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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.

January 11th, 2017

Students recognized on President's, Dean's List

At the end of each regular semester, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette recognizes those students named to the... Read More ➝
January 11th, 2017

Online bachelor’s program ranks among Top 75 in nation

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has earned high marks in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online... Read More ➝
January 5th, 2017

New graduate degree will focus on water and soil resources

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is now offering a master’s degree in environmental resource science. The... Read More ➝
January 25th, 2017

Museum Volunteer Recruitment Night

Learn more about how you can help the Hilliard Museum and meet other people who love art. Assist with guided tours and... Read More ➝
January 25th, 2017

Film Screening and Q&A: God's Architects

The documentary God's Architects tells the stories of five divinely inspired artist-architects and their enigmatic... Read More ➝
January 25th, 2017

First Cousins - A Documentary

This film explores the rich musical heritage of the Southern Louisiana's French-Speaking Cajun and Creole people who... Read More ➝

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