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Summer & Fall 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.

Summer & Fall Parent Orientations occur on the first day of our two-day Student Orientation sessions, with optional sessions available for parents on the second day. For Early Orientation, Parent Orientation will be held on April 2, with optional sessions available for parents on April 3 (April 1 is only a testing day for students).


Orientation Session Orientation Date
ACE / Early Orientation April 2-3, 2020*
Summer School & Fall Session 1 May 18-19, 2020
Fall Session 2 June 15-16, 2020
Fall Session 3 June 17-18, 2020
Fall Session 4 June 23-24, 2020
Fall Session 5 July 6-7, 2020
Fall Session 6 July 8-9, 2020
Fall Session 7 July 21-22, 2020

*Only available for Parents with students attending ACE / Early Orientation.


Online registration for Summer & Fall 2020 Parent Orientation is available through the student orientation registration system. When your student registers for orientation online, they will have the option to register up to two guests to attend Parent Orientation.

Parent Orientation Confirmation Details

Below you will find important details that parents will need to know in order to experience a valuable and enjoyable orientation experience. You will also receive a confirmation email with additional information one week before your scheduled Parent Orientation. 


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 information will be available in April 2020.


Parent Check-In will take place from 7:30AM - 8:30AM 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

The schedule of events will be available in April 2020.

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.