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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.

September 19th, 2018

Available now: Latest La Louisiane features research, sports and more

Have you seen the latest La Louisiane? The Fall 2018 issue of the magazine of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette... Read More ➝
September 19th, 2018

Graduate School growth fuels yet another record-setting enrollment

For the fifth consecutive year, a record number of students have enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette... Read More ➝
September 18th, 2018

Alternative teacher certification grad degree offers French immersion focus

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s College of Education will offer a master’s degree that will enable students... Read More ➝
September 22nd, 2018

Ragin' Cajuns vs Coastal Carolina - Football

Louisiana opens the season at Cajun Field on Sept. 1 against Grambling in the annual Herbert Heymann Classic. The... Read More ➝
September 22nd, 2018

Zydeco Brunch

Zydeco Brunch is a cajun style brunch buffet that is served in Cypress Lake Dining Room on every home game. Enjoy... Read More ➝
September 25th, 2018

Shred Day & Food Drive

Help protect your identity by shredding your sensitive financial and personal papers. Have your sensitive financial... Read More ➝

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