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UL celebrates Homecoming Week, tops it off with big win

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Posted at 8:37 PM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-02 23:57:58-04

This last week was Homecoming Week over at UL, and the campus and all of Acadiana were adorned in vermilion and white.

Events were held throughout the week of October 27 - November 2 to celebrate, starting with a Homecoming Mass at Our Lady of Wisdom.

There was the Homecoming block party, a campus scavenger hunt, an escape room, and the annual Paint the Town Red competition, where businesses and schools show their Cajun pride.

Saturday was the final day of Homecoming Week. This morning at 10 a.m., the homecoming parade rolled down the streets of campus. Starting at Blackham Coliseum, the parade traveled down Cajundome Boulevard, turned onto Johnston, and finally onto St. Mary. The parade wrapped up at the Alumni Center.

Fans joined the floats in wearing red and white as the parade made its way to campus.

Chords of the traditional Ragin' Cajun Fight Song could be heard as the Pride of Acadiana led the way, as floats followed full of students and alumni throwing beads and the UL sign.

One attendee, Tonia Davey, explained why she and her family were at the parade.

"Our daughter marches for the Cajun Pride, so we're absolutely going to support them...Meet up with some people I went to school here with years ago, and just have a good time."

Homecoming festivities wrapped up tonight at Cajun Field, where the Cajuns hosted the Texas State Bobcats, winning 31-3.

The Cajuns' win and another Homecoming Week was capped with a beautiful sunset at Cajun Field.

Until next year, Allons!