The excitement is building, and the campus is bathed in purple and gold—LSU Homecoming Week 2023 is here! It's that special time when we come together to celebrate our beloved Louisiana State University, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. This week of events isn’t just for students and alumni, LSU invites all visiting parents and friends to join in! Join us for a week filled with spirited competitions, electrifying events, and, of course, plenty of opportunities to enjoy the vibrant Baton Rouge scene.
Decorate Your Door, Declare Your Champion Spirit!
The 2023 Homecoming Door Decor competition is in full swing, thanks to a fantastic partnership between LSU Staff Senate and Campus Life. Departments across campus have risen to the challenge, adorning their entrances and info desks with the theme of the year: "Champion Status." Don't miss your chance to see the creativity in action as departments compete for the title of champion decorator. Entries will be accepted until Sunday, October 15th, with judging by the Homecoming Court and announcements on social media during Homecoming Week, from October 16th to 21st.
Show Your LSU Pride with Spirit Banners!
Calling all LSU student organizations and groups! The Spirit Banners competition is your canvas to showcase your artistic skills and LSU pride. Create a banner that embodies this year's theme, "Champion Status," and let your creativity shine. These banners will be displayed in front of the LSU Student Union and featured on LSU Campus Life's social media platforms. Guidelines are available, so you can get started on your masterpiece.
Homecoming Week Events to Look Forward To:
Splatterbeat (Monday, October 16): Hosted by LSU Residence Hall Association, this paint party on the Parade Ground is a colorful way to kick off Homecoming Week. Get ready to get messy and have a blast!
Homecoming Music Event - Battle of the Bands (Wednesday, October 18): Head to the Parade Ground at 6 p.m. for an evening of musical talent as bands battle it out.
Greek Life Block Party (Thursday, October 19): Sorority Row comes alive with the Greek Life Block Party, starting at 5:30 p.m. It's an evening of camaraderie and celebration.
LSU NPHC Homecoming Step Show (Friday, October 20): Stay tuned for details on this exciting event.
Homecoming Court and LSU vs. Army (Saturday, October 21): Cheer on the Homecoming Court as they walk Victory Hill, and be there to witness the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and King at halftime during the LSU vs. Army game.
Getting Involved During LSU Homecoming Week as a Parent
Attend the Game Together: One of the highlights of Homecoming Week is the football game. Join your student, decked out in your LSU gear, and head to Tiger Stadium. The atmosphere is electric, and sharing the excitement of the game with LSU students can be a memorable experience. Don't forget to arrive early and tailgate with fellow fans for some pre-game fun.
Explore Campus: Take some time to wander around campus. Many departments and organizations participate in Homecoming activities, and you might stumble upon exhibits, performances, or displays that showcase the creativity and talent of LSU's community. It's also a great opportunity to see the campus through your student's eyes and learn about their daily life.
Attend Parent-Focused Events: Keep an eye out for special events or gatherings designed specifically for parents during Homecoming Week. These can include parent receptions, informational sessions, or tours of campus facilities. It's a chance to connect with other parents, get to know the university better, and address any questions or concerns you might have.
Volunteer or Participate: If you're interested in taking an active role, consider volunteering for Homecoming events or activities. Many hands are needed to make Homecoming Week a success, and your involvement can be a fantastic way to engage with the LSU community and contribute to the festivities.
Capture the Moment: Bring your camera or smartphone and capture the vibrant spirit of Homecoming Week. Whether it's the colorful decorations, spirited fans, or your student's smiling face, these photos will become cherished memories that you can look back on for years to come.
Join the Parade: Some Homecoming celebrations feature parades that wind their way through campus and surrounding streets. If you're feeling particularly spirited, you might consider participating in the parade or simply lining the streets to cheer on the floats, bands, and participants.
As LSU Homecoming Week 2023 unfolds, get ready to immerse yourself in a sea of purple and gold. Join us in celebrating our beloved university, and don't forget to explore the local Baton Rouge scene while you're here. Geaux Tigers, and let's make this Homecoming Week one for the books!