Conference Center in Baton Rouge

If you're searching for the premier conference center in Baton Rouge, look no further than the Lod Cook Conference Center on the campus of Louisiana State University. Whether it's business luncheons or wedding receptions, company meetings or class reunions, The Lod Cook Alumni Center can fulfill all of your needs with first-class service and accommodations. The Cook Alumni Center has nine meeting rooms totaling more than 12,300 square feet to fit your space requirements. With the award-winning Unique Cuisine catering on site, as well as The Cook Hotel, look no further than The Lod Cook Alumni Center.


Below, is the alphabetized listing of all of the available meeting rooms at the Lod Cook Alumni Center and The Cook Hotel. To book a room, please email Devon Breeding or call at 225.578.3829 or toll free at 1.888.746.4578.

For food or beverage needs, please contact our exclusive caterer, Unique Cuisine, at 225-578-3810 or email


Andonie Museum

The Andonie Museum is available to book for special events.  It is also open by appointment only for general public visits, field trips, etc.

Please call ahead: 225-578-3829 or 225-578-3838 to make an appointment and we will be glad to accommodate you.  Appointments will be made based on availability.



Lod Cook Alumni Center

Abell Board ROom



Achord Library



Anderson Conference ROom



Cain Lobby and Vestibule



Cook Conference Room



Noland/Laborde Hall



Shelton COnference Room (First Floor)






Outdoor Accomodations

Laborde Courtyard




Audio Visual Rentals/Amenities

  •  Laptop
  • 10x10 screen
  • Projector
  • 93” TV/LCD projector
  • VLA cable (sound)
  • Podium/attached mic
  • Wireless/lavalier mics
  • Stage risers- Noland/Laborde Hall only
  • AV carts
  • Power strips
  • Extension cords
  • Flipcharts
  • Easels
  • Dry Erase Boards/Markers
  • American & State flags

For more information, please email Devon Breeding or call at 225.578.3829 or toll free at 1.888.746.4578.


Special COllections

Lod Cook Alumni Center

The magnificent Lod Cook Alumni Center, named for benefactor Lodwrick M. "Lod" Cook, former chair and CEO of ARCO, is home to several special collections.

Native Flora of Louisiana 

Water Color Drawings by Margaret Stones

In 1976, to celebrate the American bicentennial and the fiftieth anniversary of LSU's Baton Rouge campus, the University commissioned Australian botanical illustrator Margaret Stones to produce six watercolor drawings of Louisiana's native flora. The drawings were so popular that LSU expanded the project to include 250 drawings, from which twelve were selected and reproduced as prints. Twelve of these prints are on display in the Center.

Louisiana Artists

The second floor of the Center, home to the offices of the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Foundation, also serves as an art gallery, housing works - donated by ARCO - by such notable Louisiana artists as Robert Gordy, George Rodrigue, and Elemore Morgan, as well as prints by John James Audobon.

LSU Ring Collection

Over the years, the LSU Alumni Association had received about a dozen class and commemorative rings from alumni and friends, the oldest dating from 1906. In 2013, these rings became the core of a new collection, displayed in the lobby of the Lod Cook Alumni Center. The display serves as a lasting tribute to the ring owners and imparts the unique LSU experience with thousands of visitors each year.


The Andonie Museum

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Please call ahead: 225-578-3829 or 225-578-3838 to make an appointment and we will be glad to accommodate you.  Appointments will be made based on availability.

The impetus for the creation of the Museum, located next to the Lod Cook Alumni Center, was a donation to the LSU Alumni Asssociation by Jack and Priscilla Andonie of a personal collection of LSU sports memorabillia. Known as the Home of Champions, the Museum boasts an extensive collection celebrating LSU Athletics, including:

  • The football used in the LSU vs. University of Havanna game played on Christmas Day 1907 in Havanna, Cuba. The Tigers -- the first American football team to play on foreign soil -- won the game 56-0.
  • Basketball great Shaquille O'Neal's size 22 shoe.
  • Basketball legend Pistol Pete Maravich's sock.
  • The Olympic medals -- one silver and one gold -- won by 400 meter hurdler Slats Hardin.