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Honors Cording Ceremony

Celebrating Excellence

When students have completed the requirements of the Honors Program, the Provost of the university awards the students their Cords, which are the ropes with tassels worn during graduation ceremonies. At Cording Ceremony, parents are able to take pictures of their student, and the student is able to showcase a senior research poster. The research poster is a project that the student did at some point during their courses at UL Lafayette, and the Honors program prints and showcases the poster at the ceremony. The student is then able to take this poster with them for use during job interviews, graduate school interviews, and as a personal reminder of their hard work and dedication to academic excellence. A reception is held after the ceremony with wonderful food and a sociable atmosphere of accomplishment and pride. Additionally, students fill out an exit survey which the Honors Program uses to improve and shape the program via feedback directly from the students.


Honors believes in our students, and works hard to promote their hard work, love of learning, and sense of social commitment. When students leave from the program, Honors wants to recognize them and remind them: Congratulations, you worked, experienced, and learned; you persevered, connected with others, and acted as a leader. Congratulations!

You are Honors Alumni.

UL Lafayette Honors Program 3rd Floor Fundraiser


Go Here to See Pictures from the 2016 Honors Soiree d'Excellence

In 2014 the Honors Program presented a night of enchantment and pride, the Honors Soiree' d'Excellence. The Honors Program was able to raise nearly $5,000 with the help and proceeds of many students, professors, and community leaders for the expansion of the 3rd Floor of Judice-Rickels Hall. In 2016, the Honors Program supplied another opportunity for individuals, family members, alumni, and friends of the program to gather and dine in honor of the program and in order to raise funds for the 3rd floor expansion. Provided is a brief video created by Honors Students explaining our continued need.

If you would like to help us continue to increase the expansion of our 3rd floor, please do not hesitate to donate.

Donations can be made by clicking here.