LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. Baton Rouge means “Red Stick” and was named by French explorers in 1699.
From the Italian Renaissance architecture to Mike the Tiger's beautiful habitat, LSU has multiple attractions that are perfect for a walking tour.
The LSU Visitor Center can help with parking arrangements in our parking garage and elsewhere on campus.
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.
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.