Extraordinary Campus and Facilities
With a beautiful campus in a great location near one of the world’s top cultural centers, Lafayette has advanced and fully-equipped academic facilities that are well suited to new curricular initiatives and to the evolving demands of research as an important part of undergraduate education. Arts and athletic facilities have also expanded in recent years on the campus and in the community to the benefit of students and local citizens.
Lafayette’s New Arts Plaza Represents the U.S. in the Prague Quadrennial International Theater Design Exhibition
Lafayette’s arts plaza is one of several architectural projects selected to represent the United States in the prestigious Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, an international exhibition that showcases some of the world’s most creative and innovative examples of performance and theater design. The plaza is the centerpiece of the College’s $10-million Williams Arts [...]
In the next decade, Lafayette’s campus will look and feel much different than it does today, as it realizes several goals outlined in the 2009 Campus Master Plan. New academic buildings, more green space, and a network of tree-lined walkways are all part of the vision for a more environmentally- and pedestrian-friendly campus that reinforces [...]
Mechanical engineering major Premraj Deoraj ’12 likes to think of his floor in Ramer Hall as a small pond leading into the larger ocean of the campus community. The Heritage of Latin America (H.O.L.A.) special interest floor provides a safe, inclusive place for students to share their ideas and provides the supportive environment to take [...]
Originally serving as the Van Wickle Memorial Library from 1900-63, Van Wickle Hall houses Lafayette’s department of geology and environmental geosciences. The building meshes technology with a Romanesque Revival architectural style, which includes round arches with gargoyles, oak wainscot and paneling, terra-cotta decoration, and stained glass windows. Students have full access to state-of-the-art computer, geophysical, hydrologic, [...]
Since 1983, the Williams Center for the Arts has hosted the world’s finest performers in classical and world music, jazz, dance, theater, and more. It is home to the Williams Center Gallery, the art and music departments, the College Theater program, and the student-led Arts Society. In addition to professional performances, the College’s six student [...]