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Orientation Registration

Course Advising & Major Selection

General Question


Orientation Registration

What do I do if I misplaced or never received my Orientation packet?

Freshman and Adult student orientation registration, for Summer and Fall 2021, will begin on March 1, 2021. Orientation packets were put in the mail on February 25 for Freshmen and Adult students admitted on or before February 24. Please allow a full week for your packet to be delivered. If you were admitted on or before February 24 and do not receive your packet by March 8, please email

Freshmen and Adult students admitted on or after February 25 should expect to receive their Orientation packet within 2 weeks of their acceptance to the university.

Transfer student orientation registration is not yet available for Summer and Fall 2021. Orientation packets will be emailed to Transfer students in late March, 2021.

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. 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.

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 section of our Course Catalog.  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.

Course Advising & 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.

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.

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.

General Questions

What are your COVID safety precautions?

To ensure the safety of our guests and campus community, we have reduced the capacity of each one-day orientation program to meet social distancing guidelines in our large campus event spaces. We are also taking precautions such as routine sanitation, required mask wearing and distancing chairs in our meeting rooms. Students and their guests should contact us to reschedule their orientation, at no additional fee, if they begin showing any signs of illness.

If for any reason you are unable to participate in the in-person orientation program, please email to discuss accommodations. Please include your full name and ULID in the email.
Do I have to attend Orientation?

All new 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 notify you that the change will not be granted but you will be added to a waiting list for the desired camp.

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 June 1, 2021 for SOUL Camp 337 and after July 1, 2021 for 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 granted if we receive email notice no later than 11:59 PM on the dates above. NO REFUNDS will be granted after this time.

What happens if I sign up for SOUL Camp and it is changed or cancelled because of COVID?

We are planning for all of our SOUL Camp programs to take place in person on the dates listed. If programs are cancelled or moved to an online/virtual format, all registered participants will be notified via email and registrations fees and cancellation policies will be adjusted. All SOUL Camp 2021 programs will take place on or near their scheduled dates, regardless of their format (in person vs. virtual).