Although not mandatory, we highly encourage all parents or guardians supporting First-Time Freshmen that are beginning classes in the Spring semester to attend Spring Parent & Family Orientation. The program is designed to assist parents' understanding of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, our academic programs, and student services. In addition, the program is structured to help you understand your student's transition into college life and how you can best support your student through those transitions.
If you are unable to attend an in-person orientation session, we invite you to participate in our Online Parent & Family Orientation experience which you will be able to complete at your own pace. The Parent & Family online orientation for Spring 2024 is now available through this website.
In-Person Orientation Dates
|Spring Session 1
|November 21, 2023
|Spring Session 2
|January 4, 2024
Parent & Family Orientation registration for Spring 2024 is now available! Parent & Family Orientation registration is completed in conjunction with student registration. Have your student click on the Parent & Family Orientation tab within the orientation registration system and they can add up to 2 guests.
Schedule at a Glance
(Subject to Change)
7:45 - 8:30 AM: Parent & Family Check-In
Supporting Your Student
Life Outside the Classroom
Ragin' Cajun Classroom
Residential & Commuter Interest Sessions
Campus Partners Q&A
Below you will find other important details about Parent & Family Orientation. Registered guests will also receive a confirmation email with more information one week before their scheduled Parent & Family Orientation.
- Fee: There is currently no fee to attend Parent & Family Orientation, but guests should be prepared to purchase their own lunch.
- Overnight Accommodations: We are unable to offer on-campus accommodations for Spring Orientation. Please view our list of local hotels and rates.
- Schedule of Events & Parking: The Schedule of Events and specific parking instructions will be emailed to registered orientation attendees one week prior to their scheduled orientation.