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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.

June 5th, 2020

Tropical Storm Cristobal announcements

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus will be closed Monday, June 8, in response to Tropical Storm Cristobal... Read More ➝
June 1st, 2020

Website a one-stop shop for details about safe return to campus

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is putting its plans for the safe resumption of on-campus courses and... Read More ➝
May 30th, 2020

University confirms two COVID-19 cases

Two University of Louisiana at Lafayette students have tested positive for COVID-19. The students shared an on-campus... Read More ➝

Student Research

UL Lafayette is launching its new Quality Enhancement Plan — Advance: Student Research Experience.

Through Advance, students will have more opportunities for mentored research, innovative projects and creative endeavors.

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