Homecoming 2016 Schedule of Events

Friday, SEPTEMBER 30

8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. College Store open. Basement of Farinon Student Center. Check out all the great Lafayette-wear and gifts!
8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibits on Campus:

Pardee Hall:

Tales of Our Brothers: The Journey of David & Washington McDonogh: This exhibit depicts the stories of Aaron Hoff, the McDonogh brothers and several others who were among the first African-American students at Lafayette.

Grossman Gallery, Williams Visual Arts Building:

Alison Saar, Breach: In an exhibition of mixed media sculpture and paintings the arts weaves narratives relating to the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927

Williams Art Center Gallery:

From the EPI-Center I Celebrating 20 Years at the Experimental Printmaking Institute
From the EPI-Center | A Retrospective

Part 1 / September 1—October 7

Since its founding in 1996, the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) has passionately advocated for printmaking as an indispensable component of cultural and creative engagement. Combining traditional printmaking techniques with experimental approaches, EPI is committed to advancing this dynamic art form and expanding our visual language. At the heart of this groundbreaking program are artists’ residencies that to date have yielded more than 350 editions by artists such as Faith Ringgold, Richard Anuszkiewicz, David C. Driskell, Grace Hartigan, and Sam Gilliam. This two-part exhibition is a celebration of EPI’s creative impact and the vision of its founding director, master printmaker and David M. ’70 and Linda Roth Professor of Art, Curlee Raven Holton.

Skillman Library First Floor Exhibits:

Werner Pfeiffer: Are Books Obsolete? : An Exhibition of Book Objects and Artist’s Books

Florence Under Water: Photographs Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Great Flood

8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Oktoberfest, DKE House

Saturday, October 1

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 150th Anniversary of Engineering Bridge Build, The Quad
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lafayette Engineering, we invite you to team up with students, engineering faculty, fellow alumni, and parents to help build a 150-foot long, 4-foot wide replica of the Free Bridge on the Quad! The Northampton Street Bridge connecting NJ and PA, known locally as the “Free Bridge,” was designed by James Madison Porter III, a graduate of Lafayette’s Civil Engineering program and faculty member from 1890-1917. Porter’s grandfather, James Madison Porter, was one of the College’s founders in 1826. Register to join us for this historic, celebratory bridge build on the Quad. (The first 75 people to register will receive a participation “swag bag.”) Pre-registration required.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. College Store open. Basement of Farinon Student Center.
Check out all the great Lafayette-wear and gifts!
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Exhibits on Campus
See details on Friday, September 30 schedule.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lafayette Arts Open House Shuttle

Arts Shuttle – Easton Loop: a continuous 35 minute (approx.) loop stopping at the Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts to Experimental Print Making Institute, the Spot/248 Building, The Garlic Fest/Santander Bank, Stirner Arts Trail, the West Ward/Porters Pub and the new Arts Campus (William C. Buck Hall/Ahart Plaza/Williams Visual Arts) on North Third St.
Arts Shuttle – Lafayette Loop: a continuous 15-20 minute (approx.) loop stopping at the Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts on High Street, the Experimental Print Making Institute, the Spot/248 Building, and Garlic Fest/Santander Bank.
See full schedule and approximate timing at the bottom the Arts Open House page.
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Alumni Swim Meet. Weinstein Natatorium
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lafayette Arts Open House
Participate in a festival of the arts at venues on both uptown and downtown campuses. Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street has increased the College’s space for the arts by almost 50 percent and created a spectacular gateway to both the Lafayette campus and city of Easton. It includes the stunning new 18,000 square-foot Buck Hall, featuring the Landis Cinema and Daniel H. and Sandra Weiss Black Box Theater.  The facilities will support the College’s programs in theater and film and media studies, enhance artistic opportunities for students, and add to Easton’s cultural resources.The downtown campus also includes the 248 N. Third St. building, which houses a studio theater, television/video production studio, and media labs; the award-winning Ahart Family Arts Plaza; and Williams Visual Arts Building, an art gallery and studio complex that has served both the College and  community since opening in 2001.
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Alumni Relations Info Tent at Gilbert’s Patio
Pick up your pre-ordered mugs, pre-ordered Homecoming game tickets, get a Homecoming map and have your questions answered.
9:30 – 11 a.m. Breakfast at the Bridge, Pardee Plaza
Breakfast open to all pre-registered homecoming guests highlighting Lafayette’s engineering and arts programs. Scott Hummel, William A. Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division, and Jennifer Kelly, Director of the Arts, will be on hand to talk to alumni and parents about the current exciting ventures and future opportunities for these programs. Pre-registration required.
10 a.m. Children of Alumni Admission Information Session and Tour, Markle Hall
Admissions staff will share with high school students of alumni how they can launch their lives at Lafayette.
Register for the information session | Learn more about Lafayette Admissions
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. DKE Annual Meeting, Rho House Alumni Association, DKE House Living Room
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game. Rappolt Field – Metzgar
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Baseball Alumni Game.  Kamine Baseball Field – Metzgar
10 a.m. -12 p.m. Let Us Help You Find Your Brick, Fleck Society Walkway (between Markle Hall and Skillman Library)
After their tenth consecutive year of giving, alumni are rewarded with a brick paver engraved with name and class year to commemorate their loyal support of the College. Development staff will assist alumni in finding their brick or answer any questions about Fleck Consistent Giving Society.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Student and Faculty Presentation: “Preview: House of ‘Pards 2016 Election Day Coverage” featuring Mark Crain, Simon Prof. of Political Economy/Chair, Policy Studies and Nicole Crain, Visiting Professors, Policy Studies. 107 Oeschle Global Center
Pre-registration required.
11:30 am  – 1:30 pm LGBTQ Lives at Lafayette: Capturing Our Past, Launching Our Future, 2nd Floor Skillman Library
Join us for a brunch sponsored by the Lafayette Pride Network and the College Archives and help celebrate the kick-off of the Queer Archives Project at Lafayette.

