The mosaic tiger inlay on the floor of the HPLFH

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College of Human Sciences & Education

Front view of Huey P. Long Field House in the 1940's

The Huey P. Long Field House has always been linked to well-being and community; a legacy continued through LSU’s College of Human Sciences & Education. Disciplines currently housed within the building enhance the health and wellness of society through teaching, research, and outreach programs.

Investing in a legacy of
well-being and community

Black and white image of Huey P. Long Field House swimming pool event, circa 1930's.

through a partnership with LSU, LSU foundation and the State of Louisiana,

Architectural rendering of Huey P. Long Field House front elevation renovation.

along with corporate and individual gifts

Architectural rendering of outdoor plaza and terrace

Investing in a
legacy of
well-being

and community

through a partnership
with LSU,
Lsu foundation
and the
State of Louisiana,

along with corporate and individual gifts

“Along with its storied history, the Huey P. Long Field House is one of the most iconic buildings on our campus; it is a vital and enduring piece of the LSU landscape. Restoring its grandeur and adapting it to current needs will fill a void on campus and allow future generations of our LSU family to forge new traditions within its walls.” -Thomas C. Galligan, Jr., LSU Interim President

Philanthropic investments will support
innovative programs and cutting-edge spaces

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$25 Million in LA State Capital Outlay Funding

LSU College of Human Sciences & Education is in the process of renovating the historic Huey P. Long Field House through a partnership with LSU, LSU Foundation, and the State of Louisiana, along with corporate and individual gifts.

Corporate and individual recognition opportunities are available.

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Decrease LSU’S Deferred Maintenance by $10.2 Million

Decreasing LSU's deferred maintenance, gifts will restore the Huey P. Long Field House to full use. The newly renovated HPL Field House will serve as the heart and headquarters of CHSE and reclaim the vibrancy and utility of this iconic space.

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Address the Challenges of Louisiana's Citizens

Your philanthropic investments within the renovated facility will allow CHSE to better address a myriad of health and social issues that harm our state and beyond: education, mental health, juvenile justice, and diabetes, to name a few. We are committed to leading this crucial effort by investing in innovative programs and research.

Naming opportunities

To recognize and celebrate leading investors, several naming opportunities* are available throughout the HPL Field House and in outdoor common areas.
Click below to learn more.

* All naming opportunities require the approval of the college dean, the LSU executive vice president and provost, the LSU president, and the LSU Board of Supervisors and must comply with state law, Permanent Memorandum Number 2 issued by the president, and LSU Policy Statement 70.

Conceptual images may not represent final construction.

Central Lawn

Architectural rendering of proposed College of Human Sciences and Education Central Lawn.
The Central Lawn is the premier naming space in the renovated field house, which creates a memorial for all those who used the historic pool, especially the student-athletes who represented LSU through swimming and diving. A much-beloved memory for many in our community, the pool is memorialized in this design by the unique lane-stripe pattern in the landscape.
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West Plaza

Architectural rendering of proposed College of Human Sciences and Education Central Lawn.
The West Plaza will provide an extraordinary ingress to and egress from the Central Lawn via an ADA compliant ramp, which opens up access to the PMAC to the South, the Track Stadium to the West, and the Women’s Gymnastic Facility to the North.
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Outdoor Plaza and Terrace

Architectural rendering of outdoor plaza and terrace at sunset.
A stunning new space absent from the original HPLFH footprint, which allows for gathering and community opportunities for students, visitors, and alumni who visit this iconic space. Sure to be a gathering place for students before and after class, the outdoor space will be ideal for tailgating as we support our favorite Tiger teams.
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Main Entryway/Lobby

The mosaic tiger inlay on the Huey P. Long Field House floor featuring the Latin insignia of “mens sana in corpore sano” meaning “a sound mind in a sound body” echoes CHSE’s mission.
The Main Entry and Lobby restoration will bring back the ornate marble, coping, as well as terrazzo floors known to exist within the original facility. Of particular note is the Tiger Mosaic separating the Lobby from the Ballroom where this Mosaic will be on full display.
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Ballroom

LSU College of Business Rotunda dressed for an event. Example of proposed College of Human Sciences and Education Ballroom.
Restoring the Ballroom to its original grandeur provides an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to name this very flexible space. This highly prominent area will allow for receptions, academic forums,  and social gatherings.

Pictured: LSU College of Business Rotunda dressed for an event. The Ballroom in a renovated field house will be a hub for students before and after classes with the ability to host functions large and small from networking nights to our Hall of Distinction.
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Dean’s Suite

Restored Ballroom providing a gracious space for receptions, academic forums,  and social gatherings.
The Dean’s Suite presents an opportunity for an individual, company, or friend to name the entire suite or a portion thereof.
I'm interested!

Kinesiology and Social Work Directors’ Suites

Example of proposed Kinesiology & Social Work Directors’ Suites.
The Kinesiology & Social Work Directors’ Suites represent the two academic school units of CHSE and offers opportunities for alumna from both schools to name the entire suite of the respective school or any portion thereof. These two schools will soon enjoy modern, spacious, and state-of-the-art facilities with which to continue the growth within their individual unit.
I'm interested!

