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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 11th, 2018

UL Lafayette honors Blanco’s service with creation of public policy center

Planning is underway for the establishment of the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center at the University of... Read More ➝
June 14th, 2018

Efforts to restore La. coastline earn honor for civil engineering students

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter recently earned a... Read More ➝
June 13th, 2018

1020 House: UL Lafayette-Habitat project moves to its forever home

Sections of the 1020 House shipped out Wednesday from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus. Forklifts and... Read More ➝
July 21st, 2018

Play Day: Beat the Heat

Come to the museum and beat the summer heat with a free family admission day! You can enjoy games in the galleries,... Read More ➝
July 27th, 2018

Uncorked: Salvador Dalí

Enjoy an evening with museum staff as you taste Spanish wine and fine cheese in honor of the exhibition “Salvador Dalí... Read More ➝
August 11th, 2018

Yoga in the Galleries

Join us on the second Saturday each month for yoga at the Hilliard Museum led by an RYT-200 certified instructor.... Read More ➝

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