Freshman Orientation 2009 Student Itinerary by theleopardus


									Freshman Orientation 2009 Student Itinerary
Welcome to Freshman Orientation 2009! Over the next two days, you will receive a great deal
of information that we hope will be valuable throughout your time at LSU. Make every attempt
 to go to as many sessions as possible and be open to new experiences. While you are here,
                   you will begin to make LSU your new home! Geaux Tigers!

Schedule At-A-Glance
  These are the events that you must attend during Freshman Orientation. Be sure to plan
    accordingly. They are bolded and highlighted throughout the rest of your itinerary.
Day One (Monday or Thursday)
   Check-In                                Cotillion Ballroom                          7:30 - 8:30 am
                                           Cox Communications Academic
   Welcome                                 Center for Student Athletes                8:30 - 8:45 am
                                           (Cox Center)
   The Tiger Necessities                   Cox Center                                  8:45 - 9:45 am
   Meeting with Orientation Leaders Various Locations                                9:45 - 10:45 am
   Dinner & Meeting with
                                           Tiger Lair/Various Locations                5:00 - 7:30 pm
   Orientation Leaders
Day Two (Tuesday or Friday)
   Meeting with Orientation Leaders Various Locations                                  8:00 - 8:30 am
   LSUTube                                 Cox Center                                  8:30 - 9:30 am

   Taking Control of Your Finances         Cox Center                                9:30 - 10:00 am
   Tigers Know Wellness                    Cox Center                               10:00 - 10:45 am
   Lunch & Meeting with
                                           Various Locations                     10:45 am - 1:00 pm
   Orientation Leaders
   Senior College Information
   Meeting and Advising &                  Various Locations                           1:00 - 4:30 pm
                       Anytime you see an                   Anytime you see Mike the
                  Oak Tree on this itinerary, the           Tiger on this itinerary, the
                  session will be held in the Cox           session is for students and
                               Center!                        their family members!

Orientation Group Information
□ Get contact information and meeting locations from your LSU Ambassador:
     Group Number: _________________________________________________________________
     Orientation Leader Name: _______________________________________________________
     Email: _________________________________________________________________________
     Day one meeting location: _______________________________________________________
     Day two meeting location: _________________________________________________
Freshman Orientation 2009
     Need assistance at Orientation?                     Don’t forget your Tiger Card!
       Visit the Orientation Center in
                                              Get your photo taken for
       170 Coates Hall anytime from
                                               your LSU ID or pick up
            10:00 am - 4:30 pm or
                                              your ID if you submitted
               call 225-578-1572.
                                                 your photo online!

          Staying in Blake Hall?                 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
                                                 International Room
        Check-In at the front desk               (LSU Student Union)
       anytime throughout the day!

Day One (Monday or Thursday)
7:30 - 8:30 am      Check-In                           Cotillion Ballroom, LSU Student Union
                        You will receive your exam schedule and packet of materials. You can also
                        purchase an “I Bleed Purple and Gold” shirt for $10!
8:30 - 8:45 am      Welcome from Student Life and First Year Experience                   Cox Center
                        Welcome to LSU and Freshman Orientation from Interim Vice Chancellor
                        Eric Monday and Assistant Vice Chancellor Dr. Darrell Ray.
8:45 - 9:45 am      The Tiger Necessities                                                 Cox Center
                        Learn about all the campus services that make your tiger life easier!
                        You will leave with your group after this session. The number identifying your
                        group is printed on the ivory exam schedule that you received at Check-In.
9:45 - 10:45 am     Meeting with Orientation Leaders                             Various Locations
                        At this meeting, you will meet others with similar majors and the LSU
                        Ambassador who will be assisting you during orientation This is the time to
                        ASK QUESTIONS! After this meeting, your Ambassador will escort you to
                        your first exam.
11:00 am - Noon Trigonometry and Physics Exams                                   Various Locations
                        Refer to the ivory exam schedule you received at Check-In for details.

Noon - 12:30 pm Lunch                                                                    On your own
                        Bring some money and eat between your exams. (The 459 Commons, Tiger
                        Lair in the LSU Student Union, Subway in Foster Hall, the Faculty Club)
12:30 - 3:30 pm     Tips on Scheduling                                           103 Williams Hall
                        Offered every hour at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 pm.
                        Bring your LSU Catalog and Experience LSU Handbook!
1:00 - 4:45 pm      Exams Continue (refer to your ivory exam schedule)
1:00 - 1:30 pm      Strategies for Achieving an Outstanding GPA                           Cox Center
                        Learn about managing your time, acing exams and proven learning strategies.

