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Students not yet admitted to the University may contact the Admissions Office at (225) 490-1631 to obtain information and/or specifics on how to apply.

Orientation is required event for all incoming Freshman and Transfer students (optional for parents) which helps students get ready for the start of school. Students taking only online classes, non-matriculating students, and readmitted and continuing students who have already taken classes at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University are not required to attend – but we strongly recommend and encourage attendance if you have been away from the University for one year or more.

We applaud your outstanding decision to attend the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. The Office of Admissions and the University would like to welcome you to our family and campus community. Our office coordinates a one day (8:00am-1:30pm) orientation program designed to support your experience here.

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to schedule and register for the classes prior to attending orientation. Advisors are assigned based upon academic program. To schedule your advising appointment, contact the Advising Center at (225) 768-0801.

Incoming SUMMER 2018 students (ONLY if your start term is SUMMER 2018), select one date from the following sessions and register at this link:  https://orientation-summer2018.eventbrite.com 

    • Session 1 – Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • Session 2 – Thursday, May 31, 2018

Incoming FALL 2018 students (ONLY if your start term is FALL 2018), select one date from the following sessions and register at this link:  https://orientation-fall2018.eventbrite.com 

    • Session 1 - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    • Session 2 - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    • Session 3 - Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • Session 4 - Wednesday, August 8, 2018
    • Session 5 - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Student: The cost of orientation is $50 which covers all expenses for program materials, lunch, parking tag, student ID.

Family: A parent/family guest orientation fee is $25 per person and limited to two guests maximum. (To request registration of more than 2 guests, contact Lynn Savoie at lynn.savoie@franu.edu.) Lunch is included with this fee.

Parent/family members are not required to attend, but we strongly encourage parents, guardians, significant other and other family members to attend especially if this is your first university experience. So much information is new and sometimes confusing; it really helps to have at least two set of ears.

If you have any particular food allergies of which we should be aware, please email me at lynn.savoie@franu.edu to let me know so appropriate consideration may be made for your lunch. We can provide a gluten free and/or vegetarian meal, if needed or preferred.

What should you bring and how to prepare?

  • All necessary materials you will need for the day will be provided.
  • Dress for orientation is casual and comfortable. We suggest you bring a light sweater in case the room temperature becomes cool. An optional student guided walking tour will be available at the conclusion of the orientation so wear comfortable shoes if you’d like to take a walk around and learn the layout of your new campus.
  • While on campus you may obtain your student ID.
  • In order to secure your parking tag, you will need your current drivers license and your license plate number.


Orientation is held in the Biological Learning Research (BLR) Building (Room 100) located at 5222 Brittany Drive, Suite B, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Parking is available at 5345 Brittany Drive between our Liberal Arts and Sciences buildings.


All orientation fees (both students and family members) are nonrefundable. Deciding not to attend the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University or having your admission rescinded due to poor academic performance does not qualify you to receive a refund of orientation fees. If you decide not to attend the University, then you are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 225-490-1630 or email me at lynn.savoie@franu.edu. Thank you!


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