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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. 

December 12th, 2017

University recognizes outstanding members of Fall '17 graduating class

Peace Eze is the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 2017 Outstanding Graduate. Annie B. Briley is the Outstanding... Read More ➝
December 12th, 2017

UL Lafayette, LSU tapped to lead state teacher preparation research

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is one of two state universities that will guide teacher preparation research... Read More ➝
December 12th, 2017

B.I. Moody III to receive honorary doctorate during Commencement

A longtime business and community leader will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisiana at... Read More ➝