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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, and research funding tops $150 million annually.

Growing

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Ragin'

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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Growing

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As we grow, we're making sure to stay true to our roots. We celebrate life through festivals and our annual campus-wide crawfish boil.

Plus, we remember our rich history through academic programs, like traditional music and Francophone studies, and through research to find our ancestors' original settlements.

September 22nd, 2021

State of the University: UL Lafayette sets record for R&D expenditures

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s research and development expenditures last year set a record at $164... Read More ➝
September 22nd, 2021

University ends historic fundraising year with $56.6M in gifts and pledges

Bolstered by the two largest philanthropic gifts in its history, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette raised a... Read More ➝
September 21st, 2021

Guilbeau Lecture Series event to examine race, immigration

Award-winning writer and historian Dr. Natalia Molina will discuss race, immigration and citizenship for this year’s... Read More ➝

Student Research

UL Lafayette is launching its new Quality Enhancement Plan — Advance: Student Research Experience.

Through Advance, students will have more opportunities for mentored research, innovative projects and creative endeavors.