Wellness Center & Dance Studio

Example of proposed College of Human Sciences and Education Wellness Center & Dance Studio.
A new, large, fully-equipped Wellness Center and a well-appointed dance studio in the HPLFH renovation will signify to all who visit this historic building that CHSE is passionate about and committed to improving the health and well-being of all Louisianans. While empowering future generations of CHSE students for success, the Wellness Center and Dance Studio offer two prime opportunities for corporate or individual naming.
I'm interested!

Classrooms and Laboratories

Example of proposed College of Human Sciences and Education Classrooms and Labs.
Classrooms and Labs will position CHSE as “the destination” for discovery, innovation, and research. Permanent endowments will be created for Labs, while both Classrooms and Labs will feature phenomenal naming opportunities for individuals and corporations.
I'm interested!

Naming opportunities

To recognize and celebrate leading investors, several naming opportunities* are available throughout the HPL Field House and in outdoor common areas.
Click below to learn more.

Central Lawn

The Central Lawn is the premier naming space in the renovated field house, which creates a memorial for all those who used the historic pool, especially the student-athletes who represented LSU through swimming and diving. A much-beloved memory for many in our community, the pool is memorialized in this design by the unique lane-stripe pattern in the landscape.
I'm interested!

West Plaza

The West Plaza will provide an extraordinary ingress to and egress from the Central Lawn via an ADA compliant ramp, which opens up access to the PMAC to the South, the Track Stadium to the West, and the Women’s Gymnastic Facility to the North.
I'm interested!

Outdoor Plaza
and Terrace

A stunning new space absent from the original HPLFH footprint, which allows for gathering and community opportunities for students, visitors, and alumni who visit this iconic space. Sure to be a gathering place for students before and after class, the outdoor space will be ideal for tailgating as we support our favorite Tiger teams.
I'm interested!

Main Entryway/Lobby

The Main Entry and Lobby restoration will bring back the ornate marble, coping, as well as terrazzo floors known to exist within the original facility. Of particular note is the Tiger Mosaic separating the Lobby from the Ballroom where this Mosaic will be on full display.
I'm interested!

Ballroom

Restoring the Ballroom to its original grandeur provides an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to name this very flexible space. This highly prominent area will allow for receptions, academic forums,  and social gatherings.
I'm interested!

Dean’s Suite

The Dean’s Suite presents an opportunity for an individual, company, or friend to name the entire suite or a portion thereof.
I'm interested!

Kinesiology and Social
Work Directors’ Suites

The Kinesiology & Social Work Directors’ Suites represent the two academic school units of CHSE and offers opportunities for alumna from both schools to name the entire suite of the respective school or any portion thereof. These two schools will soon enjoy modern, spacious, and state-of-the-art facilities with which to continue the growth within their individual unit.
I'm interested!

Wellness Center & Dance Studio

A new, large, fully-equipped Wellness Center and a well-appointed dance studio in the HPLFH renovation will signify to all who visit this historic building that CHSE is passionate about and committed to improving the health and well-being of all Louisianans. While empowering future generations of CHSE students for success, the Wellness Center and Dance Studio offer two prime opportunities for corporate or individual naming.
I'm interested!

Classrooms and
Laboratories

Classrooms and Labs will position CHSE as “the destination” for discovery, innovation, and research. Permanent endowments will be created for Labs, while both Classrooms and Labs will feature phenomenal naming opportunities for individuals and corporations.
I'm interested!

Recapturing the spirit of the HPL Field House

Huey P. Long Field House ballroom in the 1940's

The Huey P. Long Field House was the epicenter of student life when it opened in 1932 and served as the first student union. It originally stood in the middle of the campus and was the hub of activity. From the 1930s through the 1960s, students, faculty, and staff could be seen hanging out at the swimming pool, playing racquetball, playing intramural sports in the gymnasium, or enjoying ice cream at the soda fountain.

As a meeting space for many social activities, women and men frequented the Field House beauty parlor and barbershop in preparation for dates and dances in the ballroom. The Field House was more than just a building. It was where memories were made, records were broken, love stories began, and lifelong friendships were forged.

Majorettes and Tiger Stadium in the 1940's.

Help us capture the spirit of the HPL Field House by sharing your fond memories and experiences at LSU.

We have a vision for tomorrow

The renovated HPL Field House will support innovative programs and cutting-edge spaces. Your help will enable CHSE to secure resources to fulfill our mission—enhance the quality of life across the lifespan.
Click below to see our vision for the future of learning.

Conceptual images may not represent final construction.

Giving Highlight

LSU’s Human Anatomy Lab:
Where the Science of Anatomy Meets the Art of Medicine

Why do plans for the new, high-tech HPL Field House have expanded space for a centuries-old kinesiology class?

No Course Like It on Campus

Prosection students identify anatomical structures within a previously dissected cadaver. In dissection class, students learn how to perform dissection themselves. Undergraduates take introductory anatomy classes before applying to enter two advanced classes—prosection and dissection.

“There’s no course like it on campus,” says Professor Emeritus Dennis Landin, PhD, one of the lab’s founders and chair of LSU’s Institutional Review Board.

A Generous Gift

“It’s a huge advantage for anyone going into the medical field,” asserts Maritza Martinez (BS Kinesiology, 2020). She continues, “Having this hands-on experience with cadaver dissection, I’ll be more confident when I start a medical graduate program.”

Thanks to a $1 million gift from the Rathbone family, an expanded state-of-the-art lab will be a part of the renovated Huey P. Long Field House and accommodate more students.