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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.

August 16th, 2018

University offsets economic challenges through self sufficiency

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette continues to protect its academic core, set research records, make... Read More ➝
August 15th, 2018

Research and development expenditures top $100 million

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has exceeded $100 million in research and development expenditures for the... Read More ➝
August 14th, 2018

Green guide: Master plan to steer University's sustainability efforts

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has issued a master plan that will govern its ground – and water and air –... Read More ➝
August 22nd, 2018

Educators Night

The museum invites educators to spend a fun and relaxing evening at the museum. Learn about current and upcoming... Read More ➝
August 22nd, 2018

Creative Conversations: Live Music with Caribbean Brass

The Hilliard Museum kicks off our Fall Creative Conversations with a performance by musician Ray Theaux, and a video... Read More ➝
August 22nd, 2018

Live Music with Caribbean Brass

The Hilliard Museum kicks off our Fall Creative Conversations with a performance by musician Ray Theaux, and a video... Read More ➝

Ragin' Cajun Cam