Swap Shop

Need essentials for your apartment? Visit the Swap Shop at the International Cultural Center

Visiting the Swap Shop

The Swap Shop is a resource for international students at LSU. Thanks to generous donations from students and community members, international students can visit the Swap Shop to get free apartment essentials like kitchenware, bedding, and small home goods. 

The Swap Shop is located in the International Cultural Center at 3365 Dalrymple Dr. and is open Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm. 

For a short period at the beginning of the Fall semester, the shop is open to new international students only. Except for this brief period, current international students may also use the Swap Shop.

Donating to the Swap Shop

The Swap Shop relies on donations from the LSU & Baton Rouge community. If you are interested in donating, you may drop off items at the ICC during office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm. If donations must be dropped off outside of these office hours, donations may be placed in the front entrance courtyard.

Please review the list of accepted donation items below:

  • Gently Used: duvets, sheets, pillows, blankets, air mattresses, silverware, plates, cups, bowls, cutting boards, knives, microwaves, mini fridges, toasters, coffee makers, pots and pans, irons, ironing boards, trash cans, hangers, drying racks, washcloths, rugs, shower curtains, bath mats, lamps, mirrors, towels, hair dryers, mops, brooms, dust pans, vacuums, backpacks, pens and pencils, calculators
  • New & Unopened: laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap, sponges, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand soap, body wash, hand sanitizer, sponges, toilet paper, paper towels, notebooks