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 Fall 2019 Dates

Date Day Description 
August 26 Monday Fall Classes Begin
September 2 Monday Labor Day Holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
September 3 Tuesday Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
September 4 Wednesday This marks the last date for dropping courses without receiving a 'W', deadline 4:30 p.m.
September 5 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.
November 8 Friday 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:

  • Students will be seen on a walk-in basis in 150 Allen Hall from 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.:
    August 19 - September 5, 2019  
    November 4 - November 8, 2019
    When you arrive in 150 Allen Hall, please check in with the front receptionist area. After we verify your information, you will sign in with the first available counselor using computers in the front counter.
  • Students will be seen on an appointment basis only from:
    September 6 - November 1, 2019
    November 11 - December 23, 2019
    All UCFY students are required to download the Navigate Student App on your iPhone or Android Phone to be used to schedule appointments with counselors. Check in at the front receptionist area when you arrive for your appointment.
    If you are unable to schedule an appointment, please check the Navigate Student App at 8:00 a.m. for same day appointment availability.  If you are more than 10 minutes late for the appointment, you will need to reschedule. Please contact us at 225-578-6822 if you have trouble scheduling an appointment.
  • 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,
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