1:30 - 4:30 pm      PAWS Workshops                                              130 Nicholson Hall
                        Offered every 45 minutes at 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, and 3:45 pm.
                        Learn about all of the applications available through PAWS!
                                                              Student Itinerary
Day One (continued)
1:30 & 3:00 pm    Residence Hall Tours                                         East Laville Hall
                      Student can tour a sample show room and the common areas in residence
                      Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

1:30 - 2:00 pm    Commuter Student Success                                               Cox Center
                      Learn how to make the most of your experience if you live off-campus!

2:00 - 2:30 pm    Four-Year Career Plan                                                  Cox Center
                      Get help choosing a major and making career decisions.

2:30 - 3:15 pm    Financial Aid & Scholarships Seminar                                   Cox Center
                      Receive information about financial aid, scholarships and loans.

3:30 - 4:30 pm    Information Fair                  Cotillion Ballroom, LSU Student Union
                      Find out more about LSU departments, services and programs.
                      Make even more memories of your orientation experience by stopping by the
                      LSU backdrop and taking a quick picture!
4:15 - 5:00 pm    Meet the Greeks!                 Atchafalaya Room, LSU Student Union
                      Greek Life is an important LSU tradition! Visit to learn
                      more about each of the three Councils.

5:00 - 7:30 pm    Meeting & Dinner with Orientation Leaders
                                      Tiger Lair (LSU Student Union)/Various Locations
                      Join us for dinner in the Tiger Lair at 5 PM.
                      Then meet your Orientation Leaders at 6 PM!
                      Bring the purple bag and materials you received at Check-In. Important
                      information will be presented by your leaders to help you with scheduling.

7:30 - 8:45 pm    Getting Involved at LSU                Cotillion Ballroom, LSU Student Union
                      Come see what Campus Life can offer you! Campus Life offers opportunities
                      for Involvement, Service and Leadership! Dive into your college experience
                      through Campus Life.

                      Followed by After Hours at Blake where the fun continues until midnight!

         To ensure students safety, the doors to Blake Hall will be locked at midnight!
                          You must be in the building by that time.
Freshman Orientation 2009
Day Two (Tuesday or Friday)
7:00 - 8:00 am     Continental Breakfast for students staying in Blake Hall
                       Check out of Blake Hall and turn in your key at the front desk by 6:00 pm!

8:00 - 8:30 am     Meeting with Orientation Leaders                              Various Locations
8:30 - 9:30 am     LSUTube                                                                 Cox Center
                       This interactive program will offer a realistic view of how the choices you
                       make during your time at LSU can determine your future and how the
                       Division of Student Life can support your development.

9:30 - 10:00 am    Taking Control of Your Finances                                         Cox Center
                       A personal finance presentation focused on the needs of college students
                       presented by Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary organization for financial
                       information professionals.

10:00 - 10:45 am   Tigers Know Wellness                                                    Cox Center
                       Learn about the different health choices you will face as a student and find
                       out about the best kept secret on campus the Student Health Center.
                       Get the scoop on the healthcare services available to you and learn how to
                       effectively access those services.
10:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch & Meeting with Orientation Leaders                      Various Locations
                       You will get your Placement Profile from your LSU Ambassador and learn how to
                       read your placement information and how to schedule!
                       Your meal ticket is required for lunch!

1:00 - 4:30 pm     Senior College Information Meeting and Advising & Scheduling
                                                                                 Various Locations
                   Work with academic advisors, counselors and your LSU Ambassador to
                   complete your fall schedule of classes.
                       Student Athletes will report to the Cox Center after advising.
                       Honors College students will report to 205 French House after advising.
                       Student Support Services should report to 129 Himes after advising.
                   College                                Location
                   Agriculture                            152 Coates Hall
                   Art & Design                           201 Design Building
                   Arts & Sciences                        143 Coates Hall
                   Basic Sciences                         103 Williams Hall
                   Business                               1119 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
                   Coast & Environment                    215 Williams Hall
                   Education                              102 Allen Hall
                   Engineering                            1109 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
                   Mass Communication                     Journalism Building, Lobby
                   Music & Dramatic Arts                  School of Music Faculty Lounge
                   University College/Allied Health       137 Allen Hall
                   University College/Nursing             139 Allen Hall
                   University College/Undecided           Dodson Auditorium
                                                                Student Itinerary
After Orientation Checklist
Below are things that you should complete or attend before fall classes begin.
□ Confirm your class schedule
    View your new class schedule on PAWS as soon as after your orientation session is over! You can
     also use PAWS to modify your schedule.

