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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.

February 16th, 2018

Travel website lauds University's role as region's cultural steward

A travel website ranked Lafayette among “America’s Most Artistic Towns” – and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette... Read More ➝
February 14th, 2018

Band of historians: Ensemble dives into Big Easy’s complex musical past

Add history to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Wind Ensemble’s repertoire. The University’s concert band will... Read More ➝
February 5th, 2018

Museum's spring season to feature photography, painting and collage

Regional mythologies and human reactions to natural disaster will be among themes explored as part of the Paul and... Read More ➝
February 21st, 2018

Poetry Lecture: Four Independent Poets

Poetry Lecture  by Professor Emerita Catharine Brosman, Tulane University.  “Four Independent Louisiana Poets” Among... Read More ➝
February 22nd, 2018

Ragin' Cajuns vs TBA - Softball