The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has managed to protect its academic core despite repeated state budget cuts, its president reported Friday.
Ragin' Cajun fans have plenty of ways to celebrate the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's 2013 Homecoming.
The week before the Saturday, Nov. 2, Homecoming football game is packed with activities that include a golf tournament and road race. One of the highlights: a traditional parade on Homecoming Day.
This year's Homecoming theme is "Best Homecoming Week Ever."
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns® will face the New Mexico State Aggies at 4 p.m. at Cajun Field on Homecoming Day.
Here's a look at the full schedule of Homecoming events:
Tuesday, Oct. 29
• Paint the Town Red – Businesses, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
• Paint the Town Red – Schools, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• College of Nursing Alumni Chapter Reception, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Alumni Center
Friday, Nov. 1
• Tennis Tournament, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Red Lerille's Health and Racquet Club
• Bill Bass Open Golf Tournament, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course
• Paint the Town Red - Downtown Alive!, UL Lafayette Homecoming Pep Rally, Parc International, 5:30 p.m., with a performance by 5th Avenue
• Ragin' Cajuns Lettermen Club Hall of Fame Reception, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Alumni Center
Saturday, Nov. 2
• Ragin' One Mile Fun Run, 8 a.m., Alumni Center
• Ragin' Road Race (5K run/walk), 8 a.m., Alumni Center
• Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, Alumni Center
• Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m. to noon, viewing at Alumni Center
• Home Economics Alumni Chapter 75th Anniversary Celebration, noon to 4 p.m., University Research Park near the Picard Center
• Red Jackets Reunion, noon, Alumni Center
• Alumni Association Tailgating Party, 1 p.m., Cajun Field
• Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs. New Mexico State Aggies, 4 p.m., Cajun Field
• Christiana Smith Chapter's "Sweet Sounds of Sharing," starting at 8 p.m., Alumni Center
For more information, visit www.louisianaalumni.org/site303.php