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Honors Welcome 2017

Orientation to the Ogden Honors College
When Aug 16, 2017 08:00 AM to
Aug 20, 2017 07:00 PM
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Contact Phone 225-578-1318
Attendees Incoming first-year Ogden Honors students
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Honors Welcome is a series of events for new Ogden Honors College students that takes place in the lead-up to the first day of classes. These events are part of LSU’s Bengal Bound schedule but are specific to Ogden Honors College students and their families. All incoming Honors students are required to register for Honors Welcome and Community Bound using the link below.

Move-In Day

Wednesday, August 16 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Honors College Welcome Leaders and Residential Life staff will be available to assist you in moving into East and West Laville Halls. For more information about move-in procedures, please visit the Department of Residential Life's Move-In Day page.

Honors College Family Picnic

Wednesday, August 16 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Laville Courtyard

Bring your family and join the Ogden Honors College staff and students for lunch at our annual Family Picnic, hosted by the Honors College parents' organization, Les Amis des Etudiants.  All Ogden Honors College students and their families are invited.

Honors Welcome

Thursday, August 17 at 10:00 AM in Bo Campbell Auditorium (located in the Gym Armory/Cox Communications Academic Center)

You will receive your LSU Honors College Student Handbook, learn more about the requirements and opportunities the Ogden Honors College offers, and have a chance to ask questions of current Honors  students. All first-year Honors students must register for Honors Welcome.

Lunch with LASAL

Thursday, August 17 at 12:30 PM in West Laville Hall

Students interested in learning about the Louisiana Service and Leadership (LASAL) Scholars Program are invited to join the directors, Dr. Granger Babcock and Ms. Cindy Seghers, as well as current LASAL Scholars for lunch in the West Laville Library.

Community Bound

Friday, August 18 at 8:00 AM in the LSU Student Union Theater

As service is the theme for your first year in the Ogden Honors College, all incoming Honors students will participate in a day of service working in local public schools and other community sites.  You will be re-directed to the Community Bound registration page after signing up for Honors Welcome below. Registration for Community Bound is required.

Honors Convocation

Wednesday, August 30 at 7:30 PM in the Shaver Theater

To launch the academic year, Arlie Hochschild, author of Strangers in Their Own Land, will address the Ogden Honors College Class of 2021. You are expected to purchase and read Strangers in Their Own Land before you arrive in August. Hochschild investigates what she calls the “Great Paradox”—opposition to federal help from people and places that need it—and sets off across Louisiana on an energetic, open-minded quest to understand it. The book is intended to spark the type of vibrant conversations that are fundamental to the Honors experience at LSU.


If you plan to participate in Fraternity Recruitment, Sorority Recruitment, or Tiger Band, and/or if you are in a Residential College (e.g., Business, Engineering, Mass Communication, etc.), please be sure to check the appropriate selections on the Honors Welcome registration page.