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Science Day

Thinking of choosing a major in the sciences? Come to Science Day!

Science Day is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors with an interest in the sciences to get a sneak peek at life as a college student with a major in one of the units of the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences. All participating students will get to:

  • Experience a "day in the life" as a science major with up-close laboratory demonstrations and presentations in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Informatics, Geology and Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Physics;
  • Visit with future College of Sciences classmates, faculty, and staff to get the inside scoop on classes, organizations, research opportunities, and more;
  • Visit with University personnel to learn more about admissions, dual enrollment, financial aid, housing, scholarships, and more;
  • Meet potential employers and personnel from UL Lafayette Career Services to start planning a career.

There is no admission charge for Science Day and this event is open to the public.

Science Day 2022, Sponsored by Halliburton

Friday 11 November 2022
7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Science Day 2022, Sponsored by Halliburton runs from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm on Friday, 11 November 2022. Activities will be located in the UL Lafayette Student Union and in some laboratories on campus.


There is no admission charge but registration is required. Registration is open until all spaces are filled. Register now.

Schedule: November 11, 2022

7:30-8:00 am: Check-in at the Student Union Ballroom (map, Union floor plan) to receive group assignment, eat breakfast, and pick-up t-shirt (if applicable).

8:00-8:30 am: Welcome remarks by Dr. Azmy Ackleh, Dean of the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences, and College of Sciences Junior/Senior Student (Union Ballroom, E).

8:45 am-12:15pm: Group Tours:
A. School of Computing and Informatics: Oliver Hall (map, A)
B. Department of Biology: Billeaud Hall (map, B)
C. Department of Chemistry: Montgomery Hall (map, C)
D. Department of Physics: Broussard Hall (map, D)
E. Alumni Q and A : Student Union Ballroom (map, E, Union floor plan)
F. Department of Mathematics: Student Union Forum Room (map, F, Union floor plan)
G. School of Geosciences: Hamilton Hall (map, G)

12:15-1:00pm: Check-out at Union Ballroom to receive school excuse, eat lunch, and catch bus or shuttle.

Program brochure

A printed version of this Science Day 2022, Sponsored by Halliburton program brochure (pdf) will be provided to each participant on Friday morning.


Find the parking locations on this map.
Find the Student Union (pick-up and drop-off location) and event locations on this map.
Find your way around the Student Union on this map.


All students and other participants arriving in cars are asked to park free at Blackham Coliseum and ride the free shuttle from there to the UL Lafayette Campus. The shuttle drop off and pick-up will be at the Student Union. (see maps section)

All attendees arriving on school buses are to be dropped off and picked up at the bus stop in front of the Student Union (off McKinley Street). School buses may then park at Cajun Field until time for pick-up. Bus drivers are welcome to take the UL Lafayette bus from Cajun Field to the UL Lafayette campus to attend Science Day events, if they wish. (see maps section)