□ Select Additional Services
    By July 12 by 7:00 pm. Use PAWS to notify LSU if you want a parking permit, a meal plan,
     health insurance or TigerCASH.

□ Complete the Registration process
    Online fee bills will be available on July 19 via your PAWS Account. FEE BILLS WILL NOT BE
     MAILED TO YOU! You can pay by online check or credit card. Your class schedule will be
     purged if not paid by August 6, 2009!
    NOTE: You must be sure to complete registration even if your balance is $0.00!

□ Get involved at Bengal Bound from August 20 - 24, 2009
    Visit for details on how to be a part of LSU’s official Welcome Week.

□ Complete
    All incoming freshmen are REQUIRED to complete this online health education program. For
     more information, visit or call 225-578-5718.

□ Attend the Chancellor’s Welcome
    Scheduled for Sunday, August 23 (the night before classes begin). This is the only time your
     entire class will assemble before graduation. Don’t miss out!

                                              Want to get a head start on your LSU experience?
                                             STRIPES is a 4-day, 3-night program that focuses on
                                           LSU’s history, traditions, academics, spirit and service.
    For more information on getting
                                            Session 1: August 3-6          Session 2: August 10-13
 involved as an LSU Ambassador and
   serving LSU by recruiting, orienting
                                                  For more information and to register, visit
   and advising students, please visit
             our website at
                                            You can also visit for more on the
                                                  programs and services offered by the
                                                          First Year Experience!
Freshman Orientation 2009
Map of the Quad
                                                         Student Itinerary
Exam Schedule

            Refer to the ivory exam schedule that you received at Check-In
                             for exact times and locations!

      Day One (Monday or Thursday)

                                 102 Allen Hall
                                 139 Allen Hall
        Trigonometry                                       11:00 am - 12:00 pm
                                152 Coates Hall
                                241 Himes Hall

           Spanish              52 Himes Hall                 1:00 - 1:45 pm
            Latin               212 Coates Hall               1:00 - 2:00 pm
           German               209 Coates Hall               1:00 - 2:15 pm
            French              52 Himes Hall                 1:00 - 2:30 pm
                                                              1:00 - 2:30 pm
           Calculus             241 Himes Hall
                                                              2:45 - 4:15 pm
                                143 Coates Hall            11:00 am - 12:00 pm
                                152 Coates Hall               2:45 - 3:45 pm
                                 102 Allen Hall
          Chemistry                                           2:45 - 4:45 pm
                                143 Coates Hall

Test Taking Tips

  Calculators are not allowed on the Calculus or Trigonometry exams!
  Non-graphing calculators are allowed for the Physics and Chemistry exams.
  Bring a #2 pencil and don’t be late to any exam.
  If you would like to add or drop an exam, please visit the Assistance Table at Check-In.
  If necessary, you may also visit 170 Coates Hall after 11:00 am on Day One.
  If you are unable to attempt all the exams you would like, you may take additional
  exams at no charge before September 2, 2009. Please call the Office of Assessment and
  Evaluation beginning August 2009 at 225-578-1145 to schedule an exam.
Freshman Orientation 2009
  Receive a sticker when you complete each task during orientation. Turn in this
 section at “LSUTube” on the morning of Day Two to be entered into a drawing for
$100 in Paw Points, a $250 LSU Bookstore gift certificate or LSU Football Tickets!
                                                          Take or pick up your Student ID
            Attend your first group meeting
                                                          (Tiger Card) on Day One in the
             with your Orientation Leader
                                                           International Room of the LSU
                at 9:45 am on Day One
                                                         Student Union from 11 am—4 pm

              Attend the Information Fair                 Attend your group meeting on
          at 3:30 pm in the Cotillion Ballroom             Day One at 6 pm—ask your
                of the LSU Student Union                  Orientation Leader for location

          Attend Getting Involved at LSU on               Attend your group meeting on
          Day One at 7:30 pm in the Cotillion             Day Two at 8:00 am—ask your
          Ballroom of the LSU Student Union               Orientation Leader for location

Name: __________________________________________________ LSU ID: __________________________
LSU Email: _____________________Group Number: ______Hometown: __________________________

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