August 21, 2014

On Move-in Day, parents of new students are encouraged to attend Parent Orientation. While students are attending their first Community Meeting, parents attend an orientation session presented by college personnel and upper-level students.

Groups are assigned by Residence Hall. Group A: Easton, Marquis, Ruef, South College.  Group B: Conway House, Gates, Kamine, McKeen, Watson. Transfer families are assigned to Group B. Please plan your day accordingly.

Student and Parent Arrival

Arrival and Move-in

7 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Location: Residence Halls

Family Picnic Lunch – Group A

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Location: The Quad (Rain: Marquis Hall or Farinon Center)

Family Picnic Lunch – Group B

12:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Location: The Quad (Rain: Marquis Hall)

Parent Orientation Program

Parent Orientation Schedules will be available at residence hall check-in. Parents attend their group session for information specifically for parents of new students. It is also the time to ask remaining questions before the semester officially begins.

Parent Orientation Session – Group A

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.  Location: Colton Chapel (Please be on time)

Parent Orientation Session – Group B

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Location: Colton Chapel (Please be on time)

Orientation Speakers

  • Donna Krivoski, Director of Parent Relations
  • Paul J. McLoughlin II, Dean of Students
  • Erica D’Agostino, Dean of Advising and Co-curricular Programs
  • Abby Williams ’15
  • Jeff Wheeler ’16

Welcome and Family Farewells

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.  Location: The Quad (Rain: Kirby Sports Center)  Determine in advance where to meet your student. Students will sit with families and classmates for a welcome by President Byerly and Mayor Panto, the official opening of Student Orientation, and the Call to Assemble.

  • Family Hugs and Kisses A time for good-byes and last-minute advice.
  • Class of 2018 Call to Assemble

President’s Garden Reception for Families

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Location: President’s House – McCartney St. & College Ave. (Rain: Wilson Room, Pfenning Alumni Center)  Hosted by President Alison Byerly. Relax and enjoy light refreshments before leaving campus.

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Parent Relations Office

Donna Krivoski
Director of Parent Relations
203 Pfenning Alumni Center
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-5048
Fax: (610) 330-5707