Homecoming: More Than a Game

The UPC takes our Ragin' Cajuns spirit beyond football and puts it firmly in the hands of the students. Get ready for a week of fun activities and entertainment culminating in a parade and tailgating before the big game.

are “Yell like Hell” spirit competition, parties, concerts and many other activities that occur all week in anticipation of the big game. - See more at: http://upc.test.louisiana.edu/events-traditions/homecoming#sthash.dFsZDuk1.dpuf


Ragin' Cajun Memories

Traditions are the driving force in creating a university's distinct identity—they shape the shared college memories that alumni bond over.

UPC leads many of UL Lafayette's most cherished traditions via student committees that are as eclectic as the student body is, because everyone is part of UPC.

University Program Council

Student Union, Room 157
E-mail: upc@louisiana.edu

What We Do

The University Program Council (UPC) is the premiere programming organization at UL Lafayette. UPC produces inclusive professional programming for the students, by the students. By providing unique involvement opportunities, we give students the opportunity to create unforgettable moments in your Ragin’ Cajun experience.

UPC plans dozens of campus events, including pool parties, Pajama/Neon Bowling, Movie Madness, and much more! UPC also produces many of the University’s proudest traditions, from Homecoming Week to Lagniappe Day, the Miss UL Lafayette pageant to the Krewe of Roux Mardi Gras Parade and Ball, just to name a few!

Being a part of UPC offers students opportunities to participate in leadership, project management, and organizational experiences, and to a have a great time doing it! Through our numerous programs, students learn to plan events for the entire campus to enjoy. We're the best in campus entertainment, traditions, culture, and spirit - for students, by students.


UPC is made up of five committees that plan student activities on campus:


Each committee manages a different part of the University’s Ragin’ Cajun programming experience, but all work together to highlight the experience of being a part of UL Lafayette!


During each semester we meet every other Tuesday at 5:00 pm in the Teche Room, Student Union, First Floor, Room 116. Membership meetings are always open to all students. To become an active member of UPC, stop by our office in Room 157 on the first floor of the Student Union, call us at 337-482-6945, or e-mail at upc@louisiana.edu to confirm meeting days and times for the committees you are interested in joining. Plus, you can click the link below. Grab your friends and come join the fun!

We also undertand that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all, and given us pause to reconsider how our activities might occur. We are working with the University and CDC's guidelines to make sure any and all events are safe, and we are developing plans for virtual, hybrid, and in-person events to cover as conditions warrant. Please check our webpage for current virtual activity ideas, and know we are working hard to create events that you will enjoy!

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