A student reaches her hand out to fist bump the president on stage at Commencement.Check back throughout the semester to find events, to-dos, and the days until Commencement.

Countdown to Commencement

Days until Commencement: 93 (as of Feb. 16)

Baccalaureate nominations

Please submit names of graduating seniors to participate in Baccalaureate for the Class of 2024. You may also nominate more than one student (just fill out a form for each student you are nominating).

Pepper Prize

The application for the Pepper Prize will remain open until Feb. 29 at 11:45 p.m. All graduating seniors are welcome to apply.

Reserve your graduation regalia

Seniors can now reserve graduation regalia! Order must be placed by March 15. Grad attire will be shipped to the College Store where students can pick it up and pay for it during Grad Finale April 25-26. Reserve your regalia today.

Graduating seniors can apply for community-based learning and research award

Graduating seniors can apply for a $500 Honors Convocation award. The award is open to graduating seniors who have made significant contributions to the community through course projects, an honors thesis, EXCEL scholar work, and/or some other form of academic community engagement. Applications are due no later than Feb. 23, 2024. MORE

Pay it forward

Pay it forward for future Pards by supporting Lafayette though a Senior Class Gift. Even a $5 gift collectively makes a difference! Plus it only takes 15 seconds.

Senior Portraits

Did you book your Senior Portrait yet? Almost 300 of your classmates did! You should have received an email from Lors Photography with a unique login to schedule. There is no fee to take the portraits. These are the portraits that will be featured in the yearbook and are also available for purchase. Lors will only be here in February and March so don’t miss your chance!


Don’t wait to order your yearbook! The semester will fly by. Enjoy this snapshot of your final year at Lafayette. Clubs, organizations, sports, student life, events, senior portraits, Commencement—you’ll have it all.

Purchase your yearbook | Purchase a Senior Ad (great for parents, families, and supporters)

Senior Speaker—Save the date!

Sponsored by The Class of 1963 Guest Speaker Fund and Lafayette Activities Forum, the Senior Speaker selection will be announced in February.

7 p.m. Tues., April 2 • Colton Chapel • RSVP

Last Lecture nominations

One of the favorite events for seniors! Do you know a professor who would deliver a meaningful “last lecture” to the class of 2024? Nominations will be open until Feb. 5. Nominate a faculty member

Senior Week—Save the Dates!

Senior Week will be here before you know it! Programming and Commencement related events will take place from Tues., May 14, to Sat., May 18. More information will be available after Spring Break.

100 Hours (formal dance during Senior Week)

Lafayette will host the 42nd annual formal to celebrate the graduating class! Student tickets for 100 Hours have traditionally ranged between $35-$45. But the President’s Office recognizes the impact the pandemic had on the Class of 2024’s experience, especially in the first year, and will be covering the ticket cost any member of the Class of 2024 to attend the 2024 event. 100 Hours will be held May 16.

May 16 • RSVPs are requested prior to May 10

*With the exception of Senior Week and 100 Hours, all attendees must be currently enrolled students*

Submitted by: Student Involvement