To celebrate back-to-school, I’m sharing 10 Things To Do at LSU After You Graduate. Re-live your college days or try things you never got around to in your four years on campus.
But as everyone starts back and the Baton Rouge traffic gets 1000x worse, school starting is an indication that football season is right around the corner!
Here’s my full list of things to do at LSU — not just including football season! (Although, let’s be real.. that’s the BEST!)
10 Things To Do At LSU After You Graduate
Keep the party going — just with the “old” folks now. My current tailgate set up is waaaay different than my college days (mostly a lot fewer frat boys passed out around kegs), but it’s still just as much of a good time.
2- Take a Leisure Class
Whether you want to pick up a new hobby or try something one time for fun, LSU offers a ton of leisure classes through its Continuing Education program.
I took a photography class a few years ago and I’m always checking out the cooking classes and beer-making classes!
You can check out their course catalogue here.
3- Picnic/Play on the Parade Grounds
OK, so maybe wait until the weather cools down. But spending a lazy Sunday on the Parade Grounds hanging out or even bringing your dog out to play is always a good idea.
4- Eat ice cream
The LSU AgCenter Dairy Store not only has ice cream made by Dairy Science staff and students, but it also meats and cheese available. Plus, coffee, espresso, and smoothies. It’s located at the corner of South Stadium Drive and Tower Drive.
5- Run the Lakes
Walk, run, or bike around the Lakes. Or at least feed the ducks.
6- Visit Mike The Tiger
It’s like going to the zoo but better.
7- Show your support
There’s plenty of other ways you can be a Tiger fan besides sports. The school of music hosts concerts, and the Human Ecology hosts an end-of-year fashion show with student designers — just to name a couple.
8- Go to a play
Check the box office at the The Union Theatre or Swine Palance for upcoming plays. I saw Legally Blonde a few years ago and loved it! It’s really inexpensive too.
9- Go sightseeing
Lucky for us, LSU is really pretty and there’s plenty to see and photograph, like the Greek theater, the Sculpture Garden, aaaalll the oak trees, The Bell Tower, Indian Mounds, The Quad, Tiger Stadium, PMAC, and really any campus building.
10- Visit museums
- LSU Museum of Natural History (located at Murphy J. Foster Hall, behind Middleton Library and across from the Greek Amphitheater) – In addition to 9 habitat dioramas, the Museum also has displays of Louisiana mammals, birds, reptiles, etc. as well as the first Mike the Tiger. You can also see the skull of a dinosaur and the fossil bones of a mastodon on display. Get more specific info about the museum exhibits here.
- LSU Rural Life Museum (located off campus at 4560 Essen Ln) – The museum focuses on the life ways of the working classes of the 18th and 19th centuries. You can explore both the museum and the 25-acre Windrush Gardens, which is the site of the Burden home. More info here.
As a bonus, if you’re really wanting to relive your glory days, hit up Fred’s on a Friday night or Louie’s anytime after mid-night. I’ll be at home in bed though lol. Good luck out there!