Welcome to the FranU campus community! Wolf Pack Orientation is designed to provide you a conducive space to make valuable connections, become more acquainted with the campus and its services, and gather helpful tips towards a successful and formative experience at FranU.

Who should attend:

Students not yet admitted to FranU may contact the Office of Admissions at (225) 526-1631.

ADMITTED STUDENTS MUST SCHEDULE AN ADVISING APPOINTMENT AND MEET WITH AN ADVISOR PRIOR TO ORIENTATION. Information on how to schedule advising appointments is sent to students within their "Admitted Student Checklist" email and on their applicant portal. Please contact the Office of Advising, 225-526-1620, if you have any questions.

Wolf Pack Orientation is a required program for incoming students. Those students who have been readmitted to FranU, meaning they have taken classes previously at FranU, can choose to attend orientation if they wish to receive updated information. Students who are participating in online programs, dual enroll, or certificate tracks are not required to attend orientation.

One family member/guest is invited, but are not required to attend orientation. However, we strongly encourage their attendance, especially if this is their student’s first university experience. Since the information presented is new it really helps to have someone else to help remember all of the details.


Wolf Pack Orientation is being held in the Biological Learning and Research Building (Room 100) located at:
5222 Brittany Drive, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

There will be parking and direction signs around the campus for your convenience. You may also reference the campus map for building #7. The parking lot between building #10 and #11 is for orientation parking. You can download a current campus map by scrolling to the bottom of this page and download the PDF under "Resources".

PLEASE NOTE: With the opening of St. Francis Hall, orientations may move to this building for either the Summer or Fall orientation sessions. Updates will be sent via email and on this webpage!


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

Family/Guest: The cost of orientation is $25 and is limited to one guest. The fee covers lunch and other materials.


Any orientation fee is non-refundable. Should you decide not to attend FranU then you are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions at (225) 526-1631.

More Information

Parking tag and Student ID

New students can receive their student ID and parking tag at orientation. Instructions on how to submit a student ID photo and parking tag form will come in your registration confirmation email. You can also find these instructions on your admitted student portal and within the resources links at the bottom of this page.


Attire for orientation is casual and comfortable. We suggest you bring a light jacket. Comfortable shoes are recommended.


Lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A. Alternative meal options are available for those with dietary restrictions.


Incoming Summer 2023 start term orientations are scheduled on:

  • Session 1 - Wednesday, May 31
  • Session 2 - Thursday, June 1

Incoming Fall 2023 start term orientations are scheduled on: (sessions could be added based on need)

  • Session 1 - Tuesday, June 27
  • Session 2 - Wednesday, June 28
  • Session 3 - Wednesday, July 19
  • Session 4 - Thursday, July 20
  • Session 5 - Wednesday, August 2
  • Session 6 - Tuesday, August 8
  • Session 7 - Thursday, August 10

If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Trahan, Director of the Office of The Franciscan Experience at 225-526-1694 or email tfe@franu.edu.


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