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Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation is designed to assist new students starting their studies at UL Lafayette during the fall semester. During Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet members of our faculty, meet other incoming students, learn about university resources and involvement opportunities, discuss important transition issues, meet with an academic advisor in your area of study, and register for classes.  You will be lead through your orientation experience by a member of our Student Orientation Staff.

Orientation Dates

Session Name Orientation Date
Summer School Session &
Fall Session 1
May 22-23, 2018
Fall Session 2 June 11-12, 2018
Fall Session 3 June 13-14, 2018
Fall Session 4 June 25-26, 2018
Fall Session 5 June 27-28, 2018
Fall Session 6 July 16-17, 2018
Fall Session 7 July 18-19, 2018
Late Fall* August 14, 2018

*Students attending the Late Fall Orientation will incur a $50 late course registration fee that will be applied to their Tuition and Fees. To avoid this late fee, students are encouraged to attend any of the other fall orientation dates.

Orientation Registration

Freshman Orientation registration is now available! First Time Freshman orientation packets were delivered to the Post Office on February 16, 2018 for those freshmen beginning in Summer or Fall 2018. Students admitted on or after February 16, 2018 should receive their packet within two weeks of their acceptance to the university.

Once you receive your packet, follow the instructions inside to register for Orientation.

If you were admitted before February 16 and you do not receive your packet by March 1, please contact our office at 337-482-1391 or

Orientation Fee

The fee for New Student Orientation for freshmen is $125.00 and includes all Orientation program materials, meals, program facilitation, and a Ragin' Cajun spirit shirt, lanyard and bag. Click here for payment instructions.

Driving Directions & Parking

Parking will be located in the Taft Street Parking Garage (F/G6 on our Campus Map).

Physical Address: 714 W Taft St, Lafayette, LA 70503

Google Maps Driving Directions to the Garage

Orientation Housing* - FOR STUDENTS ONLY

Though not required, we encourage students attending orientation to stay overnight in Huger Hall on the first evening of a two-day session. Pre-registration for overnight housing is required and is completed in conjunction with Orientation registration. There is no additional fee to stay overnight on campus during orientation. Students must bring their own linens, towels, pillow, toiletries, alarm clock and other items needed for their overnight stay.

*Overnight housing is not available for family and friends and is not available for the August 14 one-day orientation. Please view the list of local hotels on our website for accommodations.

Check In Time & Location

Check-In runs from 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM in the Student Union Ballroom (E6 on our Campus Map).

Orientation Length

Day 1: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Day 2: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Students are REQUIRED to participate in the FULL DURATION of Orientation activities. Those arriving late or leaving early will be required to reschedule to another orientation session.

Schedule of Events:

Fall Session STUDENT Schedule of Events (PDF) 

Fall Session PARENT Schedule of Events (PDF)

A printed copy of the Schedule of Events will be provided at check-in.