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

    12/18/2014
    BATON ROUGE
    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
    Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars program, operated through LSU’s University College, the junior from Alexandria, La., has been able to continue his pursuit of knowledge in the challenging world of quantum physics.

    12/03/2014 
    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.

    11/24/2014 
    BATON ROUGE – Gerald D. “Jerry” Hebert II, president at GraceHebert Architects, has been appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board

    11/15/2014 
    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.