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On-Campus Visits

While we are not offering on-campus visitation events at this time, prospective students and their families may still walk the outdoor campus from July 10 through July 31. All visitors must self-assess before arriving on campus, wear masks and observe responsible social distancing guidelines while on campus. Note that campus buildings remain closed. Please stop by the Markle Hall porch when on campus to register your engagement with the campus and review the visitor guidelines. For more information, see the FAQs below.

On-Campus Visitation FAQs

May I visit campus?

From July 10 through July 31 prospective students and their families may walk the outdoor campus.

How do I self assess before arriving on campus?

Please be sure that you, those with whom you are living and those with whom you are visiting campus are not experiencing symptoms of illness and have not been exposed to someone showing signs of illness. Some questions to ask before arriving on campus:

  1. Has anyone been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case?
  2. Has anyone experienced a fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches or lost taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
  3. Does anyone have a fever?

If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, please postpone your travel to campus.

Why are you only allowing visitors to be on campus July 10 - July 31?

Beginning August 1, we will be preparing the campus for the arrival of our students and faculty for the semester. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is our first priority, so limiting exposure to visitors is key to keeping the community safe.

I can't visit in July. Will there be another time when I can visit campus?

We hope to restart campus visits sometime in the fall. We will continue to assess the pandemic and how it affects our campus community. More updates will be shared on this website.

Are there specific areas of campus you suggest that I visit?

Our virtual tour online is a great tool to use while on campus to guide you past the main academic buildings and highlights of campus.

May I go into buildings while on campus?

No. Campus buildings are closed to visitors. Please do not enter a building if a door is open or ask anyone on campus to give you access to a building. Some students, faculty and staff are on campus, and keeping them safe is the priority. Cleaning protocols are in place for that volume of use.

Will there be an Admissions Representative or someone else in Markle Hall to answer questions I have or help me with my tour?

No. Our staff continues to work remotely and visitors are not permitted to enter buildings on campus at this time. We suggest after your tour that you connect with your Admissions Representative (based on the location of your high school) with an email asking any questions you might have and telling them what you thought of your experience on campus.

Are bathrooms available on campus?

Unfortunately, no.

Do I need to wear a mask while on campus?

Please bring a mask with you. Lafayette College requires everyone to wear a mask in outdoor spaces when they are not able to social distance by at least 6 feet. If you and your family are not within 6 feet of other people during your outdoor exploration, you may remove your mask.

Do you have masks available on campus for visitors?

We do not currently have a supply of masks for on-campus visitors. Please bring your own mask.

Why do you want me to check in when I am on campus?

Demonstrated interest and demonstrated understanding are part of our application assessment. We want to note that you took the time to visit the campus.

May I eat when I visit campus?

On-campus dining is not available, but many restaurants in Easton provide outdoor seating, take out and curbside pick-up. Check https://supporteaston.com/ for options.

Group Visits

In light of the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), on-campus visits for school and community groups are suspended. Once visitation resumes, Lafayette College happily welcomes student groups to campus!  Group visits for up to 50 high school juniors and/or seniors most often include a 45-minute information session focused on Lafayette and the College’s admissions experience and a 60-minute student-led campus tour.

Best efforts to accommodate group visit requests will be made; however, the College cannot guarantee to meet all requests – especially during periods of high-volume visitation. Request must be submitted three weeks prior to the date of your proposed visit.  All requests will be acknowledged by email.  Approved request confirmations will include the necessary details for the scheduled visit.

request a group visit here

Off-Campus Interviews

Lafayette offers a variety of opportunities for off-campus interviews during the fall and winter months, including individual interviews with Territory Managers and Alumni/Staff Interviewing Receptions.

View upcoming opportunities here.

COVID-19 update

  • In light of the continued global and domestic spread of COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus), all admissions visits are cancelled. Campus visits will resume as soon as possible. We will update through this website and through email. Read more updates from the College at https://covid19.lafayette.edu/.

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