UL Homecoming Week is packed with events for the entire family! UL Lafayette, the University Program Council and the UL Alumni Association will host events all week long, in hopes to get the community involved and spirits high! The events have already kicked off on Sunday and every day this week there will be something HOT! They couldn't have picked a more perfect theme to get the fans involved, "Embrace The Culture"! If you haven't been able to participate yet, it's not too late to show some spirit before the game on Saturday! The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns will take on Texas State Bobcats at Cajun Field, Saturday, November 2nd.
One of my favorite traditions is Paint The Town Red, both businesses and schools! I've judged it for years in the past and had an absolute blast! I have no doubt JayCee will enjoy judging this year! ! It's a way to give our locals a platform to show off their talents, creativity, and of course, SPIRIT!

Photo credit: UL Lafayette Alumni Association
Photo credit: UL Lafayette Alumni Association

The University wants to make sure Acadiana knows the following events are open to the public, and they invite you all to share in the school pride!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 29
    9 a.m. Paint the Town Red - Businesses | Businesses in Acadiana show their Ragin' Cajuns pride in this annual tradition!
    7 p.m. Campus Scavenger Hunt | Meet on the Union Porch before spreading out across campus for a massive scavenger hunt. Teams and individuals welcome. No preregistration required—just show up!
  • 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. Wear Red, Get Fed & Campus Cupboard Donation Drive on Boucher Street | Wear your favorite Ragin' Cajuns gear and get free lunch from UPC. Drop off non-perishable food items to help local pantries.
    7 p.m. Escape Room | Use clues to figure out how to escape from the Student Union ballroom.
  • 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. Catch the spirit at this night of music, performance, and Ragin' Cajuns fun.
  • Friday, Nov. 1
    10:30 a.m. Bill Bass Open Golf Tournament | Join alumni and current and former UL Lafayette student-athletes for a four-person scramble golf tournament.
    5:30 p.m. Golden Ambassador Society Dinner | Open to all graduates who have celebrated their 50th graduating class reunion at the University. RSVP online.
    7:30 p.m. NPHC Greek Expo at the Cajundome Convention Center | Watch the NPHC fraternities and sororities strut at the step show.
  • 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. Tailgating at Cajun Field | Your chance to get pumped for the game. The alumni tailgating tent is set up outside Russo Park. Student tailgating is on the southeast end of Cajun Field.
    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
    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.
    8 p.m. Christiana Smith "Sweet Sounds of Sharing" in Angelle Hall | The Christiana Smith African American Alumni Chapter celebrates this year's honorees. Pre-registration is encouraged.


See you at the game! GEAUX CAJUNS!

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