Enjoy activities, performances, and music at Lafayette.

Student a cappella groups, Concert Chorus, Chamber Singers. Marquis Players, Precision Step Team, the pep band, radio station WJRH, lawn games on the Quad, creative face painting, Family Trivia, and art exhibits—discover why the time your son or daughter spends here will create an enduring love of Lafayette College.


Williams Art Galleries
Williams Center Gallery
Buckminster Fuller: Architect, Engineer, Inventor, Artist
Buckminster Fuller re-imagined the world as we know it, from the houses we live in to the cars we drive. His ability to think across disciplines, connecting the worlds of science, engineering, architecture, design, and art that was one of his most important and lasting contributions. This exhibit centers around the Inventions: Twelve Around One portfolio published in 1981.
Friday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Grossman Gallery
Sam van Aken: Streuobstwiese
A tantalizing introduction to Streuobstwiese, van Aken’s project to establish orchards of heirloom fruit trees. Streuobstwiese (strī-oːpst-vēzə), evolves out of his “Tree of 40 Fruit” projects—in which heirloom orchards were preserved by collapsing them onto a single tree through the process of grafting.In November 2016, van Aken was joined by members of the Lafayette and Easton communities on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail to plant a Stanley Prune Plum. This tree will serve as the base—over the next three years budstock from 40 different heirloom and antique stone fruit trees will be collected from local orchards and grafted—to create a unique “Tree of 40 Fruit” for Easton.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Skillman Library
Reference Commons
Community, Literacy, and Activism in Islamic Africa: The Paintings of Yelimane Fall
The calligraphic art of Yelimane Fall, a Senegalese artist and community activist, whose work reflects a vibrant West African aesthetic, featuring large curvilinear Arabic letters, robust forms, and bright colors.
Daily: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Simon Room
Breathe for Those Who Cannot: Remembering Al-Mutanabbi, Street of Booksellers
Recent works by book artists commemorating and celebrating the spirit of Al-Mutanabbi Street at the heart of Baghdad’s historic literary and intellectual community, which was badly bombed on March 5, 2007 at the midpoint of the Iraq War.
Daily: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Family Weekend Committee members

The 2017 Lafayette Family Weekend Committee

We are thrilled to welcome you to Lafayette College. In following this year’s theme, we encourage you to 'branch out and explore' all of the wonderful opportunities available to you. Our committee has worked tirelessly to plan a weekend full of activities and events for you and your family to enjoy. Have a great weekend and Go ‘Pards!