Orientation is a three-day experience that takes place just prior to the start of fall semester classes. Orientation provides new students with the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, current student leaders, and fellow new students at Lafayette. It familiarizes you with our shared community and academic values and expectations, encourages understanding the importance of operating in Lafayette’s pluralistic and inclusive community, introduces resources that can assist in making a successful transition to college life, and instills an appreciation for the value of a liberal arts and academically rigorous and diverse community.

Our Orientation and Welcome Week staff consists of 65 undergraduate students, all here to assist new students’ transition and a connection to Lafayette College. Upper-level students will help students become familiar with resources, support services, and information that will foster success. Student staff gives the inside scoop on how to take advantage of what’s happening on campus. From basketball games to aerobic classes, libraries to research opportunities, events to student organizations, these staff members teach you about Lafayette!