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XULA New Student Orientation

New first-year students who are attending Xavier University of Louisiana in the Fall semester will attend a two-part New Student Orientation program.  

Orientation Part One

For Orientation Part, I, the Division of Student Affairs has created an online experience that will introduce new students to administrators, departments, and resources found at Xavier.  Orientation Part I is an ongoing online experience that will be available to new students beginning June 7 and must be completed prior to arrival to campus.  Technology requirements, participating in the online orientation, will require a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet capabilities.  If you don’t have access to technology resources, let us know by emailing studentservices@xula.edu so we can make alternative arrangements for you.

Please click here for your Phase I orientation 

Orientation Part Two 

Begins with a new student move-in that will take place August 13 & 14, followed by Welcome Week August 15-21. Please be on the lookout for more information regarding move-in from the Office of Residential Education.  We look forward to officially welcoming you to the campus this fall and look forward to your arrival.

Parents and Family Orientation

Each student is unique and we recognize that! This is why Orientation was designed to provide an in-depth look at the experiences we provide to those joining the Xavier Family. We want to ensure that all new students and their parents begin to connect to the intellectual, cultural, and social facets of campus life. As you make connections with our faculty, staff, and current students, you will find our campus is deeply committed to achievement and academic success. We are incredibly humbled you have invited Xavier to become part of your family. We are confident that when you complete your XULA Orientation, you will leave ready to support your student as they accomplish great things on campus and make the most of their college experience.

The Online Parent Orientation Module is now available.  Please click here

Parents and families, while your student is becoming acclimated with their new home, we have weekend activities planned for you as well.  Please click here for the parent orientation schedule.