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Orientation Registration

Course Advising, Advanced Credit & Major Selection

General Questions


Orientation Registration

What do I do if I misplaced or never received my Orientation registration instructions?

We began mailing Orientation registration instructions to admitted Freshman and Adult students in late February 2024. If you do not recieve your Orientation registration instructions in the mail within two weeks of your admission to the university, please contact our office directly (337-482-1391 or We will determine if the instructions were mailed to you and then provide necessary information.

Transfer student orientation registration instructions & academic advising information will be emailed to Transfer students beginning on March 20, 2024. If you do not receive this email within one week of admission to the university, please email

Is there a waiting list for sessions?

We do not have a waiting list for sessions. If a session is full, students should register for their next choice session. You can log into ULink and check Orientation availability at any time. If you do change dates, your Orientation fee will be transferred to the new session.

Is the Orientation fee refundable?

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 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.

Can I transfer my Orientation fee between semesters?

Students who register and pay for one semester's orientation, but then decide to update to another semester will be able to transfer their orientation fee to that new semester. Please note that this transfer of payment between semesters must be done manually through our office. Our system will require you to pay if you attempt to register an orientation in a NEW semester, therefore you must contact our office to be manually added into the new orientation and have your fee transferred to the new semester.


Course Advising, Advanced Credit & Major Selection

When will I schedule my classes?

Freshman and Adult students will meet with an academic advisor in their academic area during Orientation. Course registration occurs during the Orientation program.

Transfer Students can meet with their academic advisor prior to Orientation and will be cleared to register for classes, or can meet with their academic advisor during Orientation.

Can my parents come to academic advising with me?

No. While we value the input of parents in coaching students through their academic career, parents are not allowed in the academic advising sessions or computer labs for registration. Our academic advising staff is trained to answer all of your questions regarding course registration and placement.

I am taking the National AP test. Will I earn college credit at UL Lafayette?

Our online Course Catalog lists AP exams and the scores needed to earn college credit here at UL Lafayette. Click this link to be directed to the Credit by Other Means website hosted by The Registrar's Office. Official score reports must be sent to the Office of Admissions for students to earn AP credit.

If I can't attend Early Orientation & ACE, can I still earn credit through Advance Credit Exams?

Yes. Advance Credit Exams are offered prior to the start of each semester. Students who earn credit during this time can adjust their schedule. Questions about schedule adjustment due to advanced credits earned can be directed to the Academic Success Center at 337-482-6818.

How can I change my major?

Instructions on how to change your major before attending Orientation are included in your Orientation confirmation email. You may also change your major during Orientation check-in at the Change of Major table. Students should make sure their major is correct at Orientation check-in since academic advising and course placement are based heavily on a student's major selection.

General Questions

What are your COVID safety precautions?

To ensure the safety of our guests and campus community, we are taking precautions against the spread of COVID-19. We will follow all university, local, state, and federal policies and safety guidelines. Registered participants will be updated via email should any changes be made to our programs. Students and their guests should contact us to reschedule their orientation, at no additional fee, if they begin showing any signs of illness.

Do I have to attend Orientation?

All new degree seeking students, regardless of classification, are required to attend an Orientation program. Students must stay for the full length of their program in order to receive credit for attending, and to be cleared for course registration.

May I bring a friend to Orientation?

No. Only admitted, registered students are allowed to go through the Orientation program.

Are accommodations available?

UL Lafayette will seek to accommodate all persons with disabilities for our Orientation programs. If you have a disability that may require accommodations, please notify the Office of Orientation at 337-482-1391 two weeks prior to your Orientation session.


How do I change my SOUL Camp session date?

If you wish to change your SOUL Camp session, you must send an email to with your full name, ULID, and the SOUL Camp session you wish to change to. If space is available in the desired SOUL Camp session, the change will be granted and you will be emailed confirmation of the change. If space is not available, we will reach out to you with alternate options.

How do I cancel my SOUL Camp reservation?

Due to the nature of the SOUL Camp program and the necessity for planning and purchasing of supplies, no session changes will be allowed and no refunds will be given for cancellation requests after July 1, 2024 for SOUL Camp 337 and SOUL Camps A & B. Please send your SOUL Camp cancellation notice to with your full name and ULID. A full refund, less a $10 processing fee, will be given if we receive email notice no later than 11:59 PM on the date above. NO REFUNDS will be granted after this time.