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Students getting ready for Homecoming Week at UL

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 14:17:39-05

UL Students are getting a start on Homecoming week by painting the windows of the Student Union.

The "Paint your Pride" event began this morning and continues throughout the afternoon, as student organizations decorate the windows of the union.

"This is one of the first days of Homecoming Week, there are events planned all week. This one is Paint Your Pride, and some of UL's student organizations are going to come paint on the windows of the Union," says Sage Aucoin, of UL's Student Orientation Staff. "It's a good way to see all the organizations that make up UL and showcase all we have to offer."

Aucoin said it's important to have events like this when so much of life is virtual now.

"We have a lot of culture here at UL, each student brings their own strengths to this university. I hope this shows them all UL has to offer, and the organizations they can join in coming years," Aucoin said.

The event continues today until 5 p.m. Later today, the Ragin' Rock and Bowl will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. at Rock 'n' Bowl de Lafayette, 905 Jefferson St. Attendees will bowl and enjoy refreshments. Registration is $25 per person.

Here's more info about Homecoming Week events:

University of Louisiana at Lafayette students, alumni and football fans won't have to wait until the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns square off against the Arkansas State Red Wolves to enjoy Homecoming 2020.

The game, in which the Ragin' Cajuns will face the Arkansas State Red Wolves, will kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Cajun Field. First, however, a pep rally, scavenger hunt and decorating contests are among activities planned for Homecoming Week. "Timeless Traditions" is the Homecoming 2020 theme.

On Monday, Nov. 2, when a Campus Scavenger Hunt begins at noon. Students will have several days to search for small, University-themed footballs hidden at various spots across campus. The most-successful hunters will earn prizes from the University Program Council.

Also Monday, students who visit Cypress Lake Plaza outside the Student Union between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. can enjoy free cupcakes. The UPC will hand out the treats, while they last, as part of its Cupcake Giveaway.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Movie Madness will feature two showings of the film "Invisible Man." The curtain will rise at 7 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. Both showings will be held in the green space between Baker Hall and the Taft Street parking garage.

Also Tuesday, businesses participating in the Paint the Town Red competition will earn a chance at bragging rights. Photos of their displays of Ragin' Cajun spirit and pride must be submitted by day's end to be considered for a first- or second-place finish in interior and exterior decorating categories.

University supporters are encouraged to be on the look out for displays, especially on Wednesday, Nov. 4, which is Paint the Town Red Day. The competition is sponsored by the UL Lafayette Alumni Association.

Also Wednesday, the Wear Red, Get Fed event and Campus Cupboard Food Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Student Union near Cypress Lake. Attendees who wear Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns gear will get a free lunch. They'll also get a chance to return the favor by donating nonperishable food and hygiene products to the University's Campus Cupboard.

A performance by hypnotist Chris Jones at 7 p.m. Wednesday will be held in the Student Union's Atchafalaya Ballroom. Jones, who is from Chicago, appeared in Season 10 of "America's Got Talent."

The Yell Like Hell Pep Rally will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Quadrangle. Members of the Homecoming Court, cheerleaders and the Louisiana Ragin' Jazz dance team will attend.

At 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, a metal replica of the official University rings worn by alumni and students will be dedicated. The small statue sits in the foyer of the Student Union's McKinley Street entrance.

Here's a link to the University's page about homecoming.