Prospective students and their families may walk the outdoor and indoor spaces of the Lafayette campus during a student-led or self-guided tour. You will find the on-campus tour slots on the visit calendar.

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On-Campus Visitation FAQs

May I visit campus?

Yes. We welcome you to visit our campus and explore the indoor and outdoor spaces of our buildings. Masks are not required. Prospective students can register for a student ambassador-led campus tour. You many also conduct a self-guided tour. Be sure to scan the QR code on the kiosk outside Pfenning Alumni Center and fill out the form so we know you visited. View availability of student-led tours on the visit calendar.

Where do I park?

Visitors may park in the Markle Parking Deck.

Where do I check in?

Pfenning Alumni Center is where our receptionist will check you in and welcome you to Lafayette for all visits including general campus tours, engineering tours and interviews. Those self-guiding may chat with the receptionist or scan the QR code outside the Pfenning Alumni Center and pick up aself-guided tour map below the kiosk.

Do I need to be vaccinated to visit campus?

The College highly recommends that visitors be vaccinated.

May I go into buildings while on campus?

Yes. Academic buildings are open to visitors. Visitors many not access residence halls. At this time our residence halls are filled with current students so a residence hall will not be part of the on-campus tour.

Do I need to wear a mask while on campus?

Masks are optional at this time, but may be required if state or local regulations change. If you forget your mask, you can request a disposable mask at the reception desk in Pfenning Alumni Center.

Am I required to register to visit campus?

On-campus tours: We prefer that you register in advance, but we do take walk-ins and will assign you to the next scheduled tour for the day.

On-campus interviews: Registration is required. We do not allow same-day registration for campus interviews.

Engineering tours and information sessions: We prefer that you register in advance, but we do take walk-ins and will assign you to the next scheduled tour for the day. These sessions are offered on Fridays.

Arts tours: We prefer that you register in advance. Given that this tour involves taking a shuttle, we cannot guarantee there will be space the day of the tour. If there is space available on the shuttle, we will assign you to the next tour.

Open houses: We prefer that you register in advance, but we do take walk-ins on the day of the event.

Self-guided tours: No preregistration required. We would like prospetice students to let us know of their presence on campus. Please scan the QR code in the kiosk in McCartney Street Parking Lot or at the kiosk outside Pfenning Alumni Center. We look at demonstrated interest as part of your application and a visit notes your interest.

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:

    1. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?

 

  1. Within the past 10 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?
  2. Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever or chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Recent loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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

How do I check in when I arrive on campus?

General campus tours, engineering tours, arts tours and engineering information sessions: Proceed to Pfenning Alumni Center and check in with the receptionist for all visits.

Open houses: Please consult your reminder email as to where check in will be.

Self-guided tours: Please scan the QR code at the kiosk outside Pfenning Alumni Center. You can get a map below the kiosk. 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 an admissions representative or someone available to answer questions I may have about Lafayette?

Yes. A member of the Admissions staff will be in Pfenning Alumni Center between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm most weekdays. Stop by and the receptionist will connect you with an admissions representative. 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.

I forgot my mask. 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 Pfenning Alumni Center at the reception desk. Masks are not required at this time.

May I eat on-campus when I visit campus?

Yes. The campus dining venues are open to the public. The all-you-care-to eat dining halls of Upper Farinon Dining Hall and Marquis Dining Hall are available at the following prices:

  • Breakfast: $7.74 per person
  • Lunch: $12.85 per person
  • Dinner: $19.19 per person.

Other dining venues offer รก la carte menus.

 

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. You can pick up a campus map inside or at the kiosk outside Markle Hall or choose a maps we have on our website to plan your visit.

If you prefer a 3-D Map

If you prefer a Google Map experience