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Cajun Connection 8/6/18

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Oce of First-Year Experience
Lee Hall, Rm 106
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6599
Oce Website
ofye@louisiana.edu
OFYE Facebook Page
Academic Success Center
Lee Hall, Rm 115
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6818
Oce Website
asc@louisiana.edu
The Learning Center
Lee Hall, Rm 209
230 Hebrard Blvd.
337-482-6583
Oce Website
tlc@louisiana.edu
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Cajun Connection. For
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Cajun Connection Information
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 16, 2018, 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 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on August 16, 2018 is mandatory.
This means arriving on me, and being fully prepared with a book bag,
wring utensils, and a notebook. See what to bring below.
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shirt, academic 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 are receiving an email about Cajun Connecon on
Monday, August 6, 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. This is how we will check aendance.
- 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.
*Students involved in band
and athlecs who will miss
Cajun Connecon will
complete an online makeup.
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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! 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.
Light breakfast will be provided during Cajun Connecon.
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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 12, and ends Sunday, August 19, 2018. See the next page for the weeks
schedule. Some of the fun acvies planned for Freshman Week include:
First-Year Info Sessions - to help your
student succeed here at UL Lafayee.
Students get their passport stamped at every
session 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 Money Management 101,” “The
Lafayee Experience,” “Major Conversaon:
How do you t in?and more! First-Year Info
Sessions begin Monday, August 13, through
Wednesday, August 15, 2018. View the full
schedule.
First night block party
Out of state student program Take your educaon further with study broad
The Lafayee experience
UL academic mentoring maers
Fruit ninja
Voter registraon
View the detailed schedule at
firstyear.louisiana.edu/freshmanweek
FOLLOW @ULGetInvolved FOR SCHEDULE AND WEATHER UPDATES
ICON LEGEND
Concessions for sale (cash only)
Transportation provided from Union
First-Year Info Sessions
Black P.R.I.N.T. Events
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:
EXERCISE & RECREATION
Bourgeois Hall will be open for rec
activities. Bring your Cajun Card for entry.
Call 337-482-5305 for shuttle.
- Saturday & Sunday: 12pm to 11pm
- Monday - Friday: 7am to 11pm
SHOPPING IN LAFAYETTE**
Saturday 8/18, buses will run to the River
Marketplace and Ambassador Town
Center from 11am to 5pm.
- Pickup from Student Union.
- Pickup from Target and Costco
(last pickup at 5:30pm).
PARKING FOR COMMUTERS
Monday, Tuesday, 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
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 11am to 2pm
Dinner 5 to 7pm
Monday - Friday
Breakfast 7 to 9am
Lunch 11am to 1pm
Dinner 5 to 7pm
Download the Ride Systems app for
bus pickup and drop-off times.
Look for Freshman Week Route.
Sunday, August 12
Move-In Day for residential students @ your residence hall
4pm, RaginCajuns 1st Home Soccer Game @ RaginCajuns Soccer/Track Complex
7pm, First Night Block Party @ Chi Alpha
Monday, August 13
10am-4pm, Hilliard Museum Open to Freshmen Only! @ Hilliard University Art Museum
11-11:45am, Info Session 1, Working in College: When, Where, Why? @ Union-Louisiane
12pm, Out-of-State Student Program @ Union-The Brew
2-2:30pm, Info Session 2, The Balancing Act of Managing Time in College@ Union-Louisiane
3-3:45pm, Info Session 3, Whats Happening the First 2 Weeks on Campus@ Union-Louisiane
3-5pm, Black P.R.I.N.T.: Black Card Revoked @ Union-Bayou Bijou
4-4:45pm, Info Session 4, Major Conversation: How do you fit in?@ Union-Louisiane
4-5:30pm, Panhellenic Recruitment Interest Meeting @ Baker Hall
5-6pm, Tailgate with Young Life College @ Boucher Street
5:30-7pm, Panhellenic Recruitment Interest Meeting @ Bonin Hall
