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Friday, Sept. 23
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Friday, Sept. 23 Schedule

Family Weekend sponsored events that require pre-registration and a Family Weekend nametag are indicated with purple icons and italicized text.

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Family Weekend Check-In

2nd Floor, Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore

Registered participants should check in to pick up your Family Weekend materials, including access badges, souvenirs, and t-shirts (if you pre-ordered them) prior to attending your first event.

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free Family 2-Hour Bike Rentals

UREC (enter via the East Entrance to access the Adventure Center)

Come with your Tiger to the UREC Adventure Center and receive a free 2-hour beach cruiser bike rental for your family. Student must present their Tiger Card. Bike availability and sizes are limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.College of Music & Dramatic Arts Tour

Lobby, Music & Dramatic Arts Building

Join the College of Music & Dramatic Arts for a tour of our learning facilities. A guided tour through both the School of Music Building and the Music & Dramatic Arts building will allow you to see the creative, interactive student experience. We will end our time together shadowing Wind Ensemble rehearsal beginning at 1:00 p.m. The LSU Wind Ensemble is the premier concert organization of the LSU Department of Bands and is comprised of the finest music major and non-major wind, brass, and percussion students at LSU.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) Open House

First Floor, Coates Hall (Quad-Side)

Visit the Center for Academic Success to see how we support student learning! Engage with staff members, discover available resources, and pick-up some snacks along the way.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Come Have a Ball with Engineering and Business!

Sno-balls at the walkway between the Business Education Complex (BEC) and Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Engineering tours begin from the Capstone Gallery
Business tours begin from the BEC Auditorium Lobby, BECW 1510

Join the College of Engineering and the E.J. Ourso College of Business for sno-balls and tours of Patrick F. Taylor or the Business Education Complex. Get the inside scoop on all things engineering or business and beat the heat with a sweet treat.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) Carnival

Peabody Hall Archway (directly between Foster Hall and the LSU Library)

Enjoy sneaux-cones, snacks, games, prizes, and more! You and your family will have the opportunity to connect w/ CHSE Dean, administrators, faculty, and staff.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Come Get the Scoop about Greek Life!

Front Patio, Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore

All families of current fraternity/sorority members are invited to stop by the Greek Life Table, gather info about the fraternity/sorority experience, and grab a free scoop of ice cream from the LSU Dairy Store.

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Center for Freshman Year (UCFY) Open House

150 Allen Hall

Families will have an opportunity to meet UCFY academic counselors and learn how we support students’ success at LSU.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. College of Agriculture (COA) Open House

Quad Side Patio of MD Woodin Hall

Learn more about the work we do to support our COA students! We will have a photo backdrop set up for you to grab a few photos with your Tiger and meet members of the Dean’s Office staff, your student’s support group in the College of Agriculture.

5:30 - 8:30 p.m. LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College BBQ Bash

French House Lawn

Alumni, family, friends, and students of the Ogden Honors College are invited to join us for BBQ and live music to celebrate the Honors past, present, and future. Click here to RSVP for this free event. Registration is required.

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Family Weekend Welcome Buffet

*For Purple and Gold Package Guests Only

Join us for our LSU Family Weekend kickoff events! Enjoy some delicious dinner and desserts, while you mingle with other LSU families. Click here to view the menus. A cash bar will be available in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom. Dinner will be served from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the East Lobby on the second floor of the LSU Student Union. Seating will be available in the Tiger Lair and Royal Cotillion Ballroom. Dinner will be served continuously throughout the evening, so please arrive at your convenience.

6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Family Weekend Dessert Social

*For Purple and Gold Package Guests Only

Front Patio, Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore

Following the Welcome Buffet, join us for our Dessert Social from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. on the front patio of the Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore.

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Beat Saber, PlayStation Virtual Reality

University Recreation (UREC) Social Stairs

Never tried virtual reality? No better time! Virtual reality expert? Come show us how it’s done by participating in this music-based virtual reality game. Your LSU student must present their Tiger Card. Family members can attend with their student by purchasing a $5 UREC guest pass. Family Association members can obtain up to two complimentary guest passes by showing their Family Association membership card at the main desk.

Showings begin at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. LSU Campus Life presents Family Movie Night

Union Theater

Bring your friends and family to our free movie night in the Union Theater! Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of Lightyear (PG) or at 9 p.m. for a showing of Thor: Love and Thunder. No registration required. Seating is first-come, first served.

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Family Association Game Night*

*Exclusive Event for Family Association Members

Royal Cotillion Ballroom, LSU Student Union

Enjoy fun for the whole family with bingo and prizes! There will be two rounds of games – the first round will be held from 8:10 – 9:00 p.m., and the second round will be held from 9:10 – 10:00 p.m.