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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.

December 11th, 2019

Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies set for Friday, Dec. 20

Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be conferred during the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Fall... Read More ➝
December 5th, 2019

Short-lived weekly offered Lafayette ‘what you would expect’ – and more

When readers of the weekly Lafayette Guide opened their newspapers on Oct. 31, 1963, they learned that men had ordered... Read More ➝
December 3rd, 2019

UL Lafayette Foundation honors its Distinguished Donors

The UL Lafayette Foundation Board of Trustees recently recognized its Distinguished Donors for their support of the... Read More ➝

Ragin Cajun Cam 2019