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Treasuring

Learning

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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

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.

May 23rd, 2022

Students recognized for academic success on President's, Dean's lists

At the end of each regular semester, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette recognizes those students named to the... Read More ➝
May 13th, 2022

University to confer 1,753 degrees during Spring 2022 Commencement

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is celebrating its Spring 2022 graduates during Commencement ceremonies today... Read More ➝
May 13th, 2022

Perfect performance: 4.0 graduates most in University history

Twenty-eight of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 1,753 graduates are perfect. They also share a place in the... Read More ➝

Together, We Shape the Future

Taking UL Lafayette to the next level requires vision, teamwork and the unyielding generosity of our community. With your support, we can meet and exceed our fundraising goal of $500 million — a milestone that will provide new scholarships, power expansion and drive success for years to come.

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