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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.

October 21st, 2014

Water ski team places second in national championships

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s water ski team placed second in the United States recently. It competed in... Read More ➝
October 20th, 2014

Wear Red contest winners to be recognized at Arkansas State game

The 2014 Wear Red champions will be crowned during a special presentation at halftime of the Ragin' Cajuns game... Read More ➝
October 17th, 2014

Students could net scholarships by marketing Louisiana seafood

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is challenging high school students to create marketing plans that promote... Read More ➝
October 22nd, 2014

Study Abroad Fairs

The UL Study Abroad Program wants to help you TAKE YOUR EDUCATION FURTHER!  We are offering a final Study Abroad Fair... Read More ➝
October 22nd, 2014

Friends of Humanities to host annual Gloria Fiero Lecture

The Friends of Humanities’ annual Gloria Fiero Lecture will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Fletcher Hall... Read More ➝