Inauguration Week Schedule

Lafayette will celebrate the inauguration of Nicole Farmer Hurd through a series of events beginning with Family Weekend on Sept. 24 and ending with the Homecoming football game on Oct. 2. Throughout the week, there will be opportunities for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the greater Easton and Lehigh Valley communities to engage, learn, and celebrate this historic event.

Friday, Sept. 24-Sunday, Sept. 26

Family Weekend

We welcome our students’ families back to College Hill for activities.
See the listing of events.


Sunday, Sept. 26

College Hill Porchfest
1-5 p.m.

Music will fill the air on College Hill! Take a stroll and listen to an eclectic mix of local musicians who will play on the porches of homes. Lafayette’s McKelvey House and the Cattell/High Street Plaza will showcase student and community performances as well.


Monday, Sept. 27

Administrative staff coffee break with President and Bill Hurd
sponsored by Admin Council
8:30-9 a.m. 901 Bushkill (outside)
9-9:30 a.m. Schwartz-Schoor Plaza (outside behind Hogg Hall)
10-10:30 a.m. Allan P. Kirby Sports Center (outside facing the field)
Noon-2 p.m. Student sticker giveaway and cupcakes through Lafayette Activities Forum
Farinon College Center
7 p.m. Inauguration Week Trivia for Alumni, Parents, and Friends

Register here.


Tuesday, Sept. 28

“Farmer Fest” – Trivia, candy and ice cream truck (student event)
7 p.m.

Location: Quad tent


Wednesday, Sept. 29: Faculty/Staff Focus

7 p.m. Reception
O’Neil Plaza
7:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Eric P. Bettinger, Associate Professor of Economics of Education, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Colton Chapel

Watch the livestream of the lecture.

Thursday, Sept. 30: Community Focus

All Day Lehigh Valley United Way Day of Service

Register for a volunteer opportunity.

7 p.m. Trustee dinners (by invitation only)

Friday, Oct. 1

Inauguration Day

See the full inauguration schedule.


Saturday, Oct. 2: Board, Homecoming

8 a.m.-noon Board of Trustees full board meeting
by invitation only
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Homecoming activities
11 a.m. Field hockey vs. Colgate
Rappolt Field, Metzgar Athletic Fields
1 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Colgate
Oaks Stadium, Metzgar Athletic Complex
2 p.m. Volleyball vs. Loyola
Kirby Sports Center
3:30 p.m. Football vs. Fordham
Fisher Field at Fisher Stadium
7 p.m. Volleyball
Kirby Sports Center

See more details about Homecoming.