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Freshmen First Down & Red Run

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Freshmen First Down and Red Run are UL Lafayette traditions which happen annually at the first home football game of each season. Led by University president Dr. E. Joseph Savoie and the UL Athletic Director, it is one of the most memorable experiences UL Lafayette offers to its students. No sign up is necessary! 

Freshmen First Down (football tailgating)
Saturday Sept. 7, 2019

Tailgate with UPC right outside Gate E of Cajun Field starting at 3:30pm. Freshmen First Down is a free tailgating event that is one of our Ragin' Cajun Traditions! 

Red Run
Saturday Sept. 7, 2019


Meet at the UPC tailgate tent at 6:00pm before going "backstage" at Cajun Field. A red tshirt will be provided so all our new students can run in a wave of red across the football field immediately prior to kickoff at 6:30pm. UL Lafayette President, Dr. Savoie, even joins in on the tradition as the class of 2023 runs out from the tunnel, across the field, and fills the student section!