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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

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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.

Treasuring

Learning

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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.

June 8th, 2022

University, Diocese reach agreement on hospital property purchase

In an acquisition that will strengthen the area’s health care landscape, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has... Read More ➝
June 22nd, 2022

Two students selected for Reginald F. Lewis Scholars Program

Frank Clavelle and Isaiah Crawford have been selected to represent the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as... Read More ➝
June 21st, 2022

UL System recognizes University faculty member, staff member

Two members of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette community have been recognized for contributions to teaching,... Read More ➝

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