When the university opened its doors on September 18, 1901, 100 students and eight faculty planted the seeds of the university to come on a single plot of 25 acres.
Now, more than a century later, those 25 acres are just a small part of the university's bustling 1,400-acre footprint. With 261 buildings and almost 4.2 million square feet, the university's physical influence reaches past the heart of Lafayette and into the surrounding communities.
But as the university forges ahead, the size of its ambition might prove insupportable by a campus a step behind its own intentions.
With a few steps through the doors of Griffin Hall, you can see the Advanced Computer Technology and Research Hall, UL's latest academic building, which houses the school's nationally-ranked computer science program.
Cody Daigle • email@example.com • July 29, 2008