  • Learn about the new LGBTQ oral history project, which is dedicated to collecting and preserving the experiences and reflections of Lafayette’s LGBTQ alumni, faculty, and
  • Meet members of the Queer Archives Project Advisory Committee and representatives from QUEST, Lafayette’s LGBTQ and Allies student organization.
  • Hear about recent LGBTQ curricular initiatives from our faculty
  • View LGBTQ historical records and memorabilia from the College Archives
    Pre-registration required.
11:30 – 2 p.m. Phi Kappa Psi Homecoming BBQ Front Porch of the Phi Kappa Psi House (The Old Grey Barn) on March Field
All brothers, family and friends are welcome to this alumni and undergraduate family friendly BBQ. Homecoming is a great time to revisit the house, reunite with old friends, meet fellow alumni from other years and to meet the current and new undergraduate brothers who continue the tradition of brotherhood, honor and service that Phi Psi has brought to the campus for almost 148 years.
Please contact Carson Gentry (VP of Alumni Relations) to RSVP or if you have any questions on concerns.
12 – 2 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game. Track Infield – Metzgar
12 – 2 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Brunch. 3rd Floor Allen P. Kirby Gymnasium
12 – 3 p.m. Easton’s Free Bridge on the Quad
The 150 foot replica of Easton’s “Free Bridge” will be on the Quad for Homecoming guests to walk across and have a commemorative photo taken. Stop by and speak with current engineering students, meet Dr. Scott Hummel, William A. Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division, and enjoy conversations with fellow alumni of all majors.
12 – 1 p.m. CANCELLED – Student and Alumni Networking: Lafayette Alumni in LaW
12:30 p.m. Weinstein Natatorium Dedication, Allan Kirby Sports Center
Join the College as we honor Mike ’70 and Jill Weinstein for their vision and generosity to Lafayette College. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at the Maroon Club Day: All Sports Picnic for great food and live music. Kindly respond by September 23 to Heather Hahn ’03 at 610-330-3280 or hahnh@lafayette.edu.
1 – 3:15 p.m. DKE Homecoming Tailgate, DKE House, Main Bar/Backyard Area
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Maroon Club Day: All Sports Picnic, Wilson Room, Pfenning Alumni Center Lafayette College’s Maroon Club invites all alumni, parents and friends from all sports featuring food, bar and live music. Guests are welcome to join the Weinstein Natatorium Dedication preceding this event at 12:30 p.m. as we honor Mike ’70 and Jill Weinstein for their vision and generosity to Lafayette College.(Pre-registration preferred.)
1 – 2 p.m. Acopian Engineering Center Open House and Building Tour, Acopian Engineering Center
Scott Hummel, the William A. Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division, will make brief remarks at 1 p.m. talking about the Quad bridge project and the significant historical ties this bridge represents between the College and the Easton community. He will also provide an overview of the engineering division and vision for future enhancements to the programs and facilities. Upon conclusion of the remarks, AEC will be open for guided building tours. (Pre-registration preferred.)
1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. American, Metzgar Field
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. McDonogh Network Tailgate, Pardee Terrace (Pre-registration preferred.)The McDonogh Network invites students and alumni for food and conversation.

1 – 3 p.m. Family Tailgate on the Quad
Enjoy a pregame tailgate on the Quad with food, games and activities for the whole family – including a visit from the Lafayette Leopard, moon bounce, face painting, fall crafts and activities.$15/adults; $7/children ages 6 – 17; 5 & under are complimentary. Pre-registration preferred.
3:30 p.m. FOOTBALL: Lafayette vs. Holy Cross Fisher Field
Following game Hillel Society Open House
8 p.m. Concert: Louis Lortie, Piano
Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts