Welcome to the Center for Freshman Year

    The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY) is the academic unit for most new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. It exists primarily to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the Center at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU. Some students may be granted additional time for enrollment if they have not yet declared a major.

    UCFY Academic Counselors are here to serve you. Make it a point to connect with us by:

    1. An appointment(call 225-578-6822)
    Appointments are encouraged and are made by calling our office at least 24 hours prior to the requested appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late for the appointment, however, you will need to sign in as a "walk-in" visitor.

    2. A walk-in visit to 150 Allen Hall
    Walk-in visits are welcomed. When you arrive in 150 Allen Hall, you will be asked to sign-in at the front receptionist area. The first available counselor will see you, or you can select a specific counselor to see.

    3.Sending an email
    You can send an email inquiry to ucinfo@lsu.edu and one of our counselors will respond to you within one business day. Or, you can send an email to one of our staff by clicking on the "Staff" icon on this webpage and finding the email address for a specific staff member.3

    Visit Academic Advising for information on contacting a counselor and faculty advisors.

    News & Media

    09/23/2014 03:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Robby S. Bowen, academic counselor and pre-health advisor for LSU College of Science, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Award Winner from the National Academic Advising Association, or NACADA. Bowen will head to Minneapolis in October to be recognized at the highest level for academic advising.

    09/19/2014 03:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Ashley Granger – an academic counselor for LSU University College’s Center for Freshman Year, or UCFY – was recently named a recipient of the 2014 National Academic Advising Association, or NACADA, Outstanding New Advising Award Primary Advising Role Certificate of Merit. Granger will be honored and presented this award at the National Academic Advising Association’s national conference in Minneapolis in October.

    09/02/2014 03:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Gregory D. Inman, senior vice president of retail operations for Neighbors Federal Credit Union, has been appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board.

    08/22/2014 03:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Stephen C. Carleton, partner of Carleton, Loraso & Hebert LLC, has been appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board.


    7/2/2014 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE -- Eight from LSU recieve NSF graduate research fellowships, three receive honorable mention