LSU president urges fans to be “gracious hosts”

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GAINESVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 06: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers attempts a pass during the game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

LSU and Florida are meeting in Death Valley on Saturday night.

In preparation for the game, the LSU president sent a message to the entire campus community on Wednesday.

The message from LSU President F. King Alexander is below:

October 9, 2019

Dear LSU Family,

It is an exciting time this week as we celebrate Homecoming and preparefor Saturday’s matchup against the University of Florida.

The eyes of the nation are truly on LSU over the next few days.

This Saturday gives us an incredible opportunity to show the country
why LSU is such a great university. We want to showcase the best of our institution. We want America to see how our most accomplished and most diverse student body in history is taking full advantage of our world-class educational and research opportunities in order to answer the most pressing issues of our time.

Most importantly, we want the nation to see that LSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni all share the common goal of advancing the boundaries ofknowledge for the benefits of all global citizens. 

Across the country, our fans are known for their passion, enthusiasm, and dedication, which carries from tailgating through the game’s final whistle and beyond.

While we are proud of the reputation that LSU has, we also ask that our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans please remember that we are all representatives of this great university.

We can be fierce opponents on the football field, but we should be gracious hosts to all our invited guests off the field. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Homecoming Week at LSU.  

Geaux Tigers!

F. King Alexander
LSU President

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