Things looked far different circa July 14, 1898. That’s when it all began for the new Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute.
The first brick was laid in 1900, and then classes began in September 1901. Enrollment topped out at 145 students. A few classrooms dotted a patch of barren farmland. Degree programs included agriculture, stenography and mechanics.
We offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Our offerings range from the humanities to hard sciences, and we are among the nation’s leaders in areas such as computer science, environmental biology, and nursing.
Current research underway at the university includes:
College is different from high school in a number of ways. You have more choices, you have to buy your own books, and you will have more control over you daily schedule. Another difference will be how you go about establishing reasonable accommodations for your disability. Understanding and preparing for those differences now will save you a lot of trouble.
There are three key differences I want to prepare you for. First, you as the student must initiate the process. Second, you will be asked to provide documentation of your needs. And finally, decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
Centrally located on the main campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Edith Garland Dupré Library is at the heart of the University. Here, you have access to millions of volumes and e-resources.Explore our resources or take a break to sip a coffee in Jazzman's Café. Feel free to use one of our 200+ computers, or learn about the library's resources in our SMART classroom.
ResNet: UL Lafayette ResNet is a campus network that provides a dedicated network connection for students living in the residence halls/apartment complex. A direct network connection allows fast and easy access to campus resources and the internet. Secure wireless ResNet is also available for use in the residence halls/apartment complex.
All residents are in close proximity to Student Health Services, which includes a medical clinic offering the services of full-time physicians, nurse practitioners, and several nurses. Student Health Services includes the Counseling and Testing Center, which offers professional counselors and a staff psychologist available to counsel students free of charge. The services are included in your fees.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located in Lafayette, a city of 125,000 situated in an area of south Louisiana known as Acadiana.
The campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which includes demonstration farms, recreational areas, the New Iberia Research Center, and the University Research Park, is in fact an "in-use arboretum" and reflects the beauty and culture of Acadiana.
The campus today consists of 274 buildings with over 4 million square feet of building area and more than 1,300 acres of grounds. The main campus occupies 145 acres in Lafayette. The immediate environs of the University are attractive residential areas, shopping venues, and a public park.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette currently has around 200 student organizations