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Bestselling author Wiley Cash's debut novel, "A Land More Kind than Home," began as a thesis project when he was a doctoral student at UL Lafayette. Now, it's been named a New York Times Notable Book. 

Begin your journey at UL Lafayette — you never know where it'll bring you.

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James Lee Burke has published over 30 books, received an Edgar Award twice for Best Crime Novel of the Year, and had two novels made into movies.

He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and appeared on the New York Times Bestsellers' List half a dozen times. But before all of that, his foray into literature started here at UL Lafayette.

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In 2008, UL Lafayette established the Ernest J. Gaines Center, an international center for scholarship on Writer-in-Residence Emeritus Ernest Gaines and his work.

Gaines, author of "A Lesson Before Dying" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," mentors others to continue his literary tradition.

September 22nd, 2016

Interim provost, dean take their places on campus

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has named an interim provost and a dean of University College. Dr. David... Read More ➝
September 15th, 2016

University enrollment, academic strength of freshmen class increase again

For the third consecutive year, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette set an enrollment record and saw the academic... Read More ➝
September 14th, 2016

UL Lafayette will celebrate Constitution Day on campus

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its College of Liberal Arts will recognize the founding document of the... Read More ➝
October 4th, 2016

Grad Expo

One-stop shopping event for all seniors! You will be able to order your custom regalia (cap and gown), UL Lafayette... Read More ➝