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Welcome from Patricia F. Cottonham,
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
& Dean of Students

Dear Students,

Welcome to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette! We are happy to have you join the Ragin Cajun family.   As you begin your academic career, you are embarking on a path full of promise and hope.   The Dean of Students Office is committed to working with you and challenging you on this wonderful journey to take full advantage of the opportunities you will find at this great institution.

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of all students.   We have outstanding faculty and a caring staff, a beautiful campus and an atmosphere conducive to your academic goals.   We encourage you to join one or more of our 150 student organizations.   All of them offer opportunities for leadership development, academic support, networking, personal growth and community service.   Our campus leaders are involved in Student Government, Greek Life, Student Orientation Staff, University Program Council, Recreational Sports and the list goes on.

Walk the campus, ask questions, meet faculty and staff and learn all you can about your University.   Study hard, make new friends, get involved and have fun.   These are the best of times for you.   We are here to help in any way we can.   We hope you reach all of your goals and realize all your dreams.

See you around campus.


Patricia Frilot Cottonham
Dean of Students

P.O. Box 43970
Lafayette, LA 70504-3970
Tel: (337) 482-6276


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