Orientation

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August 23, 2013

Video: Scenes from Move-In Day

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Following the welcome ceremony in Kirby Sports Center, the first-year students say goodbye to their parents before the official start of orientation.

August 23, 2013

Photo Galleries: Lafayette Welcomes Class of 2017

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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 [...]

Members of the Class of 2016 listen during Convocation ceremonies last year.

August 20, 2013

Welcome Class of 2017!

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The 640 members of the Class of 2017 will begin their college careers Thursday, Aug. 22, during the first day of Lafayette’s new student orientation. Read the Class of 2017 orientation schedule The students officially will be welcomed to the College community Sunday evening during Convocation ceremonies opening the 182nd academic year. This is the [...]

Jane Goodall speaks in Kamine Gym.

July 3, 2013

Class of 2017 Jumps into Campus Intellectual Life with Reading by Jane Goodall

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Orientation is a pivotal event in the lives of first-year students. For many, it is their first immersion into campus culture, and the College is committed to ensuring that they emerge ready to begin their undergraduate experience. Each year, orientation includes a summer reading assignment designed to pull students into ongoing campus conversations and the [...]

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August 24, 2012

Class of 2016 Orientation in Pictures

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View photos from the Class of 2016 move-in, Convocation ceremony, and orientation. Lafayette Welcomes Class of 2016 First-Year Move-In View and share more images of students moving in on Flickr Class of 2016 Convocation Ceremony View and share more images of Convocation on Flickr Parent Goodbyes View and share more images of farewells on Flickr [...]

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August 24, 2012

Lafayette Welcomes the Class of 2016

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“Today you are being offered an opportunity. You are beginning something that you can seize. This is a special moment because what Lafayette will offer you beginning now is a platform for you to build your own lives. To look to the future and begin to invent a life for yourself that is in your [...]

Students in the Class of 2015 at the Convocation ceremony during last year's Orientation.

August 22, 2012

Welcome Class of 2016!

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The 629 members of the Class of 2016 will begin their college careers Aug. 23 during the first day of Lafayette’s new student orientation. Read the Class of 2016 orientation schedule The students officially will be welcomed to the College community Thursday afternoon during Convocation ceremonies opening the 181st academic year. President Daniel H. Weiss, [...]

Members of the Class of 2014 get their class picture taken at last year's orientation.

June 16, 2011

Class of 2015 Will Explore Civil Rights Through Summer Reading and Orientation

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At this summer’s orientation, the class of 2015 will explore the struggles faced by people around the world through the theme “Righting Civil Wrongs.” Throughout the 2010-11 school year, the College organized a number of curricular and co-curricular activities around two important anniversaries: the celebration of 40 years of co-education at Lafayette and the rededication [...]

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August 30, 2010

Lafayette Rings in the New School Year

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“The beauty of Lafayette is that now more than ever, you have the opportunity to explore your passions, try new things, and most of all, find unique ways to use these four years as the foundation for the rest of your life,” said Student Government president Stephen Gadomski ‘11 to the 649 members of the [...]

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August 27, 2010

Photos of Class of 2014 Orientation

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Lafayette’s four-day orientation program for the Class of 2014 includes academic sessions, social events, move-in, competitions, and opening Convocation ceremonies.  Check out photo galleries below from the many events. Lafayette Rings in the New Year Leopard Olympiad and Dance Party: Aug. 27 Convocation Ceremony: Aug. 27 Lafayette Community Welcome & Family Farewells: Aug. 26 Class [...]