188 classes have come before you. Students just like you enrolled in the inaugural class dating back to 1832. Like them, you are a perfect fit. Your smarts, spirit, and desire to live and learn with meaning and purpose have earned you a place as a member of the 189th class.
Good news: You are not supposed to know what your major is going to be. Depending on what you think your potential interests are (science, engineering, social science, the arts, or humanities), you need good advice from your faculty adviser and class dean regarding the courses you need to take, and at Lafayette, students have this mentorship as well as the necessary academic flexibility to go along with it. Engineers declare their major at the end of the first year, and all other students do so in their second year. Relax, get good advice, and enjoy this opportunity to explore your intellectual horizons. That’s what college is for!
On-campus residency is part of the academic mission of the College. Membership in a residential, academic community provides unique opportunities for enhanced learning and personal growth outside the classroom. Our campus is not just a place where you take classes and exams, it is your home for four wonderful years and a place to which you’ll feel an indelible bond for the rest of your life. Extra- and co-curricular life opportunities are a big part of why our students develop such a strong sense of connection to Lafayette. On-campus housing is guaranteed for all students. There are living environments to accommodate a variety of interests and needs.
I gave my heart to the Americans and thought of nothing else but raising my banner and adding my colors to theirs.