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Registering for Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette! Your UL Lafayette college career begins at New Student Orientation. With the exception of Online Degree Students, all new students are required to attend Orientation prior to registering for classes. Online Learners will complete an Online Orientation (visit http://online.louisiana.edu/student-support/online-orientation for details).

Because space in each Orientation session is limited, we encourage you to review your options and make your Orientation registration as soon as possible. Once you reserve your space online, you can pay your Orientation fee. 

Our Student Orientation Staff, faculty and staff look forward to meeting you this summer at Orientation. Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to the UL Lafayette family! 

Click on your student type below to get started:

First Time Freshman (including Adult Learners 21+)
Transfer Student
Online Learner

How to Pay your Orientation Fee



First Time Freshman & Adult Learner Orientation Registration
 

Step 1: Read your Orientation Registration Guide

Read your Freshman Orientation Registration Guide (PDF) or Adult Learner Orientation Registration Guide (PDF). This guide was also mailed to you with your Orientation Welcome Letter and contains very important information about the orientation process!


Step 2: Create your ULID password

Use the ULID (C00000000) found on your orientation welcome letter and visit the ULID Password Creation Webpage. Click Activate Account and then follow the prompts to select your security questions and create your password.   

           

Your ULID and password will be needed for course registration, so be sure to bring them with you to orientation.

Having Password Creation Issues?
Contact our IT Service Desk at 337-482-4357 or visit helpdesk.louisiana.edu/newoncampus


Step 3: Log into ULink 

Use your ULID and password you have created and log into our student portal ULink (click here to be directed to ULink in a new window).

          
 

Step 4: Navigate the Portal to the Orientation Registration page

  1. Once in the portal, click on the Registration Tab.
  2. Under "Get Ready to Register" click on "Attend orientation (new students)*".

       3. On this Orientation Registration page, under the First-Time Freshmen header, click on "Go to the orientation registration system."


Step 5: Register for Orientation

  1. Personal Information - Complete the required fields including Emergency Contact information. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  2. Questionnaire - Complete the required fields and let us know if you require any special accommodations while at Orientation and/or SOUL Camp. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  3. Dates - Choose your orientation date and reserve your optional overnight housing here. If you wish to arrive early and stay overnight the evening before the start of your orientation session, you must pre-register on this page. There is a $32 fee for Early Arrival. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  4. Guests - If you have a parent or guardian that wishes to attend our optional Parent Orientation, please register them here. Students are limited to 2 guests for Parent Orientation. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page. (Not available for Adult Learners. Parent Orientation is not available at our one day Transfer/Adult Orientation Sessions)
  5. SOUL Camp - Camp is an optional extended orientation. Details about the benefits of this amazing experience are located on this page in the registration system. Choose your Camp A or Camp B or select "I will not attend SOUL Camp". Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page. (SOUL Camp is not available for Adult Learners)
  6. My Reservation - Thoroughly review your reservation and make any necessary edits by clicking the Edit Section button. This page has a itemized list of all of your charges. Once you are ready to submit, click the green Pay Now button at the bottom of the page. 
  7. Pay Now Screen - Your total amount due will be listed on this page. Click "Pay Now" and our system will confirm your orientation registration and you and your guests will receive a confirmation email.  See Step 6 for Payment instructions.​


Step 6: Pay your Orientation fee

  • Please allow between 5 days and no more than 2 weeks for your orientation fee to be posted to your Statement of Account.
  • Once this time has passed, click here to view a PDF (created by the Student Cashier's Center) with step-by-step instructions on how to pay your orientation fee.
  • Your fee must be paid before attending Orientation.

 


Transfer Student Orientation Registration

Step 1: Read your Orientation Registration Guide

Read your Transfer Orientation Registration Guide (PDF). This guide contains very important information about the orientation process!


Step 2: Create your ULID password.

Use the ULID (C00000000) found on your orientation welcome letter and visit the ULID Password Creation Webpage. Click Activate Account and then follow the prompts to select your security questions and create your password. 

         

Your ULID and password will be needed for course registration, so be sure to bring them with you to orientation.

Having Password Creation Issues?
Contact our IT Service Desk at 337-482-4357 or visit helpdesk.louisiana.edu/newoncampus


Step 3: Log into ULink

Use your ULID and password you have created and log into our student portal ULink (click here to be directed to ULink in a new window).

         


Step 4: Navigate the Portal to the Orientation Registration page:

  1. Once in the portal, click on the Registration Tab.
  2. Under "Get Ready to Register" click on "Attend orientation (new students)*".​

            3. On this Orientation Registration page, under the Transfer Student header, click on "Go to the orientation registration system."

 

Step 5: Register for Orientation

  1. Personal Information - Complete the required fields including Emergency Contact information. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  2. Questionnaire - Complete the required fields and let us know if you require any special accommodations while at Orientation. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  3. Dates - Choose your orientation date. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  4. Guests - Parent Orientation is not available at our one day Transfer/Adult Orientation Sessions. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  5. SOUL Camp - SOUL Camp is not available for Transfer students. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  6. My Reservation - Thoroughly review your reservation and make any necessary edits by clicking the Edit Section button. This page has a itemized list of all of your charges. Once you are ready to submit, click the green Pay Now button at the bottom of the page.
  7. Pay Now Screen - Your total amount due will be listed on this page. Click "Pay Now" and our system will confirm your orientation registration and you will receive a confirmation email.  See Step 6 for Payment instructions.​


Step 6: Pay your Orientation fee

  • Please allow between 5 days and no more than 2 weeks for your orientation fee to be posted to your Statement of Account.
  • Once this time has passed, click here to view a PDF (created by the Student Cashier's Center) with step-by-step instructions on how to pay your orientation fee.
  • Your fee must be paid before attending Orientation.
     

Step 7: Lifting your Orientation hold

After you schedule your orientation session, our office will lift your orientation hold.

  • We receive a report in the morning of each business day notifying us of those who registered for orientation the day before. Holds are released at that time.
  • OR, after you schedule your orientation, you can contact us during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM and Friday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM) and we will lift your hold manually.  You can call us at 337-482-1391 or email orientation@louisiana.edu.


Step 8: Get Advised!

Contact your advisor (phone number located on the Transfer flyer in Step 1) and schedule your advising appointment. Once advised, your advisor will lift your advising hold and once registered for orientation, our office will lift your orientation hold. After all of your holds are lifted, you will be able to schedule classes once your registration time begins. 

Our website has a helpful Guide to Registering Classes to assist you in course registration.