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COVID-19 Response & Updates

The health and safety of our students, employees, and visitors are of the utmost importance to the University. 

The Office of First-Year Experience is working to make sure your freshman year is as exciting as memorable as you hoped — while staying as safe as possible. 

If you have questions about how the Office of First-Year Experience is handling safety for COVID-19, contact us via email at or call 337-482-6599.

Planning for Fall 2020

Right now, we are planning to have freshmen events on campus and virtually. You will be contacted with any additional updates via email and all information will be posted on this website and on our social media

Freshman Move-In

The Office of University Housing has provided information about changes to Summer move-in and move-out. Any updates to Freshman Move-In for August will be posted on the Housing website, too.

Visit the University Housing website > 

Freshman Week, Convocation & Cajun Connection

Freshman Week activities will be held on campus and virtually August 13 through August 16. You can find more about scheduled programming on our Freshman Week page.

Convocation and Cajun Connection will be held via Moodle and will be accessible beginning August 13. New Student Convocation and Cajun Connection are required for all first-year students and counts towards your UNIV 100 course grade.

UNIV 100 Classes

The UNIV 100 classes and all other classes on campus are being evaluated for potential safety concerns. We are considering the best ways to use social distancing, sanitation and cleaning, and personal protective equipment to keep students and faculty safe. 

The University’s Plans

Visit the University's COVID-19 response website for more information about how the University is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the health of all students and employees.