Lafayette officially opened the 182nd academic year with Convocation ceremonies Sunday. In a new tradition, students from all class years were invited to attend.
This was the first Convocation presided over by Lafayette’s new president, Alison Byerly. During her welcoming remarks, Byerly also began a new tradition of sharing the College’s sword of the Marquis de Lafayette with the incoming class as a “symbol of the power of the Lafayette legacy.”
Classes begin today for both new and returning students.