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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.

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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.

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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.

May 22nd, 2018

Tech company CGI's expansion in Lafayette to bring 400 new jobs

An expansion of tech company CGI will bring 400 new, direct jobs to Lafayette, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during... Read More ➝
May 18th, 2018

Louisiana governor to open special session with address at UL Lafayette

Gov. John Bel Edwards will mark the start of a special legislative session with an address Tuesday at the University... Read More ➝
May 11th, 2018

‘College is the gateway,’ Begnaud reminds UL Lafayette graduates

David Begnaud praised University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Spring 2018 graduates for reaching a milestone the... Read More ➝
May 22nd, 2018

2018 Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament

The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are hosting the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Russo Park from May 22-27, 2018.... Read More ➝
May 22nd, 2018

"Our Louisiana" Address

Gov. John Bel Edwards will mark the start of the special Legislative session with an address Tuesday at the University... Read More ➝
September 1st, 2018

Ragin' Cajuns vs Grambling - Football

Louisiana opens the season at Cajun Field on Sept. 1 against Grambling in the annual Herbert Heymann Classic. The... Read More ➝