LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. Baton Rouge means “Red Stick” and was named by French explorers in 1699. 


Campus Tours

From the Italian Renaissance architecture to Mike the Tiger's beautiful habitat, LSU has multiple attractions that are perfect for a walking tour. 

Prospective Student Campus Tours

Virtual Tour

Parking Garage

Campus Parking

The LSU Visitor Center can help with parking arrangements in our parking garage and elsewhere on campus. 

Visitor Center

Parking Garage


Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is on the move culturally and economically, with art exhibitions, concerts, a new IBM center and hundreds of restaurants from which to choose. New Orleans and Cajun country are just an hour's drive away. 

Visit Baton Rouge

Lod Cook


For the convenience of visitors to the LSU campus, the university has contracted with Campus Travel Management to provide a single website for discounted lodging reservations at surrounding hotels. To take advantage of these special discounted rates, please use the "Baton Rouge Area Hotels" link to access the self-booking tools for surrounding hotels.

Baton Rouge Area Hotels

Lod Cook Hotel & Conference Center


photo: aerial view of LSU Parade Ground and Memorial Towerphoto: Mike VI swimming in habitat poolphoto: Native American Mounds on LSU campusphoto

photo: White pelicans on LSU Lakesphotophoto: LSU students in the bookstorephoto: LSU students in student union lobby