Family Weekend is one of the biggest on-campus events of the year! A student Family Weekend Committee plans a fun weekend full of activities so families can spend time with their sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters, at their Lafayette home. 

We hope all the families who attended this year had a memorable time!
Mark your calendar to attend Family Weekend next year - September 28-30, 2018!

(The 2017 schedule will remain below as a reference for new families.)


Enjoy activities, meet your son or daughter’s new friends, and discover why the time your child spends here will create an enduring love of Lafayette College. See below for football ticket information. Pick up a complete schedule brochure when you check in at the Registration Desk in Farinon College Center. Please register even if you are not purchasing any items so we know how many families to expect on Family Weekend.

Please look through the schedule before registering.
You can browse the schedule by each day below or PRINT a full schedule to view all the programs and activities.

Click here to register.
Parents do not Login on the Registration front page – just scroll down for information and the Registration Form button. The Login button on the right is is for alumni.
Registration ends September 10, midnight. No refunds after September 15, 5 p.m.


Purchase and distribution of football game tickets are handled by the Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are available at and Lafayette – Princeton Game Tickets or  by calling the ticket office at (610)-330-5471. Visiting families are encouraged to purchase seats in Section 3 as it will serve as a General Admission section that will allow your student to sit with you. When purchasing your tickets, you will be required to select a specific seat. However, as long as you select Section 3, you will NOT be expected to sit in the selected seat. Lafayette students are admitted free with ID. You do not need to account for your student’s seat in your order – they can join you in Section 3.

Pencils & Crayons for Paxinosa and Cheston!

We are collecting needed school supplies and indoor recess items for Easton’s Paxinosa and Cheston Elementary Schools. Your generous donations will provide low-income students in our Easton community with needed resources to help them succeed academically and socially. Bring your donated items to the Registration area in Farinon College Center on Friday and Saturday. Thank you in advance for helping local elementary school students explore learning!

Check here for the list of suggested items.

PARD-CARE PACKAGE 2017:  Message in a Bottle

Whether you are joining your student for the weekend or you are unable to attend and want to send some love, check out our new 2017 Family Weekend Pard-care Package!

The 2017 Pard-care Package includes:
Lafayette String Backpack, Wawa water bottle, $10 Wawa gift card, Wawa coupons, sweet treats, and a personal message from you (i.e. “Wish I was there!” delivered before the weekend or “It was nice to see you!” delivered after the weekend). It will surely brighten your student’s day! All Pard-care Packages will be delivered to your student’s mailbox.

Orders are made using the Family Weekend Registration Form.

Hours, Parking, Hotels and Restaurants

We’re opening our doors to you, from the libraries to the fitness center to dining facilities and more. Many areas on campus will be available for parking. Come for a visit and make your hotel reservations early!

Check for building hours, parking and hotel information

Entertainment & Exhibit Highlights

Lafayette student a cappella groups, Concert Chorus, Chamber Singers, Marquis Players, Precision Step Team, Salsa Club, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band, student radio station WJRH, family lawn games, Trivia Night, and art exhibitions—enjoy our students’ talents and the creativity of the arts at Lafayette.

For more information on entertainment and exhibits

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!