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UNIV 100 (First-Year Seminar) is a 3 credit-hour, full semester course designed to help rst-year UL Lafayee
students transion successfully from high school to university life and academic work. This course is mandatory
for graduaon, your student is likely already registered in a UNIV 100 secon. The course has two components:
(1) Cajun Connecon, Thursday, August 17, 2017, which is an extended introducon to UL Lafayee, to the
campus community, and to University-level work and (2) the First-Year Seminar, which then connues for the rest
of the semester. In addion to introducing your student to UL Lafayees campus and tradions, Cajun Connec-
on provides your student with many opportunies to get involved in campus acvies and to engage with others
in the RaginCajun community with similar interests.
Cajun Connecon is ocially the rst day of class for freshman; therefore, students must aend as if aending
any other class. Aendance from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on August 17, 2017 is mandatory. This means arriving on
me, and being fully prepared with a bookbag, wring utensils, and a notebook. As it will be August in Louisiana,
we also suggest auxiliary items such as an umbrella and a water bole. For more informaon on what to bring,
see below.
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year planner, and a Cajun Connecon packet. Students will be able to conrm their Cajun Connecon classroom
locaon at check-in. Students will be receiving an email about Cajun Connecon on Monday, August 7, to their UL
email, detailing instrucons on how to locate their Cajun Connecon classroom.
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- Every incoming freshman should have their student I.D. on them at all mes.
- All students should arrive in class ready with necessary supplies such as wring utensils and paper.
- Certain porons of Cajun Connecon will be outside so it is important to come prepared for 
 (August in Louisiana). This includes comfortable shoes to walk in.
- A water bole is a great idea, as well as sun screen, sun glasses, some sort of hat, and an umbrella.
- As a part of Cajun Connecon, your student will have the opportunity to donate your pocket change to the
Make-a-Wish Foundaon, an organizaon that grants wishes to kids with life-threatening medical condions.
Consider asking them to bring a pocket of coins to throw into the donaon boat.
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Office of First-Year
Experience
106 Lee Hall
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6599
Oce of First-Year Experience
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Oce of First-Year Experience
Lee Hall, Rm 106
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6599 (phone)
Oce Website
ofye@louisiana.edu
OFYE Facebook Page
Academic Student Success
Lee Hall, Rm 115
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6818
Oce Website
asc@louisiana.edu
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Cajun Connecon is taking place on UL Lafayees main campus. On campus residents will park in residenal
parking lots. Commuter students will park at Cajun Field and be bussed to campus. Busses will begin service at
7:00 a.m. and will run about every 20 minutes. As we expect to transport roughly 1,500 commuter students, there
will inevitably be some extent of wait me. Class aendance is taken promptly at but we encourage
students to arrive early! Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. because students may need me to nd their classroom.
On-campus parking is also available to commuter students in the Girard Park Circle Parking Garage. Garage rates
consist of $5.00 for the rst two hours, then S1.00 for each addional hour.
Lunch will be provided to all students during Cajun Connecon. For dinner and weekend meals during
Freshman Week, students have access to campus dining opons, as well as o campus opons such as Old Tyme
Grocery, Bisbanos Pizza, The Saint Street Inn, Cajun Commander Café, Piccadilly Cafeteria, and local fast food.
Meal plan swipes for residenal students will begin for dinner on Wednesday, August 16th which is the night
before Cajun Connecon. Students may eat in the student union using cash or meal plan declining balance points
before meal swipes are turned on. Free food will also be available at various events during freshmen week. See
below for dining hours before the fall semester begins:
Oce of First-Year Experience
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Office of First-Year
Experience
106 Lee Hall
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6599
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Oce of First-Year Experience
Lee Hall, Rm 106
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6599 (phone)
Oce Website
ofye@louisiana.edu
OFYE Facebook Page
Academic Student Success
Lee Hall, Rm 115
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6818
Oce Website
asc@louisiana.edu
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1st Floor Student Union
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2nd Floor Student Union
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2nd Floor Student Union
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Students who received TOPS scholarships must aend one TOPS Workshop during Freshman Week. For the
TOPS Workshop mes and schedule, click here.
