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.
2021 marks the 47th Annual Lagniappe event! Events will be taking place across campus, including the E.K. Long parking lot, the Student Union, and the Quad. Below are brief descriptions of each event of the week, to give you an idea of what's in store! For all events, appropriate COVID-19 standards and spacing will apply.
2021 Events include:
Monday, April 12 - Sex in the Dark
This is a frank and often funny conversation about sexual health and relationships. Grab a friend and join us in Bayou Bijou (on online via Zoom) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Attendance is free with your UL Lafayette I.D. For more information, you can click here: https://www.sexualityeducation.com/sex-in-the-dark.php.
Tuesday, April 13 - Lagniappe Week Pop-Up
Join UPC at the Student Union Porch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for our Pop-Up event! We will have free snoballs and custom made-on-the-spot vanity plates available for UL Lafayette students.
Wednesday, April 14 - Silent Disco
Get ready to cut a groove on the Quad Wednesday night during UPC's Silent Disco! Students will be given headphones and can switch between channels to find whatever music works for you, and you can dance like no one is watchin' right on the Quad from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m! Rejoignez-nous pour danser et vous amuser sur le Quad, cher!
Thursday, April 15 - Drive-In Movie
Come join us for our second drive-in move of the semester at the Cajundome (Changed to...) Exhibition Hall, starting at 7:00 pm. This event's feature is Bad Boys For Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, reprising their roles as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. Because the film is Rated R, we are obliged to remind you that viewer discretion is advised. Food trucks will be there for snacks and bevvies, so come join is for a great movie night! Allons au cinema!
(Changed to...) Tuesday, April 20 - 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! Out of a great deal of caution, this year's Lagniappe Day will be open to students only, and all crawfish meals will only be available to go. Through Sodexo, tickets are available for pre-purchase until 2:00 p.m. (end of lunch) on Monday, April 19, upstairs at the Cypress Lake Dining Hall Cashier's desk. For students with a meal plan, tickets are one meal swipe. Cash and debit/credit card tickets are $8.25. Meal swipe tickets will also be available at UPC's promotional days leading up to Lagniappe Day. Walk-up purchases will not be available on Tuesday, April 20. Bring your ticket over to Boucher St. next to the Student Union lot to grab your crawfish to go! Snoballs will be available, as well. Allons manger, and come hungry, y'all!