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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.

March 13th, 2019

Pop culture and history intersect at latest installment of lecture series

Award-winning historian Dr. LaKisha Simmons will discuss “Black Women’s Memories: Monuments, History and the Louisiana... Read More ➝
March 13th, 2019

U.S. News & World Report gives thumbs up to graduate programs

Want to earn an advanced degree? The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a good place to do it, according to U.S.... Read More ➝
March 12th, 2019

Clyde? Crawfish should be called Lucky after pardon spares his tail

Clyde the Crawfish’s goose was cooked. But a reprieve from Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser spared the crustacean a... Read More ➝
March 20th, 2019

Flute and Piano Music of the Mid-Twentieth Century

Join us for an evening of live music at the Hilliard. The program of Dr. Andrea Kapell Loewy and Dr. Yu Ling Huang-... Read More ➝
March 27th, 2019

Artist Talk with John Hathorn

Explore the long and successful career of artist and UL Lafayette College of the Arts Professor of Painting John... Read More ➝
March 29th, 2019

Community Discussion: Incarceration

Dianne Mouton- Allen will mediate a discussion addressing the exhibition Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex,... Read More ➝

Ragin' Cajun Cam