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Advising and Counseling


UNIVERSITY HONORS: UL Lafayette Honors Program

Definition/Mission of Advising

The mission of Honors Advising and Academic Counseling is to further the academic promise of our university to provide honest, helpful communication in guiding students to a successful graduation. As part of this goal, Honors Advising incorporates discussions about opportunities, transition to university life, and career and relational development and planning that correspond to educational goals.


What Advisor do I see?
Honors Academic Counselor/Advisor Major Advisor (bottom of page)
Any Honors Program Questions Degree-Specific Requirements
Contract/Honors Course Questions Adding a Minor
Career/Personal Goals Graduation
Help with Selecting a Major Changing Major
Honors Thesis Help Career Focusing
Personal or Relational Guidance  
Graduating as an Honors Student  
Grief Counseling  
Student Expectations/Responsibilities:
  •     Check your Zimbra/personal emails daily
  •     Schedule appointments with Honors advisor at least once in your first academic year
  •     Recognize when you need help and ask questions
  •     Come ready to listen and be open to alternate routes to your goals
  •     Ask for explanation when you don’t understand
  •     Be independent and fully responsible for your actions
  •     Come prepared to advising session with any materials you need
  •     Work with advisor to create plan to excel in university Honors

Advisor Expectations/Responsibilities:
  •     Provide proactive, holistic advising that approaches students in person-centered manner
  •     Maintain confidentiality for students according to state and university standards
  •     Be knowledgeable of UL Lafayette policies, procedures, and resources
  •     Express importance of higher education, active learning, and undergraduate research
  •     Connect students to appropriate opportunities on and off campus
  •     Review student’s overall progress in the program


By Meeting With Honors Advisors You Will Learn To:
  •     Know the advisor
  •     Utilize office hours of advisor for concerns
  •     Register for classes on time
  •     Be knowledgeable of university policies
  •     Understand additional undergraduate research opportunities
  •     Make progress toward graduation and career goals
  •     Apply undergraduate research and experiential learning
  •     Recognize opportunities to incorporate active learning into your classes
  •     Be proactive in your Honors discussions in seminar and classes
  •     Have awareness of benefits of other campus resources
Contact Information

Walk-ins are welcome in the Hours listed below. Appointments are on a first come first serve basis during office hours. Other times are available at student request. Please contact to cancel at least 2 hours in advance at 337-482-6700 or The same courtesy will be extended to you.

Freshmen will be contacted by university staff during their first fall semester to have an appointment. Probationary students will be contacted in the spring semester.

UPDATED Hours for Spring Semester 11/20/2017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am-11am; 2pm-5pm 9am-11am; 2pm-5pm 9am-11am; 2pm-5pm 9am-11am; 2pm-5pm


OFFICE HOURS: 8am-9am M-F; 1pm-2pm M-Th
Direct Contact
Mr. Ryan Winters, MS, PLPC, Advisor and Academic Counselor
Graduate Students
Other Tools, Resources, and Recommendations:
Office Phone Number
Transfer Office 337-482-2059
Office of First Year Experience 337-482-5424
Academic Success 337-482-6818
Counseling and Testing 337-482-6480
Disability Services 337-482-5252
TRIO/SSS 337-482-6828
Admissions 337-482-6467
Registrar’s Office 337-482-6291
Scholarship Office 337-482-6515
Financial Aid 337-482-6506
Career Center 337-482-1444
Housing 337-482-6471
Student Health Center 337-482-1328
Athletics 337-482-5195
University Police 337-482-6447
**Dean of Students 337-482-6276
Campus Diversity 337-482-6464
International Affairs 337-482-6819

Major Advisor

Please check with your respective major advisor in advance to schedule an appointment. Your major advisor information can be found on ULink under the Students tab. Additionally, a list of Honors Faculty can be found in the link below:

Click Here for List of Honors Advisors