A total of 1,786 degrees were awarded during the UL Lafayette’s 161st Commencement ceremonies Friday at the Cajundome and Convention Center.
Students at the University at Louisiana at Lafayette are being welcomed back to campus as courses are set to begin Aug. 22.
Welcome Week starts Sunday with a barbecue at the band field behind Angel Hall. The barbecue, sponsored by United Campus Ministries, starts at 5 p.m. and open to all students.
On Monday students will be greeted with doughnuts and fruit at the corner of Rex Street and St. Mary Boulevard. University administrators, coaches and student leaders will be handing out the treats starting at approximately 7:30 a.m.
Other plans throughout the week include a Residence Hall Association and Greek Affairs giveaway on Rex Street Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and Get on Board Day in the Quad for organizations starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. On Thursday, students can enjoy a Dive-In Movie at the Student Aquatic Center at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday students, faculty and staff can enjoy free breakfast in the Quad at 7:30 a.m. followed by a block party on Rex Street at 11 a.m.
For more on these activities, call 482-6944.