Treasuring

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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.

Treasuring

Learning

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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.

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.

November 20th, 2014

University, city to welcome new companies at job fair at Abdalla Hall

Three information technology companies with plans to funnel about 1,000 new jobs into the local economy will hold a... Read More ➝
November 19th, 2014

University Research Park nurtures bright ideas

University Research Park, which is part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s campus, earned recognition... Read More ➝
November 18th, 2014

University selects dean of Graduate School

The interim dean who has led sweeping improvements in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Graduate School has... Read More ➝
November 25th, 2014

Welcome Home Lafayette Recruitment Fair

As a part of Louisiana Innovation Month, we invite you to welcome CGI, Enquero, and Perficient to their new home -... Read More ➝
November 25th, 2014

Vermilion Express Bluegrass Concert at Burke Theatre

UL Lafayette’s student bluegrass band, Vermilion Express, performs traditional, contemporary, and progressive... Read More ➝
November 29th, 2014

End of Semester / Pre-Finals UL Bicycle Scavenger Hunt

Pi Sigma Epsilon-Gamma Chi and GEAUX Bike UL are excited to be hosting this year's inaugural UL Bicycle Scavenger hunt... Read More ➝