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

    BATON ROUGE – Dr. Mahlon P. Poche Jr., medical director of Pointe Coupee General Hospital’s Emergency Department, has been appointed to LSU
    University College’s Advisory Board.

    BATON ROUGE – Gerald D. “Jerry” Hebert II, president at GraceHebert Architects, has been appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board

    BATON ROUGE – On Tuesday, Oct. 21, LSU University College hosted Lewis and “March” co-writer Andrew Aydin, as the pair gave a stirring presentation to those in attendance in the Student Union Theater.

    BATON ROUGE – LSU University College is currently accepting nominations for the following notable awards: 

    The George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award is open to any LSU faculty member who teaches courses for which University College students are enrolled, both the Center for Freshman Year and the Center for Advising and Counseling.

    The Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching ability and service to students. At the freshman level (1000- and 2000- level courses) teaching assistants make up a significant portion of the instructional program.

    The Advisor of the Year Award is based on the national criteria of the National Academic Advising Association, or NACADA. The award is designed to honor individuals who are making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising and to disseminate information about these contributions to other professionals in the field.