Embrace the Culture! Get ready for a week packed with Ragin' Cajun pride as Homecoming 2019 takes over campus.
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 27, UL Lafayette, the University Program Council and the UL Alumni Association will host events all week long, ending with the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns squaring off against the Texas State Bobcats at Cajun Field on Saturday, Nov. 2.
All of the following events are open to the public, and we invite all of Lafayette and south Louisiana to share in our school pride.
Homecoming Week: Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2019
Sunday, Oct. 27
11 a.m. Homecoming Mass & Reception at Our Lady of Wisdom | A celebration of our Homecoming court and an official mass.
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Ragin' Rock 'n' Bowl | Kick off Homecoming Week at the inaugural Ragin' Rock 'n' Bowl. Registration includes bowling, food, and music from Geno Delafose.
Monday, Oct. 28
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Homecoming Block Party | Homecoming is taking over St. Mary Boulevard! Shop with Red Dot Discount businesses and grab lunch from local businesses and food trucks at the Alumni Center.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
9 a.m. Paint the Town Red - Businesses | Businesses in Acadiana show their Ragin' Cajuns pride in this annual tradition!
Wednesday, Oct. 30
8 a.m. Paint the Town Red - Schools | Schools across Acadiana show their spirit for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Campus Cupboard Donation Drive on Boucher Street | Drop off non-perishable food items to help local pantries.
Thursday, Oct. 31
7 p.m. Yell Like Hell on the Student Union Porch | Students bring the noise in a big way at this Homecoming Pep Rally. Alumni and welcome to catch the spirit at this night of music, performance, and Ragin' Cajuns fun.
Friday, Nov. 1
5:30 p.m. Golden Ambassador Society Dinner | Open to all graduates who have celebrated their 50th graduating class reunion at the University.
Saturday, Nov. 2
8 a.m. Parking gates at Cajun Field open for reserved parking. Free general parking will be updated closer to the game.
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Open House at the Alumni Center | Stop by before the parade and connect with fellow alumni.
10 a.m. Homecoming Parade | Ragin' Cajun spirit is on the move as our students, alumni, and fans watch the parade roll down Johnston St. and St. Mary Blvd. Begins at Blackham Coliseum and ends by the Alumni Center.
10 a.m. Cajun Field ticket office opens | Purchase tickets at Cajun Field's LHC Gate C and at the main ticket booth at State Farm Gate A.
1 p.m. Alumni Hospitalty Tent opens | Get ready for kickoff and tailgate with the Alumni Association on Homecoming Day! The Alumni Hospitalty Tent opens three hours prior to kickoff and will be serving drinks, cracklin', and jambalaya!
1:30 p.m. Cajun Walk down Reinhardt Drive | Bring your ragin' spirit and wish the team good luck before the big game.
2:30 p.m. Cajun Field gates open | Stop by the Ragin' Cajuns apparel outlet inside Cajun Field before heading to your seat.
3 p.m. Band begins Ragin' March along Stadium Way | Join the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band in the fight song and the classic "R-E-S-P-E-C-T."
3 p.m. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football team begins on-field warm-ups.
3:45 p.m. Pride of Acadiana Marching Band's pregame performance | Arrive early, wear red, get LOUD, and stay late!
4 p.m. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. Texas State Bobcats at Cajun Field | Tickets required. GET TICKETS »
8 p.m. Christiana Smith "Sweet Sounds of Sharing" in the Student Union Bayou Bijou | The Christiana Smith African American Alumni Chapter celebrates this year's honorees. Pre-registration is encouraged.
*Dates and times are subject to change