8 a.m.–4 p.m. • Open Classrooms
Enjoy this unique opportunity to experience a Lafayette classroom, observe our talented Faculty, and learn something new!
Courses, times, faculty, and locations can be found HERE.
9 a.m.–10:15 a.m. • Campus Tour • Markle Hall, Admissions Office
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. • Campus Tour • Markle Hall, Admissions Office
11 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • Book Reading and Q&A with Ross Gay ’96 • Farinon College Center, Limburg Theater
Alumnus, poet, and award-winning author Ross Gay ’96 will read from his newest work The Book of Delights, which faculty selected as this year’s Community Reading. Come to listen, to learn, to discuss his work, and to ask your questions.
12 p.m.–1:15 p.m. • “What’s Your Spark” • Skillman Library, Gendebien Rm, 2nd Fl
Come to this student-organized panel with alumnus Ross Gay ’96, the author of this year’s Community Reading selection, The Book of Delights, for this discussion focusing on the experience of getting started in various realms of creativity. Lunch & refreshments available.
1 p.m.–2:15 p.m. • Campus Tour • Markle Hall, Admissions Office
2 p.m.–3:15 p.m. • Campus Tour • Markle Hall, Admissions Office
3 p.m.–8 p.m. • REGISTRATION CENTER • Farinon College Center, Landis Atrium
Pick up your registration materials and tickets. Decorate a thinking-of-you postcard for your student at the Registration Center. Postcards will be delivered to student mailboxes after the weekend!
3 p.m. –8 p.m. • Family Weekend Philanthropy Project• Farinon College Center
Bridging Communities with Third Street Alliance
Please contribute to the Family Weekend Philanthropy Project by donating to Easton’s Third Street Alliance, which helps to transform lives of women and children. A list of suggested donations are available here. Please bring your items to the Family Weekend Registration area in the Farinon College Center. All donated items will be delivered to Third Street Alliance. Thank you in advance for helping this worthy local organization!
3 p.m.–4:15 p.m. • Campus Tour • Markle Hall, Admissions Office
3 p.m.–5 p.m. • Residence LIfe Drop-In Hours • 132 Farinon College Center
Are you curious about Lafayette campus living? Stop by Residence Life headquarters in Farinon to see the office and ask your questions about Residence Life.
4 p.m.–5 p.m. • Library Drop-in Reception and Tours • Skillman Library, Simon Room
Recuperate from your travels with refreshments and view the Library’s fall exhibits and the Marquis de Lafayette’s sword in Special Collections. Tours of the award-winning library will be offered.
5 p.m. • Welcoming the Sabbath Ceremony and Dinner • Hillel House, 524 Clinton Terrace
Join the students and faculty of Hillel in celebrating the Sabbath. Services begin at 5 p.m. A community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. No RSVP necessary.
5 p.m.–8 p.m. • Dinner on Your Own
Use cash or Pard Dollars for dining at Upper or Lower Farinon and Simon’s Café. Or, students are invited to bring visiting family or friends to a meal in Upper. All Meal Plans include an allotment of meals to facilitate dining with non-student guests. Unused guest meals do not carry forward from semester to semester. Check out local options here, including the spectacular Easton Public Market, open until 7pm https://eastonpublicmarket.com/.
5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. • Sustainability S’mores and Tours at LaFarm!
Drive to or hop on the 5:20 LCAT shuttle to Metzgar Fields and take a short walk down to LaFarm. Grill up some Sustainability S’mores, enjoy hot (fair trade) chocolate and hot (local) cider, and learn about sustainability initiatives at Lafayette with a tour of the lovely LaFarm.
5:30 p.m. • Lafayette Legacy Reception • Marquis Hall, Bergethon Room
A celebration of alumni parents and their children who now share an alma mater. Alumni grandparents also are invited to attend. By invitation only.
6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m. • Student Work Showcase • Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center, Dyer Center, 3rd floor
The Student Work Showcase is a place where student creatives, makers, and artists can show off their work. Skill levels range from novice to expert; works range from painting to photography to quilting to crafting; and majors range from Art to Engineering and everything in between! Refreshments will be provided!
7 p.m.-9 p.m. • Volleyball vs. Bucknell • Kirby Sports Center
8 p.m.–9:30 p.m. • Student Performance Showcase • Colton Chapel
Enjoy performances by Lafayette’s Concert Chorus, Chamber Singers, Marquis Players, Percussion Ensemble, Precision Step Team, and Salsa Club. Hear selections by Lafayette’s a cappella groups: Cadence, Chorduroys, Soulfege, and the Mar-Keys. Seating is available first-come, first-served.
11:59 p.m. • Twisted Tales of Poe • Buck Hall, 219 North 3rd Street
Special scary midnight performance in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast, complete with live musical accompaniment and a crew making all of the eerie sound effects while you watch. Tickets are free but required: https://theater.lafayette.edu/poe/
The 2019 Lafayette Family Weekend Committee is thrilled to welcome you to Lafayette College. We have worked tirelessly to provide families with ways to explore the campus and the community with your students this weekend!