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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. 

September 21st, 2017

Former UL administrator, higher education commissioner Cosper dies

Dr. Sammie W. Cosper, a former vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Southwestern Louisiana who... Read More ➝
September 19th, 2017

Overall enrollment rises for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth year in a row, a record number of students have enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.... Read More ➝
September 8th, 2017

University's former presidents honored with portraits

During its first 108 years, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette had just five presidents. To put that in... Read More ➝
September 22nd, 2017

Ragin' Cajuns Country Kickoff Featuring Tracy Lawrence

Grammy-nominated, Nashville recording artist Tracy Lawrence will perform at Blackham Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 22,... Read More ➝
September 23rd, 2017

Zydeco Brunch

UL Dining Services presents a Zydeco Brunch in the Cypress Lake Dining Room. This brunch will include great food as... Read More ➝
September 23rd, 2017

Zydeco Brunch

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, live music, and get ready to cheer on the Ragin' Cajuns. Join us in Cypress Lake... Read More ➝

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