6-7pm, Black P.R.I.N.T.: Cuts and Shears @ Evangeline Art Gallery
6-8pm, Freshmen Invited to Football Practice @ Cajun Field
7-8pm, Residence Hall Floor Meeting @ your residence hall
Tuesday, August 14
10-10:30am, Info Session 5, Take Your Education Further w/Study Abroad @ Union-Louisiane
10:40-11am, Info Session 6, How to Master Math in your First Year @ Union-Louisiane
11am-1pm, Black P.R.I.N.T.: Voter Registration @ Union-Porch
11:20am-12:15pm, Info Session 7, Money Management 101” @ Union-Louisiane
1:30-2:30pm, Pups and Popsicles @ Dupré Library
2-4pm, Black P.R.I.N.T.: Black People Mingle @ Union-Pelican
3-3:45pm, Info Session 8, The Lafayette Experience@ Union-Louisiane
4-4:45pm, Info Session 9, College is More than Going to Class@ Union-Louisiane
5-6pm, Info Session 10, UL Academic Mentoring Matters@ Union-Louisiane
6-7pm, I Got Lucky-Alcohol Education Program (MANDATORY-on campus residents) @ Union-Ballroom
7-9pm, Campus Ministries Cool Down @ Boucher Street (between Rose Garden and Union)
6pm, Black P.R.I.N.T.: Coleman Love Pool Party @ Bourgeois Hall
Wednesday, August 15
10-10:30am, Info Session 11, Studying Strategies for College @ Union-Louisiane
11-11:45am, Info Session 12, Take Your Education Further w/Study Abroad @ Union-Louisiane
2-3pm, Roommate Jeopardy @ Union-River Room AB
3-3:45pm, Info Session 13, Money Management 101” @ Union-Louisiane
3-5pm Black P.R.I.N.T.: NPHC Primetime @ Union-Cypress Lake Plaza
4-4:45pm, Info Session 14, Communicating w/Professors & Professionals@ Union-Louisiane
5-6pm, Speed Networking @ Union-Ballroom A
5-9pm, Swamp Party & Food Trucks @ Boucher Street (between Rose Garden and Union)
6-7:30pm, Game Show @ Union-Bayou Bijou
6:30-8:30pm, Freshman Fais Do Do @ Our Lady of Wisdom
8-10pm, Movie on the Porch @ Union-Porch
(Continued on reverse)
Welcome to Campus!
INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF
WINNING DOOR PRIZES WITH EVERY
FIRST-YEAR INFO SESSION YOU ATTEND!
Look for the passport icon on the schedule and
attend sessions Monday through Wednesday on a variety of topics
guaranteed to help you succeed your first year here at UL Lafayette!
Get your passport stamped at each session you attend and give it to
your Peer Mentor during Cajun Connection on Thursday, August 16 to
be entered in the drawing.
ICON LEGEND
Concessions for sale (cash only)
Transportation provided from Union
First-Year Info Sessions
Black P.R.I.N.T. Events
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:
EXERCISE & RECREATION
Bourgeois Hall will be open for rec
activities. Bring your Cajun Card for entry.
Call 337-482-5305 for shuttle.
- Saturday & Sunday: 12pm to 11pm
- Monday - Friday: 7am to 11pm
SHOPPING IN LAFAYETTE**
Saturday 8/18, buses will run to the River
Marketplace and Ambassador Town
Center from 11am to 5pm.
- Pickup from Student Union.
- Pickup from Target and Costco
(last pickup at 5:30pm).
PARKING FOR COMMUTERS
Monday, Tuesday, 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
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 11am to 2pm
Dinner 5 to 7pm
Monday - Friday
Breakfast 7 to 9am
Lunch 11am to 1pm
Dinner 5 to 7pm
Download the Ride Systems app for
bus pickup and drop-off times.
Look for Freshman Week Route.
Thursday, August 16
7:30-9am, Donuts and Coffee with Fraternity and Sorority Life @ The Quad
8am-12:30pm, Cajun Connection - UNIV 100 (MANDATORY) @ The Quad
6pm, Fruit Ninja @ BCM
6-7:30pm Black P.R.I.N.T.: Career Fashion Show @ Union-Ballroom
7:30-10pm, Let It Greaux Movie Night & Food Trucks @ Rose Garden (behind Coronna Hall)
8-10pm Black P.R.I.N.T.: Trap Karaoke @ Union-Bayou Bijou
Friday, August 17
10am-5:30pm Black P.R.I.N.T. Summit @ Union
Saturday, August 18
8-10am, Farmers Market Bike Ride @ Union-Meet at The Brew
10-11am, Morning Yoga @ Union-Cypress Lake Plaza
10:30-11:30am, Cajun Wildcard Workouts @ Bourgeois Hall-Training Studio
11am-5pm, Shopping in Lafayette** @ River Marketplace & Ambassador Town Center
5-8pm, Drop-In Sports @ Rose Garden (behind Coronna Hall)
10pm-12am, RHA Foam Party @ Rose Garden (behind Coronna Hall)
Sunday, August 19
10-11am, Morning Yoga @ Union-Cypress Lake Plaza
10:30-11:30am, Cajun Wildcard Workouts @ Bourgeois Hall-Training Studio
5-8pm, Drop-In Sports @ Rose Garden (behind Coronna Hall)
7-9pm, Back-to-School Bash @ Our Lady of Wisdom
View the detailed schedule at
firstyear.louisiana.edu/freshmanweek
Welcome to Campus!