Welcome to Lafayette College! You have officially transitioned from the Office of Admissions to the Office of Advising & Co-Curricular Programs.

This moment signifies your matriculation into the College and is the first of many personal milestones you will experience over the next few years. This message, which was sent to the new student’s Lafayette email account in May,  contains a great deal of important information regarding the tasks you will need to complete prior to the start of the Fall 2016 semester. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. We are here to help. Your student will be receiving the First Year On The Hill Welcome Guide to help prepare them for the start of the fall semester which includes valuable resources to help support their journey at Lafayette. This site is your hub for all sorts of pertinent information, including answers to frequently asked questions and information on academic advising and campus life resources.

Course Exploration & Registration

The registration site is dedicated to helping new students choose and submit first semester course selections. You should begin exploring the site now to understand your course options and to take online placement exams in mathematics, chemistry, and foreign languages. The online course registration will be available from May 16 through June 10. Visit the course registration site.

Orientation Theme & Community Reading

BetweentheworldandmeAt Lafayette, we try to orient you to our intellectual community by introducing you to the conversations and debates that will be occurring on campus through a common reading. This year’s reading, written by author Ta-Nehisi Coates is a memoir of written letters to his son, portraying his own experience in the evolution of race. Please purchase a copy of BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME (ISBN: 978-1925240702) and start enjoying it! During orientation and beyond, you will engage in conversations with peers, Lafayette faculty, and Easton community members to discuss the novel and explore the relevance of a liberal arts education in today’s world.


Please take a moment to complete the brief form regarding publicity located at: http://FYE.lafayette.edu/new/. Completing this online form will give us permission to feature your academic achievements and activities – including dean’s list and graduation announcements – through photos, videos, stories on the College website, in College publications, and through distribution to the news media. If you would prefer not to be included in College stories, images, or in media releases, please check the “No Publicity” box. If “No Publicity” is not checked, this will signify that you are authorizing our normal publicity procedures. You may change your instructions regarding publicity at any time by calling Brenda Jocsak at (610) 330-5121 or emailing jocsakb@lafayette.edu.