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Fall Transfer Orientation

Fall Transfer Student Orientation is designed for new transfer students beginning their studies at UL Lafayette during the Fall Semester. During Orientation, you will have an opportunity to meet with their college dean, meet with other incoming students, learn about important university resources, discuss the transfer credit articulation process, and if needed, meet with an academic advisor in preparation of registering for classes.

Orientation Dates

Session Name Orientation Date
Summer Session &
Fall Session 1
May 24, 2018
Fall Session 2 June 21, 2018
Fall Session 3 July 26, 2018
Late Fall Adult, Transfer & International Session* August 14, 2018*

*Transfer students who schedule classes at Late Fall Orientation will incur a $50 late course registration fee that will be applied to their Tuition and Fees.  Transfer students are encouraged to schedule classes before this date or attend the May, June or July orientations to avoid this late fee.

Orientation Registration

Orientation registration is now available! Orientation packets were mailed to admitted transfer students beginning on March 15, 2018. Students admitted on or after March 15, 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 March 15 and you do not receive your packet by March 26, please contact our office at 337-482-1391 or

Academic Advising

Students who meet with their Academic Advisor BEFORE Orientation

Transfer Students will receive the name of their academic advisor in their Orientation packet.  We encourage Transfer Students to meet with their academic advisor to be cleared to register for classes before attending orientation. Once you meet with your academic advisor, you can then log into ULink to register for Orientation. You will need your university username and password (sent in your Orientation packet).

Students who wish to meet with their Academic Advisor DURING Orientation

Transfer Students wishing to meet with an academic advisor during Transfer Orientation should log into ULink to schedule their Orientation. You will need your university username and password (sent in your Orientation packet).  There is no need to call us to schedule advising as your advising appointment time is built into the orientation program.

Visit our helpful webpage for step-by-step orientation registration instructions.

Orientation Fee

The fee for Transfer Student Orientation is $60.00 and includes all Orientation program materials, lunch, program facilitation, and a Ragin' Cajun spirit shirt, lanyard and bag. Click here for payment instructions.

Driving Directions and 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

Check-In Time & Location

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

Orientation Length

Orientation runs from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Transfer Students who have been advised will complete Orientation at 2:00 PM. Transfer Students receiving advising during Orientation will be able to check-out after completion of advising and course registration (between 2:30-5:00 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

Transfer and Adult Orientation Schedule of Events (PDF)

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