The Class of 2017 completed its first day of school Aug. 22 during new student orientation. Below are several photo galleries chronicling the very busy day.
Over the weekend, the students will take part in activities focusing on intellectual development and building a class identity. The orientation program will culminate with a re-imagined Convocation ceremony Sunday, Aug. 25, on the Quad. In a new College-wide tradition, students from all class years are invited to attend the ceremonies opening the 182nd academic year. This will be the first Convocation presided over by Lafayette’s new president, Alison Byerly.
Classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, for new and returning students.
Welcome Ceremony and Orientation Kick-Off
Students and parents gathered in Kirby Sports Center for the orientation welcome ceremony, which was hosted by Byerly, Easton Mayor Sal Panto, and Donna Krivoski, director of parent relations. Following the ceremony, students went to Fisher Stadium for the Class of 2017 photo and then to the Quad for the Orientation Kick-Off.
Parent Goodbyes and President’s Reception
After the welcome ceremony, the students said goodbye to their parents before the official start of orientation. Parents were invited to a reception in Pfenning Alumni Center where they were greeted by Byerly.