Family Weekend Schedule

The final Family Weekend schedule is determined by the official kick off time for the LSU vs. Arkansas football game. Once the Athletic Department declares the time of the game, we will post a finalized schedule on the website. The decision may not be made until as little as 7-10 days prior to the event. Until that time, we will keep an updated draft of the schedule of events below. 

  • Family Weekend-sponsored events that require pre-registration are highlighted in yellow below.
  • Other campus activities that do not require pre-registration are also listed. 
  • Additional open houses, academic college meet & greets, specialized tours, and more will be added to the schedule in the coming weeks. Please check back here for the most up-to-date schedule.


Registration for all LSU Family Weekend-sponsored events is a la carte, meaning you can pick and choose which events you and your family would like to register for and attend. The cost for each Family Weekend-sponsored event (highlighted in yellow) is listed on the schedule below.

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

Registered participants should check in to pick up your Family Weekend materials, including nametags, meal tickets, buttons, and other souvenirs prior to attending your first event.

Family Weekend Silent Auction
11:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m. (in-person) / all weekend (virtual bidding)
LSU Student Union

Support the LSU Student Affairs Emergency Support Fund by participating in the Family Weekend Silent Auction. 100% of proceeds will go directly to LSU students who need financial assistance in emergency situations. Bidding will open online on Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. CST. Silent auction items will be available to view in-person only on Friday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Family Weekend Featured Sessions
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Final Times and Locations TBA)

Stay tuned for more details about campus departments and offices who will host sessions. 

College of Engineering Ice Cream Social
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Patrick F. Taylor Hall

College of Agriculture Open House
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Martin D. Woodin Hall

Stop by the college to enjoy the famous Dairy Store ice cream and take part in our photo booth! The College of Agriculture Deans and Les Voyageurs (the official ambassadors for the college) will be on hand to visit with families. 

Family Weekend Welcome Buffet & Dessert Social
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Registration is required. Cost:

  • $25 per person
  • Free for children age 10 and under

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 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.
  • 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.


LSU Men's Basketball vs. Texas State
Time TBA
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)

Tickets to the men's basketball game are not on sale yet. More information will be added here soon. 

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
Trivia: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Live Oak Lounge, First Floor of the LSU Student Union

Enjoy fun for the whole family with bingo, trivia, 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.

Family Weekend Check-In
Time: To be announced approx. 7-10 days prior to the event
LSU Parade Ground

Arriving on Saturday? Registered participants can visit our check-in tent on the LSU Parade Ground to pick up your Family Weekend materials, including nametags, meal tickets, buttons, and other souvenirs prior to the Tailgate. Nametags will be required for entry into the Family Weekend Tailgate.

Family Weekend Silent Auction
Online bidding open all weekend

Support the LSU Student Affairs Emergency Support Fund by participating in the Family Weekend Silent Auction. 100% of proceeds will go directly to LSU students who need financial assistance in emergency situations. Bidding will open online on Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. CST and end on Sunday, November 14.

Family Weekend Tailgate
Time: To be announced approx. 7-10 days prior to game day once the kickoff time is determined. The tailgate will last 3 hours. 
LSU Parade Ground
Registration is required. Cost:

  • $25 per person (food included - access to buffet)
  • $10 per person (tailgate entry only - no food included)***
  • Free for children age 10 and under

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.

All Family Weekend registrants who purchase the $25 per person ticket option will have access to the all-you-care-to-eat buffet and everything associated with the Family Weekend Tailgate. Click here to view the menu options.

***The $10 per person ticket option simply grants Family Weekend registrants access to enjoy the tailgate festivities. It does not include the cost of food or access to the buffet. Food trucks will be available to purchase food on your own. Registrants can also bring in outside food. Just remember, anything you bring with you to the game must comply with in-stadium policies and fit in your clear bag.

Family Weekend Cornhole Tournament
LSU Parade Ground (next to the stage)

Sign up to enter your family into the cornhole tournament. Teams consist of two people. The winning family will be announced thirty minutes prior to the end of the tailgate, and the grand prize is a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble at LSU!

LSU Football Team Walks Down “Victory Hill”
Time TBA
Located at the top of N. Stadium Drive

Golden Band from Tigerland marches down “Victory Hill”
Time TBA
Located at the top of N. Stadium Drive

Golden Band from Tigerland takes the field for pregame performance
Time TBA
Tiger Stadium

Kickoff, LSU Football vs. University of Arkansas
Time: To be announced approx. 7-10 days prior to the event
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 Silent Auction
Online bidding open all weekend

Support the LSU Student Affairs Emergency Support Fund by participating in the Family Weekend Silent Auction. 100% of proceeds will go directly to LSU students who need financial assistance in emergency situations. Bidding will open online on Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. CST and end on Sunday, November 14.

Family Weekend Yoga
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
LSU Parade Ground 

More details will be announced soon.

Family Weekend Jazz Brunch **SOLD OUT**
Two time slots offered:
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. **SOLD OUT**
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. **SOLD OUT**

Royal Cotillion Ballroom, LSU Student Union
Registration is required. Space is limited to the first 1000 registrants. Cost:

  • $25 per person
  • Free for children age 10 and under

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. 

LSU Women's Basketball vs. Florida Gulf Coast
12:30 p.m.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)

Tickets to the women's basketball game are not on sale yet. More information will be added here soon. 


To further promote a safe environment during Family Weekend, we will adhere to the following guidelines and restrictions:

  • All Family Weekend attendees will be required to follow CDC guidelines for physical distancing and personal hygiene.
  • All Family Weekend attendees, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to wear masks or face coverings indoors during Family Weekend. Masks are also required outdoors within 50 feet of entrances to buildings.
  • Indoor events of 100 or more have their capacity limited to 50% of total occupancy limit as determined by the venue managers.
  • Please do not attend any in-person event if you are currently experiencing symptoms.
  • *The University reserves the right to amend the above requirements based on conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic - lsu.edu/roadmap.