Fall 2023 freshmen class picture at Cajun Field

Office of First-Year Experience

Welcome Freshmen! The Office of First-Year Experience (OFYE) is here to help you begin your journey as a university student! 

The Cajun culture is famous for its welcoming spirit and we want you to feel right at home at UL Lafayette. We have many events designed to introduce you to your new classmates, the campus, and the best our colorful region has to offer. 

Our mission is to connect first-year students and their families to the necessary resources to provide a strong foundation for success. We help students transition to college by offering academic support (UNIV classes), freshmen programs, and freshmen events that provide an enriching collegiate experience. 

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