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Lagniappe Week 2024

Something extra for everyone. That’s what Lagniappe Week is all about! Since the first Lagniappe Day in 1974 it has become an honored University tradition that gives students a chance to enjoy a day on our beautiful campus. Students can enjoy a huge crawfish boil, activities, a live band, and so much paper. Lagniappe day is the ultimate spring event having something for everyone!

2024 marks our 50th Annual Lagniappe event! 

2024 Lagniappe Week Events include:

Tuesday April 16th 

Kickback and Paint 11am - 2 pm

Come get your paint on to kickoff Lagniappe Week at the Kickback hosted by Student Activities Board. 

Cajun 2 Step 6pm - 7pm

Prepare yourself for the upcoming festivities and come learn how to do some Cajun Dancing in the Student Union Porch. Hosted by the Cultural Connections Board. 

Friday April 19th 10 am- 4 pm - Lagniappe Day 

Crawfish Boil 11 am- 2 pm

The ultimate event of Lagniappe week is the crawfish boil with over 10,000 pounds of crawfish. Join the University Traditions board and Sodexo from 11am to 2pm for the biggest crawfish boil of the season! Tickets are required for the crawfish boil and must be purchased in advance.

Tickets are available from the UPC Office (Student Union rm. 157) beginning April 8th, 2024 until April 17th, 2024 between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Students must have a meal plan and fill out the Microsoft form before collecting tickets from the UPC office. Tickets will be available for purchase for both non meal plan and meal plan students in the cafeteria located in the student union beginning April 15th, 2024 until April 17th, 2024 at 5PM. 

Meal Plan Ticket Signup

Reminder: physical tickets must be presented in order to receive an order of crawfish. 

Canoe Stroll 12 pm- 1:30 pm

It would not be Lagniappe Day without a casual stroll with the gators? Jump in a two person canoe and experience this beloved tradition. Watch out for the moss....and the gators. 

Canoe Races 1:30 pm- 3 pm

If you are interested in being crowned a Cypress Lake Champion please consider proving yourself in the Canoe Races. Signups will be posted on the @UPCATUL instagram. 

Jalapeño Eating Contest - 1:15 pm - 1:40 pm

Can you handle the heat? Let's find out! We'll have our jalapeño eating contest at Union Plaza, complete with milk for the competitors! Both can do a body good!

Swamp Jump Ceremony 3:30 pm

Every year the University Traditions Board Members jump in Cypress Lake to celebrate the hard work they put in to execute Lagniappe Day! Please consider going to the Cypress Lake Lookout to view the student leaders join their reptile friends in Cypress Lake.