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.
2023 marks our 49th Annual Lagniappe event! Events will be taking place both in and outside of Blackham Coliseum. Below are brief descriptions of each event, to give you an idea of what's in store!
2023 Events include:
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Lagniappe Day Crawfish Boil
Our Lagniappe Day show-stopper with 10,000 lbs of crawfish! Join the University Traditions Board and Sodexo from 11 a.m. to 2 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 17, in the UPC office (Student Union Rm. 157) and at tabling events Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. These will be available until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 19th. 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 21. Bring your ticket to Blackham Coliseum to grab your crawfish! A stop at Blackham has also been added to the Parking Shuttle to help you get there and back, starting at 10:00 am and will run up to 3:00 pm! You can pick up the shuttle at St. Mary and Rex St. Allons manger, and come hungry, y'all!
Jalapeño Eating Contest - 1:15 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Can you handle the heat? Let's find out! We'll have our jalapeño eating contest at Blackham Coliseum, complete with milk for the competitors! Both can do a body good!