New to campus? Lafayette staff members and students share their favorite tips for newcomers.

  • Meet the Counseling Center staff and learn personal strategies for growth

Follow the Counseling Center on Instagram @LafayetteCollegeCounseling. Visit the Counseling Center’s website. The Counseling Center also hosts an annual event called Thrive, which offers students a chance to connect with each other, learn strategies to foster personal growth, meet the Counseling Center staff, and destigmatize seeking help. Thrive will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 on the Quad. MORE

-Asmita Pendse, assistant director, Counseling Center

  • Get free football tickets

Want free football tickets? Go to, and reserve a ticket before 10 a.m. on game days. Sections 7-8 are for students; sections 3-4 are for faculty/staff. Sports played at Metzgar Fields, as well as tennis and swimming, are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Sept. 17: Family Weekend (3:30 p.m. Lafayette vs. William & Mary)

Oct. 8: Pink Out – Breast Cancer Awareness (12:30 p.m. Lafayette vs. Princeton)

– Billie Weiss, tickets and promotions manager; coach of cheer and dance teams

  • Find a calculator

The Student Government Academic Affairs Committee worked with Skillman Library staff to provide scientific calculators to students who need them! Contact the Library to request one! Stay up to date with all Student Government developments by following them on social media @lafstugov.

– Student Government

  • Support sustainability efforts

Get a 10% discount when you bring your own cup or mug to Skillman Library Cafe. Also, your meal plan includes two reusable takeout containers. Ask for yours at Marquis or Upper. Fill it up, take a meal, and bring it back to be washed. Just remember to return yours at the end of the semester to keep this zero-waste program going! MORE

-Sam Smith, sustainability outreach & engagement manager

  • Try a new experience

Get involved in new experiences! Try something different for a change. In the Office of Intercultural Development, we love to see new faces and hear new ideas. Make this academic year impactful, and schedule in one or two of our workshops and programs. We look forward to greeting you all. Follow for more info!

-Karina Fuentes (she/her/ella), associate director, Intercultural Development

  • Tech question? Here’s how to reach out.

If you have a consulting or tech question, the best path is to submit a Help request to, rather than emailing an individual. You’ll likely get a quicker response, and the team will usually follow up with a question. “Our first response is almost always, ‘What are you trying to accomplish?’ We want to make sure that we’re giving you the right tools and solutions,” says Jason Alley, director, Learning and Research Technologies. “We are here to help you accomplish your goals.”

– Jason Alley, director, Learning and Research Technologies

  • Follow these accounts to know more about events

Lafayette Activities Forum logoGet involved and try new things! With over 150 student organizations and countless events, there is always something happening on campus. To find out what’s happening, check out the events listed in OurCampus and follow @laf_activities

  • Don’t miss your class’s big events or happenings! Follow your class’s Instagram. Click here to follow.  
  • Did you know? L.A.F (Lafayette Activities Forum) is a student run organization that plans events for the Lafayette community. Keep your eye out for those 3 famous circles!
  • Are you interested in learning more about Fraternity & Sorority Life? Follow (@lafayettefsl) on Instagram and connect to all 12 of our organizations.

-Vanessa Pearson, director, Student Involvement

  • Need to reserve a space? Follow these steps.

Faculty, staff, and students should visit Virtual EMS to submit requests for spaces across campus. It is essential to plan ahead, given our Facilities and Catering teams are suffering staff shortages and require adequate time to prepare for events. A room reservation must be confirmed by the Scheduling and Events Planning office prior to confirming a dining order with our Bon Appetit catering team.


In order to have EMS access, you must be affiliated with your student organization on “OurCampus”. Contact Student Involvement or your group adviser for assistance with work orders.

Faculty and staff:

Please log in to Virtual EMS using your Lafayette ID and password. Faculty and staff also can submit work orders via FAMIS. If there are any questions on what setup can work in a particular space, kindly email the Scheduling and Events Planning office at Should you require assistance with the FAMIS system itself, please contact Facilities Operations directly.

-Katrina Wall-Cheatem, scheduling assistant, Scheduling and Events Planning

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