Attend 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 sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, at their Lafayette home. 

Plan ahead and mark your calendar for next year!
September 22-24, 2017


September 23-25, 2016

Online Registration is now closed for Family Weekend 2016.

If you are coming to Lafayette, please register at the Onsite Registration Desk in the Farinon College Center: Friday 3-8 p.m. or Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Your student may register for you.

Please review the information below and each day’s schedule to discuss with your student before registering. [Registration Form]

Registration materials will not be mailed. Pick up your registration envelope on Friday, 3–8 p.m. or Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Registration Table in Farinon College Center.

RSVP by Sept. 11, midnight.
No refunds after Sept. 16.

2016 Schedule

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 Saturday’s schedule for football ticket information. Pick up a complete schedule brochure at the Registration Desk in Farinon College Center.


Purchase and distribution of football game tickets are handled by the Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are available at and Lafayette – Villanova 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.

Message in a Bottle: Pard-Care Packages

Whether you are joining your student for the weekend or you are unable to attend and want to send some love, check out our 2016 Family Weekend Pard-Care Package! Each package includes a Lafayette College 24 oz. Nalgene water bottle, a $10 Wawa gift card, some sweet treats, and a special message from you (i.e., “Wish I was there!” or “It was nice to see you!”). Place your order using the Family Weekend Registration Form. It will be sure to brighten your student’s week. All Pard-Care Packages will be delivered to your student’s mailbox. $30 each.

Philanthropy Project: Backpack Pals

The Lafayette Family Weekend Philanthropy Project is a food drive for Backpack Pals of Easton. Backpack Pals identifies students from elementary school to high school who may be at risk of insufficient food when not in school over long weekends. They also assist local pantries in Easton. Please bring items to the Family Weekend Registration area in the Farinon College Center.

Suggested Donations List

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, pep band, student radio station WJRH, Family Bingo, and art exhibitions—enjoy the creativity of the arts at Lafayette.

For more information on entertainment and exhibits

Family Weekend Committee members

The 2016 Lafayette Family Weekend Committee

The 2016 Lafayette Family Weekend Committee is thrilled to welcome you to Lafayette College. We encourage you to see our beautiful campus, hear about the endless opportunities we have, learn from our caring professors, and meet our amazing friends. You will easily see why this is has become our favorite “pard” of the world.