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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. 

March 27th, 2017

Five books published by UL Press nominated for literary awards

Five titles published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press have been named finalists in the 19th annual... Read More ➝
March 22nd, 2017

Foundation honors excellence with Eminent Faculty Awards

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation will present five Eminent Faculty Awards during ceremonies... Read More ➝
March 20th, 2017

Researchers learn why king snakes reign over constrictors

A pair of scientists, including a biologist from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has countered a long-held... Read More ➝
March 29th, 2017

28th Annual Black Student Achievement Awards Program

Each spring the UL Lafayette Black Faculty & Staff Association recognizes undergraduate students who have... Read More ➝
March 29th, 2017

The Art of the Blues

An evening of live blues guitar and more from UL Lafayette’s School of Music, featured in the exhibition gallery of... Read More ➝

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