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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

620 McKinley St
P O Box 43614

Lafayette, Louisiana 70504

1000Largest Group
19Meeting Rooms
5,000Overnight Guests
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  • Cypress LakeCypress Lake
      
  • University Student UnionUniversity Student Union
      
  • Atchafalaya BallroomAtchafalaya Ballroom
      
  • Atchafalaya BallroomAtchafalaya Ballroom
      
  • Half Acthafalaya BallroomHalf Acthafalaya Ballroom
      
  • Bayou BijouBayou Bijou
      
  • Bayou BijouBayou Bijou
      
  • Forum ABForum AB
      
  • LouisianeLouisiane
      
  • Evangeline Art GalleryEvangeline Art Gallery
      
  • Magnolia RoomMagnolia Room
      
  • Pelican, River, Bayou, and ShadowsPelican, River, Bayou, and Shadows
      
  • Derrick and AcadianDerrick and Acadian
      
  • Courtyard and PorchCourtyard and Porch
      
  • PatioPatio
      
  • Oaks BalconyOaks Balcony
      
  • Rose GardenRose Garden
      
  • Residence HallResidence Hall
      
  • Residence HallResidence Hall
      
  • Common Area in Residence HallCommon Area in Residence Hall
      
  • TV Room in Residence HallTV Room in Residence Hall
      
  • Alligator at Cyrpress LakeAlligator at Cyrpress Lake
      
  • Cypress Lake Dining HallCypress Lake Dining Hall
      
  • Cypress Dining HallCypress Dining Hall
      
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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette boasts 40,000 square feet of versatile space centered around our authentic Cypress Lake teeming with alligators, turtles and other wildlife. Offering a contemporary feel with a sleek design, our Union can be transformed to fit any event. The newly built overnight accommodations offer comfort with southern hospitality!
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Lafayette Regional / 5
Public Transportation Options:
Bus
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Onsite
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls, Hotel-Like, Suite Style and Apartments
Bath Type(s):
Private and Semi-private
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
1000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
19
Largest Classroom Style:
456
Largest Theatre Style:
1,000
Number of Overnight Guests:
5,000
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Nellie Watkins, University Catering Director, can answer any food and beverage questions. She may be reached at 337-482-9037 or Nellie.Watkins@Sodexo.com. UL Lafayette does allow professional outside catering for food and beverage. The caterer must have a Department of Health and Hospitals license. If booked in the ballroom, the group or caterer will be asked to provide insurance. No homemade food is allowed. If alcohol is served, an ATC permit is required and all bartenders must possess bar cards. Louisiana Spice Catering specializes in Weddings, Private Catering, Sporting events, Tailgating, Bar Services, Corporate Meetings, On and Off campus catering, and Group Luncheons.
Must Use In-house Catering:
No
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Phone:
337-482-6400
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Party
Youth Retreat/Camp




Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Atchafalaya Ballroom The Atchafalaya Ballroom gives a modern feel with high ceilings, silver chandeliers, and state of the art sound system. The tile floors offer space for a dance floor an/or a celebration including confetti, rice, or rose petals.  The Ballroom rental includes 2 microphones of your choice, 2 podiums, and 2 screens & projectors. Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, charging stations, tables and chairs are provided. Combined with the Southern ambiance of the University, we're sure guest will leave with smiles.

7,980
Half of the Atchafalaya Ballroom With the capacity of up to 150 reception style, half of the ballroom is the perfect place to have a quaint event. Silver chandeliers and high ceilings adds to the scope of the room. For Half of the Ballroom the rental includes 1 microphone of your choice, 1 podium, and 1 screen & projector. Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, charging stations, tables and chairs are provided.

4,000
Ballroom Foyer The Ballroom Foyer is the perfect place to welcome your guests with passed hors d'oeuvres or champagne. This space is complimentary when you rent the entire ballroom.

Oaks Balcony The Oaks Balcony is nestled above our oak trees, guarding the main entrance to The Union. This is a quiet and shaded area that offers a wonderful view of the tree lined street below. The white pergola and glass doors offer a refreshing and open atmosphere. This balcony setting has the capacity to house 100 guests.

