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Registering for Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette! Your UL Lafayette college career begins at New Student Orientation. With the exception of Online Degree Students, all new students are required to attend Orientation prior to registering for classes. Online Learners will complete an Online Orientation (visit http://online.louisiana.edu/student-support/online-orientation for details).

Because space in each Orientation session is limited, we encourage you to review your options and make your Orientation registration as soon as possible. Once you reserve your space online, you will pay your Orientation fee. 

Our Student Orientation Staff, faculty and staff look forward to meeting you this summer at Orientation. Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to the UL Lafayette family! 

Click on your student type below to get started:

First Time Freshman (including Adult Learners 21+)
Transfer Student
Online Learner

How to Pay your Orientation Fee



First Time Freshman & Adult Learner Orientation Registration
 

Step 1: Read your Orientation Registration Guide

Read your Spring Freshman Orientation Registration Guide (PDF) or Spring Adult Learner Orientation Registration Guide (PDF). This guide was also mailed to you with your Orientation Welcome Letter and contains very important information about the orientation process!


Step 2: Create your ULID password

Use the ULID (C00000000) found on your orientation welcome letter and visit the ULID Password Creation Webpage. Click Activate Account and then follow the prompts to select your security questions and create your password.   

           

Your ULID and password will be needed for course registration, so be sure to bring them with you to orientation.

Having Password Creation Issues?
Contact our IT Service Desk at 337-482-4357 or visit helpdesk.louisiana.edu/newoncampus


Step 3: Log into ULink 

Use your ULID and password you have created and log into our student portal ULink (click here to be directed to ULink in a new window).

          
 

Step 4: Navigate the Portal to the Orientation Registration page

  1. Once in the portal, click on the Registration Tab.
  2. Under "Get Ready to Register" click on "Attend orientation (new students)*".

3. On this Orientation Registration page, under the First-Time Freshmen header, click on "Go to the orientation registration system."


Step 5: Register for Orientation

  1. Personal Information - Complete the required fields including Emergency Contact information. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  2. Questionnaire - Complete the required fields and let us know if you require any special accommodations while at Orientation and/or SOUL Camp. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  3. Dates - Choose your orientation date and reserve your optional overnight housing here. If you wish to arrive early and stay overnight the evening before the start of your orientation session, you must pre-register on this page. There is a $32 fee for Early Arrival. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page. Overnight housing is not available for Spring Orientation or one-day sessions.
  4. Guests - If you have a parent or guardian that wishes to attend our optional Parent Orientation, please register them here. Students are limited to 2 guests for Parent Orientation. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page. 
  5. SOUL Camp - Camp is an optional extended orientation for First Time Freshman beginning in the Summer or Fall semesters. Details about the benefits of this amazing experience are located on this page in the registration system. Choose your Camp A or Camp B or select "I will not attend SOUL Camp". Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page. (SOUL Camp is not available for students beginning in the Spring semester or for Adult Learners)
  6. My Reservation - Thoroughly review your reservation and make any necessary edits by clicking the Edit Section button. This page has a itemized list of all of your charges. Once you are ready to submit, click the green Pay Now button at the bottom of the page. 
  7. Pay Now Screen - Once you click the green "Pay Now" button, you will be directed to the payment portal. See Step 6 for payment details.​


Step 6: Pay your Orientation fee

  • To immediately secure your spot in your selected orientation, you should pay your orientation fee online with a Credit Card (Visa, Master Card or Discover). This is done by clicking the green "Pay Now" button on the My Reservation screen in the orientation registration system and following the prompts in the payment portal.
     
  • If you wish to mail in a check or money order you may send your payment to the Office of Orientation, PO Box 43685, Lafayette, LA 70504. Make the check out to UL Lafayette and you must include your ULID on the memo line. PLEASE REMEMBER: your reservation will be incomplete and your spot will not be reserved in your selected orientation until your orientation payment is received. Once payment is received in our office, we will go in and finalize your registration – however if the session has filled to capacity, you will have to select a different orientation date.
     
  • Should you decide to not attend the University, we must receive written notice via email to cancel your Orientation reservation. Please send your cancellation notice to orientation@louisiana.edu. A full refund, less a $10 processing fee, will be granted if we receive email notice no later than 10 business days (two full weeks) before your scheduled orientation date. NO REFUNDS will be granted after this time.


Step 7: Check your email

Check your email AS SOON AS you register for orientation. You will receive important details to prepare you for your orientation session (including test registration for Early Orientation students). You will also receive a final confirmation of your registration via e-mail a few days prior to your orientation session. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you submitted when registering for orientation.
 

Step 8: Submit your immunization records

All incoming students must submit their completed immunization records BEFORE being allowed to register for classes. Students who do not submit their completed records before attending orientation or at orientation check-in will not be allowed to register for classes while at orientation. Download a copy of the Immunization Compliance Form (PDF) and return directly to the Student Health Services office (address and fax number located on the top of the form).

