It’s homecoming week at the university of Louisiana at Lafayette.
This weekend’s football game will be the Ragin’ Cajuns’ first home game on a Saturday in over a month.
Elementary schools across Lafayette Parish are painting the town red. This is one of the many activities to get everyone excited for the big homecoming game this weekend.
Painting The Town Red, a display of pride for the Ragin’ Cajuns, is one of the many activities for ul’s homecoming week.
It helps spreads school spirit across the community.
Mandi Fuselier and Monique Villien are both UL alumna and say that a lot of planning has gone into this 2016 homecoming week.
“This year we are really focusing on tradition and trying to get as many alumni and students back on campus to celebrate with us,” says Fuselier.
Yell Like Hell, a pep rally for students, will bring a rumble to Parc International Thursday night from 7:30- 10 pm.
Loud noises and music will be followed by a paint party in Downtown Lafayette.
As for Friday, everyone even pets, are expected to wear red.
Fuselier tells us that Friday is busy day too. “Friday we also have a tennis tournament, Downtown Alive pep rally, and we do a pub crawl right after Downtown Alive.”
Gameday kicks off with a 5k race at the Alumni Center, followed by a parade that’ll make its way through the campus.
Tents are already being set up by tailgaters at the stadium.
Christian hayes, a Junior at UL says his favorite part is tailgating for the football game. “There’s a lot of good food out there,” he adds.
The Ragin’ Cajuns will take on the ZIdaho Vandals 4pm Saturday at Cajun Field.