lagniappe FAQ's

Who is invited to participate?

All first time freshmen admitted to Xavier University of Louisiana for the Fall 2015 are invited to participate.  Regional students who intend to enroll at Xavier in the Fall are required to attend.  This includes students from Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee.

Parents and Family members are also invited to join us for this exciting weekend.  More information is forthcoming!

How long is Lagniappe?

Lagniappe will extend over 1 ½ days.  Placement Testing (if necessary) will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22nd.  Lagniappe Weekend program will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and should conclude around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23rd.  Please note, the Office of Admissions will notify those students who require Placement Tests.

What can I do while at Xavier?

Participants will have the opportunity to meet current Xavier students and talk to faculty in their prospective academic departments.  Placement tests will be offered in reading, mathematics, and English and those students who require developmental courses will learn about satisfying these requirements during Xavier's summer sessions.

Participants will meet with representatives from administrative areas like financial aid, student health services, student accounts and in addition to all the business matters, campus and city tours are available for parents.

Students will receive a list of the courses in which they will be enrolled in fall 2015 and be invited to complete their registration during the Lagniappe weekend through fiscal clearance and health clearance.  This will save time in the fall to avoid the rush of everyone else trying to register at the same time.

Many fun and informative activities are planned for the participants.  It will be a weekend to remember.

Where will I stay?

Lagniappe students are invited to stay in the residence halls on campus to get a taste of student life at Xavier. They may check in as early as 5pm on Thursday, May 21st, providing they select early check-in during the registration process.  Non-local students will be given preference for campus accommodations and space is limited.  All students must check-out the residence halls by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 23rd.

Parents will have to make their own lodging arrangements.

Will meals be provided during the weekend?

Student Meals will be provided on Friday, May 22nd for lunch and dinner.

Each family will receive 2 complimentary tickets for lunch on Friday. Additional guests will have to pay upon entrance into the dining hall.  On Friday evening, family members are encouraged to explore the City of New Orleans and enjoy dinner on your own.

On Saturday, a complimentary hot breakfast will be provided for all.

When will I learn more about the Lagniappe Weekend?

You should receive more information in the coming weeks!  A full brochure will be mailed out to all accepted students.  Also, please continue to check this website for more updates.

Why is this weekend mandatory for regional students?

Regional students have the advantage of location and access to the summer offerings at Xavier. This invitational weekend will start the process of easing students’ transition into the University environment. We strive to make our fall registration processes as convenient and smooth as possible and completing some of the registration and enrollment activities in the summer will facilitate this. Students who participate in the Lagniappe Weekend are still expected to attend orientation activities in the fall.

How do I know Xavier is the place for me?

Come to the Lagniappe Weekend and see for yourself why Xavier is the right choice for you!

For more information call (504) 520-5133 or (504) 520-5466, email


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