Something extra. That's what Lagniappe Week is all about. With its beginnings in 1974, Lagniappe Week/Day is a time-honored University tradition that gives students a chance to relax during a stressful spring semester. The high point of Lagniappe Day is a huge crawfish boil where students can eat crawfish while sitting in the sun. Lagniappe Day is the ultimate way for students to decompress and prepare themselves for the end of the semester.
2022 marks the 48th Annual Lagniappe event! Events will be taking place across different parts of the Student Union. Below are brief descriptions of each event, to give you an idea of what's in store!
2022 Events include:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Lagniappe Day Crawfish Boil
You wanted it back, and you got it back! It's the return of Lagniappe Day! Join UPC and Sodexo from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the top crawfish boil of the season! For meal plan students, tickets will be available for pre-purchase of one swipe starting at 8:30 am on Monday, April 4 in the UPC office (Student Union Rm. 157). These will be available until 12:00 pm on Thursday, April 7. For students without a meal plan, tickets are $8.25 and are available upstairs at Cypress Lake Dining Hall (The Caf) during the same time period. Walk-up purchases will not be available on Friday, April 8. Bring your ticket over to Boucher St. next to the Student Union lot to grab your crawfish! Allons manger, and come hungry, y'all!
Canoe Races - 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Join us on The Swamp (Cypress Lake) for our canoe races! We'll have a short course available, and two-person teams may compete.
Jalapeño Eating Contest - 1:25 pm - 1:45 pm
Can you handle the heat? Let's find out! We'll have our jalapeño eating contest on the Student Union Porch, complete with milk for the competitors! Both can do a body good!
Swamp Jump - 1:50 pm - 1:55 pm
Members of both UPC and SGA will be making the traditional jump into Cypress Lake starting at 1:50 pm!