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Family Weekend

Family Weekend is an informative and engaging weekend! Over the course of the Weekend, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette welcomes parents and families to visit campus in order to interact with the organizations, people and places that have become so important to your student.

This year, we look forward to interesting programs by staff, presentations from faculty, competitive athletic performances and interactions with our outstanding alumni.

Who should attend?
Parents, siblings, family and friends of UL Lafayette students.

When is Family Weekend?
Family Weekend 2017 will be held September 22-24.

How do I register for Family Weekend?
Registration will open in July.

Register online for the events you want to attend. Registration will open closer to Family Weekend.

NOTE: the only physical ticket needed will be for the football game. All other Family Weekend events will have a list of those registered at the event (this includes Family Weekend tailgating).

Why should I attend Family Weekend?
In addition to the opportunity to experience programs, discussions, activities, athletic events and more from members throughout the UL Lafayette community, attending Family Weekend also provides a wonderful chance for you to spend quality time with your student. Not only does it strengthen your relationship, but it can also provide your student with the opportunity to bridge the gap between their lives both on and away from campus.

What should I do if I have additional questions about Family Weekend?
Give us a call at 337-482-6276 or email deanofstudents@louisiana.edu or dana@louisiana.edu if you have questions regarding the weekend's activities.

Where should I park?
Families may park in the Earl K. Long parking lot on the corner of McKinley and St. Mary, or in the Alumni Center parking lot located behind the Center. Overflow parking will be in the Girard Park Circle Parking Tower. Parking for families is free on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Download the map to see the parking lots.

2017 Family Weekend Schedule

Need help finding your way around campus? Download the map

Friday, September 22

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Visit Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
The Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum is a dynamic, education-oriented museum that serves as a center for interdisciplinary learning; its goal is to advance knowledge, cultivate aesthetic sensibility and improve the material conditions of humankind.

5 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Check in and pick up your Family Weekend schedule
In the Student Union.

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Screening of "Beauty & the Beast"
In the Student Union Bayou Bijou.

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Bon Appetit!
Join University President Dr. Savoie and academic deans for a reception featuring Cajun cuisine.
Register to attend Bon Appetit!

Saturday, September 23

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Mcllhenny's TABASCO Tour and Avery Island
Join us for a tour of the visitor center and the pepper sauce factory. In addition to seeing how TABASCO Sauce is made and shipped around the world, there will also be an opportunity to have lunch on the tour.
Register to attend the McIlhenny TABASCO Tour.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Visit the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
The Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum is a dynamic, education-oriented museum that serves as a center for interdisciplinary learning; its goal is to advance knowledge, cultivate aesthetic sensibility and improve the material conditions of humankind.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Zydeco Brunch
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet and live music in the Cypress Lake Dining Room.

3 p.m. - 6 p.m. |  Family Weekend Tailgate
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Ragin' Cajun tailgating. Join us under the concourse in the new Russo Park baseball stadium. Seating provided and concessions available for purchase. Experience the Cajun Walk, led by the Pride of Acadiana marching band and our Ragin' Cheer and Ragin' Jazz squads.
Register to attend Family Weekend Tailgate.

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Ragin’ Cajuns Football vs. ULM Warhawks
Fight on Cajuns, fight on to victory! Cheer on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns with your family. Transportation is provided from campus to Cajun Field and back.
Tickets are $10 plus a $5.70 transaction fee when you use the promo code: FAMILY. Buy your tickets here.