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See the evolution of UL Lafayette's longest standing Homecoming traditions, from the 1910s to today. These photo albums showcase the last 100 years of Homecoming traditions, thanks to the archives at the UL Lafayette Libraries and the online archives of L'Acadien yearbooks.
To see all of this year's events, visit louisiana.edu/homecoming.
Yell Like Hell
The traditional Homecoming pep rally is a chance for students to showcase their spirit through performances, skits, games, and music. For years, it included an enormous bonfire and has moved locations multiple times. What hasn't changed is the unwavering support Ragin’ Cajuns fans profess for their team every year.
How many pounds of glitter go into the Homecoming parade each year? Tons. Literally tons of glitter. The amount of glitter used has increased exponentially since the first parades, but students’ creativity has always been tops. From molding mascots out of chicken wire, to forming paper-maché versions of past Homecoming opponents, creating the floats is always a big (read: tall) ordeal.
Alumni are invited to watch the parade from the Alumni Center during the Open House, where there will be refreshments and a chance to reconnect with old classmates. If you have a little extra energy, sign up to run the Ragin' Road Race 5K that morning, which starts and ends at the Alumni Center.
The hats, the suits, the gloves, the smiles! The women of UL Lafayette’s Homecoming Court have always represented the student body with grace and poise.
The Homecoming Game
The longest standing tradition of them all. During the first Homecoming game in 1943, the then-Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute Bulldogs defeated Louisiana Tech 12-7.