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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 learn about opportunities awaiting you in your college.

Now Virtual: 2021 New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation will now happen virtually. You will automatically be enrolled in an online course for New Student Convocation.

All incoming, first-year UL Lafayette students are required to complete Convocation. You can access New Student Convocation beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 8 a.m. Complete the new Student Convocation course by Friday, Sept. 24 at 12:30 p.m.

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.

2021 Convocation Speakers

Lauren Lopes Lauren Lopez
Major: Business Management
First Semester at UL Lafayette: Fall 2020
Anticipated Graduation: Spring 2024
Tyler Batiste Tyler Batiste
Major: B.S. Marketing, Minor in Hospitality Management. Currently pursuing MBA: Entrepreneurship
First Semester at UL Lafayette: Fall 2017
Graduated: Fall 2020
Sage Aucoin Sage Aucoin 
Major: Strategic Communications: Public Relations 
First Semester at UL Lafayette: Fall 2017
Anticipated Graduation: Spring 2022
Tayla Weary Tayla Weary
Major: Psychology, Minor Child and Family Studies
First Semester at UL Lafayette: Fall 2018
Anticipated Graduation: Spring 2022
Faryal Atif Faryal Atif
Major: MA English: Literary and Cultural Studies 
First Semester at UL Lafayette: Summer 2018
Graduated: Fall 2020
Sarah Bush Sarah Bush 
Major: Chemistry, Minor Biology 
First Semester at UL Lafayette: Fall 2018
Anticipated Graduation: Spring 2022
Addison Ceasar Addison Ceasar 
Major: Environmental Science 
First Semester at UL Lafayette: Fall 2018
Anticipated Graduation: Fall 2022
Ayush Deshpande Ayush Deshpande 
Major: Psychology: Pre-Med & Economics: Business Analysis, Minor Chemistry 
First Semester at UL Lafayette: Fall 2020
Anticipated Graduation: May 2024

What if I have other questions?

Contact the Office of First-Year Experience at ofye@louisiana.edu or 337-482-6599.

Information for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff are no longer encouraged to attend New Student Convocation, now that it will happen virtually. See all Convocation info for faculty and staff.