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 & Events

    04/03/2014 09:50 AM
    BATON ROUGE –
    LSU University College held its annual “Celebration of Excellence” Spring Awards program on Tuesday, April 1, at The Club on Union Square. University College awarded $64,000 through 55 scholarships, 10 LSU faculty teaching awards and one LSU Advisor of the Year Award.
    2/1/2014 09:44 AM
    BATON ROUGE - LSU Women’s Center, McNair Research Scholars Presentation to Address Role of Mothers in Hip-Hop, R&B Music Genres

    1/6/2014 09:42 AM
    BATON ROUGE - LSU students are a diverse group. They come from all over the globe with different dreams, goals, and aspirations for their respective futures. Here is a chance to get to know them one at a time.  No matter his or her academic discipline, everyone has a story to tell…including you!

    11/22/2013 01:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The LSU University College’s Summer Scholars program is accepting applications for its Class of 2014.

    09/25/2013 01:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Andrea L. Jones, assistant director of LSU University College’s Center for Advising and Counseling, or UCAC, has been selected as the Outstanding Advising Award Winner from the National Academic Advising Association, or NACADA, as part of the 2013 Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising. Jones will be honored and presented this award in Salt Lake City during the association’s annual conference in October.