We're back in the mix and back on the bricks! Get ready for a week packed with Ragin' Cajun pride as Homecoming 2018 takes over campus.
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 7, 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 New Mexico State Aggies at Cajun Field on Saturday, Oct. 13. 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: October 7-13, 2018
Sunday, Oct. 7
8 a.m. Ragin' Road Race 5K Run | Starts at the Alumni Center with winners for each age division and for most spirited runner! Pre-registration is encouraged.
6 p.m. Homecoming Mass & Reception at Our Lady of Wisdom | A celebration of our Homecoming court and an official mass.
Monday, Oct. 8
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Allons Manger: Food Truck Round-Up at the Alumni Center | Check out the local flavor for lunch with some of Lafayette's favorite food trucks pull in for an afternoon of music and good eats.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
8 a.m. Paint the Town Red – Schools | Schools across Acadiana show their spirit for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
9 a.m. Paint the Town Red – Businesses | Businesses in Acadiana show their Ragin' Cajuns pride in this annual tradition!
Friday, Oct. 12
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Homecoming Tennis Tournament at Red Lerille's Health & Racquet Club | Tournament proceeds contribute to the Bourg Scholarship fund and other Alumni Association programs. Pre-registration required.
10:30 a.m. Bill Bass Open at Les Vieux Chenes Golf Club | Pre-registration required.
5:30 p.m. Golden Ambassador Society Dinner at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette | Open to all graduates who have celebrated their 50th graduating class reunion at the University.
5:30-8:30 p.m. Paint the Town Red - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles | Wear your red to the festival and pass a good time with other Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns fans in Girard Park.
Saturday, Oct. 13
9 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.
11 a.m. Red Jackets Reunion Luncheon at the Alumni Center
1 p.m. Tailgating at Alumni Hospitality Tent
4 p.m. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. New Mexico State Aggies at Cajun Field | Tickets required. GET TICKETS »
8 p.m. Christiana Smith "Sweet Sounds of Sharing" at the Mardi Gras Ballroom in the Cajundome Convention Center | The Christiana Smith African American Alumni Chapter celebrates this year's honorees. Pre-registration is encouraged.
*Dates and times are subject to change