Jul 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Services, Facilities, & Activities

Cajun Card Office

Student Union, Room 134

Your Cajun Card will be the most important thing in your wallet during your time at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

First and foremost, it serves as your student ID. But the Cajun Card is also your free season pass to all Ragin’ Cajun® home games (when available), gives you admission to campus events, is your library card, meal card, building, lab, and parking pass, and gets you discounts at tons of different stores and restaurants around campus.

In addition to all that, you can load it up with Cajun Cash and use it like a debit card on campus and at a select list of off-campus favorite shops.

To receive a Cajun Card, you must be a registered student or an employee of the University.  All you need to bring is a form of picture ID and a Ragin’ Cajun smile. Processing time will take approximately 2 minutes.

Child Development Center

160 East Lewis
Lafayette, LA 70504

The Child Development Center provides the highest quality childcare and preschool services for the children of students, faculty and staff of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Our dedicated staff of childcare professionals nurture and care for infants aged twelve months through six years in our multi-classroom building located near campus on East Lewis Street.

Continuing Education

University Connection

Martin Hall, Room 169

University Connection provides access to hundreds of UL Lafayette’s classes, as well as non-traditional academic programs, to individuals for academic credit, but not currently seeking a degree. We are the gateway to higher education for non-traditional students, offering a simplified admission process.

University Connection extends educational opportunities to individuals whose age, location, or employment circumstances prevent enrollment in traditional degree-seeking programs. We serve students through different programs, such as the High School Dual Enrollment program and the DOORS (Diversified Opportunities for Older and Returning Students) Program, which provides services to non-degree seeking applicants who are 21 years of age of older.

University Connection also provides educational opportunities for post-baccalaureates, auditors, and professionals seeking further study in their fields.

Office of Professional & Continuing Education

537 Cajundome Blvd., Suite 111

The Office of Professional and Continuing Education, OPCE, is focused on providing executive professional, career and business professional learning opportunities to adult learners. Our department is positioned to create partnerships within the University, business, and professional community that will reinvest in education through robust learning opportunities. 

Professional learning will be designed primarily with a virtual footprint, with a smaller presence of face-to-face training. Professional learning courses will be designed to energize employee-employer skills management in high-need, targeted areas. OPCE will provide a digital presence that will expand the University’s posture within the region, State, and global community. Courses will be open to the adult learning population at large. In addition, courses can be customized to meet employee-specific skills training for the corporate or business community.

Virtual learning courses will be authentic and engaging for the adult learner. Courses will be delivered using a learning management platform that will allow for increased outreach and flexibility. Courses will be needs-driven to revitalize employee-employer skills management. Our instructors will be experienced and credentialled in their areas of expertise. Course completions will include continuing learning units or badging options. In addition to virtual learning courses, face-to-face courses will be provided when course content is more conducive to an in-person learning environment.

Counseling & Testing Center

Saucier Wellness Center, OK Allen Hall

The Counseling and Testing Center provides personal counseling, crisis intervention, and short-term psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups. The Center offers an unlimited number of sessions, FREE-of-charge to University students, faculty, and staff. Consultation services and workshops are available to student groups, faculty, and staff.

Department of Special Services/TRIO

DeClouet Hall, Room 106

The Department of Special Services is home to TRIO, a group of federally funded programs that help first-generation and low-income students reach their full academic potential. At UL Lafayette, we’ve been providing these services since 1972 and have helped nearly 10,000 students as they pursue a college degree. Right now, our programs serve nearly 2,000 students throughout Acadiana and at the University with free services to those who qualify.

We believe in an early start, so we work with students in the sixth grade and continue through a doctoral education.

As a TRIO participant, our services will help guide students to academic success. We will listen carefully and provide answers to give students the best opportunities while pursuing their degree and preparing for their future career. We feel very strongly about the services we offer and the environment that we provide. Our doors are always open and our staff is always ready to serve.


Division of Global Engagement

Student Union, Room 136

The Division of Global Engagement is extending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s reach beyond the edges of campus - bringing our students, faculty, and knowledge into other labs and classrooms and cultural spaces across the world. The office strives to create and develop the University’s global initiatives and provide multidisciplinary pathways to globalize education for our students, and foster research and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.

Study Abroad Programs


The Office of Study Abroad provides first-hand experiences abroad for students and faculty, giving them access to new skills, knowledge, and perspectives. This includes international internships, studies abroad, field trips, field research and service-learning projects that take place throughout the academic year.

Office of International Affairs (OIA)


The mission of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) is to:

  • Provide quality programs and services for the international community at UL Lafayette
  • Facilitate transition into the general university population
  • Promote the intellectual, emotional, physical and social growths of students while helping Acadiana learn more about international matters
  • Be involved in the linkages with foreign governments, agencies and foundations and collaborate with foreign universities

Intensive English Program


UL Lafayette’s Intensive English Program provides academic English-language training to non-native English speakers, preparing them for study at a U.S. university and success in an American community.

