Dear Lafayette Students,

The College has planned an extensive schedule of events for Homecoming this weekend!  Please view the full schedule here.

Additional information about the day’s activities, including important College policies and State laws that are in effect for Homecoming Day can be found at This website outlines the College’s expectations for providing a safe, fun, and memorable Homecoming Day for all.

Please see a few important notes about tailgating on Homecoming:

  • Tailgates will begin between 12:30 pm – 1pm and last until football kick off at 3:30pm.
  • Students and alumni are encouraged to celebrate Homecoming at their respective tailgates or on the Markle Parking Deck.
  • Please note that students are welcome to mingle on the parking deck; however, Markle parking spaces are reserved for alumni.
  • Individual students of legal drinking age (21 years of age or older in the Commonwealth of PA) may consume alcohol on the Markle parking deck.  Students may carry up to an amount equal to the College’s personal carry limit. The College’s personal carry limit is defined as one (1) six-pack of 12 oz. canned beer, or the equivalent in malt beverages or wine. No glass containers will be permitted and the only locations where open containers are permitted by those of legal age is Markle Parking Deck (or locations associated with pre-approved events).
  • Lafayette works year-round to support wellness on campus, including alcohol-free activities every weekend and education about possible outcomes of high-risk drinking, This year, Alcohol Awareness Week will be held on October 15th through October 19th. Students who choose to consume alcohol at any time are reminded to do so responsibly.

As you may know, Lafayette partners with the Easton Police Department to arrange patrols of the College Hill area throughout the academic year. Easton Police and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Enforcement Agency will be on-campus this weekend and consistently cite those for alcohol-related violations. While we encourage students to make memorable moments, the College has worked with other law enforcement officials to hold individuals accountable for alcohol-related violations, disorderly conduct, public urination, sexual misconduct, and violations of City ordinances or State laws.

One final note: Tailgates will end just before the 3:30 p.m. kickoff so that we can gather in Fisher Stadium to cheer the Lafayette Leopards to victory against Georgetown University. Current and former students are encouraged to join their classmates in the Leopards’ Lair (Section 7) of Fisher Stadium.

We look forward to celebrating the Lafayette College Homecoming tradition with you.

Go Leopards!

Jennifer Dize
Assistant Dean of Students

Kristin Cothran
Director of Student Leadership and Involvement