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When Dr. Edwin Stephens became the University's first president in 1900, the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute had no campus, faculty, or students. Over the next 37 years, he built the foundation for what would become the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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On the northeast corner of campus, you'll find the Century Oaks, which President Stephens planted in 1901. And just like the oaks, the University has grown.

Student enrollment is at a record high, graduation rates are climbing, research funding tops $74 million annually, and more than 30 buildings have been constructed or renovated since 2000.

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As we grow, we're making sure to stay true to our roots. We remember our rich history through academic programs, like traditional music and Francophone studies, and through research to find our ancestors' original settlements. It's also why we also host an annual campus-wide crawfish boil. Visit and experience the joie de vivre felt across campus.

July 21st, 2017

Oral history series examines how region coped with shooting, floods

Sunday marks the second anniversary of the Grand 16 Theater shooting, a tragedy that tore at Lafayette’s heart, but... Read More ➝
July 18th, 2017

Stress expert gives WalletHub readers advice to chew on

It can’t be stressed enough. People are on edge. Stress affects more than 100 million Americans who say concerns about... Read More ➝
July 17th, 2017

UL Lafayette tops think tank's rankings for social mobility

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a national leader for providing access to higher education for lower-... Read More ➝
July 26th, 2017

French Language Hour

Come to the museum for a French hour every Wednesday morning in the exhibition of Pierre Bonnard: Landscapes from Le... Read More ➝
August 11th, 2017

Bordeaux, Brie et Bonnard

Experience the senses of the French Riviera with an evening of fine wine, cheese, and pastry pairings alongside a... Read More ➝

Ragin' Cajun Cam