Tactical Navigation

Get the latest information about UL Lafayette's continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You are here

Library Exhibits Focus on Early Commencement, Hurricanes

Top Stories

State of the University: UL Lafayette sets record for R&D expenditures

Annual presentation to faculty and staff members highlights R&D, philanthropy, athletics, and leadership in diversity and equity.

Read More ➝

University ends historic fundraising year with $56.6M in gifts and pledges

UL Lafayette received the two largest gifts in its history during the past fiscal year. 

Read More ➝

Guilbeau Lecture Series event to examine race, immigration

Writer, historian and professor Dr. Natalia Molina will discuss race, immigration and citizenship during this year’s Guilbeau Lecture Series.

Read More ➝

Two current exhibits at Dupré Library at UL Lafayette focus on Commencement Exercises and Louisiana hurricanes. A variety of materials from the library's Louisiana Room and University Archives are featured in the exhibits.

Display cases in the Louisiana Room contain Commencement documents and photographs representing 11 decades of university history. Two items of particular interest are the programs from the first Closing Exercises in 1902 and the first Commencement Exercises in 1903.

First floor display cases focus on hurricane preparedness, hurricane recovery, and hurricanes that have affected Louisiana. Major hurricanes of the past are documented with newspaper clippings, books, pamphlets, government documents, and photographs.

The exhibits were arranged by Dr. Bruce Turner, Head of Special Collections; Jean Kiesel, Louisiana Room Librarian; and Beate Kukainis, Head of Technical Services.

The public is invited to view these free exhibits, which will run through June 30. For more information about the exhibits, call 482-6031. For library and Louisiana Room hours, call 482-2665.