The Intensive English Program at UL Lafayette offers:

  • The development of strong English and intercultural skills
  • Courses in English grammar, writing, reading, and speaking
  • Qualified and experienced ESL teachers
  • Small class sizes
  • Affordable costs
  • Access to University of Louisiana at Lafayette facilities
  • Social events in the IEP and on campus

Housing & Residential Life

Buchanan Hall, Second Floor Suite

The Offices of University Housing and Residential Life are committed to enhancing student learning and personal growth by providing safe, well maintained, inclusive, and sustainable on-campus housing. Housing options range from traditional and suite style residence halls to student and family apartments. Our dedication to support the mission of the University is evident by creating purposeful residential communities and engaging with students focusing on the total guest experience.

IT Service Desk

Stephens Hall, Room 110

Information Technology provides, supports, and enhances computing and networking facilities which serve the academic and administrative needs of the University with emphasis on those which benefit multiple academic disciplines or administrative subunits. More specifically, Information Technology:

  • establishes policies and procedures which promote equitable access to computing for campus users and appropriate use of campus technology;
  • maintains the Information Technology infrastructure continuity plan;
  • responds to the needs and priorities of the administrative and support needs of faculty and student body of the University;
  • ensures the integrity and security of the University’s databases;
  • evaluates current and future information technology requirements on campus; and
  • advises and assists members of the campus community in the use of technology needed to accomplish the University’s mission.

In fulfilling its mission, Information Technology consists of five (5) primary units 1) University Computing Support Services; 2) Enterprise Application Services; 3) Network Services; 4) Security Services; and 5) Project Management Office.

Marine Survival Training Center Programs (MSTC)

200 Perimeter Road

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Marine Survival Training Center trains personnel from the petroleum, aviation and maritime industries in emergency procedures and use of the lifesaving equipment available to them.

Our mission is to provide the best marine safety training available by using state-of-the-art facilities and experienced, motivated instructors. MSTC has operated as a self-funded department of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and have trained over 500,000 students since its inception in 1988.

Military Science Program/ROTC

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a partnership program with Louisiana State University (LSU) ROTC. Although UL’s ROTC Program has existed in some form or fashion since the 1970s, our tradition of commissioning officers through our relationship with LSU is very proud, long and honored - having commissioning graduates for service in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than a century. LSU and UL Lafayette students and alumni have served this Nation faithfully both in periods of crisis and times of peace.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the United States Army uphold this shared tradition of excellence through the University’s ROTC academic Department of Military Science. This department benefits the students of UL Lafayette by providing them the opportunity to qualify for a military commission while they are also pursuing their college degrees.

The primary ROTC objectives are:

  • to enroll and motivate officer candidates;
  • to provide academically centered courses of study, which broaden students’ appreciation of and dedication to American principles;
  • to develop students’ abilities as leaders and managers;
  • and to motivate students to reach their full potential as officers. 

The goal of the ROTC program is to commission men and women who show leadership potential, have completed ROTC program requirements, and have earned a college degree.

Working together through the ROTC program, the University and the Armed Forces contribute to a common national objective of infusing young people with personal integrity, honor, personal pride, and a desire to serve the nation and the community as effective citizens.

Office of Career Services

Agnes Edwards Hall, Room 104

UL Lafayette Career Services department is a division of Student Affairs and provides services to UL Lafayette students and alumni in career planning, development, and job-seeking strategies. The department serves as a major link between students/alumni and potential employers. The Career Services staff is a team of professionals who are committed to providing quality services to our customers.

Office of Community Service

Rougeou Hall, Room 342

The faculty, staff, and students of our campus are working every day with Lafayette leaders and community members to help make this the best place to live in Louisiana.

Through direct volunteer hours, engaged research, and providing creative leadership in our community this is a century-old partnership that is as strong as our beautiful oaks. Here to stay, you’ll see us everywhere, working toward the next century of community partnership, leadership, service, and citizenship.

There are many ways to “give back” to your community. One BIG way is to volunteer your time. You can go for a one-time event or choose to be a part of the community on a regular basis. Here are a few ways for you to jump in:

  • Volunteer with the UL Lafayette Office of Sustainability and help out with the Zero Waste program on Ragin’ Cajun gamedays.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank is looking for volunteers to help feed those in need.
  • The UL Lafayette Campus Cupboard is a wonderful resource for students, faculty, and staff who need help. They can always use volunteers and donations.
  • New Hope Community Development of Acadiana has great opportunities for tutoring young children.
  • Catholic Charities of Acadiana have plenty of opportunities with sites like St. Joseph’s Diner for an individual or small group to make a difference and do good.
  • Want the perfect spring or summer day? Volunteer with our Lafayette Habitat for Humanity.
  • The United Way of Acadiana always has a thing or two happening.

UL Lafayette AmeriCorps


UL Lafayette AmeriCorps is a national community service program that lets you serve your community while earning money for school.

