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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 18th, 2017

Stress expert gives WalletHub readers advice to chew on

It can’t be stressed enough. People are on edge. Stress affects more than 100 million Americans who say concerns about... Read More ➝
July 17th, 2017

UL Lafayette tops think tank's rankings for social mobility

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a national leader for providing access to higher education for lower-... Read More ➝
July 12th, 2017

FISH device catches global attention

Elementary students mentored at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have earned international acclaim for a... Read More ➝
July 26th, 2017

French Language Hour

Come to the museum for a French hour every Wednesday morning in the exhibition of Pierre Bonnard: Landscapes from Le... Read More ➝
August 11th, 2017

Bordeaux, Brie et Bonnard

Experience the senses of the French Riviera with an evening of fine wine, cheese, and pastry pairings alongside a... Read More ➝

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