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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 2022

Right now, we are planning freshmen events. Their status is to be determined. Additional updates 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. You must complete all the activities in the Moodle pages by August 31 to receive credit for completion.

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.


We're here to help you succeed, so we've compiled a list of departments, websites, and resources to help you as a first-year student and remote learner. 

Visit Distance Learning's website for tips to succeed in online/remote courses > 

Visit the IT Help Desk for questions or concerns about University technology and more >

Visit The Learning Center for online tutoring, study groups, and supplemental instruction >

Visit The Writing Center for writing support >

Visit the Office of Disability Services for access and accommodations >

Visit Student Health Services for health concerns >

Visit Counseling & Testing for remote counseling sessions, mental health wellness, and screenings >

Visit Campus Cupboard for short term assistance meeting food needs >

Visit the Academic Success Center for more tips regarding remote learning >