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LSU Resources

There are many resources on and around the LSU campus. Check out the sections below for more information! 

Campus Federal Credit Union (CFCU) is a financial organization located on the first floor of the LSU Student Union. CFCU offers numerous services, including checking and savings accounts and online banking. You can visit their website at

The LSU Police Department has a 24-hour presence on campus to provide for the safety of students, scholars, employees, and visitors to LSU. For information about campus safety and services offered by LSU Police, visit the LSU Police website.

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) offers academic support, learning strategies, and other resources to help students excel in the classroom. For information about CAS workshops or tutoring hours, visit the Center for Academic Success website.

The Office of Student Affairs works to create a support network for students and includes various units who strive to meet student needs. These units include . . . 

Disability Services provides services for students with disabilities (physical, medical, or learning) in an effort to ensure their full participation in all activities, programs, and services of the University.

The LSU Olinde Career Center assists students and alumni in choosing careers, obtaining career-related work experiences as students, developing job search skills, and securing employment or admission to graduate or professional school.

The International Cultural Center (ICC) is a place on campus where all nationalities can come together and learn from each other. The ICC’s mission is to promote international friendship and facilitate greater interaction and understanding across our community through educational, cultural, and social activities.

If you are having trouble accessing or logging into your LSU e-mail account, click here: LSU e-mail help.

With extensive collections in both electronic and physical formats, you have access to the highest quality materials for free at the LSU Libraries.

LSU Library is the main library at LSU and is located on campus. It has close to 3 million books and includes collaborative workspaces and a coffee shop. Faculty, staff, and students of LSU may borrow library books and materials upon presentation of an LSU identification card. Please note that faculty and staff on gratis appointments (not paid by LSU) have somewhat limited privileges to the main library. The main library is open to the general public to use, but individuals not affiliated with LSU may not borrow materials unless they have been granted special borrowing permissions.

The Hill Memorial Library, located near LSU Library, contains special collections such as materials about the history and culture of Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley; primary sources; University archives; and rare materials. Unlike the LSU Library, Hill Memorial is a non-circulating library. Researchers read books and materials in the library’s beautiful reading rooms. Hill Memorial Library is open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. A photo ID is required.

Ask Us! Do you have questions or need more help? Librarians are here to help you. Ask us via text, email, phone, or chat.

LSU Parking & Transportation Services’ mission is to provide the LSU community with safe and well-maintained parking as well as efficient, convenient, and reliable mass transportation and alternative modes of transportation. Visit their website for more information about parking permits, maps and other services: LSU Parking & Transportation.

The LSU LGBTQ+ Center and Safe Space Campaign are working to make LSU a safe space for all students regardless of sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression: Safe Space.

The LSU Student Health Center offers health and medical services to LSU students and exchange visitors. Visit the LSU Student Health Center website to learn about the Health Center’s services and wellness programs or to schedule an appointment.

All international students in F-1 and J-1 student visa status are required to have medical health insurance while they are enrolled at LSU, and the policy must meet LSU’s medical health insurance requirements. Also, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has its own requirements for J-1 status holders. For more information, visit our Insurance Information webpage.

The University Recreation Center (UREC) has everything you need for recreation and exercise, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, machines for cardio and strength training, a climbing gym, courts and fields for group sport, and exercise classes. Go to UREC's website to find more on these offerings as well as to get information about membership and class schedules.

  • Walk or run around the LSU Lakes
  • Visit Mike the Tiger
  • Attend Fall Fest on the Parade Ground
  • Tailgate before a home football game – especially LSU vs. Alabama!
  • Work out at UREC
  • Eat a picnic lunch on the parade ground, in the “enchanted forest,” or in the Greek Amphitheatre
  • Get an ice cream at the LSU Dairy Store
  • Visit the LSU Bookstore
  • Attend a guest lecture outside your area of study
  • Attend a musical or theatre event on campus
  • Check out the opinions at Free Speech Alley in front of the Student Union
  • Keep up with LSU news in The Daily Reveille