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UL Homecoming events, road closures ahead of parade

Posted at 10:41 AM, Nov 01, 2019

UL Lafayette has announced a few road closures for their homecoming parade on Saturday, November, 2.

Festivities for homecoming wrap up on Saturday with the Homecoming Parade, tailgating and Ragin' Cajuns football.

UL officials say that with the parade being so popular, a few roads will be closed.

The following road closures will be in effect from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm:

  • Johnston Street from South College to St. Mary Blvd.
  • St. Mary Blvd from Johnston Street to Taft Street
  • Girard Park Circle will remain closed from East Lewis to Hospital Drive due to construction.

Read more on homecoming events below.

On Friday, Nov. 1, the Bill Bass Open Golf Tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course. Golfers will enjoy food and camaraderie before a noon tee time for the four-person scramble.

The National Panhellinic Greek Expo will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Cajundome Convention Center. Fraternity and sorority members will perform during the step show.

Homecoming Day begins with an open house from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Alumni Center. Attendees can connect with fellow alumni, enjoy breakfast and beverages, and watch the Homecoming Parade from the center’s front lawn.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Blackham Coliseum. The parade will travel from Johnston Street to St. Mary Blvd., then right onto the boulevard. A float carrying the queen, the king and their courts will stop in front of the Alumni Center for a toast by University President Dr. Joseph Savoie.

The game day Cajun Walk will start at 1:30 p.m. on Reinhardt Drive. The Pride of Acadiana Marching Band’s pregame performance will be at 3:45 p.m. at Cajun Field.

That night, the Christiana Smith African-American Alumni Chapter will celebrate its annual “Sweet Sounds of Sharing.” Proceeds from the reception will benefit the Christiana Smith endowed scholarship fund. The event will be held at 8 p.m. at the Student Union Bayou Bijou room.