Frequently Asked Questions

Is Orientation Mandatory?

Yes. All new students with less than 30 earned credit hours are required to attend orientation.


How much does Orientation cost? How do I pay?

An orientation charge will be assessed to your fee bill. There is no need to bring any type of payment with you on your orientation day.


How do I register?

Log into your myLSUA portal using your LSUA username and password.

Click the STUDENT button on the left hand side of the page.

At the top of the page, you’ll see a link that reads “Freshman Orientation Registration Dates and Forms”

Click that link and complete the registration form for the desired date.


Can my Parent/Spouse/Significant Other attend Orientation with me?

Parents/Spouses/Significant Others will NOT be permitted to stay with you during orientation. They will attend a separate Parent Orientation during the day. (Note: Parent Sessions are not offered for Summer Orientation in May.)


Is there a cost for others to attend with me?

Yes. The cost for each parent/spouse/significant other is $10 each that will need to be paid at check-in. This covers lunch and materials.


What should I wear?

Dress comfortably. You’ll be given a t-shirt to change into when you arrive, so shorts and tennis shoes seem to be the most practical. You’ll be walking around campus throughout the day. But if you just want to wear heels and a gorilla suit…you do you.


Where do I check in?

Check in at the Brumfield Caffey Annex, next to the Student Center. There will be people and signs to guide you along the way.


How long does it last? Do I have to stay the entire time?

This is an all-day thing. It begins at 9:00 and ends around 4:00pm. Be prepared to stay the entire time as important information is covered at different times. We know emergencies happen, so if you have to leave, please let an Ambassador or Staff member know. Also...we know when you are lying.


What should I do if I have a food allergy?

Please indicate any dietary needs or food allergens on your registration form.


What should I do if I require special accommodations?

If you require any type of special accommodation throughout orientation, we are happy to accommodate but need to know about those prior to your arrival. Please indicate any specific needs on your registration form.