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Buying college textbooks can be a stressful and expensive feat, but it doesnt have to be! Students should wait
unl the rst week of classes to buy books—professors will go over the syllabus on the rst day of class to cover
textbook informaon. It is easy to lose money when buying books prior to the rst day of class because not all
textbooks are required or specied on the syllabus. Some ways to save money include renng textbooks from the
RaginCajuns Store on campus, ordering books online, buying them used, or somemes checking-out textbooks
(for a limited me) from the campus library.
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College isnt all work and no play. Freshman Week is a fun me to get to know other students! Freshman
Week begins on Sunday, August 13, and ends Sunday, August 21, 2017. See the next page for the weeks
schedule. Some of the fun acvies planned for Freshman Week include:
The week's acvies also include a series of First-Year Info Sessions designed to help your student succeed
here at UL Lafayee. Students get their passport stamped at every session that they aend during Freshman
Week, then turn it in to their Peer Mentor during Cajun Connecon on Thursday (students pick up a passport at
the rst session they aend). For every session your student aends, they will be entered into a drawing for great
prizes! First-Year Info Sessions range in topics including Staying on Top of Your TOPS,” “Money Management,
The Lafayee Experience,” “Finding the Perfect Major,and more! There are many opportunies to aend the
First-Year Info Sessions beginning on Monday, August 14, through Thursday, August 17, 2017. Click here for the
full schedule.
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Office of First-Year
Experience
106 Lee Hall
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6599
Oce of First-Year Experience
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Oce of First-Year Experience
Lee Hall, Rm 106
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6599 (phone)
Oce Website
ofye@louisiana.edu
OFYE Facebook Page
Academic Student Success
Lee Hall, Rm 115
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6818
Oce Website
asc@louisiana.edu
First Night Block Party @ Chi
Alpha
NPHC Pool Party @ Bourgeois
Hall
Swamp Party @ Student Union
Commuter Meet & Greet Dessert
Recepon @ Union-Vermillion
Room
Jump. Eat. Repeat @ Bapst
Collegiate Ministry
Morning Yoga @ Rose Garden
Interfraternity Council Cook O
@ Fraternity Row
Puppies and Popsicles @ Dupre
Library
Sunday, August 13
Move-In Day for residential students @ your residence hall
7pm-until, Residence Hall Games @ your residence hall
7pm-10pm, First Night Block Party @ Chi Alpha
Monday, August 14
10-10:30am, 1st Year Info Session 1, Staying on Top of Your Tops @ Union-Bayou Bijou
11-11:45am, 1st Year Info Session 2, Working in College: When, Where, Why? @ Union-Teche
12-12:45pm, Out-of-State Peers Meet, Greet & Eat @ Union-Evangeline Art Gallery
12-3pm, National Pan-Hellenic Council Pool Party @ Student Aquatics Center, Bourgeois Hall
2-2:30pm, 1st Year Info Session 3, Staying on Top of Your Tops@ Union-Bayou Bijou
3-3:45pm, 1st Year Info Session 4, Whats Happening the First 2 Weeks on Campus@ Union-Teche
4-4:45pm, 1st Year Info Session 5, Finding the Perfect Major@ Union-Teche
4-5pm, Residence Hall Floor Meeting @ your residence hall
5-6pm, Tailgate with Young Life College @ Boucher Street
6-6:30pm, 1st Year Info Session 6, Staying on Top of Your Tops@ Union-Bayou Bijou
Tuesday, August 15
10-10:30am, 1st Year Info Session 7, Staying on Top of Your Tops @ Union-Bayou Bijou
11:30am-12:15pm, 1st Year Info Session 8, Whats in Your Wallet? @ Union-Teche
1:30-2:30pm, Puppies and Popsicles @ Dupre Library
