Aid, diversity and accessibility

Ranking low in socioeconomic diversity, college moves to change With second socioeconomic index out, Lafayette evaluates accessibility When Lafayette placed low for the second consecutive year in a socioeconomic diversity index, college working groups and enrollment committees confronted the problem of public perception. The New York Times ranking system, called the College Access Index, uses […]

Making a first impression

Admissions matches ambassadors to prospective students   With a new staff position focusing on campus visitation, the office of admissions created an initiative to focus on experiences closer to home. The new position concentrates campus visitation efforts into Assistant Director of Admissions Ed Bianchi’s office, which now manages the tour guides, called the Lafayette College […]

A new way to dine

Marquis renovations transform eatery Marquis renovations transform dining facility into dining destination Students returning to campus this semester were greeted by a long-awaited total overhaul to Marquis Dining Hall that included a crepe station and more varied seating. The renovations, which took a total of 12 weeks during the summer, included an expansion to both […]

Lasting connections

First year program aims for four year bonds As part of the college’s Live Connected, Lead Change Campaign announced last November, Lafayette began the Connected Communities program to strengthen students’ connections to the institution and to each other. The Connected Communities program, a $40 million dollar initiative of the campaign’s $400 million goal, aims to […]