UL Homecoming Week 2018: Schedule Of Events
Homecoming Week 2018 is here and it's time to put on your RED and celebrate accordingly.
UL Lafayette, University Program Council (UPC), and the UL Alumni Association are hosting events all week long to get you hyped for the homecoming game this Saturday (Oct. 13) when the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns face the New Mexico State Aggies at Cajun Field at 4 p.m.
The following events are public and everyone is welcome to attend, so WEAR RED and show up to support your Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns!
Sunday, Oct. 7
8 a.m. Ragin' Road Race 5K Run | Starts at the Alumni Center with winners for each age division and for the most spirited runner! Pre-registration is encouraged.
6 p.m. Homecoming Mass & Reception at Our Lady of Wisdom | A celebration of our Homecoming court and an official mass.
Monday, Oct. 8
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Allons Manger: Food Truck Round-Up at the Alumni Center | Check out the local flavor for lunch with some of Lafayette's favorite food trucks pull in for an afternoon of music and good eats.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Campus Scavenger Hunt | Meet in Bayou Bijou before spreading out across campus for a massive scavenger hunt. Teams and individuals welcome. No preregistration required—just show up!
Tuesday, Oct. 9
8 a.m. Paint the Town Red - Schools | Schools across Acadiana show their spirit for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
7 p.m. Cajuns Got Talent at the Cajundome Convention Center | Singing, dancing, and laughs! Watch students put on a spirited evening of karaoke on stage as they kick off Homecoming week.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
9 a.m. Paint the Town Red - Businesses | Businesses in Acadiana show their Ragin' Cajuns pride in this annual tradition!
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wear Red, Get Fed & Cajuns Can Care on Boucher Street | Wear your favorite Ragin' Cajuns gear and get free lunch from UPC. Drop off non-perishable food items to help local pantries.
Thursday, Oct. 11
7 p.m. Yell Like Hell on the Student Union Porch | Students bring the noise in a big way at this Homecoming Pep Rally. Catch the spirit at this night of music, performance, and Ragin' Cajuns fun.
Friday, Oct. 12
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tennis Tournament at Red Lerille's Health and Raquet Club | Tournament proceeds contribute to the Bourg Scholarship fund and other Alumni Association programs. Pre-registration required.
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bill Bass Open Golf Tournament at Vieux Chenes Golf Course | Pre-registration required.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wear Red Homecoming Party at Festivals Acadiens et Creoles | Wear your red to the festival and pass a good time with other Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns fans in Girard Park.
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Golden Ambassador Society Dinner | Open to all graduates who have celebrated their 50th graduating class reunion at the University.
5 p.m. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Soccer vs. Little Rock Trojans | Admission is free to see the two teams face off at the Ragin' Cajuns Soccer/Track Complex.
7:30 p.m. NPHC Greek Expo at the Cajundome Convention Center | Watch the NPHC fraternities and sororities strut their stuff at the step show.
Saturday, Oct. 13
8 a.m. Parking gates at Cajun Field open for reserved parking. Free general parking will be updated closer to the game.
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Open House at the Alumni Center | Stop by before the parade and connect with fellow alumni.
10 a.m. Homecoming Parade | Ragin' Cajun spirit is on the move as our students, alumni, and fans watch the parade roll down Johnston St. and St. Mary Blvd. Begins at Blackham Coliseum and ends by the Alumni Center.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hilliard University Art Museum | Free admission for all Homecoming and Festivals Acadiens et Créoles attendees on Saturday and Sunday.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Zydeco Brunch | Join us in Cypress Lake Dining Hall in the Student Union for an all-you-can eat buffet and music.
10 a.m. Cajun Field ticket office opens | Purchase tickets at Cajun Field's LHC Gate C and at the main ticket booth at State Farm Gate A.
10 a.m. Official Ragin' Cajuns apparel outlets open | Buy your gear at the apparel outlets by Gate A and inside Russo Park at 'Tigue' Moore Field.
1 p.m. Student tailgating at Bourgeois Park | Your chance to see and be seen at tailgating and grab some free food and drinks.
1:30 p.m. Cajun Walk down Reinhardt Drive | Bring your ragin' spirit and wish the team good luck before the big game.
2:30 p.m. Cajun Field gates open | Stop by the Ragin' Cajuns apparel outlet inside Cajun Field before heading to your seat.
3 p.m. Band begins Ragin' March along Stadium Way | Join the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band in the fight song and the classic "R-E-S-P-E-C-T."
3 p.m. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football team begins on-field warm-ups.
3:45 p.m. Pride of Acadiana Marching Band's pregame performance | Arrive early, wear red, get LOUD, and stay late!
4 p.m. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. New Mexico State Aggies at Cajun Field | Tickets required.
8 p.m. Christiana Smith "Sweet Sounds of Sharing" at the Mardi Gras Ballroom in the Cajundome Convention Center | The Christiana Smith African American Alumni Chapter celebrates this year's honorees. Pre-registration is encouraged.
For more info and events, head on over to the official Ragin' Cajuns website here.