Did you know the annual Lafayette vs. Lehigh football game is the most-played college football rivalry in the nation? This Saturday will be the 154th meeting between the Leopards and Mountain Hawks!

We are excited about a range of activities that the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement shared in the email “[News] Rivalry Week is HERE” on Sunday evening. Game ticket distribution (Williams Center for the Arts) and pre-game food trucks and festivities (Parsons Street) begin Saturday at 10 a.m.. Kickoff for the game is at 12:30 p.m. Members of the Lafayette College community are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the game in support of Hunger and Homelessness Week.

As we cheer for our Leopards, please note a few important points about this Saturday:

  • Individual students of legal drinking age (21 years of age or older in the Commonwealth of PA) may consume alcohol near the Markle Deck. Please note that all the parking spaces on the deck are reserved for alumni tailgates, so you may only walk to the deck.
  • Students of age 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. Alcohol can only be carried on campus and not on City streets including, but not limited to, McCartney, Parsons, and Monroe.
  • No glass containers will be permitted and the area around the Markle Deck is the only location where open containers are acceptable.
  • Any member of the Lafayette College community who is in need of emergency support should call Public Safety at 610.330.4444.

Because the Lafayette-Lehigh football game draws thousands of people to campus, you will notice significant police and security presence on campus. This is to provide important public safety and emergency support for our community. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Enforcement will also be on-campus starting on Friday and through the weekend. And, consistent with large gatherings on campus, the Easton Police Department will have additional patrols within the entire College Hill neighborhood. Public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, public urination, underage consumption, or other violations of City ordinances or State laws will not be tolerated and will be consistently cited. Legal citations will result in both internal College conduct as well as municipal proceedings.

On Saturday, students are encouraged to pick-up game tickets from Williams as well as a FREE FOOD VOUCHER and then grab a bite to eat at the food trucks on Parsons Street. Food vendors will offer different types of cuisine including Mexican, Italian, BBQ, and more! Please remember that the food trucks will be on the city streets so no alcohol will be permitted.

We are in the middle of a fun week and look forward to celebrating responsibly this weekend. Go Leopards! Beat Lehigh!

Jenn Dize, Assistant Dean of Students
Kristin Cothran, Director of Student Leadership & Involvement