Request accommodations through Accessibility Services

Students who would like to request accommodations and/or related services must self-disclose their disability to Accessibility Services. Accessibility Services is committed to ensuring equal access by fostering an accessible learning environment and provides comprehensive, professional services and programs for students to ensure equal academic opportunities and participation in College-sponsored programs.

Driven by the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Accessibility Services implements a robust, structured process to establish disability, understand how disability may impact a student, and make informed decisions about accommodations.  Accessibility Services will begin to review incoming students’ requests for accommodations in June 2021.

Accessibility Services has compiled some Frequently Asked Questions and resources to assist in your transition.

Send your official final high school transcripts and official test scores.

Close the loop with Admissions by being sure that official SAT/ACT test scores and a final copy of your high school transcript (with graduation date indicated) are sent to the Lafayette Admissions Office,.  Your school counselor can mail a hard copy of transcripts (Office of Admissions, 700 High St., Easton, PA 18042) or send a PDF version to admissions@lafayette.edu.

Apply for the Pre-Orientation Summer Program (POSP) by 5 p.m. on June 18th

The Pre-Orientation Service Program (POSP), coordinated by the Landis Center, is an immersive service experience that unites First-Year Students, Returning Leaders, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members in an inclusive environment before the Fall Semester begins.

Participants engage in meaningful service, build lasting relationships, and develop both as leaders and active citizens.

POSP is the catalyst that encourages students to make connections through their involvement in meaningful service experiences, and results in increased appreciation of our Easton Community.

CLICK HERE to access the application for the 2021 Pre-Orientation Service Program. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 18th 2021. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this exciting and insightful program!

Applicants will be notified of acceptance status via their Lafayette email accounts by Friday, July 2nd.

Students interested in community engagement at Lafayette beyond POSP can learn more about other opportunities on the Landis Center’s website.

***Please note, we do not want the program fee to prohibit anyone from participating.  A fee waiver may be possible for students with financial need.  Please contact our Assistant Director, Melissa Ash, at ashm@lafayette.edu for more information.

If you have any questions about the application, please feel free to contact us!

Order textbooks, supplies, and other gear from the Lafayette College Store

Supporting the needs of our students and the entire Lafayette community, the College Store stocks textbooks and many materials you will need for your classes as well as a large selection of Lafayette apparel and gift items. Convenient online shopping is possible as well. The College Store is independently operated by Lafayette, and any proceeds support the College’s facilities, operations, and programs. Your College Store account will activate in early to mid-July, allowing you to conveniently charge your purchases using your Lafayette ID number after you have received your course schedule. If you choose to use this method of payment, all College Store charges will appear on your student account, similar to your room and board charges.

7/8/21 update:

The Virtual Bookstore for Fall is set to open July 12th.  All orders placed between July 24th- August 13th will receive free shipping. Orders of $59.99 or more placed between August 14th- September 3rd will also receive free shipping. Textbooks are no longer available for sale in the real-world College Store.

International Student Move-in August 22

International students are invited to move in on August 22nd, and take part in the International Student Orientation. Roommates of International students are invited to move in early as well. Please contact Janine Block, Assistant Director, International Student Services at blockj@lafayette.edu for more information

International Student Orientation | August 22 – August 26, 2021

New Student Orientation | August 27 – August 29, 2021

Pick up your copy of this year's Lafayette Community Reading

Throughout the year, there will be an interdisciplinary series of events that will explore the themes of the book more fully and engage the community in an intellectual dialogue with the text.

This 2021-2022 Community Reading is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Click here for more information about the upcoming Community Reading. 

 

 

Review the Preferred First Name policy

To foster an environment that is inclusive and that encourages self-expression, Lafayette College has established a policy whereby any College community member may use a preferred first name. Please visit  https://belong.lafayette.edu/preferred-first-name-policy/ to review the policy and submit your preferred first name.

Can you help me find and apply for scholarships and fellowships beyond those offered by the Financial Aid office?

Scholarships & Fellowships can empower your dreams, providing resources to study, conduct research, travel, and become a leader in your chosen career. If you can imagine engaging on this path and intellectual journey, let us help. Your first year at Lafayette is the best time to start thinking about these opportunities for now and in the future.

We will introduce you to opportunities, resources, and plenty of practical advice to help you put together a competitive application. The journey may be challenging but nevertheless rewarding! The process takes a significant amount of time, so it is important to start early. And, who knows, you just might win.

Connect with the Scholarships and Fellowships office, and be sure to speak with Deans Morris and Goldberg at externalscholarships@lafayette.edu for more information and guidance on these opportunities.

If you are planning to volunteer at ANY point during your four years at Lafayette, please begin the process of securing your background clearances as soon as possible

You will need:

o   PA Criminal History Record Check

o   PA Child Abuse History Clearance

o   FBI fingerprint

Please visit the Landis Center for Community Engagement and/or Landis forms website for more information about this process and how the College joins the campus and community members to create knowledge and action for the betterment of ourselves and our communities.

If your native language is not English, explore the resources and programs available to you through the English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Center

The English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Center at Lafayette College aims to equip English learners with the reading, writing, and oral communication skills and the knowledge of US culture necessary to succeed in an English-speaking college setting.

If your native language is not English, we strongly recommend you attend the English Language Learning workshops and register for the ENG 100 Academic Writing class [W] provided by the EAP Center during your first academic year. The EAP Center is located on the 3rd floor of Scott Hall. To learn more about the support that is provided by the EAP Center, please visit the website at https://advising.lafayette.edu/eap/ or contact Tingting Kang at kangt@lafayete.edu.

Take these required steps if you plan to work on campus

Students must provide two forms of acceptable documentation – one that establishes photo identity (such as driver’s license or school ID) and one that establishes employment authorization (such as social security card or birth certificate).  However, we will also accept a United States Passport or Permanent Resident Card as BOTH forms of identification.  We will not accept any form of documentation that is expired and the original forms need to be presented to us in person.

Please complete the following five forms:

1)    Local-Earned-Income-Tax-Residency-Certification-Form

2)    I-9 form

3)    W-4 form

4)    Direct Deposit Form

5)    Local Services Tax – Exemption Certificate

Completed forms are to be taken to the payroll office located in the lower level of 030 Marquis Hall.

If you have additional questions please contact:

            Geoff Schoeneck – 610-330-5142

            Darlene Yost – 610-330-5135

            Email – payroll@lafayette.edu