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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.

February 4th, 2016

Mardi Gras parade barricades to be placed around campus

To prepare for upcoming Mardi Gras parades, Lafayette Consolidated Government workers will place more barricades along... Read More ➝
February 4th, 2016

University retains Tree Campus USA title

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s forest management and its conservation practices have helped it retain the... Read More ➝
February 2nd, 2016

Hilliard University Art Museum offers new exhibits, expanded hours

The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum has new hours this semester, to go along with several new exhibitions... Read More ➝
February 12th, 2016

IMA's "The Journey Forward" Discussion Panel

Former UL Lafayette IMA Members that have now graduated will tell us how their involvement while attending UL impacted... Read More ➝