We are delighted that you’ve decided to continue your undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana. As an incoming student, you are joining the ranks and traditions of this institution, which transcends you into a “Xavierite”!  We hope that the time you spend with us is exciting as you continue to embark on your journey and accomplish your goals.

The Center for Student Leadership & Service is dedicated to assisting you in the transition process and connecting you with campus resources so that you are well equipped to be successful. Further, we understand that the needs of incoming transfer students are different from those of new freshmen. To help facilitate the transition, we require that all incoming transfer students attend the Transfer Student Orientation Program.

The Fall Transfer Student Program is hosted concurrently with the New Freshman Program. While some sessions will be collaborative sessions that include all new students (new freshmen and new transfers), we have a dedicated time in the program that is specifically for Transfer Students. A schedule will be available in mid-July. Please note that transfer students with less than 30 hours should follow the traditional new student orientation schedule.

Again, we welcome you to Xavier University and we look forward to working with you! If you need more information, please contact us at 504-520-5133, or e-mail


Acceptance Deposit
Make sure you have paid and the Office of Admissions has cleared you for your acceptance deposit. All students must pay the acceptance deposit in order to continue in the registration process.

Online Registration
All incoming students will need to attend the Thursday morning session to get registration information and details. Please refer to the Orientation schedule to get time and location of this session.

Arrival on campus
Transfer students will follow the same move-in process as new freshmen. Please refer to your Housing and Residence Life confirmation for more details.

Health immunizations, insurance and clearance requirements
There are several legally required immunizations and mandatory university health clearance requirements for college students.  Students wishing to participate in registration must have full clearance.  Please visit for more info.

Check on your Financial Aid
If you have not already done so, complete the FAFSA on the web by accessing and include XU’s school code: 002032.  For more information, or to follow up on your financial aid status, contact the Office of Financial Aid at

If you are planning to reside on campus, make sure you have requested and received confirmation for XU’s Housing and Residential Life program.  You can follow up with Housing and Residential Life by visiting them on the web at