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New Student Convocation


New Student Convocation is the official academic welcome for first-year students and 

marks your entrance into the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. As a new UL Lafayette student, you will have the chance to meet fellow classmates and faculty, as well as learn about opportunities awaiting you in your college.

2020 New Student Convocation



What happens at Convocation?

Students, alumni, and faculty will share their own experiences and advice — about making the most of your time at UL Lafayette, finding your people, and making your mark.

2020 Student Speakers

  Trevian Ambroise
Major: History
Classification: Junior
  Olivia Chambers
Major: Elementary Education
Classification: Senior 
  Clare Chong
Major: Chemical Engineering
Classification: Junior
  Jade Furl
Major: Kinesiology
Classification: Senior 
  Kevin Schexnayder
Major: Civil Engineering
Classification: Junior

Mary Frances Avera
Major: LIFE Program
Classification: 2nd Year


David Richards
Major: Organizational Communications
Classification: Senior

  Hailey Boutte
Major: Public Relations
Classification: Senior
  Ashley Latiolais
Major: Elementary Education
Classification: Junior
  Justin Manceaux
Major: Organizational Communications
Classification: Alumni '20
  Theresa Goldkamp
Major: Business Administration
Classification: Graduate Student

Upcoming Dates:

  • New Student Convocation & Cajun Connection will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2021

*All dates are subject to change

What if I have other questions?

Contact the Office of First-Year Experience at or 337-482-6599.