Learn the Ropes

Life at college isn't all fun and games. That's why we have UNIV 100, a course to teach you how to be the best student you can be—while still getting your laundry clean, watching your budget, and, most importantly, managing your time and studies.

Freshmen get connected at Cajun Connection

Cajun Connection provides first-time freshmen with the opportunity to connect with their UNIV 100 classmates, instructor, and get acquainted with the campus before the rest of the student body arrives!

Learn Where You Live

Connect classroom learning with residential life in our Living Learning Communities (LLCs).

They're a unique way to experience living on campus — because you can choose your neighbors based on your major or your other interests. Share your passion, learn from others, improve your skills, and prepare yourself to enjoy what you love.

Peer mentors save the day

Coming to a new place can be difficult. The Peer Mentor in your UNIV 100 class is here to make your transition to UL Lafayette easier than you can imagine!

Their job is to help you with any challenges in your first semester like finding your way to classes, choosing the best place to study, and much more.

Welcome Freshmen!

Freshman year is huge; for many of you it will be the first time to spend an extended time away from family and friends, which can be both exhilarating and intimidating.

The Office of First-Year Experience (OFYE) is here to help you begin your journey as a university student! The Cajun culture is famous for its welcoming spirit and we want you to feel right at home at UL Lafayette. We have lots of events planned for you to help introduce you to your new classmates, the campus, and the best our colorful region has to offer. 

Don’t think that we’re here just for the warm and fuzzies, though. Our mission is to connect first-year students and their families to the necessary resources to provide a strong foundation for success. We help students transition to college by offering academic support (UNIV classes), freshmen programs, and freshmen events that provide an enriching collegiate experience. 

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For Freshmen Students

UNIV Classes (First-Year Seminar)

Freshmen Programs

Freshmen Events

Freshmen Resources

For Freshmen Parents

Parent Resources