3,300
The Patio The Patio is next to our Cypress Lake- a managed wetland teeming with alligators, birds, and turtles. This location will certainly add some natural beauty to your event.

5,180
Courtyard and 'Porch' Our Courtyard and 'Porch' are the center of our space surrounded on 3 sides by the Union and the 4th side by the swamp which offers a perfect backdrop for an outdoor ceremony and/or reception. Our lit arches create a subtle ambiance for an evening event. 

19,322
Cypress Lake Plaza Our newest venue offers the best view of the swamp from an extended overlook. With a marble fleur de lis as your centerpiece, this space is perfect for receptions. One end of this space is a grassy knoll, perfect for an outdoor crawfish boil. 

Louisiane Room With floor to ceiling windows, our Louisiane Room has an outdoor feel with indoor comfort to accommodate up to 100 guest. This rental includes a screen and projector.

1,248
Evangeline Room Frosted windows, track lighting and brick walls makes this room a unique experience. The floor–to–ceiling windows overlooking our Courtyard add to the breadth of the room. It can accommodate up to 50 guest reception style. This rental includes a screen and projector.

1,008
Helma Constantine AB With the capacity of up to 160 guests, classroom up front and theater in the back, Helma Constantine AB’s rental includes a built in screen and projector. Half of Helma Constantine may be rented for smaller events up to 70 guests in the horseshoe, tiered built in tables.

2,340
Teche Room The Teche meeting room is located on the first floor of The Union and has a wall of windows overlooking the front lawn. The oak trees provide shade and a wonderful view, which adds an intimate setting to this room. With the capacity of up to 40 guests, the Teche Room includes a built in screen and projector.

800
Vermillion Room Located next to the ballroom, this is the perfect for a green room or added space with the ballroom. With the capacity of up to 24 guest reception style. The rental includes a screen and projector. 

506
Pelican, River, Bayou or Shadows  For a more business feel with the capacity of up to 40 guests, the Pelican, River, Bayou or Shadow Rooms includes a built in screen and projector. Each of these rooms are located on the second floor of The Union and have a similar layout. Each room has the ability to be divided into a smaller room to accommodate any event size.

726
Magnolia With the capacity of up to 64 guest, the Magnolia room rental includes a screen and projector. This room is located on the second floor of The Union. This room has the ability to be divided into a smaller room to accommodate any event size.

1,056

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Residence Hall 2500 Residence Halls Shared yes
Apartments 600 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes

Catering

  • Catering Services
    Nellie Watkins, University Catering Director, can answer any food and beverage questions. She may be reached at 337-482-9037 or Nellie.Watkins@sodexo.com.

    UL Lafayette does allow professional outside catering for food and beverage. The caterer must have a Department of Health and Hospitals license. If booked in the ballroom, the group or caterer will be asked to provide insurance. No homemade food is allowed. If alcohol is served, an ATC permit is required and all bartenders must possess bar cards.

    Louisiana Spice Catering specializes in Weddings, Private Catering, Sporting events, Tailgating, Bar Services, Corporate Meetings, On and Off campus catering, and Group Luncheons.

