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Summer 2019 Parent Newsletter on First-Year Essentials for parents of UL Lafayette freshman students

Parent Orientation at UL Lafayette
School is out, summer is in, and orientation season is ocially
underway! Although not mandatory, we highly encourage all
parents or guardians supporting First Time Freshmen to attend
Parent Orientation. At Parent Orientation, you’ll learn all about the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, our academic programs, and our
many student services. Additionally, the Parent Orientation program
is designed to help you understand your student’s transition to
college and how you can best support them through that transition.
Online registration for Summer & Fall 2019 Parent Orientation is
available through the student orientation registration system. When
your student registers for orientation online, they will have the option
to register up to two guests to attend Parent Orientation. Not sure if
youre registered? No problem! You can register on site when you get
here or email
Visit the Oce of Orientations website for more information about
Parent Orientation and New Student Orientation.
SOUL Camp: Service, Outreach, Unity & Leadership
The transition from high school to college can certainly be a
challenge, but SOUL Camp is here to help! SOUL Camp is an
optional, extended orientation program that emphasizes leadership
development and Ragin’ Cajun® spirit. Through a combination of
social activities, a community service project, educational speakers,
interaction with faculty, sta, and upperclass student mentors, team
building, and much more, students leave camp prepared to be an
engaged member of our campus community. Spots ll up quickly, so
register soon because this is an opportunity that your student will
not want to miss!
Visit the SOUL Camp website to read about the benets and cost,
registration, and other important information. Questions? Contact
Not sure where to go with
your questions?
Send them to us:
Join our Facebook Group:
UL Lafayette Parents &
Oce of Orientation
Buchanan Hall, 3rd oor
111 Boucher St.
Oce of First-Year
106 Lee Hall
230 Hebrard Blvd.
For Fall 2019 Freshmen:
Cajun Connection &
New Student Convocation
August 22, 2019
SOUL Camp 337:
July 19-21, 2019
SOUL Camp A:
August 10-13, 2019
SOUL Camp B:
August 15-18, 2019
Transferring Credits to UL Lafayette
If students have dual enrollment, AP credit, CLEP credit, or any type
of credit that could potentially transfer to UL Lafayette, make sure to
follow the proper procedure to get the credits transferred.
College Credit—ocial transcripts must be sent to ULs Oce
of Admissions. To submit transcripts digitally, email them to
AP and CLEP Credit—must be provided by the organization itself,
not students or parents. Visit their website in order to request the
credit(s) to be sent to UL Lafayette.
Find out if your credits transfer. Contact our transfer coordinator at with questions.
Do not forget to sign up for Housing. Please visit the housing portal
through ULINK today and pick your room! The on campus team is
ready to help. Please email or call
at (337) 482-6471 for assistance in this process. Visit the Housing
website for more information.
Living Learning Communities
Freshmen have the unique opportunity to live in the residence halls
with a group of students who have similar interests. LLCs allow
students to take classes with this group AND live together. Visit
OFYE’s website to learn more and check availability. If a student has
not applied for housing, they can apply for an LLC when the housing
application is lled out through ULINK. If a student has already
applied for housing, please contact Dr. Beth Giroir directly at
LLC’S Oered:
Gateway to the Arts
Lifetime Recreation
Service and Leadership
Taste of Business
Travel, Language, & Culture
Share experiences together.
Live and Learn together.
Living Learning Communities
Fall 2019
Academic Calendar
(subject to change)
August 14
Deadline to pay tuition/fees
August 19
Student classes dropped for
nonpayment of tuition/fees
August 22
First day for Freshman
Cajun Connection and New
Student Convocation
August 26
Classes begin
August 30
Last day for dropping or
adding classes
September 2
Labor Day Holiday
October 3 - 4
Fall Holiday (subject to
October 21 - November 1
Advising session for
Spring 2020 begins
November 7
Last day to drop with a W
November 28 - 29
Thanksgiving Holiday
December 4 - 8
Dead days
December 6
Last day of classes
December 9 - 13
Final Exams
December 13
Semester ends
Finances in College
Please visit the Bursars website for payment
information where you can learn about
dierent methods of payment and how to
become an authorized user so you can pay
tuition. Any questions regarding TOPS or
nancial aid will be handled through the Oce
of Financial Aid. The oce can be reached
by phone at 337-482-6506 or by email at
 Any questions regarding
scholarships should be handled directly
through the Oce of Scholarships; their oce
can be reached at 337-482-6515 or by email at
University Bookstore
The University Bookstore, located in the
Student Union and at the intersection of Rex
Street and St. Mary Boulevard, will oer any
textbook required for a class at UL Lafayette.
The Bookstore allows students to rent or buy
used textbooks to help with the costs. We
suggest using caution when buying textbooks
prior to the rst day of class, as some books
are not required.
Academic Calendar
The University’s Academic Calendar contains
important dates including rst day of classes,
add/drop date, student holidays, and more.
View the calendar for each semester.
Cajun Card
The Cajun Card will be the most important
thing in your student’s wallet during their time
at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
First and foremost, it serves as their student
ID. But the Cajun Card is also your student’s
free season pass to all Ragin’ Cajun® home
games (subject to availability), gives your
student admission to campus events, is their
library card, meal card, building, lab, and
parking pass, and gets your student discounts
at tons of dierent stores and restaurants around
In addition to all that, your student can load it up
with Cajun Cash and use it like a debit card on
campus and at a select list of o-campus favorite
shops. Visit the website for more information.
Students will receive their Cajun Card at
Student Health Services
Located on campus
By appointment only (call 337-482-1293)
Open during semester breaks and University
administrative oce hours
Care for minor illnesses, injuries, or stable
chronic conditions
Some minor surgeries and procedures
Physical exams
Womens health
Some immunizations
Allergy shots
IV Therapy
Limited prescription medications
Call 337-482-1293 to make an appointment. See
their website for more information.
In order to be fully admitted to UL Lafayette, all
students must submit a Proof of Immunization
Compliance form. Failure to submit immunization
records will hold students from scheduling
classes for the fall semester at orientation. For
immunization questions, please see the Health
Services web page. You may contact the Student
Health Services by phone at (337) 482-1328 or by
email at