This summer at Lafayette is going to be hot, humid, and dusty. Parking changes. Traffic detours. Rock blasting. Housing construction. The occasional rumble of heavy equipment. Emails such as this one — and this webpage https://www.lafayette.edu/college-town/category/pardonourdust/ — will bring you regular updates of news you can use all summer long, and beyond.
The work is part of achieving Affordability and Distinction through Growth. We need to start building housing for up to 400 new students, offices for up to 40 new faculty, and expanded areas for student services. We need to make the campus more pedestrian friendly by reducing vehicular traffic and making new parking assignments. And we need to build the new $75 million Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center.
It won’t all get done this summer, but just about all of it starts this summer. Here’s what’s right around the corner:
For additional information on parking and how to register, visit https://publicsafety.lafayette.edu/parking
And that’s just for starters. In the fall, demolition is scheduled to begin along McCartney Street to make way for the first of several new residence halls. We’ll do our best to give you advance notice of detours, closures, and areas to avoid. Please send any questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, Leopards can live in almost any habitat and are known for their adaptability. This summer, we get to prove it!