Welcome to the online home of Louisiana’s flagship university. Here you will find everything you need to know about our unique academic, research and cultural opportunities and the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make us what we are … one of the premier Research Universities in the South.
Board of Supervisors
The LSU Board of Supervisors serves the university and acts in a leadership capacity for all of the LSU facilities throughout the state. Learn more about the board and read individual biographies here.
President Thomas Galligan welcomes you to LSU. Galligan was named the interim president of Louisiana State University in 2020 and was formally named president in May 2021.
LSU Through the Years
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had its origin in land grants made by the United States government in 1806, 1811 and 1827 for use as a seminary of learning. In 1853, the Louisiana General Assembly established the Seminary of Learning of the State of Louisiana near Pineville, La. The institution opened January 2, 1860. This photo gallery represents a few moments in LSU’s rich history.