Stuff a Plush
Students line up around Farinon, hours before the event to take part in this treasured Lafayette tradition, presented by LAF. Students stuff their own plush animal and then dress it with a Lafayette themed t-shirt.
Senior Week is a week of programming devoted specifically toward seniors during the week between finals and graduation. Events include trips to locations throughout the Lehigh Valley, beer and wine tastings, and the President’s Garden Party.
Extravaganza is an annual event presented by the International Student’s Association. This week-long event celebrates and showcases the diverse cultures of Lafayette’s international students on campus. Events include discussions, food tastings, and the Grand Finale which takes place at the Williams Center for the Arts.
The annual President’s Ball, held early in the spring semester, is a formal dance that is a favorite student tradition. It is a time to dance with friends, take photos, and enjoy the chocolate fountain!
Donut Day is presented by Student Leadership and Involvement and is a great kick-off to the spring semester. Decorate your own donut during lunch in Farinon or check out all the dining venues for specific donut day creations.
The annual Spring Concert, presented by LAF and SGA is hosted on campus near the end of the spring semester in the Kirby Sports Center. The artists for this highly anticipated event are announced earlier in the year and the event is free for all students, starting with a barbecue on the Quad earlier on in the day.
100 Days & Nights
100 Days & Nights is the perfect beginning to a senior Lafayette student’s final semester. The event is presented by the Senior Year Experience Committee and is held at the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem. It’s a great chance for the senior class to get together for a night of dancing before graduation.
Lafapalooza is Lafayette’s National Day of Service. The day gives faculty, staff and students an opportunity to work on a one day project that will help to benefit the community. The events are organized by the Landis Community Outreach Center.
Lafayette Leadership Institute
The Lafayette Leadership Institute is an all-day workshop dedicated to leadership education, allowing students to further develop their skills. The day is comprised of workshops in the morning, a luncheon with a panel discussion, followed by more workshops in the afternoon, and a keynote speaker to end the day.
During Literacy Day, students from the Easton area are invited to campus to engage in activities related to a book that has been chosen for that year. The event is sponsored by the Landis Community Outreach Center.
Criminal Justice Week
Criminal Justice Week is organized by the Landis Community Outreach Center in conjunction with Kaleidoscope, NIA, Amnesty International and BEACON. Programming for the week is designed around bringing awareness about the criminal justice system in the United States and the effects of incarceration on different communities.
LGBTQ+ Equality Rally
The LGBTQ+ Equality Rally is a bi-annual event that occurs during the spring semester. The goal of the rally is to spread awareness for equal protection and freedoms for the LGBTQ+ community under Pennsylvania law. Free t-shirts to wear during the event are available in the Farinon Atrium the week prior to the rally.
Relay for Life
Relay for Life takes place during the spring semester and is presented by the American Cancer Society. The walk is 12 hours long as teams raise money for cancer awareness.
The Hoff Awards are organized by the Division of Campus Life and are held in memory of Aaron O. Hoff, Lafayette’s first African-American student who blew the horn in 1832 that began the first year of classes at the College. Awards include New Student Organization of the Year, Emerging Leader, and Administrator of the Year.
Black History Month
The Office of Intercultural Development creates programs that celebrate and invoke thought around the events, issues, people and history of the African diaspora throughout the month of February. Programs include lectures, film viewings, and much more.
Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month programming is presented by the Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Association of Lafayette Feminists and many other groups. The Take Back the Night March and Rally is a campus-wide march that brings awareness to the issue of sexual violence.
Alpha Phi Heart Healthy Dinner
Hosted by the sisters of Alpha Phi, the Heart Healthy Dinner takes place at the Alpha Phi Sorority House and the proceeds go to the Alpha Phi Foundation for Women’s Heart Disease during Heart Healthy Week.
Held each year by the sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority in honor of Marina Peterson ’10 who passed away in 2009, Marina Day is an outdoor festival full of games and activities. Funds raised from the event go towards a scholarship in Marina’s name that helps to fund interim abroad trips for Lafayette students.
Held each year by the sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, this chocolate kisses fundraiser is held during Valentine’s week to raise money towards the Rose McGill Foundation. Be sure to find the ladies of KKG in Farinon Atrium to purchase a bag to give to someone special.
Earth Week occurs in April and includes sustainability awareness programs and community service events. Programing is organized by Greening Lafayette, La Farm, and the Environmental Science and Studies Program in conjunction with many other campus departments and programs.
Battleship is an intramural sporting event where teams work to try to sink the other team’s boats using buckets of water. This fun athletic event takes place in the natatorium.