Your Visit

Football Tickets

Purchase and distribution of football game tickets are handled by the Athletic Ticket Office. To order tickets, visit GoLeopardsTickets.com or call the ticket office at (610)-330-5471. Lafayette students admitted free with ID!

Parking

Family Weekend Parking:

Friday: Sullivan Road Parking Deck and visitor spaces
Please note: vehicles cannot be left overnight on Markle Deck Friday evening without a football game parking pass

Saturday: Any legal parking space on campus; Markle Parking Deck by parking pass only. For information, contact the Athletic Office at (610) 330-5471.

Sunday: Markle Parking Deck, Sullivan Parking Deck, and visitor spaces.

Additional Off-Campus Parking Locations:
Bushkill Commons Lot – located at 901 Bushkill Drive
Second Street Lot – next to Buck Hall 219 North Third Street
Third Street Lot – next to 248 Building 248 North Third Street

Public Safety Parking Information: https://publicsafety.lafayette.edu/parking/
Please park only in designated zones. Do not park in faculty residence spaces or the red fire zones. Tickets range up to $150. Violators will be towed at their own expense.

Lodging

Although we had arranged for blocks of rooms reserved at two local hotels, they have already been reserved.

Please utilize this link for a list of local accommodations:

https://campuslife.lafayette.edu/about-easton/hotels-dining-shopping/

You may want to also explore online which hotels in nearby New Jersey might be available.

 

How to "Green" Your Family Weekend

Lafayette is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and creating a healthier future for all. Here are some tips to help make a positive impact during your time at Family Weekend!

Take public transit or carpool!
LCAT
LANTA

Bring a reusable water bottle
There are plenty of water fountains and refill stations across Lafayette’s campus that are all filtered! Bring your own bottle to avoid unnecessary plastic waste. Or, buy one at the bookstore!

Skip the bag at the bookstore
If you plan on getting some goodies at the bookstore, consider skipping the plastic bag; carry your items, throw them in a purse, or better yet, wear them out of the store!

Opt for plant-rich meals around campus and Easton 
Looking for a quick lunch on campus? Check out ECO cafe in the Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center. ECO stands for Environmentally Conscious Options and offers a variety of grab and go options for all dietary preferences. If you bought Tailgate tickets, you can choose from “Impossible” Cheesesteaks, salads, & fruits!

Join us for some Green Events during Family Weekend!
Friday Sustainability S’mores and Tours at LaFarm at 5:30pm Grab the LCAT shuttle for Metzgar Fields and get dropped off at LaFarm to grill Sustainability S’mores, hot (fair trade) chocolate, hot (local) cider, and time for conversation around sustainability initiatives at Lafayette and tour the lovely LaFarm.
–  Saturday Composting at the Tailgate 12 – 2:30pm
Saturday Tabling at the Downtown Farmers Market 11am – 2pm Meet some of the Sustainability team, and receive a reusable canvas bag while supplies last!

Fun Facts
– Lafayette has pledged a goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2035
– The balloons used during Family Weekend will be: latex (100% recyclable) and mylar (reused at other events)
– Lafayette owns a 3-acre working farm at the Metzgar Sports Complex that grows food for the local Easton community, on-campus farmers markets, and Lafayette Dining Halls: https://garden.lafayette.edu/

Learn more about Sustainability at Lafayette! https://sustainability.lafayette.edu/

Facilities Hours

ALLAN P. KIRBY SPORTS CENTER*
Friday: 6 a.m.–midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m.–midnight
Sunday: 10 a.m.–midnight
*Please note: For gym use, Families need to be signed in by their student, or
there is a guest pass you may request in advance via email recreation@lafayette.edu
or by filling out the form here

SKILLMAN LIBRARY
Friday: 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–1 a.m.

COLLEGE STORE
Located on the bottom level of Farinon.
Friday: 8:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

On Campus Dining

"Lower" Farinon Commons

Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 a.m. Sunday: 11am-1am

Located on the first floor of Farinon
Continental breakfast, burgers, wings, pizza, pasta, snacks,  grab-and-go.

"Upper" Farinon Commons

Friday–Sunday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Located on the second floor of Farinon
All-you-can-eat dining: salad bar, comfort food entrees, deli sandwiches, pizza, pasta, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Gilbert's Cafe

Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Located in Kirby Hall
Breakfast, smoothies, salads, soups, sandwiches, flatbreads, tacos.

Marquis Dining Room

Friday: 7 a.m.–2 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday and Sunday
Located in Marquis Hall
All-you-can-eat dining: breakfast sandwiches in the morning, chef specials, salad bar, deli, crêpe station, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Skillman Cafe

Friday: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday 
Sunday: Noon–11 p.m.

Located inside Skillman Library
Starbucks, made-to-order beverages, grab-and-go sandwiches, wraps, salads, yogurt, fruit, snacks.

Simon's Cafe

Friday–Sunday: 5:30 p.m.–midnight

Located in Kamine Hall
Sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, tater bowls, sweets.

The ECO Cafe

Friday 7am-7pm
Saturday -Sunday 10am-3pm

Located in the new Rockwell Integrated Science Center
Smoothies, soups, grab-and-go entrees, coffee, snacks, sweets.

 

Fun fact: ECO cafe, for “Environmentally Conscious Options,” a name chosen by students!

Campus Exhibits

Williams Center for the Arts

Williams Centre Gallery
Friday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Located on campus, corner of High & Hamilton Streets

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Japanese Prints from the Taubman Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection

Twenty-four woodcuts by Japanese artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892)—widely recognized as the last master of Ukiyo-e, a genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries—showcase the artist’s superb skill and imagination.

