101 Things to Do

101 Things to Do

Around the LSU campus and in the surrounding community.

This list has been created with current COVID-19 guidelines in place. If you discover a closure, please let us know at campuslife@lsu.edu and we will update the listing. 

  1. Walk, run, ride, or skate the University Lakes
  2. Grab lunch to go at the Club at Union Square
  3. Visit the Andonie Sports Museum to take in some of LSU's athletics history
  4. Learn the proper spelling of Go. Hint, G-e-a-u-x
  5. Get involved in a student organization; check out the many offerings on TigerLink
  6. Run for office or vote in Student Government elections
  7. Play golf on the LSU golf course
  8. Take an in-person or virtual Group X Class with LSU UREC
  9. Attend a Student Senate meeting or speak during Public Forum
  10. Learn the words to the Alma Mater
  11. Enjoy a cup of coffee your friends outside the Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  12. Kiss someone in front of the Memorial Tower at midnight on Valentine’s Day
  13. Order your LSU Ring
  14. Selfie opportunity on the PMAC outdoor concourse with Tiger Stadium behind you
  15. Walk, run or ride the levee from the LSU Vet School to downtown Baton Rouge (~3 miles)
  16. Have a mock interview or get your resume reviewed with Olinde Career Center
  17. Walk through Free Speech Alley by the LSU Student Union and meet someone new
  18. Participate in a service project with Volunteer LSU
  19. Volunteer in the LSU Food Pantry
  20. Get your photo in the LSU Gumbo yearbook
  21. Take a ride on a Tiger Trails bus
  22. Apply for a scholarship
  23. Visit Mike the Tiger in his habitat
  24. Borrow a laptop or video equipment from the LSU Library
  25. Soak up some sun on the Parade Ground or the Patrick F. Taylor Lawn
  26. Post a funny Classified Ad in the LSU Reveille
  27. Listen to a KLSU radio show hosted by students (91.1FM or stream online)
  28. Tune into “Spontaneous Combustion” - the world’s longest running jazz program in KLSU 91.1FM hosted by DJ Zia “The Cat” Tammami since 1977
  29. Watch Tiger TV
  30. Visit the College of Art & Design Sculpture Garden
  31. Feed the ducks at the LSU Lakes
  32. Have lunch with a professor at the LSU Student Union
  33. Visit the War Memorial on the Parade Ground
  34. Find all four time capsule locations on campus (to be opened in 2050, 2067, 2076 and 2160 respectively)
  35. Visit an exhibit in one of LSU’s seven galleries
  36. Enjoy an outdoor lunch in the Enchanted Forest
  37. Study by the Dodson Fountain in the Quad
  38. Take a nap in the Quad
  39. Learn the words to the LSU Fight Song, Fight for LSU
  40. Sing along with the Memorial Tower while it plays the Alma Mater at Noon
  41. Study at the Greek Theater when the crepe myrtles are in bloom
  42. Visit the LSU Rural Life Museum
  43. Watch the lighting of the LSU Christmas tree during Holiday Spectacular
  44. Tour three amazing student centers in a row on Veterans Drive: the Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center, William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center, and the LSU Women’s Center (please call in advance)
  45. Visit the fountain outside the International Cultural Center
  46. Buy a poster from the Poster Sale at the beginning of each semester
  47. Learn all the cheers for an LSU Football game
  48. Visit the UPS Store to check your mail, ship a package, or print an assignment
  49. Register to vote
  50. Attend an LSU Olinde Career Center event
  51. Find an on-campus or off-campus job on Handshake
  52. Write a letter to the editor of the LSU Reveille
  53. Complete your LSU Safety Checklist
  54. Find an inspiring story with TEDxLSU
  55. Take a photo with at least two Mike the Tiger statues
  56. Take pictures of the Memorial Tower at night
  57. Take selfies with Heisman winner Billy Cannon, NBA greats Bob Pettit and Shaquille O’Neal, and Coach Skip Bertman
  58. Visit your professor during office hours (in person or online)
  59. Watch the sun set over the levee by the Vet school
  60. Ride a bike around campus
  61. Make a bike connection with LSU and Baton Rouge bicycling organizations
  62. Shop or eat at Nicholson Gateway
  63. Meet the dean of your senior college
  64. Celebrate LSU’s birthday every year (January 2, 1860)
  65. Meet the Library Subject Specialist staff member for your senior college or major
  66. Share a scoop of ice cream with a friend at the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store
  67. Make time to improve your time management skills or your study skills at the Center for Academic Success
  68. Wear purple and gold together
  69. Visit a church, synagogue, temple or Islamic center near campus
  70. Learn about native Louisiana fauna at LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum
  71. Hear yourself echo in the center of Free Speech Plaza in front of the LSU Student Union Theater
  72. Make a friend from another state and one from another country
  73. Attend an LSU Science Café (live or online)
  74. Experience LSU stories of being Fierce for the Future
  75. Visit Allosaurus in the lobby of Howe-Russell Hall

    Around Baton Rouge

  76. Visit Mike’s tiger cousins at the Baton Rouge Zoo
  77. Take a short walk to City-Brooks Park and visit the Baton Rouge Gallery
  78. Volunteer in Baton Rouge with the Capital Area United Way
  79. Visit the Red Stick Farmers’ Market on Thursdays or Saturdays
  80. Attend the Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival in January
  81. Attend the Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival
  82. Attend one of Baton Rouge’s many annual festivals
  83. Attend a Baton Rouge Pride event
  84. Attend a Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parade
  85. Visit historic 3rd Street in Downtown Baton Rouge
  86. Take a photo outside The Lincoln Theatre, the site of the planning for the first Civil Rights bus boycott in the US in 1953
  87. Volunteer with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
  88. Explore BREC’s 180 parks in East Baton Rouge parish
  89. Visit the Louisiana Old State Capitol
  90. Take in a performance at the Shaw Center for the Arts
  91. Splash in the Fountain outside the Shaw Center for the Arts
  92. Explore the galleries at the LSU Museum of Art located in the Shaw Center in downtown Baton Rouge
  93. Get star-struck at Highland Road Public Observatory
  94. Explore Baton Rouge museums for free the first Sunday of every month
  95. Visit the mummy in the Ancient Egypt Gallery or view a planetarium show at Louisiana Art & Science Museum
  96. Take a stroll through Louisiana history and culture at the Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge
  97. Tour the USS Kidd Veterans Museum in downtown Baton Rouge
  98. Take up disc golf at one of four BREC disc golf parks
  99. Traipse BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp
  100. Explore the parish-wide network of connected pathways and greenways
  101. Visit the recently installed Sing the River Sculpture that plays music that corresponds with the rise and fall of the Mississippi River