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Honors Memories and Archive

We have proudly gathered together pictures of memories from the past 40 years of the Honors Program here at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Pictures show alumni doing what Ragin' Cajun Honors students do best, finding happiness through knowledge. You will notice a number of years that are listed, each one containing a multitude of pictures. Each of these pictures was hand-scanned and entered as a part of this collection to archive USL/UL Lafayette Honors' history.

                                                                                                Ernest Gaines and Dr. Patricia Rickels
At Honors, we recognize that our program arose from the efforts of many, and our culture prospered from the participation of our students. We honor those who have come through these hallowed halls with the recognition that their memories of seasons past are still poignant and valued.
If you have any pictures from being in Honors at UL Lafayette or when it was USL and would like to contribute them to the Honors Memories Gallery, please email these pictures or videos to
This picture shows the Pre-Renovated Judice-Rickels Hall circa 1998, then only known as Judice Hall. As shown in the picture, the building had a long way to go to become the beautiful building it is today.


This picture shows the Old Union's Forum, the original home for the Honors Seminar for 3 decades, which has been greatly missed. For 4 years, seminar has resided in Moody Hall while the new Student Union was constructed. Sadly, a new Forum was not constructed for the Honors Program in the new Student Union. However, in Spring 2016, Honors Seminar will have a new home at Griffin Hall in the first floor auditorium.



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.