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Benefits & Cost

Benefits of attending SOUL Camp

Students who attend SOUL Camp are armed with the additional tools that assist in a successful transition to UL Lafayette. Some of these include:

  • Move into University Housing early
  • Friends and upper class mentors
  • Greater understanding of campus involvement activities
  • Understanding of campus traditions & history
  • Familiarity with the city of Lafayette & the Acadiana area
  • Appreciation of service
  • Appreciation for campus diversity
  • Personal leadership plan

Additionally, students who attend SOUL Camp have a greater likelihood of being engaged, performing better academically, and have higher rates of retention and graduation.  Did you know:

  • Fall 2016 SOUL Camp attendees earned higher GPAs than non-SOUL Camp attendees
  • Fall 2016 SOUL Camp attendees earned more academic credits their freshman year than non-SOUL Camp attendees

Camp Cost

SOUL Camp costs $200.00.  These costs includes lodging, meals, transportation, program facilitation, and two camp t-shirts, a bag, and a water bottle.

Changes and Cancellations

If you wish to change your SOUL Camp session, you must send an email to with your full name, ULID, and the SOUL Camp session you wish to change to. If space is available in the desired SOUL Camp session, the change will be granted and you will be emailed confirmation of the change. If space is not available, we will notify you that the change will not be granted but you will be added to a waiting list for the desired camp.

Due to the nature of the SOUL Camp program and the necessity for planning and purchasing of supplies, no session changes will be allowed and no refunds will be given for cancellation requests after 5:00 PM on July 5, 2017.