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Information for Parents & Families

We want the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to feel like home.

We’re thrilled that you’re considering UL Lafayette for your student. Explore all that we have to offer and take the next steps. If you have questions, we're always here to help. And we communicate with you throughout your student's journey to ensure success.

Admissions & Costs
Admissions requirements & application
Costs, financial aid & scholarships

Majors & minors
Academic & support resources

Housing & Campus Life
Schedule a campus tour
Housing & residential life

Orientation & SOUL Camp
New student orientation
Parent & family orientation

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First-Year Parents & Families

We’re here to help your student transition to college life at UL Lafayette. Stay involved with your student’s journey with our communications, events, and resources.

If you have any questions, you can always email parents@louisiana.edu.

Parent & Family Orientation

Parents and families are welcome to attend a special Family Orientation during your student’s Orientation session.

Learn more and register for Parent & Family Orientation.

First-Year Parent & Family Newsletter 

We send out an email newsletter for first-year parents and families. See the most recent newsletter.

Sign up to receive the newsletter   


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All Parents & Families

Parent & Family Communication

Stay up to date with your student’s experience at UL Lafayette.

Official Parent & Family Facebook Group

Connect with other parents and families and get your questions answered by our staff and online community.

Request to join our Facebook group

University Communications

Sign up to receive the University’s @Louisiana email newsletter. Twice a month, you’ll get University news and updates, student spotlights, and research breakthroughs.  

Follow UL Lafayette on social media for photos and videos of campus events — you may see your student in one of the posts!

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Family Weekend

Come to campus for a weekend with your student in the fall.

Learn more about Family Weekend


Your student will receive graduation instructions from the Registrar’s Office in their email starting the semester before they graduate.

Learn more about:
Applying for graduation
Commencement ceremonies
Ordering a cap and gown
Louisiana Ring tradition


Parent & Family Resources

Parent & family guide
FERPA & student privacy
Campus safety
Dean of Students
Campus directory

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