The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is celebrating Homecoming Week with a full slate of activities all week long leading up to Saturday's game against Georgia State.

The game will start at 7 p.m. at Cajun Field with tailgating starting earlier in the day.

The University is also celebrating its 125th anniversary with celebrations during the entire year.

When you get a chance to visit the Ragin Cajun campus this week, make sure to check for your brick on the Walk of Honor. The bricks represent every graduate of the university over the years.

The project was started with an idea from the Alumni Association President Kenneth Ardoin in 1987 and donations were made to start the Walk of Honor. In 1998, students decided to assess themselves to pay for their bricks.

Homecoming Parade
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Among the great activities that are on the schedule this year is the Homecoming parade which starts at 3 p.m. The parade starts at Blackham Coliseum and turns right onto Cajundome Boulevard. The parade then turns from the Boulevard to Cajun Filed where it will go all around the tailgating spots.

All former royalty from past Homecoming celebrations are the grand marshalls of this year's parade.

Here is a list of all of the Homecoming 2023 activities to participate in this week:

Monday, October 16th

Food Truck Round-Up (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC), 4 pm – 7 pm

The Royales Stomp and Shake Team 4-4:30 pm

Three Thirty-Seven starts at 5 pm

11 Food Trucks registered to attend, Free to attend/Purchase your own food

Tuesday, October 17th

Paint the Town Red – Businesses (BUT BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR US AROUND TOWN)

21 locations to visit in person

13 locations participating virtually

Wednesday, October 18th

Paint the Town Red – Schools

11 local schools participating virtually

Homecoming Concert: “Celebration” (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC), The UL Wind Ensemble will play selections from 1898 and 1823, 7:30 pm, Angelle Hall Auditorium

UL Homecoming Paint the Town Red
Staff Photo

Thursday, October 19th

Dean/Alumni Chapter Networking Receptions (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) All 9 college deans are each hosting their own Alumni Chapter Reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

College of Arts Open House at Fletcher Hall

College of Education & Human Development Poster Gala at the Picard Center

Engineering Alumni Weekend -

Dessert with the Dean on the Lawn of Madison Hall

Social at Rock N Bowl at Rock N Bowl de Lafayette Downtown, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, $45 per guest

Friday, October 20th

Tennis Tournament (FULL)

8 am – 5 pm

Red Lerille’s Health & Racquet Club

Bill Bass Golf Tournament (STILL ACCEPTING TEAMS), 12 pm start, Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course

Golden Ambassador Society Dinner, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Petroleum Club of Lafayette

NPHC Step Show, 7 pm, Blackham Coliseum, Ticket Required

UL Homecoming Paint the Town Red
Staff Photo

Saturday, October 21st

Sweet Sounds of Sharing, Time 10:30 am, Award Ceremony and Brunch inside Student Union (Bayou Bijou and Half Ballroom)

Homecoming Parade, 3 pm roll

Alumni Tailgating at Cajun Field starting at 3p – Jambalaya being served

Bank under the Oaks – Clay Cormier

Game Day sponsor- Super One Foods

Cajun Walk, 4:25pm

Football Game vs Georgia State, o 7 pm Kickoff

On field recognitions

Grand Marshals

Hall of Fame

Court Presentation and Crowning at Halftime

Enjoy yourself at all the activities! Geaux Cajuns!

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