3-3:45pm, 1st Year Info Session 9, The Lafayette Experience@ Union-Teche
4-4:45pm, 1st Year Info Session 10, Find Your Passions by Getting Involved@ Union-Teche
6-7pm, 1st Year Info Session 11, RaginCajun Peer Network@ Union-Bayou Bijou
6:30-8:30pm, Freshman Fais Do Do @ OLW
Wednesday, August 16
10-10:30am, 1st Year Info Session 12, Staying on Top of Your Tops @ Union-Bayou Bijou
11-11:45am, 1st Year Info Session 13, Take Education Further with Study Abroad @ Union-Teche
2-2:30pm, 1st Year Info Session 14, Staying on Top of Your Tops@ Union-Bayou Bijou
3-3:45pm, 1st Year Info Session 15, Money Management: College Edition@ Union-Teche
4-4:45pm, 1st Year Info Session 16, Communicating with Professors & Professionals@ Union-Teche
5-6pm, Commuter Meet & Greet Dessert Reception @ Union-Vermillion
5-7pm, BBQ Night in the Caf @ Union-Cypress Lake Dining Room
6-8pm, Swamp Party @ Union-Courtyard and Bayou Bijou
Thursday, August 17
7:30am-4pm, Cajun Connection - UNIV 100 (MANDATORY) @ Union-Courtyard
5-5:30pm, 1st Year Info Session 17, Staying on Top of Your Tops@ Union-Bayou Bijou
6pm-until, Jump. Eat. Repeat. @ BCM
Friday, August 18
11am-12pm, Roommates: Behind Closed Doors @ Union-Helma Constantine Forum A&B
7-9pm, BMLA Gameshow: Beat Shazam @ Union-Bayou Bijou
Saturday, August 19
Movie Madness - Baywatch@ Union-Bayou Bijou (showings all day, see schedule***)
9-10am, Morning Yoga @ the Rose Garden
9-11am, Pick-up Soccer & Volleyball Games @ the Rose Garden
11am-5pm, Shopping in Lafayette** @ River Marketplace & Ambassador Town Center
6-8pm, Pick-up Soccer & Volleyball Games @ the Rose Garden
10pm-12am, RHA Foam Party @ the Rose Garden
Sunday, August 20
9-11am, Pick-up Soccer & Volleyball Games @ the Rose Garden
1-4pm, Interfraternity Council Cookout @ Boucher Street
3-3:50pm, CIZE: Dance Workout @ Conference Center lobby
5-5:50pm, CIZE: Dance Workout @ Conference Center lobby
6-8pm, Pick-up Soccer & Volleyball Games @ the Rose Garden
7-8pm, Sundown Flow: Vinyasa Yoga @ the Rose Garden
Welcome to Campus!
ICON LEGEND
Meal plan swipe accepted
Cash accepted (commuter students)
Concessions for sale (cash only)
Transportation provided from Union
ABBREVIATIONS
BCM: Baptist Collegiate Ministry,
1226 Johnston St.
Chi Alpha: Chi Alpha Christian
Fellowship Center, 1402 Johnston St.
OLW: Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic
Church, 501 East St. Mary Blvd.
Union: Student Union, 620 McKinley St.
MEAL TIMES
Cypress Cafeteria will be open during the
following hours. Meal plans, declining
balance, cash, and credit cards accepted.
EXERCISE & RECREATION
Bourgeois Hall will be open for rec
activities. Bring your Cajun Card for entry.
Call 337-482-5305 for shuttle.
- Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 6pm
- Monday - Friday: 6am to 11pm
SHOPPING IN LAFAYETTE**
Saturday 8/19, buses will run to the River
Marketplace and Ambassador Town
Center from 11am to 5pm.
- Pickup from Student Union on the hour.
- Pickup from Target and Costco on the
half hour (last pickup at 5:30pm).
PARKING FOR COMMUTERS
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
- Park free at Girard Park Circle garage
Thursday
- Before 5 pm, park at Cajun Field/ride bus
- After 5 pm, park anywhere on campus
- When normal bus routes are not in
service, call the shuttle 337-482-5305
Saturday & Sunday
- Park anywhere on campus all day
MOVIE MADNESS SCHEDULE***
Join UPC for free showings of
Baywatchon Saturday, August 19, in the
Union-Bayou Bijou at the following times:
10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 11am to 2pm
Dinner 5 to 6:30pm
Monday - Friday
Breakfast 7 to 9am
Lunch 11am to 1pm
Dinner 5 to 7pm
View the detailed schedule at firstyear.louisiana.edu/freshmanweek
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