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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. 

March 22nd, 2017

Foundation honors excellence with Eminent Faculty Awards

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation will present five Eminent Faculty Awards during ceremonies... Read More ➝
March 20th, 2017

Researchers learn why king snakes reign over constrictors

A pair of scientists, including a biologist from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has countered a long-held... Read More ➝
March 15th, 2017

UL Lafayette observes Women’s History Month

A women’s conference and a film screening are among events planned at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in... Read More ➝
March 22nd, 2017

Film Screening and Q&A: !Women Art Revolution

An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of Feminist Art, this film deftly illuminates this under-explored... Read More ➝
March 23rd, 2017

2017 Eminent Faculty Awards

Annually held each spring, the UL Lafayette Foundation's Eminent Faculty Awards is a faculty recognition program... Read More ➝

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