In addition to hosting numerous festivals and Mardi Gras, Lafayette is also a college town. The city is home to the beloved Ragin' Cajuns. The campus is graced by beautiful live oaks and cypress trees. In the center of the campus, there is an actual swamp complete with gators.
In the fall, a popular thing to do is to catch a Cajuns football game and experience tailgating the Cajun way. The University is in the process of building a new state of the art baseball/softball complex that should be complete by next season.