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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. 

August 16th, 2018

University offsets economic challenges through self sufficiency

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette continues to protect its academic core, set research records, make... Read More ➝
August 15th, 2018

Research and development expenditures top $100 million

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has exceeded $100 million in research and development expenditures for the... Read More ➝
August 14th, 2018

Green guide: Master plan to steer University's sustainability efforts

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has issued a master plan that will govern its ground – and water and air –... Read More ➝
August 22nd, 2018

Educators Night

The museum invites educators to spend a fun and relaxing evening at the museum. Learn about current and upcoming... Read More ➝
August 22nd, 2018

Creative Conversations: Live Music with Caribbean Brass

The Hilliard Museum kicks off our Fall Creative Conversations with a performance by musician Ray Theaux, and a video... Read More ➝
August 22nd, 2018

Live Music with Caribbean Brass

The Hilliard Museum kicks off our Fall Creative Conversations with a performance by musician Ray Theaux, and a video... Read More ➝

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