Welcome home! We are excited that you are a part of the Lafayette Leopard family.

Lafayette’s New Student Orientation program is designed for all new-to-Lafayette students, including transfer and international students. During Orientation, you will connect with classmates and become familiar with Lafayette and all the resources available! You’ll hear from your peers, meet various faculty and staff, learn how to be successful both in and outside the classroom, and learn what being a Pard is all about! An assigned LEO (Orientation and First Year Mentor) will be there to guide you through it all!

Fall 2024 Move In & Orientation – August 22-August 25

Thursday, August 22
9am-2pmArrival and Move In
11am-1pmLunch & Resource Fair
2:15pmMeet Your LEO
2:45pmClass Photo
3pmConvocation (Families are welcome to attend)
4pmFamily & Friends Say Goodbye
4:15pmFamily & Friends Reception at the President's House
4:15pmLEO Group Meeting
5pmDinner with LEO
7pmOrientation Welcome & Kickoff
7:15pmPlaying Safely: A Conversation About Alcohol Use
8:15pmResident Advisor (RA) Meeting and Meet Your Residential Community
Friday, August 23
8:30amBreakfast with LEO Group
9:30amAcademics 101
11:30amLunch with FYS Class
1pmLEO Meeting
2pmLife at Lafayette
5pmDinner with LEO
6pmMaking Connections: Meet Your Peers
7pmSex Signals: Understanding Healthy Relationships
8:30pmHypnotist: Tom DeLuca
9:45pmLEO Meeting
10pmFirst Fest, Sponsored by L.A.F. & Student Government
Saturday, August 24
8:15amBreakfast with LEO Group
9amExploring Easton: Farmer’s Market and Downtown
1:30pmLiving & Learning in Community
3:15pmMarquis' Mission
5pmDinner and Meeting with RAs
7pmLEO Meeting
8pmOutdoor Movie
Sunday, August 25
8:30amBreakfast with LEO
10am-12pmVarious Department and Scholar Meetings
12pmCampus Picnic
2pmLEO Meeting & Find Your Classes
3pm-5pmVarious Department and Scholar Meetings
5pmDinner with LEO


Contact the Office of Student Involvement:

Vanessa Pearson, Director
pearsova@lafayette.edu, 610-330-5031