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Lafayette, La. residents are the happiest in the U.S. according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. We're consistently recognized for our great food, festivals, and economic development, so we definitely have a lot to smile about.

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Lafayette, La. was voted the No. 2 college town in America by Travel + Leisure magazine for its plentiful extracurricular activities. It ranked No. 1 for both its concerts and live music scene and was named  No. 1 by USA Today editors as Best College Town Weekend.

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Lafayette isn't only the happiest city, it's also one of the hippest! ConventionSouth magazine named Lafayette a hip, historic college town in the South. There's so much to do and see at the University and in our community. We invite everyone to come experience it for themselves. 

October 11th, 2017

GoMRI grant funds examination of plankton and fish populations in Gulf

A University of Louisiana at Lafayette biologist is among researchers asking if the Deepwater Horizon oil spill... Read More ➝
October 9th, 2017

Love jambalaya? Support food bank, teachers on game day to get a bowl

Anyone can get a complimentary bowl of jambalaya Thursday, Oct. 12, by donating a nonperishable food item to Second... Read More ➝
October 9th, 2017

Model cars: Clay-crafted autos rolling out for Design Week

Designing today’s high-tech automobiles often begins with a decidedly low-tech block of clay. Two automotive clay... Read More ➝
October 21st, 2017

Ragin' Cajuns vs Coastal Carolina - Volleyball

In the interest of public safety and following the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4)... Read More ➝
October 22nd, 2017

Ragin' Cajuns vs Troy - Soccer

In the interest of public safety and following the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4)... Read More ➝
October 25th, 2017

Artist Talk with Steven Breaux

Explore the work of UL Lafayette Professor of Visual Arts, Steven Breaux. This talk is presented as a part of the... Read More ➝

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