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Campus Events & Recreation

  • There’s always something to do at UL Lafayette and around town!
  • There are a lot of University traditions and events, such as Cajun Karaoke, Block Party, Splatterbeat, Ragin' Roar, Krewe of Roux (our own University Mardi Gras krewe), and Lagniappe Day, which includes canoe races in Cypress Lake and a campus-wide crawfish boil.
  • Many of our events are put on by student organizations to give other students the chance to experience traditions, explore new cultures, and have fun.
  • Almost all events on campus are free to students, including athletics games.
  • Bourgeois Hall is our recreation center. It’s free for students to work out, play a pick-up game of basketball, racquetball, tennis, and more. There are also group workout classes.
  • Rec Sports has two great ways for you to stay active in sports. If you and a group of friends want to band together and play against rival UL Lafayette students then intramurals are for you! If you need a higher level of competition, check out our club sports. Some of our club sports, such as waterski and power lifting, have won national competitions.

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So one of my favorite events here at UL Lafayette is a Lagniappe Day. It's a whole day set aside for students to basically enjoy the Cajun culture and Cajun life. We have a 20,000 pound crawfish boil here for the students. But it's is a really cool campus event and helps brings the culture of the Lafayette community into UL.

So another event that I really enjoy is homecoming. It's huge, thousands of Raging Cajuns come and support their team. Seen everyone wearing red, I'm just really yelling and cheering on the football team. It's really awesome. The majority of events here are free to students. All they need is just a swipe of their Cajun Card.

Our rec center, located in Bourgeois Hall, holds many different rec sports for students, such as seven on seven football, basketball, flag football. I know they have volleyball as well.

They also have water skiing, if you're interested in that.

It's a great way to participate in a team sport without having to be on an NCAA team.

Our rec center it's fantastic. It has a beautiful gym, beautiful basketball courts, but not just inside but outside. They also have a lap pool, a lazy river, a hot tub and beach volleyball. There's also free classes that students are available to take, jujitsu, yoga, Zumba. Just a lot of different fitness stuff to get involved with.

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