You can possibly print a copy of your immunization record after registering your information at la.myir.net.

If you have any concerns or questions, speak to a nurse at 337-482-5464 or see the Frequently Asked Questions for Immunization Compliance webpage.

 

 


Transfer Student Orientation Registration
 

Step 1: Read your Orientation Registration Guide

Read your Spring Transfer Orientation Registration Guide (PDF). This guide contains very important information about the orientation process, including the phone number to your Academic Advisor!


Step 2: Create your ULID password.

Use the ULID (C00000000) found on your orientation welcome letter and visit the ULID Password Creation Webpage. Click Activate Account and then follow the prompts to select your security questions and create your password. 

         

Your ULID and password will be needed for course registration, so be sure to bring them with you to orientation.

Having Password Creation Issues?
Contact our IT Service Desk at 337-482-4357 or visit helpdesk.louisiana.edu/newoncampus


Step 3: Log into ULink

Use your ULID and password you have created and log into our student portal ULink (click here to be directed to ULink in a new window).

         


Step 4: Navigate the Portal to the Orientation Registration page:

  1. Once in the portal, click on the Registration Tab.
  2. Under "Get Ready to Register" click on "Attend orientation (new students)*".​

3. On this Orientation Registration page, under the Transfer Student header, click on "Go to the orientation registration system."

 

Step 5: Register for Orientation

  1. Personal Information - Complete the required fields including Emergency Contact information. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  2. Questionnaire - Complete the required fields and let us know if you require any special accommodations while at Orientation. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  3. Dates - Choose your orientation date. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  4. Guests - For the Spring semester, Parent Orientation is available at our one day Transfer/Adult Orientation Sessions. If you have a parent or guardian that wishes to attend our optional Parent Orientation, please register them here. Students are limited to 2 guests for Parent Orientation. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  5. SOUL Camp - SOUL Camp is not available for Transfer students. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page.
  6. My Reservation - Thoroughly review your reservation and make any necessary edits by clicking the Edit Section button. This page has a itemized list of all of your charges. Once you are ready to submit, click the green Pay Now button at the bottom of the page.
  7. Pay Now Screen - Once you click the green "Pay Now" button, you will be directed to the payment portal. See Step 6 for payment details.​


Step 6: Pay your Orientation fee

  • To immediately secure your spot in your selected orientation, you should pay your orientation fee online with a Credit Card (Visa, Master Card or Discover). This is done by clicking the green "Pay Now" button on the My Reservation screen in the orientation registration system and following the prompts in the payment portal.
     
  • If you wish to mail in a check or money order you may send your payment to the Office of Orientation, PO Box 43685, Lafayette, LA 70504. Make the check out to UL Lafayette and you must include your ULID on the memo line. PLEASE REMEMBER: your reservation will be incomplete and your spot will not be reserved in your selected orientation until your orientation payment is received. Once payment is received in our office, we will go in and finalize your registration – however if the session has filled to capacity, you will have to select a different orientation date.
     
  • Should you decide to not attend the University, we must receive written notice via email to cancel your Orientation reservation. Please send your cancellation notice to orientation@louisiana.edu. A full refund, less a $10 processing fee, will be granted if we receive email notice no later than 10 business days (two full weeks) before your scheduled orientation date. NO REFUNDS will be granted after this time.


Step 7: Check your email

Check your email AS SOON AS you register for orientation. You will receive important details to prepare you for your orientation session. You will also receive a final confirmation of your registration via e-mail a few days prior to your orientation session. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you submitted when registering for orientation.


Step 8: Lifting your Orientation hold

After you schedule your orientation session, our office will lift your orientation hold.

  • We receive a report in the morning of each business day notifying us of those who registered for orientation the day before. Holds are released at that time.
  • OR, after you schedule your orientation, you can contact us during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM and Friday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM) and we will lift your hold manually.  You can call us at 337-482-1391 or email orientation@louisiana.edu.


Step 9: Get Advised!

Contact your advisor (phone number located on the Transfer flyer in Step 1) and schedule your advising appointment. Once advised, your advisor will lift your advising hold and once registered for orientation, our office will lift your orientation hold. After all of your holds are lifted (including the immunization hold, see step 10), you will be able to schedule classes once your registration time begins. 

Our website has a helpful Guide to Registering Classes to assist you in course registration.


Step 10: Submit your immunization records

All incoming students must submit their completed immunization records BEFORE being allowed to register for classes. Download a copy of the Immunization Compliance Form (PDF) and return directly to the Student Health Services office (address and fax number located on the top of the form).

You can possibly print a copy of your immunization record after registering your information at la.myir.net.

If you have any concerns or questions, speak to a nurse at 337-482-5464 or see the Frequently Asked Questions for Immunization Compliance webpage.