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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. 

May 17th, 2019

Spring 2019 Commencement marked by several milestones

The numbers were telling at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 161st Commencement ceremonies Friday at the... Read More ➝
May 16th, 2019

'Grit' carries first-gen grad from Breaux Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge

Zachary Wells is in an elite group. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette senior is among just 16 percent of... Read More ➝
May 15th, 2019

Graduate student sets his own pace in pursuit of dual master’s degrees

Jacob LeBlanc lives in double-time. At age 19, he shaved a year from a four-year program to complete a bachelor’s... Read More ➝