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Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation is an in-person program for students starting their studies at UL Lafayette during the fall semester. During Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet other incoming students, learn about university resources, discuss important tips for a successful transition to college life, meet with an academic advisor in your area of study and register for classes. Members of our Student Orientation Staff will help you understand what it means to be a student on our campus and will guide you through the experience.

Orientation Dates

Session Name Orientation Date
Early Orientation (See website for eligibility requirements) May 23-24, 2023
Fall Session 1 June 12-13, 2023
Fall Session 2 June 14-15, 2023
Fall Session 3 June 26-27, 2023
Fall Session 4 June 28-29, 2023
Fall Session 5 July 17-18, 2023
Fall Session 6 July 19-20, 2023
Fall Session 7 July 31-August 1, 2023

*Please note: Students who schedule Fall Semester classes on or after the Fall Tuition and Fees Payment Deadline of August 21, 2023 will incur a $50 late course registration fee that will be applied to their Tuition and Fees. Students are encouraged to schedule classes before this date to avoid this late fee.

Orientation Registration

Freshman Orientation registration, for Summer and Fall 2023, is now available. Orientation registration packets were sent via US Postal mail on February 23, 2023. If you were admitted for the Summer/Fall semester by this date and do not recieve your orientation packet in the mail by March 6, please email our office at Students admitted on or after February 23 should expect to receive their mailed packet within one week of admission.

Orientation Fee

The fee for Orientation is $125 and includes parking, program implementation, all program materials, food, a Ragin’ Cajuns® spirit shirt, lanyard, pen and bag. Your Orientation fee must be paid online via ULink before attending orientation. Click here for payment instructions.

Orientation Housing (Optional)* - FOR STUDENTS ONLY 

*Overnight housing is not available for family and friends. Please view the list of local hotels on our website for accommodations.

Whether you live locally or are coming from out of town, we encourage students attending New Student Orientation to stay overnight in Baker Hall on the first evening of your Orientation session. When you arrive to overnight housing check-in, you will be paired with another student attending Orientation. If you wish to room with a student who is also registered to attend the same orientation, please check-in to overnight housing at the same time. The Student Orientation Staff will be present with fun activities to help you get to know more about campus and meet your peers.

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 bedding, pillow, towels, toiletries, alarm clock, and other items needed for their overnight stay.


Please contact us at 337-482-1391 or email Our office hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM and Friday, 7:30 AM-12:30 PM.

New Student Orientation At A Glance (Two Day Schedule)

Sessions subject to change

Day 1 Orientation (12:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

12:30-1:15 PM Student Check-In
University Welcome
Academic College Town Hall
Discussion Groups
Student Success Sessions
Campus Tour
Student Organization Expo

Day 2 Orientation (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)

Academic Boot Camp
TOPS & Financial Aid Session
Discussion Groups
Academic Advising
Course Registration
Check out after course registration (between 2:00-5:00 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.