Center for Freshman Year | LSU Center for Freshman Year

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. Our mission is 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.

Important Spring 2020 Dates

Date Day Description 
January 13 Monday Classes Begin
January 20 Monday Martin Luther King Day Holiday
January 21 Tuesday Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
January 22 Wednesday This marks the last date for dropping courses without receiving a 'W', deadline 4:30 p.m.
January 23 Thursday Final date to meet with a counselor to complete paperwork to implement grade exclusion policy, and final date for adding courses and making section changes by 4:30 p.m.
April 6 Monday Final date for resigning or dropping courses with a ‘W’, and final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours, deadline 4:30 p.m. (UCFY students must see a counselor to drop classes or resign)

Abby Blanchard in UCFY officeAcademic Advising

UCFY Academic Counselors are here to serve you for all your academic needs. We can be contacted in the following ways:

January 2nd- January 23rd,  we will be seeing students on a drop-in basis from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm in 150 Allen Hall.

• CATS hold (recent email sent)
• Changing your major or minor
• Canceling your registration or resigning this semester
• Degree audit review and questions
• Grade Exclusion
• Scheduling assistance
• Financial aid appeals (SAP Plan)
• Transfer or Re-entry advising

Beginning January 24th, we will resume appointments.  To make an appointment for advising after January 23rd, you can download the Navigate app on your phone and select the "Appointments" widget, and then select "Academic Advising". From there you can select the reason for your visit, the time, and who you want to meet with. The app will send you a confirmation email/text to let you know the appointment has been created. Please be sure to check-in at the front desk when you arrive, and keep in mind that we have a 10-minute late policy.

If you do not see any appointments available, check back the next day at 8:00 a.m. for our same-day appointment availability.

Leading up to the last day to drop classes or resign pm April 6th by 4:30 pm, beginning on March 30th, we will be seeing students on a drop-in basis from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm in 150 Allen Hall. 

Students may send an email:

You can send an email inquiry to and a counselor will respond to you within two business days. Alternatively, you can send an email to a specific counselor by clicking on Staff Directory under Academic Advising on this webpage and finding their email address.


Meet with an Advisor

Phone: 225-578-6822

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

All UCFY students are required to download the Navigate Student App on your iPhone or Android Phone which can be used to schedule appointments with counselors and other features like To-Dos, Study Buddies, Resources,
Holds, and Class Schedule.Navigate Icon

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