Art & Design Preview

Get oriented!

Art & Design Preview is a two-day program hosted by the College of Art & Design. The program allows incoming freshmen and transfer students to get oriented and situated on campus before the semester begins. As a participant, you will receive an insider’s tour of studios, buildings, and shops; do some academic warm-up work in the studio and lecture hall; and spend time with the learning experts from the Center for Academic Success to see how they can help you achieve academic excellence. Most importantly, Art & Design Preview provides an opportunity to meet your classmates before the semester begins. This program is free; the only associated costs are an early dorm move-in fee and meals.

Download the 2019 Art & Design Preview schedule.

Dates & Times

August 16, 2019—Early Dorm Access/Move-in
August 17, 2019—Art & Design Preview

Art & Design Preview begins on Friday, August 10, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in room 103 of the LSU Design Building. Saturday’s session will run from 9 a.m. to noon and will provide adequate time for those participating in sorority rush. (The fall semester begins Monday, August 20.)


For those of you living in the dorms, you will be able to move in starting at noon on Thursday, August 9. You must register for Art & Design Preview by July 20 in order to request early dorm access. Regular dorm move-in day is August 12. Residential Life charges a fee of $89 to move in early. This will be billed directly to your student fee bill after the first day of class. (You are not required to pay up front.) Visit Residential Life for additional information.


Meal plans will be activated beginning Monday, August 20 (the first day of class). Art & Design Preview participants should bring cash to use at any of the on-campus (or off-campus) dining options. For additional information, visit LSU Dining.

Detailed information including maps, specifics of dorm check-in, and available dining venues will be available the week prior to the Art & Design Preview program.


To register for Art & Design Preview or for more information, please contact us at or 225-578-5400.