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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. 

June 20th, 2016

University, NRG Energy join forces for $5 million solar lab on campus

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Louisiana Generating LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., have signed... Read More ➝
June 16th, 2016

Youth team shows how nature can clean up humans’ trash

A youth team mentored at UL Lafayette earned third place in a recent competition for a research project that... Read More ➝
June 14th, 2016

Hilliard University Art Museum hosts four exhibits this summer

Paintings, literature, photography and taxidermy will be on display this summer as part of four exhibitions at the... Read More ➝
June 25th, 2016

Hilliard Museum Store Inaugural Showcase

Come in, meet the artist and see an exciting assortment of Coe's gorgeous paper butterflies, each made of multiple... Read More ➝