; and members of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Close to 150 student-athletes will be on hand as well to assist those moving into on-campus housing. Alexander will also deliver the address at the LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College welcome picnic around 12:15 p.m. in the Laville Courtyard.

Move-In Day kicks off the university’s Welcome Week 2019 for entering students. Welcome Week is the second part of students’ orientation to LSU – after the one-day orientation session they already completed earlier this year. Welcome Week activities are geared toward helping students be more comfortable with campus and more confident when they begin classes. Welcomes Week encourages students to meet new friends, learn about the resources that will help them to be successful here at LSU, and know what it means to be a true LSU Tiger. A full schedule of activities is available at

            Residential Life offers living-learning environments for first-year students traditional residence halls and nine residential colleges – Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Mass Communication, Science, Human Sciences & Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts and the Honors House. Upperclassmen live in one of three apartment complexes on campus, including a new Honors Living Learning Community launching this fall in East Campus Apartments.

           LSU residence halls are not the dorms of yesteryears, but are part of the 21st-century living-learning philosophy. More than 55 percent of all on-campus undergraduate residence halls and apartments are either new construction or have had recent major renovations. Construction, renovations and new programs continue to provide more beds and innovations for residents. And year after year student living on campus as first-year students have higher GPAs, higher graduation rates, and higher retention to second year rates than their off-campus peers.

            For details on LSU’s Move-In Day check-in process, please visit or watch “How to Move In at LSU” on YouTube. 

            For more information on Move-In Day, contact Catherine David, associate director of communications, at 225-578-9333 or 225-252-4607, email, visit or find LSU Residential Life on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest by searching “LSUResLife.” Follow along on social media using the hashtag #myLSUhome.

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