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Spring Orientation

Spring Orientation is designed for new students beginning their studies at UL Lafayette during the Spring Semester.  During Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet other incoming students, learn about important university resources, discuss transition issues, meet with an academic advisor in your area of study, and register for classes.

Orientation Dates

Session Name Orientation Date
Spring Session  November 21, 2017
Late Spring Session January 4, 2018*

*Students attending Late Spring Orientation will incur a $50 late course registration fee that will be applied to their Tuition and Fees.  Students are encouraged to attend the November orientation to avoid this late fee.

Orientation Registration

Orientation registration now available. Orientation packets were mailed to admitted Spring semester students beginning October 4, 2017. Students admitted on or after this date will receive their Orientation packet within one week of admission to the university. 

For step-by-step instructions on how to register for orientation please visit our website:

Orientation Fee

The fee for Spring New Student Orientation is $100.00 and includes all Orientation program materials, meals, program facilitation, and a Ragin' Cajun spirit shirt.  

Driving Directions & Parking

Parking for the November 21 Orientation will be located in the Girard Park Circle Parking Tower (D3/E3 on our Campus Map). A special parking code will be required to park for free in this parking tower on this day. The code will be emailed to all registered orientation students and their guests one week before the orientation session.

Google Maps Driving Directions to the Girard Park Circle Parking Tower:

Check In Time & Location

Check in runs from 8:00-9:10 AM in the Student Union Ballroom (E6 on our Campus Map).

Orientation Length

Orientation runs from 8:00 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.

Spring Orientation Schedule of Events

Spring Student Schedule of Events (PDF)

Spring Parent Schedule of Events (PDF)

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