We are the only university-based AmeriCorps program in the state of Louisiana. Our projects focus on housing and environmental needs in our community. Members of our 30-person team work with Lafayette Habitat for Humanity, Moncus Park, and The Office of Sustainability on campus. UL Lafayette AmeriCorps members also volunteer with dozens of other non-profit organizations in our community.

Since 1996, we have had more than 800 students complete our AmeriCorps program, contributing more than 16 million hours of service to Acadiana and Louisiana. In that time we have helped to improve local education, housing, disaster response, the environment, and even established Lafayette’s own prom dress drive and giveaway, the Cinderella Project.

Becoming a member of the AmeriCorps team is extremely competitive. We seek to put together a diverse team. Our Corps members must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and able to multitask. AmeriCorps members must be open to learning and challenging themselves. If you hold these characteristics and have the desire to serve your community, then AmeriCorps is for you!

Office of Disability Services

Agnes Edwards Hall, Room 126

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at UL Lafayette is dedicated to ensuring nondiscrimination and equal access to all programs, services, and activities for qualified students with disabilities. Students with disabilities have access and opportunities to engage in the full range of experiences available to all students at UL Lafayette including curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities.  We are committed to working with students, staff, and faculty in developing and implementing the most appropriate strategies to ensure equal access while maintaining the academic standards and integrity of the mission of the university.

Here you will find eligibility information, information about our services, and critical support for a successful academic experience. We invite students to explore ODS resources, ask questions, visit with ODS staff, and utilize the programs and services designed to support your academic goals.

Office of Transportation Services

619 McKinley, Suite 100

The Office of Transportation Services’ mission is to provide quality services in a courteous, timely, and orderly manner in support of the mission of the University.

The operation of a vehicle on the campus is regarded as a privilege granted by the University in order to effectively carry out its goals and purposes. As such, the privilege may be revoked whenever it interferes with the functions of the University. Please review our website to make sure you know the rules of the road when it comes to parking, transit, and bicycling on campus.

Recreational Sports

225 Cajundome Blvd.

The mission of UL Lafayette Rec Sports is to provide innovative and exceptional programs, services, and facilities to our diverse University community. We are committed to empowering our students to engage in an active and healthy lifestyle that enhances their college experience and promotes lifelong wellness.

You will find a number of ways to get and stay active from pick-up basketball to Group Ex as well as ways to relax and unwind by getting mindful through yoga or getting some “you” time by the pool.

  • Open Recreation
    • Open Recreation Court Programming
    • Equipment Checkout
    • Rock Wall
  • Sports
    • Club Sports
    • Intramurals
  • Fitness
    • Group Exercise
    • Personal Training
    • Small Group Training
  • Aquatics
    • Student Aquatics Center
    • Red Cross Courses

Student Health Services

Saucier Wellness Center, O.K. Allen Hall

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Health Services has a caring staff of licensed professionals who are experienced with the practice of medicine in a college setting. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing UL Lafayette students with the best medical care possible.

The mission of Student Health Services is to provide quality, accessible, cost-sensitive primary medical care and active health promotion to students within the campus community.

University Libraries

Edith Garland Dupré Library

Edith Garland Dupré Library provides access to resources spanning more than 1.5 million bound volumes, 2 million microform units, 6,000 serial titles, print and non-print backfiles, over 250 databases, 560,000+ eBooks, 100+ research guides, an array of items from special collections, U.S. government information, and much more.

  • Dupré Library Catalog
  • Online Library Resources
  • Cajun & Creole Music Collection (CCMC)
  • Ernest J. Gaines Center
  • Louisiana Room (which includes the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room)
  • Rare Book Collection
  • University Archives & Manuscripts Collection
  • U.S. Government Information
  • Blanco Public Policy Center

As a UL Lafayette student, faculty, or staff member, you have full access to library resources either through the Dupré Library Catalog or an extensive range of research databases. Online resources are available on and off-campus. You may search the holdings of affiliated libraries including the following:

  • Instructional Materials Center and Reading Center-located in Maxim Doucet Hall, Room 101B & 104 and houses materials to be used in classroom instruction on the elementary and secondary levels
  • William S. Patout III Sugar Library-in Patoutville, LA
  • Hilliard Art Museum-located on campus

The library is home to several high-traffic student computer labs on the 1st and 2nd floors. These computer labs are open to students during Library Hours.

  • Gloria S. Cline Bibliographic Instruction Laboratory (Bib Lab) SMART Classroom-30 computers, a podium with a workstation, projection system, telephone conferencing, and other equipment
  • Graduate Student Computer Lab-6 computers
  • Reference Online Center (ROC) Lab-24 computers
  • STEP Labs-150 computers and 3 printers

The library welcomes visitors, guests, and researchers who may use library books, periodicals, online resources, archival collections, Federal Depository Library, and other materials on-site for general and research purposes.

Jazzman’s Café & Bakery is located in the rear of the building on the 1st floor.