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


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    BATON ROUGE – LSU University College will present its annual “Celebration of Excellence” Spring Awards program on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at The Club on Union Square. University College will award $74,000 through 64 undergraduate student scholarships, seven LSU faculty teaching awards, two graduate teaching assistant awards and one LSU Advisor of the Year Award.

    Todd Moulder is someone who strives for intelligence, whether it is in the university classroom or laboratory or in the field as part of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    With the assistance of the
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    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.