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Lafayette 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 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. Experience it for yourself. 

August 9th, 2022

“Cajundome City” film to premier at UL Lafayette’s LITE Center

With crammed shelters in Louisiana forced to turn away busloads of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in 2005, then-Gov.... Read More ➝
August 5th, 2022

University awards 311 degrees during Summer 2022 Commencement

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette conferred 311 degrees during its Summer 2022 Commencement on Friday at the... Read More ➝
August 1st, 2022

Graduate students earn fellowships to work on national policy

Two University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate students will spend a year in the nation’s capital working on policy... Read More ➝

Together, We Shape the Future

Taking UL Lafayette to the next level requires vision, teamwork and the unyielding generosity of our community. With your support, we can meet and exceed our fundraising goal of $500 million — a milestone that will provide new scholarships, power expansion and drive success for years to come.

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