Family Weekend Schedule

Family Weekend will be held September 23-25, 2022.

  • Family Weekend-sponsored events that require pre-registration are highlighted in yellow below.
  • Other campus activities open to all LSU families are also listed below (not highlighted in yellow).


View the Family Weekend schedule on the LSU mobile app under the Guest persona.

University Recreation (UREC) Access during Family Weekend:
During LSU Family Weekend, LSU UREC is offering $5 day passes to family members of UREC members. Family member must be sponsored by a current LSU UREC member and have a government-issued photo ID with them when they arrive. For any questions about LSU UREC guest passes, please visit LSU UREC's website. UREC's hours of operation can be found here.

Members of the LSU Family Association receive two (2) complimentary UREC day passes per academic year. To redeem your complimentary day passes, all you need to do is visit the UREC main desk and show them your LSU Family Association card, and the student worker will grant you access to UREC for the day. A note will be made on your account that the passes have been redeemed for the fiscal year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family Weekend Welcome Buffet
*For Purple and Gold Package Guests Only

5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
East Lobby, LSU Student Union (Second Floor)
Registration is required. Access badge required for entry.

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.

Family Weekend Dessert Social
*For Purple and Gold Package Guests Only
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Front Lobby, Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore

Registration is required. Access badge required for entry.

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. 

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

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

Family Association Game Night*
*Exclusive Event for Family Association Members
Bingo: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the 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.

Free Family 2-Hour Bike Rentals
9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
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.

UREC Leisure River Access
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
UREC Leisure River

Come lounge in UREC's beautiful leisure river in the shape of LSU before you partake in gameday activities! Your LSU student must present their Tiger Card. Family members can join 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. 

Family Weekend Check-In
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2nd Floor, Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore

Arriving on Saturday? Registered participants can visit the second floor of Barnes & Noble at LSU Bookstore to pick up your Family Weekend materials, including access badges, souvenirs , and t-shirts (if you pre-ordered them) prior to the Tailgate. Access badges will be required for entry into the Family Weekend Tailgate.

On-Campus Living 101
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Housing Tour Center, Old President's House

Join LSU Residential Life for a sneak peek of living on campus as an upperclassman! Chat with our staff about the application process and on-campus upperclassmen living options; take a virtual tour of East Campus Apartments (ECA), West Campus Apartments (WCA), and Nicholson Gateway Apartments (NGW); and ask questions regarding your Tiger's current housing assignment. 

We'll also have a table set up in front of the Old President’s House with more information about upperclassmen housing, some giveaway items, and lawn games. 

Family Weekend Tailgate
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
LSU Parade Ground
Registration is required. Access badge required for entry.

Tailgating is an LSU Tradition! Join us for the biggest tailgate on the Parade Ground with food, live music featuring the Beaucoop Boogie band, special appearances, inflatables, a photo booth, face painting, corn hole tournament, and more! Look for our white tents, Family Weekend flags, and balloons. Even if you are not attending the football game, you are welcome to join the fun and attend the tailgate as long as you are pre-registered.

PMAC Fan Zone
1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)

The PMAC will be open to the public with live football games being shown on the video board throughout the day, access to restrooms, and a great place for you to take a break from the heat. The Tiger Band will perform in the PMAC after the Victory Hill Parade.

Family Weekend Cornhole Tournament
Begins at 2:00 p.m.
LSU Parade Ground (next to the stage)

Only families registered for the Family Weekend tailgate are eligible to participate. Teams consist of two people. The winning family will be announced at 3:30 p.m., and the grand prize is a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble at LSU. Stay tuned for more details!

Golden Band from Tigerland marches down “Victory Hill”
4:03 p.m.
Located at the top of N. Stadium Drive

LSU Football Team Walks Down “Victory Hill”
4:15 p.m.
Located at the top of N. Stadium Drive

All Tiger Stadium Gates Open
4:30 p.m.

Golden Band from Tigerland takes the field for pregame performance
6:15 p.m.
Tiger Stadium

Kickoff, LSU Football vs. University of New Mexico
6:32 p.m.
Tiger Stadium

Please note that football tickets are a separate cost and not included in the price of your Family Weekend registration fee. For more information about ticket prices and policies, please visit our Football Tickets page

Family Weekend Jazz Brunch **SOLD OUT**
*For Gold and Fighting Tigers Package Guests Only
Two time slots offered:
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Royal Cotillion Ballroom, LSU Student Union + The Club at Union Square
Registration is required. Access badge required for entry.

Join us as we close out Family Weekend with an all-you-care-to-eat, southern-style brunch buffet, featuring live jazz music and door prizes. Click here to view the menu. A cash bar serving mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available. 

Free Family 2-hour Beach Cruiser Rentals
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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.