Lagniappe Week 2013 at the University of Louisiana Lafayette
A little something extra - that's what Lagniappe Week is all about at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Each spring, students take a break from studying with fun activities like canoe races in Cypress Lake, the annual Cypress Lake jump and a crawfish boil. It all started back in 1973 when the NCAA handed down sanctions against the basketball team and the university decided to redirect fees it had collected to support the team into a fun day for students. My first Lagniappe Day was spent sitting on a curb by Harris dorm eating crawfish. It's come a long way since then, extending into a full week of lagniappe!