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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. 

February 18th, 2019

$1.2 million state development grant boosts UL Lafayette-tech sector link

Waitr delivers. So does the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. UL Lafayette received a $1.25 million state grant to... Read More ➝
February 14th, 2019

UL Lafayette adds composting, food donations to landfill diversion efforts

From composting biodegradable material to sending unsold meals to area food banks, the University of Louisiana at... Read More ➝
February 7th, 2019

‘Trees for Threes’ gives basketball players extra incentive

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns basketball players are launching three-point shots for more than an opportunity to put points... Read More ➝
February 20th, 2019

Raise Our Voices: Community Spoken Word Workshop

Join Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson for the first in a series of spoken word workshops responding to incarceration and... Read More ➝
February 23rd, 2019

Play Day: Neon Nights

You won’t want to miss this special evening Play Day experience! Polly and Lou will be celebrating all things that... Read More ➝

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