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Judice-Rickels Hall

Located on St. Mary Boulevard accross from Dupre Library, Judice-Rickels Hall was dedicated to the Honors Program in 2001. Its beautiful gardens were designed and planted by the Honors' students in conjunction with the University grounds keepers. Judice-Rickels Hall was named for the Judice Family who donated the land to the University and Rickels for the couple who guided the Honors Program for so many years—Drs. Milton and Pat Rickels.


Honors students consider Judice-Rickels their home away from home. They have a "Quiet" lounge where they can study or read a good book. If they wish to relax and enjoy the company of friends they can use the "Noisy" Lounge to chat or play games.

Attached to the noisy lounge is a full kitchen where students can eat their breakfast or lunch. It has a full refrigerator, two microwaves, a toaster oven, and is stocked with coffee and snacks.


Upstairs they can use the Honors Computer lab with iMacs and Windows computers, as well as enjoy the use of a free copy machine. Also available on the second floor is a full staff to answer questions and advise students on Honors Courses.

Location & Hours

401 E. St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday thru Thursday
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM Friday

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.