Although not mandatory, we highly encourage all parents or guardians supporting First Time Freshmen to attend Parent Orientation. Parent Orientation is designed to assist parents' understanding of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, its academic programs, and its student services. In addition, the program is structured to help you understand the transition of your student and how you can best support your student through those transitions.
Spring Parent Orientations occur on the same day as our one-day Student Orientation sessions.
|Orientation Session||Orientation Date|
|Spring Session||November 20, 2018|
|Late Spring Session||January 9, 2019|
Online registration for Spring 2019 Parent Orientation will be available through the student orientation registration process beginning in early October.
Parent Orientation Confirmation Details
Below you will find important details that you will need to know in order to have a valuable and enjoyable orientation experience.
There is currently no fee to attend Parent Orientation. The only costs you may encounter will be for lunch if you choose to dine with us.
Parking will be located in the Girard Park Circle Parking Tower (also known as the Stokes Parking Tower). A coupon code will be provided in the orientation confirmation email which will be sent one week before orientation. This code will allow orientation participants to park for free in this parking tower on their orientation day.
Google Maps Driving Directions (click to open in a new window)
Visitor Parking Map (PDF)
Check in runs from 8:00 - 9:00AM in the Teche Room of the Student Union (E6 on our Campus Map)
We DO NOT have on-campus accommodations for parents. Please view our list of local hotels and rates.
Schedule of Events
A printed copy will be provided at check-in.
Student Orientation Information
Please visit the New Student Orientation page for information regarding Student Orientation including the Student Schedule of Events.