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Louisiana Homecoming 2023

Get ready for a week packed with Ragin' Cajun pride as Homecoming 2023 takes over campus.

Homecoming 2023 is supported by Presenting Sponsor, Home Bank!

Homecoming Week: October 15 - 21

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 15, UL Lafayette, the University Program Council and the UL Alumni Association will host events all week long, ending with the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns squaring off against the Georgia State Panthers at Cajun Field on Saturday, Oct. 21.

All of the following events are open to the public, and we invite all of Lafayette and south Louisiana to share in our school pride.

Learn more about events that are exclusively for alumni and for students.

Sunday, October 15th  

Paint Your Pride Window Painting
11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Student Union   

Monday, October 16th  

Cupcake Giveaway
11 A.M. – 1 P.M. (or until they are gone!) 
Union Porch  
Public Event for Students Only  

Vanity License Plates  
11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Union Porch

Food Truck Round-Up
4 – 7 P.M.  
Alumni Center Grounds

Cookie Cake Give Away 
5 – 6:30 P.M. (or until they are gone!) 
Only available at your Residence Hall Location

Homecoming Fashion Show
7 - 9 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 pm) 

Tuesday, October 17th  

Paint the Town Red – Businesses 
Sponsored by Awardmaster
8 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Various Local Businesses  

Paint the Res Halls Red
Due day Monday, October 16th  
Residence Halls around Campus 
Registration Information Coming Soon 
Only available for students who live in the Residence Halls

Wednesday, October 18th  

Departmental Homecoming Decorating Contest Judging
See a list of participants and the winners here!

Paint the Town Red – Schools 
Sponsored by Awardmaster
8 A.M. – 5 P.M. 
Register here 
Wear Red, Get Fed and Campus Cupboard Food Drive  
11 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Student Union, on Boucher St. 
Students Only, School ID required  
Cajuns Got Talent
6 - 8 P.M.

Homecoming Concert: "Celebration"
UL Wind Ensemble will play selections from 1898 and 1823 
7:30 P.M.
Angelle Hall Auditorium
Get more details here


Thursday, October 19th  

Dean/Alumni Chapter Networking Receptions
4 – 6 P.M.
Various locations throughout campus

Yell Like Hell Pep Rally 
6:30 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Aux Cord Wars
Immediately following Yell Like Hell 8 – 10 P.M.

Friday, October 20th  

Tennis Tournament
8 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Red Lerille’s Health & Racquet Club 

Bill Bass Golf Tournament
12 P.M. 
Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course
Download the Registration Form 

Golden Ambassador Society Dinner
5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Register here
*Only open to alumni who have celebrated their 50th reunion milestone and their guests

NPHC Step Show
7 P.M.
Blackham Coliseum 
Ticket required

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. 
Register here

Homecoming Parade
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

Alumni Tailgating
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)

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. Georgia State 
7 P.M. 
Cajun Field


The Presenting Sponsor, Home Bank, proudly supports Homecoming Week. We’d also like to thank our other sponsors for their support.