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Homecoming 2021: Our Identity, Our Fire, Our Legacy


The University Program Council invites all students and organizations to participate in Homecoming Week 2021 events and festivities! This year, Homecoming Week is October 24 -October 30, 2021.

Homecoming Week is the epitome of University of Louisiana at Lafayette pride! Celebrating the sheer awesomeness of UL Lafayette and bringing alumni back to reminisce on the great times they shared is a huge part of Homecoming Week. The University Program Council presents a week of events that inspire students to love their University more and more each day. Kicking off the week with Paint Your Pride window decorating, various student organizations exhibit their artistic talents by depicting Ragin' Cajun scenes from football fields to the Walk of Honor to our beloved fleur-de-lis. Throughout the week, students are able to get free cupcakes at our Cupcake Give Away, run around campus discovering interesting facts about UL Lafayette during the Scavenger Hunt, show their skills in Cajuns Got Talent, scream at the top of their lungs for the Ragin' Cajuns football team at theYell Like Hell pep rally, and end the week by cheering on the Ragin' Cajuns at the Homecoming football game. Additionally, the Homecoming Court recognizes outstanding UL Lafayette students and showcases their achievements and contributions to the betterment of the University.

A new tradition that began in 2018, the Homecoming Court now includes The Queen, four Maids, a King, and four dukes. All organizations are encouraged to nominate one female and one male to interview for the Court. Nominations for the Homecoming Court are completed! We have a terrific Court to introduce to you during Homecoming Week!

For 2021's Wear Red, Get Fed and Donation Drive, we are focusing on the University's Campus Cupboard. The Campus Cupboard is an ABC Food Pantry (Anything But Cans). Many students do not own can openers, and a lot of canned items are high in sodium, low in nutritional value, and undesirable to students - and therefore do not get used. Let's make sure our donations benefit as many people as possible. Items should not be bulk packaged; individual packing or individually sized packages are better (e.g. instead of one 40oz jar of peanut butter benefitting one student, donate four 10oz jars of peanut butter. The same amount of food benefits four students, not just one).

Items currently needed:
Granola Bars
Ramen Noodles
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Crackers
Macaroni and Cheese
Macaroni and Cheese Single Cups
Microwaveable Meals
Mini Bags of Chips
Cereal (Single Cups, Mini Boxes)
Grits
Oatmeal
Chicken Salad To-Go
Tuna Salad To-Go
To-Go Foods
Chicken Stock/Broth
Dry Pasta
Instant Rice
Pasta Sides
Single Rice Cups
Fruit Cups

Although we are trying to do an ABC food drive, the following canned items are acceptable and needed:
Canned/pouch Chicken
Canned/pouch Tuna
Canned Fruit
Canned Pasta (e.g. Chef Boyardee, Spaghetti-Os)

Homecoming Events 2021

See all events on the Homecoming schedule.

Beginning Sunday, October 24, UL Lafayette, the University Program Council, RHA, and the UL Alumni Association will host events all week long, ending with the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns squaring off against the Texas State Bobcats at Cajun Field on Saturday, Oct. 30

Sunday, October 24

  • Homecoming Mass: 10:00 am, Our Lady of Wisdom
  • Paint Your Pride: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Student Union
  • Scavenger Hunt: starts at noon, ends at 12:00 pm on Friday!

Monday, October 25

  • Cupcake Give Away: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Alumni Center (or until they are gone!)
  • Fashion Show: 7:00 pm, Cajundome Convention Center

Tuesday, October 26

  • Campus Feud, 7:00 pm,  location TBD

Wednesday, October 27

  • Wear Red, Get Fed and Campus Cupboard Food Drive: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, on the Quad
  • Cajuns Got Talent: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Student Union Ballroom

Thursday, October 28

  • Yell Like Hell pep rally: 7:00 pm, Student Union Porch

Friday, October 29

  • NPHC Step Show: 7:00 pm, location TBD

Saturday, October 30

  • Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. Texas State Bobcats: time TBD, Cajun Field (Geaux Cajuns!)