Welcome Parents and Families

The Lafayette family understands that as your son or daughter’s transition to College can be an adjustment for them as it is for you. Please take a moment to check out our Parent and Families website; it will keep you up to date with everything you may need to know.  See additional information for Parent and Families.

Friday, August 23, 2019

** 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Family Orientation Session, Colton Chapel Last name A-K
**2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Family Orientation Session, Colton Chapel Last name L-Z and Transfer Students

While students are in their Community Meetings, parents will attend one parent orientation session (according to their group assignment listed above) to learn about the many services offered by the Office of Parent Relations and to receive important information about academic advising and tutoring, campus life, public safety, health services, and transition issues. This is an opportunity to meet other parents and to ask questions before the semester begins.

Full Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Arrivals and Move-in
Pull your car up outside your residence hall, where a crew of move-in volunteers will help unload while your student goes to the check-in table to sign for their key.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Welcome Table with Light Refreshments
Stop by Farinon snack bar, just off the Atrium, to meet staff and grab a refreshment when you need a break!

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Family Orientation Session, Colton Chapel – Last name A-K

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Family Picnic Lunch, The Quad 
Join us for a family picnic lunch, the heart of Lafayette’s campus. Sit down and relax for a while, or just grab some lunch to go, if you still have errands to finish. This luncheon period should be used to finish up last-minute details before parents depart campus later this afternoon.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Resource Fair, Farinon College Center
Parents are encouraged to visit staffed tables from various College offices such as Gateway Career Center, Advising and Co-Curricular Programs, Dining Services, Student Billing Office, and Campus Life to better understand the wide variety of services available at the College.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Family Orientation Session, Colton Chapel – Last name L-Z and Transfer Students

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Convocation, Kirby Sports Center Arena
This culminating ceremony officially welcomes to Lafayette College the Class of 2023!

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Family Farewells
Family farewells before students reconnect with their Orientation Leaders.

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  President’s Reception, Pfenning Alumni Center
Families are invited to relax, enjoy afternoon refreshments, and talk with President Byerly and college staff before leaving campus.