The campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette was full of activities today as the annual block party kicked off and the homecoming court handed out cupcakes.
On Monday, people were able to take advantage of "Red Dot Discounts" from businesses on Saint Mary Boulevard.
This was a way for local vendors to connect with students, staff and alumni on campus while also building momentum for homecoming week.
The homecoming court was in on the excitement as they met with students and gave out cupcakes as students made their way to class.
KATC spoke to a senior who said he is happy to see everyone enjoying themselves.
The festivities continued throughout the day with the university programming council's fashion show at the Cajundome where students modeled clothing made and designed by their peers.
The two-day "Paint the Town Red" contest starts Tuesday where businesses and schools will show off their Vermilion and white spirit.
Judges will pick winners in a range of categories leading up to the big game on October 1, 2022.
See below for Paint the Town Red bus route.