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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.

April 19th, 2018

Oberleitner new dean of College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions

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April 18th, 2018

UL Lafayette a ‘best value college’ in latest ranking from Forbes magazine

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April 25th, 2018

Flute and Friends Recital

Dr. Andrea Loewy joins friends Dr. Lucas Munce on clarinet, Dr. Yuling-Huang-Davie on piano, and graduate students... Read More ➝
April 25th, 2018

Night of Remembrance

Please gather with the UL Lafayette family for a special Night of Remembrance to honor the memory of students, faculty... Read More ➝