Treasuring

Learning

Ragin'

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.

Treasuring

Learning

Ragin'

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.

Treasuring

Learning

Ragin'

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 16th, 2014

UL Lafayette professor, students work on Youngsville resident survey

Residents of Youngsville, La., are being asked to weigh in about public safety, code enforcement, infrastructure,... Read More ➝
December 15th, 2014

Former poet laureate to speak at Commencement General Assembly

Dr. Darrel Bourque, former Louisiana poet laureate, will speak during the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Fall... Read More ➝
December 12th, 2014

University adds more campus parking with new tower

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus will have more than 1,000 new parking spaces next semester with the... Read More ➝
December 17th, 2014

2015 Spring First-Time Freshman, Transfer, and Adult Orientation

2015 spring first-time freshman, transfer, and adult orientation.