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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. Utilizing the virtual academic counselor link on this page
The virtual academic counselor is typically manned from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This will allow you to have a live chat session with one of our staff. During peak advising periods the virtual counselor may not be readily available. However, any message left on the virtual counselor system will be answered within one business day.

4.Sending an email
You can send an email inquiry to 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.

We are eager to make a connection with you. Contact us soon!