Be part of Tiger tradition. Learn what it really means to be an LSU Tiger.

Check out everything you need to know before heading to LSU for STRIPES.
Is your student getting ready to come to LSU? Find out how STRIPES can help them make the transition.
Did you start your LSU experience at STRIPES? Find out how you can give back.
Want to help plan STRIPES? Apply to be a staff member today!


STRIPES is a four-day, three-night program that prepares first year students for the tranistion to LSU. At STRIPES, students learn what it really means to be an LSU Tiger.

Students earn their stripes by learning LSU history and traditions, meeting other first year students, finding opportunities to get involved, and learning about the LSU campus. See what other students have to say about STRIPES:

"It made me realize that LSU is the school I was looking for."

"I feel like I am part of the student body and not just a freshman who doesn't know what she's doing."

"If you're from out of state, STRIPES is the perfect learning experience."

"I met some of my best friends at LSU during the STRIPES program.

Program Dates

  • Session 1:  July 24-28, 2017
  • Session 2:  July 31-August 3, 2017
  • Session 3:  August 7-10, 2017

Fee Waiver Deadline

  • Monday, June 25, 2017

Registration Deadline

  • Sunday, July 17, 2017

Cancellation Deadline

  • Students wishing to receive a full refund must cancel their registration by Saturday, July 22, 2017.
For details about registration, housing, meals, parking, and other information, please see the 2017 STRIPES handbook:

STRIPES handbook

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