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When Dr. Edwin Stephens became the University's first president in 1900, the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute had no campus, faculty, or students. Over the next 37 years, he built the foundation for what would become the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Building

Growing

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On the northeast corner of campus, you'll find the Century Oaks, which President Stephens planted in 1901. And just like the oaks, the University has grown.

Student enrollment is at a record high, graduation rates are climbing, research funding tops $74 million annually, and more than 30 buildings have been constructed or renovated since 2000.

Building

Growing

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As we grow, we're making sure to stay true to our roots. We remember our rich history through academic programs, like traditional music and Francophone studies, and through research to find our ancestors' original settlements. It's also why we also host an annual campus-wide crawfish boil. Visit and experience the joie de vivre felt across campus.

September 21st, 2017

Former UL administrator, higher education commissioner Cosper dies

Dr. Sammie W. Cosper, a former vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Southwestern Louisiana who... Read More ➝
September 19th, 2017

Overall enrollment rises for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth year in a row, a record number of students have enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.... Read More ➝
September 8th, 2017

University's former presidents honored with portraits

During its first 108 years, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette had just five presidents. To put that in... Read More ➝
September 22nd, 2017

Ragin' Cajuns Country Kickoff Featuring Tracy Lawrence

Grammy-nominated, Nashville recording artist Tracy Lawrence will perform at Blackham Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 22,... Read More ➝
September 23rd, 2017

Zydeco Brunch

UL Dining Services presents a Zydeco Brunch in the Cypress Lake Dining Room. This brunch will include great food as... Read More ➝
September 23rd, 2017

Zydeco Brunch

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, live music, and get ready to cheer on the Ragin' Cajuns. Join us in Cypress Lake... Read More ➝

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