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.

UCFY Spring 2022 Operating Schedule

Important LSU Spring academic deadlines

Virtual Drop-Ins on Zoom (January 4 - 27) 8:15 am - 3:30 pm CST

UCFY academic counselors are available for virtual drop-ins, no appointment needed, Tuesday, January 4 - Thursday, January 27, 2022; check in only from 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM (Central Standard Time). Wait times will vary.

Step One: Virtual Check-In

UCFY students can check-in for a virtual drop-in through the Navigate Student app.  Students can also visit the LSU Navigate Website to check-in.  

Download Navigate Student from the App Store
Download Navigate Student from Google Play

When checking in, select the following options as prompted:

  1. Select Appointments
  2. Select Schedule Appointment
  3. View Drop-In Times
  4. Care Unit: Academic Advising (UCFY/UCAC)
  5. Service: (select reason)
  6. Find Available Times
  7. Center for Freshman Year (UCFY)
  8. Check-in with First Available

Step Two: Meeting With An Academic Counselor

Students will be seen on a first available basis. Wait times will vary. A text message and/or email will be sent with a Zoom meeting link when the academic counselor is available.  Due to the large volume of students needing assistance, students not present in the zoom meeting within 15 minutes may be marked as no-show and required to check-in a second time to be seen on a first available basis. 

Due to the high volume of requests during this time, email responses may be delayed longer than usual. While email requests will continue to be monitored and responses provided, priority assistance will be given to students seen on a virtual drop-in basis. 

APPOINTMENTS RESUME (Friday, January 28)

Appointments are open 10 days out.  Check each day on Navigate App at 8am for same day appointment openings.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00 – 4:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
Phone: 225/578-6822
Location: 150 Allen Hall

Important LSU academic deadlines


UCFY offers virtual and in-person advising appointments (Monday – Friday; 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Central Standard Time). Appointments open two weeks in advance. If all appointments are showing as full for the next two weeks, check the appointment system each morning at 8:00 AM (Central Standard Time) for possible same day appointment availability. 

UCFY students can schedule an appointment through the Navigate Student app. See the video to the left or instructions below for more information on this process. Students with difficulty accessing the App, please contact us at for assistance.

  • Students enrolled in UCFY can schedule an appointment with a UCFY academic counselor through the Navigate Student App.
  • Students enrolled in an LSU senior college can schedule an appointment with their respective college academic counselor through the Navigate Student App. Ensure to select “Academic Advising” as the appointment type to be directed to your specific senior college for assistance.
  • If in-person appointments booked, check for virtual appointment availability. 

NOTE: Non-UCFY students who schedule appointments with UCFY academic counselors will receive appointment cancellation notices and be directed to reschedule with the appropriate advising office to provide them with the best assistance possible. 

Using the Navigate App to Schedule an Advising Appointment:

Download Navigate Student from the App Store
Download Navigate Student from Google Play

When scheduling a virtual appointment, select the following options as prompted:

  1. What type of appointment would you like to schedule: Academic Advising (UCFY & UCAC)
  2. Service: Select the appropriate service based on your needs. If selecting advising ensure to select Advising (UCFY)
  3. Date: Select your desired appointment date
  4. Location: Center for Freshman Year (UCFY)
  5. Time: Select your desired appointment time
  6. How would you like to meet: Virtual or In-Person
  7. Would you like to share anything: Please include your intended major, specific advising needs, and your preferred name and pronouns in the comment box.
  8. Select “Schedule” at the bottom of the screen to finalize your appointment
    You will receive an appointment confirmation as well as a reminder which will provide a link to access the Zoom appointment. 


Meet with an Advisor

Phone: 225-578-6822

Office Location & Hours:
Virtual Appointments only at this time
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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.

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