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What is UNIV 100?

UNIV 100 Catalog | UNIV 100 Showcase

UNIV 100 (First-Year Seminar) is a 3 credit-hour, 15-week course designed to help students transition successfully from high school to UL Lafayette. The course has two components:

(1) Cajun Connection, an extended introduction to the campus and academic work; a required part of UNIV 100

(2) First-Year Seminar, the fifteen week course

Students choose a First-Year Seminar topic or theme that interests them and enroll in that UNIV 100 section. The course is problem-based or project-based, and engages students in meaningful inquiry and activities that develop core cognitive skills such as critical thinking, information literacy, and oral and written communication skills. Many UNIV 100 courses will culminate in a student-produced project – the best projects are then shown off in the UNIV 100 Showcase.

There is a $95 course fee associated with this class.


Fall 2020 UNIV 100 Catalog

UNIV 100 courses for the Fall 2020 semester are organized into themes and then by topic. We recommend that you browse this catalog, clicking on the course topic for a description of the section. Note those section/CRN numbers that interest you and fit your schedule.

View the course offerings in the Fall 2020 UNIV 100 Catalog. Course offerings are also available under the course code UNIV 100 on the Schedule of Classes web page.  


UNIV 100 Showcase

Showcasing Student Projects from the First-Year Seminar!

At the conclusion of each Fall semester, participating UNIV 100 sections submit student projects for an annual UNIV 100 Showcase. The UNIV 100 Showcase was implemented to display the best student work from our first-year seminar. Ask your UNIV 100 instructor if your class will be participating.

Edith Garland Dupré Library will display the Showcase projects at a designated time (TBD). The super fun OFYE Awards Ceremony is also held in the Library (date TBD).

As a student, you will have the opportunity to nominate your favorite UNIV 100 Instructor for UNIV 100 Instructor of the Year. This award goes to the Instructor that really made a positive impact on you for the semester. It is a way for you to thank that Instructor. At the OFYE Awards Ceremony, this Instructor will receive their honor.

Peer Mentor of the Year will receive their award for their contribution to your courses.

The Showcase winners will receive their ribbons and the acknowledgement of exemplary work on their project. 

UNIV 100 Showcase entries are judged in the followig categories:

  • Creative / Arts
  • Creative Written Work
  • Humanities / Social Science
  • Leadership / Service
  • Research Papers
  • Science / Technical

We also award a Best in Show.

View past projects:

Fall 2019 Showcase Digital Projects

  More projects on Showcase YouTube Channel

Fall 2018 Showcase award winners

Fall 2017 Showcase award winners

Fall 2016 Showcase award winners

Fall 2015 Showcase award winners