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 Operating Schedule

The UCFY team is not hosting in-person appointments at this time. We are assisting students by email: and virtual drop-ins/appointments. 

Phone: 225-578-6822

Important LSU academic deadlines 

Virtual Appointments

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

  1. Care Unit: Academic Advising (UCFY/UCAC)
  2. Location: Center for Freshman Year (UCFY)
  3. Service: (select reason)
  4. Comment: Indicate major and advising needs  

Prior to the appointment, an email will be sent with instructions on how to access the Zoom appointment (online or phone). If the major was indicated in the comment box, additional advising documents may be shared via email at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time. If the major is not indicated, important information may not be available at the time of the advising appointment. 

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

With Navigate you can:

  • Make an appointment with a UCFY Counselor
  • View Course Schedule
  • Join available class study groups via Study Buddies
  • Learn about Campus Resources
  • Stay-Up-To-Date with important deadlines
  • Access recommended “To-Dos”

If you have any trouble accessing the App, please contact us at for assistance.

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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Email an Academic Advisor


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