University of Louisiana at Lafayette 125th Anniversary

Since 1898, our University has provided service, vision and leadership to Louisiana and to its people.

Those words – Service. Vision. Leadership. Louisiana. – have retained immense meaning for us for 125 years. They are at the core of the work we have done and that we will continue to do, and that’s why we chose them as the theme for our year-long birthday observance.

Preparing students for lives of purpose and success is an act of service.

Anticipating challenges and harnessing the power of our brightest minds to answer them helps us envision a better future.

Bringing people together for a common cause is a hallmark of leadership.

And we do all these things – and more – for the good of Louisiana, the place we’re proud to call home.

We want you to be a part of our anniversary celebrations, and this website offers you an opportunity to do just that. As alumni, friends, employees, students – each of you has played a role in the University’s growth and success over the past 125 years. And together, we can lay a foundation to ensure the next 125 are just as extraordinary.

Happy birthday, University of Louisiana at Lafayette



Looking Back

Produced in 1999, this Centennial video covers the first 100 years of the University. Experience the sights and sounds of UL Lafayette's first century.

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La Louisiane

Since publication began in 1989, more than 1 million copies of La Louisiane have been produced. Explore the University's history through our magazine.

La Lousiane digital archive
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Shape the Future

When you give to UL Lafayette, you’re supporting students and faculty — and you’re extending our University’s reach to shape the world around us.

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Stay Connected

Exciting things are happening at UL Lafayette, and it's important for alumni and friends of the University to stay connected. Make sure your contact information is updated.

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Share Your Memories

Share your memories from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USL, SLI, and SLII on social with the hashtag #Louisiana125.