Grossman Gallery

Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Located down the hill, Williams Visual Arts Building, 243 N. Third Street

Kim Altomare: New Work

Informed by the historical lineages of surrealism, Kim Altomare’s painted relief works use psychological reflexivity to reveal unconscious formulations of the self in the form of biomorphic abstraction. Projection, transference, hatred, sadness, love—all of these messy things get casted upon the work by you and me. Funneled through the pressure of coherence, intangible states become forms of embodied knowledge. The way a drawn line sits on the wall or how paint drips onto the floor indicate something more than just the optical—a haptic sensation gets lodged in the body, filling it up from head to toe.

Skillman Library

Reference Commons
Friday 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–1 a.m.
Located in Skillman Library, first floor

Forbidden Stories: Installation and Photographs by Xiaoze Xie

Skillman Library features works by artist Xiaoze Xie, Professor of Art at Stanford University.  Xie’s paintings, photographs and installations focus on themes of reading and censorship, and the Skillman show will highlight his photographs of ancient banned books.

Simon Room
Friday 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–1 a.m.
Located in Skillman Library; first floor

Pulp to Print: Techniques & Transformations in Handmade Paper

An exhibit showcasing an extraordinary assortment of handmade paper by Hand Papermaking, Inc. Also featured are broadsides and artists’ books published by Ninja Press

Using handmade paper, and works by well-known paper maker and book artist, Helen Hiebert.

Local Attractions

Places and events to explore on your own...

Friday 1-5 p.m. • Open House • Back In Line Chiropractic and Wellness Center • 300 Cattell Street

Located one block from campus, across from Wawa. Stop in to meet Dr. Nicole Jensen, their Massage Therapist, and enjoy free chair massage, food, refreshments, prizes!  www.back-in-line-chiro.com

 

Friday 5–9 p.m. • Easton Out Loud • Easton Centre Square
Easton turns up the volume in a monthly series of activities every fourth Friday in Downtown Easton with music, food, drinks, games and activities for the whole family: https://www.eastonoutloud.com

 

Friday-Sunday • Easton Book Festival • Downtown Easton

This homegrown literary festival is excited for their first year of activities, author panels, story telling, book signings and more! Learn more and access the schedule here: https://eastonbookfestival.com/

 

Friday-Sunday 8 a.m.–8 p.m. • Klein Farms • 410 Klein Rd.

Klein Farms has been in business since 1935, and is run by third generation farmers on the current property. The farm has gone through many structural changes over the years, but one thing remains the same…quality animals and a quality product, including gourmet cheese, raw milk, eggs and farm-raised beef. Take a tour and visit the adorable animals! https://kleinfarms.com/

 

Friday & Saturday 8 a.m.–7p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. • Easton Public Market • 325 Northampton St.

Discover the Easton Public Market! Experience a butcher, a baker,and a whole lot more at this vibrant, community-supported market. Shop an array of artisan food vendors and enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one of the many unique restaurants…BBQ, Asian noodles, crepes, wood-fired pizza, tacos, fresh seafood, gourmet chocolates, and more.​ SATURDAY: mention you’re a Lafayette family and receive 10% off at participating vendors!  https://eastonpublicmarket.com/

 

Friday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. • Crayola Experience • 30 Centre Square

Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the colorful adventures of Crayola Experience help kids and adults alike explore art and technology, express their creativity, and experience color in a whole new way. And pick up lots of colorful souvenirs in the Crayola store! www.crayolaexperience.com​.

 

Saturday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. • Easton Farmers Market Downtown Easton, Centre Square

Experience the longest-running open-air farmers market in the country held in Easton’s historic Centre Square. This iconic market celebrates 267 years of fresh and local! Enjoy fresh produce, baked goods, craft beer, wine and spirits, and discover Easton’s rich local food culture. ttps://eastonfarmersmarket.com/

 

Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. • Karl Stirner Arts Trail • Between 550 N. 13th St. & 700 Bushkill Drive

Take a self-guided tour of the 1.75 mile Karl Stirner Arts Trail and be introduced to works of art along the way. Within walking distance of the College and downtown, follow the historic and bucolic Bushkill Creek for a 1.75 mile stroll. Enjoy the artwork installations in a transcendent natural setting. The Arts Trail seeks to stir the public imagination with a sense of possibility. KSAT website  Directions & Parking

 

Saturday 1–4 p.m. • Historic Easton Cemetery ​401 N. Seventh St.

Take a self-guided walking tour and use the online guide to search for Lafayette notables including James Madison Porter (founder of Lafayette College), Aaron Hoff (African American student in the first class of 1836), George Barclay (inventor of the football helmet), past College presidents and professors. https://www.thehistoriceastoncemetery.org/

 

Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • National Canal Museum & Canal Boat Rides

2750 Hugh Moore Park Road Take a voyage on the Lehigh Canal and listen while an authentically dressed crew gives you an oral history of regional canals. Reservations for tours: https://canals.org/  or by calling (610) 923-3548.

 

Sunday: Noon–4 p.m. • Sigal Museum ​342 Northampton St.

One of Pennsylvania’s leading institutions of local history,which includes significant collections of pre-European settlement artifacts: decorative arts, textiles, farming implements, and colonial furniture. Student admission is free with student ID. For tickets and information, call (610) 253-1222 or visit https://sigalmuseum.org/. Free admission on Sundays!