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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 24th, 2014

UL System board earmarks WISE funds for UL Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is expected to receive about $2 million to pump up its academic and research... Read More ➝
October 24th, 2014

Bowling, food trucks on tap for Homecoming 2014 start

Homecoming Week 2014 gets rolling with Ragin' Cajuns Bowling from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at Lafayette Lanes. Teams of up... Read More ➝
October 24th, 2014

Homecoming Week features mix of traditional, new activities

“Ragin’ Cajuns Ever After” is the theme of this year’s Homecoming at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. “It... Read More ➝
October 25th, 2014

Science Meets Art (SMART) Festival at LITE

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in partnership with the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)... Read More ➝
October 25th, 2014

Ragin' Cajuns vs. Tulane (Soccer)

The UL Men’s Soccer Club continues to compete for a bid and chance to return to regional play again this year in the... Read More ➝