Traditionally when your student speaks of going to class he or she has a set time they
must be in the classroom each week. This means getting up, traveling by vehicle or foot to
that room, and sitting for an hour or more, listening to the instructor and interacting with
their peers. However a new type of class has emerged with the invention of the internet
and home computers: online courses.
Online courses have several benefits, but two of the most sought out benefits are the
self-paced learning and flexibility. Students who choose to enroll in an online course need
to be self-disciplined. No one is taking roll or checking to see how many hours they have
spent studying and reviewing. Enrolling in an online course doesn’t mean your student
spends less time studying, in fact they might even spend more time – but that time is spent
learning the material thoroughly on the student’s terms.
If 100% online is not the way for your student, he or she may be more interested in
hybrid classes. This format merges aspects of both in-class and online learning methods
by offering a number of in-person meetings with plenty of coursework dispersed
electronically to suite the student’s schedule. Hybrid courses offer many of the same
benefits as online classes with a bit more structure for those students who do not feel
comfortable in the fully online setting.
Distance learning is the way of the future and UL Lafayette is working hard with the
Quality Matters Program to become a leading institution by training its teachers on how to
succeed and excel in this new setting. Please feel welcome to reach out to the Office of
THE CLASSROOM ISN’T THE ONLY PLACE TO LEARN
Your child is now nearing completion of his or her second semester in college.
An important preparation for life after college that can easily be done now is gaining
practical experience in the work force! A large majority of students in college hold
down part-time student jobs that can range anywhere from 5 to 20+ hours a week.
Whether it is to gain knowledge of the working world or simply to have some extra
spending money, having a job is an important part of life in college.
The Office of Career Services is a division of Student Affairs whose mission is to
provide services to UL Lafayette students and alumni in developing and
implementing their career goals by providing skill enhancement, career and employer
information, and maintaining quality university-employer relationships that provide a
link between students and potential employers. Career Services maintains an online
database where university students can view openings for part-time jobs, internships,
and co-ops for course credit. These openings cater to students who live on-campus
with numerous university positions, but also cater to commuter students by offering
numerous positions in the Lafayette and surrounding areas.
Career Services also provides cover letter and resume-writing tips as well as works
with students on how to professionally approach the interview process. Besides its
online database, Career Services also organizes career fairs throughout the year where
they bring in anywhere from 80 to 100+ businesses and post graduate organizations.
All UL Lafayette students and recent alumni are encouraged to attend.
THE FEASIBILITY OF PART-TIME JOBS IN COLLEGE
Please register with the
Emergency Notification System.
Please encourage your child to
register their communication
device with UL’s Emergency
The ENS system is designed to
provide immediate notification
for emergencies that may
threaten harm to people within
minutes. Even though the
University may utilize the ENS
for all emergencies, it is not
designed for incidents such as
hurricanes, in which there are
days to prepare.
All students are automatically
enrolled in the University’s
ENS. As parents, you can sign
up for the University’s ENS
through your child’s ULink
Registrants for the ENS are
encouraged to update their
profile regularly, especially
when they change phones or
During an emergency, students
and employees can check with
the University’s hotline at:
(337)-482-2222 for updated
The University runs a full scale
test on its ENS at least once
Any problems or concerns
experienced with the University
ENS should be directed
For instructions to register with
UL’s Emergency Notification
System, click here.