LSU Student-Athletes Assist at Move-In Day

by Morgan Galvin
LSU Student-Athletes Assist at Move-In Day

Baton Rouge, La. — The Class of 2022 arrived to campus on Sunday for the Department of Residential Life’s Move-In Day. Student-athletes and coaches across 12 athletic teams assisted the incoming students with the move-in with a warm LSU Tiger welcome.

This marked the sixth year that LSU Athletics has participated in move-in day. The new students settled into their new residence halls just a week before the fall semester starts on Monday, Aug. 20.

LSU President F. King Alexander was one of the many fresh faced LSU community members that greeted over 6,000 new Tigers on campus.

“Their biggest fans are going to be their fellow students,” said Alexander. “It also gives the parents a peace of mind when they see our student-athletes along with the other 700 volunteers helping.”

The helpful hands and friendly faces leaves a long lasting first impression for the start of any LSU experience.

“I’ve been able to help with Freshman Move-In Day each year I’ve been at LSU, and I always have a blast doing it,” said junior football long snapper Blake Ferguson. “Just to be able to connect with the new students is awesome, and being able to help them in any way we can is such a great opportunity as well.”

With the new additions to campus and brand new residential living spaces, everyone was in high spirits and student-athletes loved sharing purple and gold pride.

“We were freshmen just a couple of years ago, and now to see the new faces of LSU moving into their dorms is pretty cool,” said junior baseball infielder Josh Smith. “I would tell the freshmen to enjoy the experience and take it all in. They’re going to have a lot of fun, and we’ll look forward to seeing them around campus during the year.”

“I never had the opportunity to do a lot of community service in high school and I have really enjoyed giving back to the LSU community,” said sophomore tennis player Luba Vasilyuk. “The new students are going to love it here!” 

The student-athletes and coaches were excited to continue teaching the incoming freshman how to truly live purple and love gold.  

“We had a great time helping students and their families move into Laville Hall this morning, along with several of the athletic teams,” said LSU Basketball Head Coach Will Wade. “President Alexander has done an outstanding job of making move in day a campus wide event to make everyone feel at home as they arrive at LSU.”