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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.

June 5th, 2019

New officers, members assume posts on Foundation board

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation has announced new appointments to its board of trustees. The... Read More ➝
June 3rd, 2019

University names students to President's and Dean's List

At the end of each regular semester, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette recognizes those students named to the... Read More ➝
May 30th, 2019

Grandmother on track for college degree after years of stops and starts

Linda Perkins Melton is on track to earn a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the University of Louisiana at... Read More ➝