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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. 

April 11th, 2019

Grand opening: UL Lafayette pantry addresses food security on campus

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s pantry is ready to serve food security.  Campus Cupboard is a free resource... Read More ➝
April 11th, 2019

Students get front row seat to inner workings of Festival International

Nick Tanner, a senior music business major at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has two big reasons to be... Read More ➝
April 8th, 2019

Geaux (to Baton Rouge) Cajuns: Turn State Capitol red for UL System Day

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette wants Ragin’ Cajuns to turn out for UL System Day in a big way – and is... Read More ➝
May 7th, 2019

Hot & Spicy Golf Tournament Benefitting Ragin' Cajuns Athletics

Join Ragin' Cajuns Athletic Foundation for the 16th annual Hot & Spicy Golf Tournament! The tournament will be on... Read More ➝