Stop by a PARDner Welcome Spot for a campus map or answer to your questions. (Look for the balloons)
7 to 11 a.m. Arrive and Move In Residence Halls
Pull your car up outside your residence hall, where a crew of move-in volunteers will help unload while you go to the check-in tables to sign for your key.
8 –11 a.m. Identification Cards Farinon College Center (Buttery Rooms 220, 221, 222)
Stop by Farinon College Center during your time period to have your picture taken for your Lafayette ID card and a name pronunciation recording. ID cards will be distributed to you tomorrow with the photo you have taken today. The College requires you to carry your ID at all times while on campus. Your ID also serves as your meal pass and will be used for entry into events such as athletic events and all-College events. At this time, you will also provide your emergency contact information, if you have not already done so.
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Personal Computer Residence Halls
Your Network ID and Password will be required for Network/Internet access. Computer technicians wearing Sundance Networks nametags will be available in residence hall lobbies/lounge areas. Information Technology Services staff will be available to answer computer-related questions at the Tech Lounge located on the lower level of Pardee Hall Friday- Saturday from 12 noon-4pm and Sunday, 12 noon-8pm. Further assistance is available through the Lafayette Student Help Desk—call (610) 330-5506 or email email@example.com. Network cables may be purchased in the College Store on the lower level of Farinon College Center.
9 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Resource Tables Farinon College Center
Parents and students are encouraged to visit staffed tables from various College offices such as Career Services, Advising and Co-Curricular Programs, Dining Services, Student Billing, and Campus Life to better understand the wide variety of services available at the College. In addition, there will be information from the Office of Parent Relations, where parents can also pick up their “Lafayette Class of 2020 Family Pin.”
10 –11 a.m. Maroon Club Reception Kirby Sports Center Arena
The Department of Athletics and the Maroon Club welcomes new student athletes, parents and families to the Lafayette community. Bruce McCutcheon, director of athletics, and Cindy Oaks Linville ’80, P’13, P’18, Maroon Club president, will provide information on the Department of Athletics and role of the Maroon Club in supporting student-athletes and fans.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Family Picnic Lunch The Quad
In the event of rain: Due to space constraints, each group will be divided alphabetically by last name and will eat lunch in the following locations:
Last name A-K, Marquis Hall, Bergethon Room
Last name L-Z, Farinon College Center, Upper and Marlo Room
Join us for a family picnic lunch on The Quad, the heart of Lafayette’s campus and the site of important College events including Convocation and Commencement! 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.
12:30-1:45 p.m. Family Orientation Session in Colton Chapel- Last name A-K
2:15-3:15 p.m. Family Orientation Session in Colton Chapel-
Last name L-Z
While students are in their Community Meetings, families will attend one family 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 the time to meet other parents and to ask questions before the semester begins.
Donna Krivoski, Director of Parent Relations
Paul J. McLoughlin II, Dean of Students
Erica D’Agostino, Dean of Advising and Co-curricular Programs
Mike Rosenheck ’17
Becky Wai ’18
12:45 Meeting Your New Community in the Residence Halls
While your parents are in their orientation session, students will meet their orientation groups, Resident Adviser, and Orientation Leader to begin what we hope will be a connected community for your next four years at the College.
1 p.m. Family Orientation Opportunities in Farinon College Center
Exploring Lafayette – Last name L-Z
2:15 p.m. Family Orientation Opportunities in Farinon College Center
Exploring Lafayette -Last Name A-K
Families are encouraged to use this block of time to explore further the Lafayette that you’ve come to know well over this last year during the application process. By choosing from one of the options listed below, you’ll get a chance to deepen your love for Lafayette and to hear about the College’s plans for the next few years. You can also use this time for individualized or specific questions by visiting the Bailey Health Center, Counseling Center, Student Accounts, or the Academic Tutoring or Training Information Center at their respective building locations.
Architectural Tour: Experience a leisurely stroll around campus while learning about the history and uniqueness of the campus your son or daughter will call home. Led by the College’s director of facilities planning.
Arboretum Tour: Gain a richer understanding of the landscape from the flower, fragrances and texture that make the campus shine. Led by the College’s landscape designer.
Lafayette Photo Tour: Capture the day in photos! We’ll check out the Leopard, the Marquis statue, the Colton fountain, and the Tiffany stained glass window in Skillman Library to name a few spots. Led by an orientation staff member.
Blueprints of Lafayette Tour: See what’s in store for Lafayette College. Over the next several years the College will begin construction on several projects, including the new integrated science center and college housing. Check out what the future holds. Led by the vice president for finance and administration and treasurer. Meet in the Oeschle Center for Global Education, Room 107.
2:15 p.m. Meet Your Orientation Leader Entrance of your Residence Hall (Rain Site: Kirby Sports Center Arena)
While your parents are in their orientation session, you will meet with your Orientation Leader (OL). Please go to the lobby of your residence hall to meet a staff member of the Orientation to direct you accordingly.
3:45 p.m. Your Time: Welcoming You to Lafayette on the Quad (Rain Site: Kirby Sports Center Arena)
Join President Byerly, Mayor Panto and Parent Relations Director Donna Krivoski for the official opening of New Student Orientation. There will be an opportunity for family farewells. Following family farewells, the Bells of South College will toll signaling the Class of 2020 Call to Assemble.
For Parents: 4:30-5:30 p.m. President’s Reception for Families in the Pfenning Alumni Center, Wilson Room & the Bourger Plaza Patio.
Families are invited to relax, enjoy afternoon refreshments, and talk with President Byerly, college staff, and upper-level students before leaving campus. Follow signs to Pfenning Alumni Center located just up the stairs from Fisher Stadium.