UL Lafayette Homecoming Parade Route and Timing of Saturday Events
Timing of Events
Saturday, October 21st
Sweet Sounds of Sharing
Doors Open at 10:30 A.M.
Program Begins at 11 A.M.
Bayou Bijou Theater – Zydeco brunch immediately following in the Student Union ballroom.
Departing at 3 P.M.
Starting at Blackham, right onto Cajundome Blvd, to Cajun Field, around the Stadium to the Alumni tailgating area
Homecoming Parade Sponsored by Lowry's Printing & Signs
Homecoming Parade Float Sponsored by Krewe of Bonaparte
3 – 6:45 P.M.
Alumni Tailgate Area near the Soccer/Track Facility
Homecoming Student Tailgating
4 – 7 P.M.
Cajun Practice Field (next to Cajun Field)
The Homecoming Parade featuring student groups and even former homecoming royalty will start at Blackham Coliseum and make its way down Cajundome Boulevard and to Cajun Field. The parade will roll at 3 p.m.
125 years at the center of Acadiana Culture
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was founded in 1898 as the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute. It changed its name many times, finally becoming UL Lafayette in 1999. Its founding aimed to offer practical skills to those living in the Acadiana region and focused on farming and mechanical arts. Today, it thrives with a diverse selection of academic programs and a vibrant student life. It is designated an R1 university by the Carnegie Institute based on the level of research it does on campus. It's also home to the Center for Louisiana Studies, preserving the state's rich heritage along with extensive research of Cajun and Creole cultures. UL Lafayette's Rajun' Cajuns athletics teams, known for their competitive spirit, contribute to the university's trademark "cULture".
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