How can I get involved in campus life my first year?
The link below connects you with information about opportunities to be involved in clubs and organizations, Commons Council, Student Government, the arts, community service, entertainment planning, recreational programs, religious life, and intercollegiate athletics.
Does the College offer opportunities for service learning for first-year students?
There are many opportunities. First, there is the Pre-Orientation Service Program the week before First-Year Orientation. Applications will be available late spring and can be accessed on the Landis Community Outreach Center website. Second, during the first week of classes you will receive a flyer in your mailbox listing all community service programs, from tutoring children to volunteering at the local jail. There is also a service fair the first week of classes in the student center highlighting all of our programs. Third, you can enroll in one of several First-Year Seminars that integrate community-based learning and service into the course.
What resources does Lafayette have that will enhance my spiritual journey or faith?
We have organized activities for those of the Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. If you don’t come from a particular religious tradition but are concerned about your spiritual development, we can assist you on that journey as well. The Office of Religious Life is located in 101 Hogg Hall and can be reached at (610) 330-5320 or email@example.com.
I was very involved in theater and music in high school. Can I get involved as a first-year student at Lafayette?
Absolutely! First-year students can immediately audition for theater productions and music ensembles, register for classes or lessons, or go introduce themselves to faculty directors. Our performing arts classes, programs, and productions are open to all students at all levels, and since we are not a conservatory, our actors, musicians, designers, and crews are drawn from all majors and disciplines of the College. Engineers minor in theater! Biology majors take lead roles in plays! You won’t find that at many colleges. But as a liberal arts college, we believe that EVERYBODY should come and “play.”