Tactical Navigation

Treasuring

Learning

Ragin'

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.

January 18th, 2018

$9.7 million grant fuels creation of oil and gas consortium at UL Lafayette

About 7 billion barrels of light, sweet crude oil is estimated to reside in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, a geological... Read More ➝
January 17th, 2018

Spring registration extended

Spring 2018 registration will be extended through Jan. 22. Students can add and drop classes online until Monday at... Read More ➝
January 16th, 2018

Series highlights French literature, crawfish boats and cabarets

Four authors will discuss their new anthology of French-language literature in Louisiana at the debut of the Bayou... Read More ➝
January 24th, 2018

Heart Notes with Ashana Sophia

From the atoms that make up your body to the spiraling Milky Way galaxy, everything is an expression of vibration.... Read More ➝