Throughout the year, the Alumni Association offers multiple opportunities to sponsor events or programs. Everything from our annual Homecoming events to our Spring Gala. If you are interested in potentially sponsoring an event or program, please contact Tucker Sappington at firstname.lastname@example.org or (337) 482-0906.
Bubbly and Bingo
This women-only fundraiser is typically held annually in the fall with around 200 guests. The day consists of eight regular bingo games, one blackout game, food, drinks, and prizes. All proceeds for this event are dedicated to future Alumni Association engagement events. Sponsorship perks include reserved seating, special gifts, sponsor acknowledgement and signage, and social media mentions.
Each year the Alumni Association plays host to a week's worth of fun and fellowship leading up to Homecoming Day on campus. Alumni, students, and friends in the community come together for a variety of events taking place and show off their Ragin' Cajun pride. Sponsors can choose from the events below to sponsor and perks could include (dependent on event) acknowledgement and signage, distribution of promotional items during events, Alumni Hospitality Tent passes, commemorative Homecoming t-shirts, and more.
- Allons Manger: Food Truck Roundup
- Paint the Town Red – Business and Schools
- Golden Ambassador Dinner
- Ragin' Road Race
- Alumni Open House
The Alumni Association hosts numerous tailgates throughout the year. While the most popular are tailgating parties before home football games, we also occasionally host tailgates before away games for football, baseball and basketball where alumni and friends enjoy Cajun cooking and beverages.
Art of Giving
Alumni and the Acadiana area have a chance to support UL Lafayette and local artists during Art of Giving, a fundraiser featuring beautiful works of art by some of Lafayette's most talented artists. Variations of artwork is for sale with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to funding student scholarships.
The Association hosts Loyalty Fund donors and their families at the Alumni Center during specific holidays. The events include sweet treats and drinks and activities for children such as coloring, family pictures, and games.
- Christmas Open House/Sonic Christmas Parade
- Easter Open House
Hosting this event on its given Saturday is one of the highlights of the year for the UL Lafayette Alumni Association and over 400 guests. Proceeds from the evening are dedicated to funding Alumni facilities such as the Alumni Center and the future alumni pavilion at Cajun Field. Spring Gala features both a silent and live auction including a variety of attractive items to bid on such as original artwork, unique gift assortments, travel opportunities and Ragin' Cajuns merchandise. The event offers fine food and entertainment throughout the night as well. With three levels of sponsorship, perks include reserved seating, a private reception with the honoree, sponsor recognition and signage, valet parking and more.
Regional Club and Chapter Events
The Golden Reunion is an annual event held in conjunction with the spring semester graduation. It is a two-day event during which the Alumni Association honors the graduating class's 50-year graduation anniversary. During the two days, events are planned that bring back the graduating class to campus to relive campus moments, renew friendships and reunite with fellow alumni.
Outstanding Graduate Ceremony
The Outstanding Graduate Award is the highest honor the University bestows upon a student. Students from each academic college and graduate school are chosen as finalists. Past winners, University administration, Alumni council members, and guests of the students are invited to celebrate the Monday before commencement and announce the overall Outstanding Graduate and overall Master's Outstanding Graduate.