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Parent & Family Orientation

Although not mandatory, we highly encourage all parents or guardians supporting First-Time Freshmen to participate in 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.

Registration Information

Parent & Family Orientation registration is completed in conjunction with student registration.  Have your student click on the guest tab within the orientation registration system and they can add up to 2 guests.

Please view the dates below and click on the semester in which your student will be enrolling for more information.


Summer & Fall 2021 Parent & Family Orientation

Session Name Orientation Date
Early Orientation Session 1* April 14, 2021
Early Orientation Session 2* April 15, 2021
Summer & Fall Session 1 May 25, 2021
Summer & Fall Session 2 May 26, 2021
Fall Session 3 June 9, 2021
Fall Session 4 June 10, 2021
Fall Session 5 June 14, 2021
Fall Session 6 June 15, 2021
Fall Session 7 June 16, 2021
Fall Session 8 June 29, 2021
Fall Session 9 June 30, 2021
Fall Session 10 July 19, 2021
Fall Session 11 July 20, 2021
Fall Session 12 July 21, 2021

*Early Parent & Family Orientation Sessions 1 & 2 are only available to the families of students who qualify for Early Orientation. View more information about Early Orientation for students online here.


Spring 2021 Parent & Family Orientation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have chosen to adjust the Spring 2021 Parent & Family Orientation experience from fully in-person to an online model.

This program has been designed to mimic the traditional in-person orientation experience. You will learn about your student's transition to college, academic success, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, how to pay tuition, campus support services, safety and prevention, important upcoming dates, and much more.

Click here to access the online Parent & Family Orientation: orientation.louisiana.edu/parent-family-orientation. This program will be available throughout your student’s freshman year, so be sure to bookmark this link and refer back to it as needed.