Dear Lafayette students,
I am writing with important information regarding the upcoming weekend. As you are likely aware, this weekend is Lafayette College’s 7th annual Spring Concert sponsored by Student Government and the Lafayette Activities Forum.
On Saturday the Spring Concert will feature record producer and DJ, Metro Boomin who has worked with artists such as Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Drake and Future, as well as songwriters and DJ Lost Kings. We hope to see you Saturday!
Each student can pick up their spring concert ticket from 4:30 pm – 7 pm in the Farinon Atrium. Please bring your Lafayette ID to pick up your ticket. We are pleased to offer tickets to the Spring Concert for the seventh consecutive year; however, please note that this is the only distribution location and time period for concert tickets at no cost.
If you do not pick up your ticket at this time, you will need to purchase them on-site at the Kirby Sports Center for $15. All Lafayette students must present their Lafayette ID AND their ticket at the concert for entry into the Kirby Sports Center.
As you enjoy the various events on campus this weekend, we encourage you to make responsible decisions and help your fellow students stay safe. From our own data, we know that most students drink responsibly (or not at all); however, we also know that it takes effort from all of us to realize the social culture we want.
I want to communicate clearly the College’s expectations for the weekend. If you choose not to abstain from alcohol this weekend, please set a safe limit and stick to it. There will be an increased number of Easton Police, Lafayette Public Safety, and security personnel located throughout campus and College Hill, starting on Friday and continuing through Sunday. In addition, College and State policies related to alcohol, including underage and irresponsible drinking, open containers, and public intoxication, will be consistently enforced and cited. Students of any age are not permitted to consume alcohol outside on College grounds, which includes off-campus backyards, the Quad, March Field, etc.
As you enjoy the various events on campus this weekend, we encourage you to make responsible decisions and help your fellow students stay safe. From our own data, we know that most students drink responsibly (or not at all); however, we also know that it takes effort from all of us to realize the social culture we want. To that end, please hold your peers accountable to making responsible choices. Keep in mind, too, the medical dangers and conduct implications for violating the law. Please do not let the end of semester celebrations or the Spring Concert cloud your judgment regarding illegal drug use or result in a choice that could lead to serious consequences for your Lafayette career. The College will adjudicate all Student Code of Conduct cases prior to the end of the semester; however, citations issued will likely require an in-person summer court appearance in the City of Easton.
There will be no cross visitation in Residence Halls from Friday at 10:00 PM through Sunday, May 5th, at 8:00 AM. Due to the number of guests on campus this weekend and to add an additional safety measure, students will only have access to the residence halls that in which they reside. Visitors should call ahead to gain access by a host; please do not permit piggybacking into the residence halls.
Prohibited Items that will not be allowed in Kirby Sports Arena include:
A few more reminders related to this weekend: (1) Students who are visibly intoxicated will not be admitted to the Spring Concert and will be cited appropriately. (2) Students who exhibit behaviors of intoxication after entering the concert will be required to leave the Kirby Arena and will be cited appropriately. (3) A no re-entry policy will be in effect for the concert. (4) Water will be available in Kirby throughout the event – please stay hydrated. (5) Bags and backpacks are not permitted. (6) Please seek help, if needed, for yourself or a friend. The Good Samaritan policy is always in effect.
Once again, I encourage you to celebrate safely, to use good judgment, and to help your friends make responsible decisions. Spring Concert is one of the memorable traditions that bring us together as a Lafayette community; please be sure your decisions are reflective of your own values and Lafayette’s.
Enjoy the upcoming weekend and please let me know if you have any questions.
Jennifer Dize, Assistant Dean of Students