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Spring Transfer Orientation

Spring Transfer Orientation is designed for new transfer students beginning their studies at UL Lafayette during the Spring Semester. During Orientation, you will have the opportunity to 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
Spring Session November 21, 2017
Late Spring Session January 4, 2018*

*Transfer students who schedule classes at Late Spring 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 and schedule classes at 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 18, 2017. Students admitted on or after this date will receive their Orientation packet within one week of admission to the university.

There are two options for Orientation registration and Academic Advising:

1. 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 before orientation to be cleared to register for classes.  After advising, visit for step-by-step instructions on how to register for Orientation.

After registering for Orientation and meeting with your academic advisor, your holds will be lifted and you can then log into ULink to register for classes (Guide to Registering for Classes (PDF)). 

2. Students who wish to meet with their Academic Advisor during Orientation

Transfer Students wishing to meet with an academic advisor during Transfer Orientation, should visit for step-by-step instructions on how to register for Orientation. The advising appointment time is built into Orientation.

Orientation Fee

The fee for Transfer Student Orientation is $50.00 and includes all Orientation program materials, lunch, 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. Transfer Students who have been advised and have scheduled classes will be done with Orientation at 2:00 PM. Transfer Students who will receive 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

Spring Student Schedule of Events (PDF)

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