Center for Freshman Year

We look forward to working with you in the Center for Freshman Year (UCFY) during your first year at LSU.   This academic year will be full of many opportunities, and UCFY is here to support your learning journey throughout your freshman year. 

Click here for information on how to make an appointment 

Click here for more important LSU Spring 2024 Academic Deadlines

Date Holiday\Deadline
Tuesday, January 16 Classes begin, 7:30 am
Tuesday, January 23

This marks the last day students will be moved from waitlists and into courses.

Thursday, January 25

Last Day to drop courses without receiving a grade of ‘W’ by 4:30 pm

Friday, January 26

This marks the last day to add courses; deadline is 4:30 p.m.

This marks the final date for changes from regular to pass/fail grading.

This marks the final date to transfer from UCFY to a senior college or from one senior college to another.

This marks the final day to change from credit to audit.

This marks the final date to invoke the grade exclusion policy for fall courses.

Monday, February 12  Mardi Gras Holiday
Wednesday, February 14 Classes Resume, 12:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, March 11-15 Spring Break
Friday, March 29 Good Friday Holiday
Thursday, April 5
  • Last day to drop courses or resign by 4:30 pm
  • Final date for students to resolve final exam schedule issues.
Wednesday, November 22 Thanksgiving Holiday begins, 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 Classes End, 10:00p.m.
Monday, May 6  Final examinations begin
Saturday, May 11 Final examinations end


Meet with an Advisor

Phone: 225-578-6822

Office Location & Hours:
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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