LSU Homecoming weekend events

Homecoming parade route 2013
Homecoming parade route 2013

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Family Weekend

Friday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 27

Family Weekend hosts all LSU parents and families for this traditional, annual visit to campus and an exciting weekend with their student. Advance registration was required by early October. Registered families can expect fun events like a dessert social, tailgate, group seating for the football game, and a jazz brunch Sunday.

LSU Swimming and Diving vs. Tulane

LSU Natatorium

Friday, Oct. 24 – 6 p.m.

Watch LSU swimmers and divers take on in-state rival and historical opponent, Tulane. For more information, visit LSU Athletics.

NPHC New Member Presentation

Greek Theatre

Friday, Oct. 25 – 6:30 p.m.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, or NPHC, will have a new member presentation at the Greek Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Union Theater.

Greg Gibbens Ghost Chase

LSU University Recreation

Friday, Oct. 25 – 7 p.m.

This annual 3K fun run is hosted by University Recreation every October in memory of a former employee named Greg Gibbens. Starting at the UREC Student Recreation Complex, participants in costume will race the three kilometers for the chance to win the Ghost Chase Title. This race is children- and pet-friendly. Visit LSU University Recreation for more information, including how to register.

LSU Volleyball vs. Missouri

Maravich Center

Friday, Oct. 25 – 7 p.m.

Come see the Lady Tigers take on SEC opponent, Missouri. For more information, visit LSU Athletics.

LSU Soccer vs. Georgia

LSU Soccer Stadium

Friday, Oct. 25 – 7 p.m.

LSU tackles SEC opponent, Georgia, in this third-to-last tournament before the SEC Championships. For more information, visit LSU Athletics.

Greek Lawn Decoration Display

West Lakeshore Drive

Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27 – All Day

View the creative and spirited lawn decorations in front of Greek chapter homes along West Lakeshore Drive throughout the day. Student organizations will also have their artistic, spirited banners on display in front of the Union.

LSU Homecoming Parade

Saturday, Oct. 26 – 11 a.m.

In 1941, LSU held its inaugural Homecoming Parade as 52 campus organizations took part in the Tiger Parade. Don't miss seeing this year's Homecoming Court, bands and floats in the LSU Homecoming Parade. The parade goes through a 2.9 mile trek around campus starting near the LSU University Administration Building on West Lakeshore Drive, turning onto South Stadium Drive, turning again on Fieldhouse Drive, and traveling down Dalrymple Drive back to West Lakeshore Drive.

LSU African American Cultural Center Tailgate

African American Cultural Center, first floor of LSU Parking Garage

Saturday, Oct. 26 – Noon-4 p.m.

The LSU African American Cultural Center is hosting a Homecoming tailgate at the new African American Cultural Center building on Raphael Semmes Road.

Homecoming Tailgate

Parade Ground

Saturday, Oct. 26 – Noon- 4 p.m.

The winners of the Homecoming competitions will be announced at the tailgate, sponsored by the Homecoming Student Committee. Students should show Tiger Card LSU ID for free tailgating favorites, like hamburgers, hotdogs, and jambalaya. Entertainment will be provided by country singer Canaan Smith and Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band.

LSU Football vs. Furman University

Tiger Stadium

Saturday, Oct. 26 – 6 p.m.

The 2013 Homecoming game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in Tiger Stadium and will be broadcast on 98.1 FM and on pay per view. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned on the field during halftime festivities. For more information, visit LSU Athletics.


Maravich Center Plaza

Sunday, Oct. 27 – 11:30 a.m.

At this special trick-or-treat hosted by the LSU Academic Center for Student-Athletes, LSU student-athletes from all sports will be on hand to distribute candy to trick-or-treating children. The Center is requesting everyone who attends bring canned goods to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Admission is free and open to the public.

LSU Volleyball vs. Arkansas

Maravich Center

Sunday, Oct. 27 – 1 p.m.

Come cheer for the LSU volleyball team as it takes on the Arkansas Razorbacks at 1 p.m. for this special Halloween event. Fans have the opportunity to win prizes and participate in the Halloween costume parade by being dressed up in their costume. Then post-match, fans can obtain autographs and candy from the volleyball team. Admission is free and open to the public. Canned food will be collected for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. For more information visit LSU Athletics.

Trick or Treat on the Row

Sunday, Oct. 27 – 3-5 p.m.

The Panhellenic Council at LSU will host the annual Trick or Treat on the Row celebration. Local children and families are welcomed onto LSU's West Lakeshore Drive for free Halloween trick or treating at the sorority and fraternity houses.

Black Student Union Gala

French House Grand Salon, Highland Road at South Campus

Drive Sunday, Oct. 27 – 7-Midnight

The Black Student Union will host its annual gala in the Union Ballroom from 7-11 p.m. This event is a black and white semi-formal event. The Black Student Union is the third largest student organization on campus and is interested in working to improve the quality of life for African-American students by tackling issues that directly affect their community.