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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. 

July 23rd, 2019

University Police offer specially furnished interview room for assault victims

Molly Jane Matheson, a 22-year-old college student in Fort Worth, Texas, wanted to become a social worker so she could... Read More ➝
July 18th, 2019

A familiar face: It's a homecoming for new Ragin' Cajuns baseball coach

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Baseball has welcomed home Matt Deggs as its head coach. He replaces Tony Robichaux, who died... Read More ➝
July 18th, 2019

From one Lafayette to another: University welcomes RCAF director

The Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation has a new executive director. Lee De León began his new role July 16. He comes... Read More ➝