May I visit campus?
Yes. All prospective students can register for a self-guided tour. Seniors in high school and transfer students may register for student ambassador-led campus tours. Tours are listed for the following two weeks. Each day new tours are added.
Am I required to register to visit campus?
Ambassador-led tours: Yes. You are required to register in advance. We do not allow walk-ins for student-led tours at this time.
Self-guided tours: We would like all families to let us know of their presence on campus. We prefer that you register in advance so we can capture your interest in Lafayette and provide appropriate spacing of families on campus to adhere to social distancing protocols. Please register and use the mobile check-in. If there are no slots available at the time you would like to embark on a self-guided tour, or you suddenly find yourself in the Lehigh Valley and want to visit, you may. Please stop by the Markle Hall front doors where you can scan a QR code to fill out the form noting your presence on 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 yourself before arriving on campus:
- Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?
- Within the past 14 days, have you had contact with anyone that you know had COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms? Contact is being 6 feet (2 meters) or closer for more than 15 minutes with a person, or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 (for example, being coughed or sneezed on).
- Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?
- Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fever or chills
- Muscle or body aches
- Recent loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, please postpone your travel to campus.
May I go into buildings while on campus?
No. Campus buildings are closed to visitors. Visitors may only enter Markle Hall (the Admissions building) main entrance to use the restrooms. Please do not enter any other 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.
I do not see anything listed beyond two weeks. Will you add more visit slots?
Yes. As we take careful steps to open visitation, we are listing our tours for the following two weeks. Each morning, new slots for two weeks out are released. Continue checking back to register for a student-led or self-guided tour.
How do I check in when I arrive on campus?
Those who registered in advance for a student-led or self-guided tour can mobile check-in using the link in their confirmation email. If you are unable to use the mobile check-in (geolocation needs to be enabled on your browser), call 610-330-5100 to let us know you have arrived.
Student-led tours: After you have checked in, please call 610-330-5100 to let us know of your arrival and a tour guide will meet you at your car on Markle Parking Deck.
Self-guided tours: If you have not registered in advance for a self-guided tour, please proceed to the front of Markle Hall and check in using the QR code located on the front (red) doors. Demonstrated interest and demonstrated understanding are part of our application assessment. We want to note that you took the time to visit the campus.
Will there be someone inside Markle Hall to help me check in to my tour?
We hope to have most tour check-ins completed remotely. Those who signed up in advance can use the mobile check-in found in the confirmation email. Visitors who have not registered prior to coming to campus can use the QR code located on the main entrance of the Markle Hall doors. If you have problems checking in, please call 610-330-5100 and a member of our team can assist you.
I can't find my registration confirmation email. How do I check in?
Those who have signed up in advance for a student-led or self-guided tour receive an email confirmation 24 hours before the tour, which contains check-in information. Check your spam folder, or, if you use Gmail, the promotions folder. If you cannot find your confirmation email, you can call 610-330-5100 from your car when you arrive on campus to check in. Please self-assess before you come to campus and remain at home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
Will there be an Admissions representative or someone else in Markle Hall to answer questions I may have about Lafayette?
A member of the Admissions staff will be in Markle Hall between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. We suggest that after your tour, you connect with your Admissions representative (based on the location of your high school) via email asking any questions you might have and sharing what you thought of your experience on campus. If you feel an in-person interaction can answer your question best, please ask your tour guide, or call 610-330-5100 so our staff can send an Admissions representative to meet you outside Markle Hall.
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. You must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times during a student-led tour.
Do you have masks available on campus for visitors?
We hope you will bring a mask, but if you forget, disposable masks are available in Markle Hall.
Are restrooms available on campus?
Yes. Markle Hall’s main entrance will be open from 8:45 am to 5 pm. Bathrooms are located inside the main entrance to the right.
May I eat when I visit campus?
On-campus dining is not available, but many restaurants in Easton provide indoor and outdoor dining, take out and curbside pick-up. Check the Downtown Easton website for options.