Homecoming 2023 | September 29-30

Welcome Home Pards!

Join us for an exciting new line up for Homecoming this year! The Office of Alumni Engagement is partnering with Campus Life to bring you a unique Homecoming experience where alumni and students have the opportunity to come together to celebrate Lafayette College and cheer on our leopards as they take on Bucknell! Featured events include an alumni tailgate with music, entertainment, food trucks, and local breweries. Plus, everyone can participate in a carnival on the Quad. Enjoy novelty treats, carnival style games, and activities for all ages! It is sure to be a day of fun, connecting, and sharing Lafayette pride! We look forward to seeing you all there!


Homecoming 2023 Events List

Wednesday and Thursday, September 27-28

Wednesday, 7:00-8:45 p.m. 9th Annual Health Professions Open House | Virtual
The Health Professions Advising Office welcomes you to the 2023-2024 academic year! We plan to connect remotely again during Homecoming Week. Please consider being among our faithful alumni sharing insight and lively conversation with our current students interested in health professions careers of all kinds. As we did last year, a virtual social will follow the event. RSVP here.
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Army | Gummeson Grounds: Home of Mike Bourger ’44 Field at Oaks Stadium
Thursday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Dedication of Escarpment Trail & Class of ’62 Plaza | Class of 1962 Gateway Plaza
The dedication will take place at the top of the historic steps, between Ruef and Keefe Halls
Thursday, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Sustainability Alumni Dinner | LaFarm Greenhouse
Enjoy a lovely fall evening with us, engage in conversation, and have an unforgettable meal in our breathtaking greenhouse at LaFarm at Metzgar campus. Delight in a meal with fresh locally grown ingredients from LaFarm and beyond as well as drinks. Click here to register!

Friday, September 29


 1:00 p.m & 3:00 p.m. Campus Tours | Hugel Welcome Center, Markle Hall
Join prospective students and their families for a tour of campus through our academic and student life spaces. Tours leave at 1 and 3 pm. Sign up is not required. Please arrive in the Hugel Welcome Center at least 5 minutes before the tour begins.
 5:00-6:00 p.m. Hugel Welcome Center Dedication & Reception | Markle Hall and Parking Deck
 6:15-9:00 p.m. Marquis Founders Dinner and Societe Induction | Bergethon Room, Marquis Hall
By invitation only.
9:00-11:00 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Reception | College Hill Tavern
Open to Men’s Lacrosse alumni.  RSVP here.

Saturday, September 30

7:30-10:00 a.m. Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Day | Kirby Sports Center (Breakfast), Fisher Field (Game)
Start off with breakfast at the Kirby Sports Center 3rd floor Game Room then at 9am head over to Fisher Field at Fisher Stadium for the Alumni game. Halftime will feature a “Future Leopards” game with alumni kids. RSVP here.
11:00-12:00 p.m. Sustainability Tours | Meet in Rockwell Lobby
Join this student-guided Sustainability Tour to explore some campus features that demonstrate the College’s commitment to sustainability.
11:00-1:00 p.m. International Students Association Brunch | Portlock Black Cultural Center
Alumni and students are welcome to attend this connecting and networking opportunity to share in a light brunch and enjoy conversation prior to the Homecoming football game against Bucknell. Click here to register!
11:30-12:00 p.m. McDonogh Community and Cupcakes | Oeschle Hall
Join McDonogh members for a special treat with cupcakes and community in Oeschle Hall. Desserts are provided by local black-owned businesses Mia & Maddie’s Bakery, as well as Khanisa’s famous pudding cups. Meet the leadership team, network with faculty, and learn how you can make a difference. We invite you to enjoy desserts from 11:30 a.m – 12 p.m. Guests are welcome to continue mingling in this private space up through the start of the game and join the tailgate hosted right outside of Oeschle Hall.
12:00-1:00 p.m. Special Collections & College Archives Open House: Ana and Elaine’s Favorite Things | Special Collections & College Archives
Meet Co-Directors Ana Ramirez Luhrs and Elaine McCluskey Stomber ’89 P’17 P’21 and see highlights from the collections.
12:00-3:00 p.m. Lafayette Student Life Carnival & Alumni Tailgate | Quad & Alumni Memorial Plaza
Enjoy games and giveaways before Lafayette Football takes on Bucknell. All members of the Lafayette community are welcome.
12:00 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Holy Cross | Metzgar Fields Athletics Complex
12:00-2:00 p.m. Annual Arts Alumni Homecoming Event: Bob Mattison Retirement Celebration | Lobby, Williams Center for the Arts
All are welcome to visit with Bob and connect with classmates and friends to share wonderful memories!
12:30-1:30 p.m. Volunteer Awards | Pfenning Alumni Center, Wilson Room
Join us as we recognize our outstanding alumni volunteers from this past year. This event is standing room only. Please contact Priya Vin, Director of Volunteer and Team Development at (610) 330-5810 or vinp@lafayette.edu with any questions..
3:30 p.m. Lafayette vs. Bucknell Football Game | Fisher Field at Fisher Stadium
Purchase tickets here.
Post Game
Football Post-Game Celebration | Pfenning Alumni Center, Wilson Room & Bourger Plaza
By invitation only.
6:00-9:00 p.m. Theta Chi Alumni Dinner | Clay Ketchum Room, Marquis Hall
By invitation only.
6:00-9:00 p.m. TRAP 10th Anniversary | Leopard’s Lair, Farinon College Center
Join fellow TRAP alumni for snacks, conversation, and games featuring a pop up board game cafe!
7:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. American | Gummeson Grounds: Home of Mike Bourger ’44 Field at Oaks Stadium