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Contact: Christine Payton Oct. 8, 2007
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be welcoming alumni and fans alike during Homecoming 2007 which kicks off Oct. 13. This year’s theme is “Rockin’ with the Ragin’ Cajuns.”

On Oct. 20 Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns will take of Florida Atlantic at Cajun Field. The game starts at 4 p.m.

A week of activities is planned for both students and alumni starting with a triathlon on Oct. 13 at the Student Aquatic Center at Bourgeois Hall on campus. The event will start at 7:30 a.m. For more details, visit www.lafayettefitness.org.

On Oct. 14, a Homecoming Mass will be held at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church on campus at 11 a.m. Later from 5 to 6 p.m., the public is invited to view the student spirit displays in front of Dupré Library. The displays will remain up throughout the week.

A cake giveaway and spirit banner signing will start at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Student Union. The day’s Spirit Spot will be Gallaghers. Those ordering the Ragin’ Cajun lunch special will receive free game tickets. A faculty door decorating contest will start at 2 p.m. as will judging for the Residence Hall banner competition.

At 5 p.m., the annual Homecoming Kickoff party will begin at the Alumni Center on St. Mary Boulevard. Fans, students, and the community are invited to join the 2007 Homecoming Court, the UL Lafayette cheerleaders, Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, and Ragin’ Jazz in supporting Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns. At 7 p.m., students can enjoy Cajun Karaoke at the Student Union Ballroom.

On Oct. 16, the student Car Rally will start at 5 p.m. Following the Car Rally, a drive-in movie will be shown at the Cajun Field parking lot at 8 p.m. The Spirit Spot for Oct. 16 is WOW Wow Wingery.

Businesses will turn red on Oct. 17 during the annual Paint the Town Red competition starting at 10 a.m. In addition, students wearing red will get free pizza in the Quad at 11 a.m. Later at 7 p.m., the annual Yell Like Hell contest will start at Blackham Coliseum. Everyone is invited to join members of various student organizations, sororities and fraternities for this rally. Students will perform dances and skits.

On Oct. 18, students will be collecting canned goods during the annual Cajuns Can Care event from 10 a.m. to noon at the Alumni Center. Later at 7 p.m., the N.P.H.C. will provide entertainment with its Step Show in the Student Union Ballroom.

Homecoming Activities continue Oct. 19 with the annual Paint the Town Red contest for schools starting at 8:15 a.m. Schools within Lafayette Parish are encouraged to decorate in UL Lafayette fashion for the competition. The fun will continue with a tennis tournament at 8 a.m. at Bourgeois Courts and a golf tournament at noon at Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course. Everyone is encourage to wear red as part of a spirit day.

Also on Oct. 19, the University Wind Ensemble will entertain music lovers during a free Homecoming Concert at Angelle Hall at 7:30 p.m.

On game day Oct. 20, activities will kick into high gear as the Ragin’ Road race takes to the streets at 8 a.m. An Open House will also be held at the Alumni Center starting at 9:30 a.m. The Homecoming Parade will roll from Cajun Field at 10 a.m.

Pre-game activities at Cajun Field include the Tailgating Cookoff at 1:30 p.m. At 4 p.m., Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns will take on Florida Atlantic.

For more information about Homecoming 2007 activities, contact the Alumni Association at (337) 482-0900 or the University Program Council at (337) 482-6939.

Document last revised Thursday, October 18, 2007 11:08 AM

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