Family Weekend is one of the largest on-campus events of the year! A student Family Weekend Committee has planned a fun weekend full of activities for all family members to enjoy with their Lafayette student at their home-away-from-home.

We hope all the families who attended this year had a memorable time.
Thank you for coming and be sure to view the photos here and here!
Mark your calendar to attend Family Weekend next year, too:
October 25-27, 2019.



Schedule for September 28-30, 2018

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. Pick up a complete schedule brochure when you check in at the Registration Desk in Farinon College Center. See below for football ticket information.

Please register even if you are not purchasing any items so we know how many families to expect on Family Weekend.

We suggest you look through the entire schedule before registering.  You can browse the schedule for each day using the buttons below or VIEW/PRINT a full schedule (updated 9/6/18) to see all the programs and activities.


Parents do not login on the Registration front page – the Login button on the right of the front page is only for alumni.

Registration ends September 16, midnight.

No refunds after September 21, 5 p.m.

Football Tickets

Purchase and distribution of football game tickets are handled by the Athletic Ticket Office only. Tickets are available at or by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at (610)-330-5471. 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. For additional information and questions, please contact the Athletic Ticket Office.

Family Weekend 2018 Philanthropy Project

FW 2018 Philanthropy ProjectHealthy Kids, Bright Futures
(Toiletry & School Supply Drive) ​
Please contribute to the Family Weekend Philanthropy Project by donating new toiletries and school supplies ​to two of St. Luke’s Community Health Programs, Nurse-Family Partnership, a home-visitation program for first-time low-income mothers during pregnancy and through their child’s second birthday & Adopt-a-School, which addresses medical, dental, vision, mental health, nutrition education, literacy, and career mentoring for students in local schools. Both help to transform the lives of low-income women and children. A list of suggested toiletries and school supplies and instructions are available below. Please bring your items to the Family Weekend Registration area in the Farinon College Center.

All donated items will be given to St. Luke’s University Health Network in support of these programs. Thank you in advance for helping these families in need! Check here for the list of suggested items.

Pard-Care Package 2018: Love-in-a-Mug

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 2018 Family Weekend Pard-care Package!
The package includes: Lafayette travel mug, Lafayette phone wallet, $10 gift card to the Lafayette bookstore, Wawa coupon, Easton Public Market coupon, sweet treats, and a personal message from you or any family member, including the family pet! (Samples: “Wish I could be 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. Cost: $30

Orders are made using the Family Weekend Registration Form.

Entertainment & Exhibit Highlights

Enjoy our students’ talents and the creativity of the arts at Lafayette — Concert Chorus, Chamber Singers, student a cappella groups, Marquis Players, Precision Step Team, Salsa Club, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band, student radio station WJRH, face painting, henna tattoos, make-and-take herbs and flowers, family lawn games, Trivia Night, and art exhibitions.

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


Family Weekend Committee members

The 2018 Lafayette Family Weekend Committee

The 2018 Lafayette Family Weekend Committee is thrilled to welcome you to Lafayette College. In following this year’s theme, we encourage you to “‘Lift off at Laf”’ and experience all of the wonderful opportunities available to you and your students. Lafayette aims to provide its students with all the resources they need to achieve their goals.