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Cypress Lake is a treasured campus landmark. It is a carefully controlled and delicate wetland teeming with plants and wildlife such as bass, catfish, red-ear turtles, blue herons, and, of course, alligators.

UL Lafayette was the first university in the country with such a wetland on campus.

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Students at UL Lafayette have the greatest classroom in the world for learning about wetland ecosystems and management—Cypress Lake.

By observing, examining, and engaging with this environment, students understand the balance of nature and what humans can do to protect it—and help it thrive.

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Every year students, faculty, and staff gather for canoe races in Cypress Lake during Lagniappe Week. Two per canoe, they paddle as quickly as they can through the water, around the cypress trees, and back to shore.

July 25th, 2016

UL Lafayette center draws scholars of Ernest Gaines’ work

John Lowe, an English professor at the University of Georgia, is researching a biography of Ernest J. Gaines, or, as... Read More ➝
July 20th, 2016

Stewart to focus on economic development in new role

Dr. Geoffrey Stewart has been named The Moody Company/BORSF Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Regional Business... Read More ➝
July 11th, 2016

University professor archiving history of vanishing coastal community

Dr. Heather Stone, an assistant professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has spent a lot of time on Isle... Read More ➝
August 6th, 2016

Usher Syndrome in Louisiana Symposium

Learn more about what it means to have Usher Syndrome (genetic deaf-blindness), what is being done in Louisiana, and... Read More ➝
August 22nd, 2016

First Day of Classes

Classes for the Fall semester begin on August 22, 2016. Freshmen start off the semester with Cajun Connection on... Read More ➝
October 12th, 2016

Ragin' Cajuns vs. Appalachian State (Football)

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