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.


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Academic Advising

UCFY Academic Counselors are here to serve you. Make it a point to contact us by:

  1. An appointment - schedule online (Recommended)
    If you are more than 10 minutes late for the appointment, however, you will need to sign in as a "walk-in" visitor. Please contact us at 225-578-6822 if you have any trouble scheduling an appointment online.

  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.

Meet with an Advisor

Phone: 225-578-6822

Office Location & Hours:
150 Allen Hall
8:00 am–4:30 pm 

Schedule an Appointment

Email an Academic Advisor



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