Arrival & Orientation

Welcome to LSU! Our team is excited to welcome you into our on-campus community. The resources below provide an overview of what to expect as you arrive for the start of your first semester. If you have any questions along the way, please contact us; we're here to support you as you transition to life at LSU. 


Pre-Arrival Orientation

Before arriving on campus, every new international student takes our pre-arrival orientation, which introduces you to life at LSU and discusses immigration procedures.

Take the Online Course


Pre-Arrival Townhalls

Before you arrive, you and your family can attend pre-arrival townhalls, online meetings where you can ask questions and meet members of the LSU community. 



Airport Pickup

When you arrive for the new semester, our team can pick you up at the Baton Rouge airport so that you'll arrive on campus with a friend! Register for our pick-up service below.

Request Airport Pickup


For more information about planning your travel, housing, and immigration processes, please see our pre-arrival guide.


In-Person Orientation

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During orientation, you'll be assigned to orientation leaders, other LSU students who are excited to introduce you to life at LSU.

Once you've arrived on campus, you'll attend several in-person orientation programs — these required programs will help you become familiar with the campus, meet other LSU students, and begin creating your community.  

All international students will attend two orientation programs:

If your spouse and/or children are moving to LSU with you, you and your family can attend a special international family orientation that provides information like maintaining status for families, healthcare, childcare, and more. 

Registration links and dates for all orientation programs will be provided to you via email before you arrive. 

If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to contact us via email or phone. We're looking forward to seeing you soon!