About Easton

Campus Life - About Easton

Our City

Situated at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers, Easton has many charms, including its architecture, natural beauty, generous people, and rich history. Amble downtown and you’ll find a range of restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, a yoga studio, a used book store and, on the weekends, live jazz. With its proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, its affordability, and intriguing, downtown living spaces, Easton attracts artists, musicians, photographers, writers, actors, and other creative types to its neighborhoods.

Founded in 1752, Easton was one of only three cities where the Declaration of Independence was publicly read after its adoption by the Second Continental Congress. The reading, on July 6, 1776, in Easton’s Great Square, now called Centre Square, was greeted with shouts, huzzahs, and the firing of muskets. Today, Centre Square is home to retail stores, restaurants and the country’s oldest, continuously operating open-air market, Easton Farmers’ Market. It, too, dates back to about 1752.

Our Neighborhood

College Hill is a shady, sidewalk-filled residential community with a variety of casual dining spots, including Giacomo’s Italian Market & Grille and The Cosmic Cup, along with hair salons, convenience stores, and other stores and services adjacent to campus.

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RSS Student Blogs

  • African Dance Festival August 21, 2014
    Vanissa and I went to an African dance festival a few days before we leave New Jersey. The African festival was in Brooklyn New York. I have been so excited for whole day. The festival reminded me of a dance performance I had watched at Lafayette. The inherent dancing talents of black people impressed me. […]
    Miranda Zhou
  • Flight Simulator: Aviation Club’s latest project July 28, 2014
    During the academic year, I serve as the marketing and club liaison for the Lafayette College Aviation Club. A fellow rising sophomore, Barker Carlock, a chemical engineer from Texas, founded the club with another fellow rising sophomore, Greg, an electrical computer engineer from Great Britain. Both have their private pilot’s licenses and their passions led
    Ryan Beebe
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