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Spring Parent Orientation

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 21, 2017
Late Spring Session January 4, 2018


Online registration for Spring 2018 Parent Orientation is available through the student orientation registration process.

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 for the November 21 Orientation will be located in the Girard Park Circle Parking Tower (D3/E3 on our Campus Map). A special parking code will be required to park for free in this parking tower on this day. The code will be emailed to all registered parents and their students one week before the orientation session.

Google Maps Driving Directions to the Girard Park Circle Parking Tower:


Check in runs from 8:00 - 9:15AM in the Teche Room of the Student Union (E6 on our Campus Map)

Overnight Accommodations

We DO NOT have on-campus accommodations for parents. Please view our list of local hotels and rates.

Schedule of Events

Spring Parent Schedule of Events (PDF)

Spring Student Schedule of Events (PDF)

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.