First-Year Families

Your Tiger's Success

At LSU, we've got teams of academic and student support experts to help your student thrive on campus. You also play a critical role in your Tiger's successful transition to campus and across each milestone. Find the information you need to support Tiger success below.

Problem-solving Common Student Challenges

Now that your student is a Tiger, your role in their success has also evolved. We're here to partner with you in supporting your student toward independence and interdependence. Find strategies on how and when to help your student with the questions you might be asking.

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Example Questions

"My student is not happy with their roommate and wants a new one."

"My student is stressed or having mental health problems. Who can they contact?"

"My student has an allergy/is kosher/is vegan. How will they be accommodated on campus?"

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Popular First-Year Topics

After considering costs of attendance, students are encouraged to complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) found at This will ensure continued eligibility for any existing financial aid awards. Current students may also apply for scholarships through their myLSU account. Students can also reach out to their senior college for additional scholarship opportunities. Visit for more information.

Students can give their supporters access to view fee bills and/or grades through the myProxy application. When creating a myProxy account, you will be prompted to create a community LSU ID, which will then allow you to request access from your student. For more information on myProxy, you may access the LSU GROK Knowledge Base at and type “myProxy” in the search field.

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Learn from Families Who've Been There

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The Family Association provides access and support through knowledgeable staff, current university information, and special involvement opportunities that allow members to stay connected to LSU.

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"Don't make this journey alone– your fellow Tiger families and the Parent & Family Programs team are here to help!" 
- Alaine & Michael Dautle, Family Council Chairs
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Supporting Students in Need

It is our team's mission to provide support at key moments for students in need. If your student is facing a challenge, please reach out to us.

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