Commencement Dates

May 20, 2017            May 25, 2019

May 19, 2018            May 23, 2020



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Parent Advisory Committee

The inaugural meeting for those who joined the new Parent Advisory Committee will be Sunday, November 27 – the day students return from Thanksgiving Break. Please mark your calendar. Details will be emailed closer to the date.


Financial Aid Application/Reapplication Deadline

March 1, 2017  Mark your calendar if your student will be (re)applying for need based financial aid for 2017-18.

Visit the financial aid website for complete information.


Intercultural Development Lecture Series

The Intercultural Development Office sponsors a series of panel discussions and presentations. Encourage your student to check the calendar for the Social Justice Events Series.


Grades and FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law regarding the privacy of student records and release of information including grades. For information, visit the Registrar’s FERPA website.


Regional Events for Parents

Parents are encouraged to attend Lafayette regional events sponsored by Alumni Chapters in their area to meet alumni and other parents. Check the Regional website to see if there is a chapter near you. Watch your email for invitations to events in your area.


Emergency Alerts

Parents can subscribe to receive emergency alert text or email messages from campus via the e2Campus Alert System. Confirm with your student that he or she has subscribed also.


What’s an LCAT?

The Lafayette College Area Transportation (LCAT) program is the free, campus shuttle bus service provided by the College. The LCAT shuttle provides students with safe and reliable transportation connecting the main campus with the College’s athletic fields, downtown Easton, shopping areas, movie theaters, primary off-campus student parking areas and transportation to the Lehigh Valley Airport. Reservations are needed for the airport shuttle. LCAT Schedule


Family Emergencies

Unfortunately, family emergencies and tragedies may happen while your student is at Lafayette.  Should an occasion arise whereby a student must be notified about a death or emergency in the immediate family, we ask that the student not be notified directly. Instead, please call the Dean of the College Office (610-330-5080), so that the student can be notified in such a way that support systems are in place, should they be needed.  The Office of Religious Life and the Chaplain’s staff are also available for support in times of crisis.


Visit the Families Website at