Dining

  • Cyrpress Dining Hall
    Located on the second floor in The Union, Cypress Dining Hall provides a buffet-style cafeteria for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Cajun Cafe
    Located on the first floor of The Union, the Cajun Cafe provides guests a unique Cajun cuisine option. This quick service food location is a great lunch option if you’re on the go! Take you meal outside and relax next to Cypress Lake.
  • McAlister's To Go
    The McAlister’s Deli, located on the first floor of The Union, gives guests soup, sandwich and salad options. This quick service deli is a great lunch spot that also offers indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the Union Courtyard.
  • The Brew
    The Brew can be found on the first floor of The Union and proudly serves Starbucks Coffee. This coffee shop has lounge seating and tables for breaks. Enjoy a delicious Sophie P’s cupcake from a local bakery while you’re there!
  • Jamba Juice
    Jamba Juice is located in Bourgeois Hall, near Cajun Field on South Campus. Jamba Juice provides students and guests a refreshing mix of juices and drinks. Accessible based upon reservation.
  • Zeus
    Zeus on campus is a Greek restaurant that serves anything from hummus to gyros sandwiches. Zeus is located behind the library on the south side of main campus. This location is shaded by large cascading oak trees, so you can enjoy your meal outdoors.
  • Jazzman's Cafe
    Jazzman’s is a coffee shop located on the first floor of our campus library. In addition to coffee, this shop offers bagels, sandwiches, fruit and more. If you are looking for a quiet area to work away from the traffic of campus, visit Jazzman’s cafe!
  • Cafe Fleur de Lis
    This cafe is located in Legacy Park, an apartment complex on the south side of main campus. This cafe menu changes every semester, but you can always find a local menu that is sure to please your taste buds.
  • Ragin Cajun Food Court
    Hungry for Chick-fil-a or sushi? Visit this food court to grab a crowd favorite while walking through campus. It is located in the Conference Center on main campus.
  • Acadiana Bagel Shoppe
    Enjoy a customized bagel at the Bagel Shoppe. You can pick from breakfast and dinner options.

Services

ServiceDescription
Secure Access All guests are given access cards to their building which ensures safety.

Conference Coordination and Planning The University's Union and Housing staff are able to help you achieve your dream conference through planning and coordinating.

Parking Parking is available upon request.

Kitchen Ammenities Residence Halls have full kitchens located on the first floor of each building excluding Harris Hall.

Front Desk Agents Front desk agents are located in each residence hall to ensure safety of all residents and answer any questions a guest may have.

Common Rooms Common rooms are in each residence hall. Common rooms are equipped with large TVs and seating areas to accomodate many people.

Internet Access Internet is available in every building and meeting rooms. Residential hall rooms are equipped with ethernet access.

Technology

TypeDescription
Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access

Charging Stations

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Downtown Lafayette Visit Downtown Lafayette to fulfill all of your needs as it is the perfect place to eat, drink, and shop. From cafes to speciality shops, you are sure to enjoy your time walking the streets of Downtown Lafayette.

Vermilionville Vermilionville is a representation of an early Acadian settlement. Learn about the crafts from local artisans who work on site. Once you visit Vermilionville you will know a true day in the life of an Acadian settler. Located 2.5 miles from main campus.

Acadian Village This location of authentic homes was created to tribute the integrity of homebuilders from the 19th century. Acadian Village is a quaint recreated village shaded by oaks on the bayou. Stop by to learn how homes were made and walk through actual homes donated by our ancestors. Located 7 miles from main campus.

“UL Horse farm” or Lafayette Central Park This 100 acres of green land and towering oaks is the perfect place to escape from the bustle of Lafayette. This land offers great space to play outside with friends, family, and pets. The farm is open to the public and offers multiple shaded areas to relax and even hang up a hammock! Located 2 miles from main campus.

Avery Island Visit Avery Island to learn how Tabasco was created, the greenhouse, a walking tour, and the barrel warehouse. Located 45 minutes south of Lafayette.

Lake Martin Take a tour of Lake Martin on a pontoon to enjoy all of nature - birds, alligators, and greenery. Lake Martin is a bird watcher’s paradise.

Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin' Located in Baton Rouge, this water and amusement park is Louisiana's largest park that is fun for the whole family. Concerts are held throughout the year and are included in a regular ticket purchase. Swim during the day to cool off in the hot Louisiana sun then relax on the ferris wheel.

Testimonials

  • "My dad used to tell me stories about the dorms. Now they're totally different. They're like a hotel room. It's beautiful.
    It's wonderful to be able to wake up ten minutes before class, and still be on time. Living on campus makes you feel like you are a part of a community; like you are already involved.
    I encourage incoming freshman to students, always be yourseld, and branch out to meet new people."
    Taylor Pons, Senior Education Major

  • "We want you to know how absolutely thrilled and delighted we were with the service you provided."
    Ceci and Michael Neustrom

  • "Patty and Tracie have been so easy to work with!"
    Kali M. Treuling

  • "Wonderful venue for events! Great staff and beautiful views!"
    Alyssa Simoneaux

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