Happy Monday! Today’s issue includes important announcements, another vlog from Flor Caceras ’22, and news on how the College is helping first responders deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Have a great day!


Masks required

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolfe is requiring all customers and workers to wear masks in public places. For Lafayette, this includes those entering Farinon, including visits to Pard Pantry and when picking up items from the post office or dining services. The masks must cover your nose and mouth and stay on continuously. If you were unable to obtain a reusable mask in Farinon on Saturday, contact Flor to make arrangements for one. Using a mask does not negate the need for social distancing; continue to stay six feet apart from others.

Counseling services

Same-day consultations for students with the Counseling Center are available again by calling 610-330-5005. All scheduled appointments are being conducted remotely by secure video calls or telephone. In addition, telephone crisis support is always available.

Pard Pantry

There is a new link to suggest items for Pard Pantry. Also, due to ongoing technical difficulties with the Amazon wish list, Chaplain Alex Hendrickson is now requesting gift cards to purchase items for Pard Pantry. Amazon, Walmart, or Sam’s Club gift cards are the most useful. You can email cards to her attention or send physical gift cards to Alex Hendrickson, Lafayette College, 111 Quad Drive, Farinon room 107, Easton, PA, 18402.

Virtual Events

We’re in This Together

The Counseling Center is hosting this virtual gathering at 11 a.m. today for students to increase social connection while physically distancing. Topics discussed may include adjusting to remote learning, coping with COVID-19, and building connection.

Students and sustainable living

EcoReps will share their tips and tricks at noon today for living sustainably at home, covering topics like DIY window sill gardens, communicating climate change to family members, and more.

Candy and Career Chat

Connect with Gateway at 3 p.m. today.

International affairs forum

Watch a live panel discussion at 4:15 p.m. today with Profs. Caleb Gallemore, Mathieu Perrot, Ilan Peleg, Hannah Stewart-Gambino, and Angelika von Wahl addressing “Globalization in the Age of COVID-19.” A Q&A session will follow.

Coffee Talk

Joe Woo, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will talk at 4:30 p.m. today about the history of coffee and how it came to be such a popular beverage. He also will give a brief demonstration of how to make the perfect cup of coffee. The event is part of the International Students Association’s E-Xtravaganza Week.


Maximize caloric burning, fat burning, and body toning with interval cardio and resistance training to an irresistible beat at 5 p.m. today.

Buddhist meditation

Grab a chair or sitting cushion and transition into evening with one, two or all three periods from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today.


Dance your stress away at 8:30 p.m. today. Bachata, a style of music originating in the Dominican Republic, will provide the soundtrack.

Yoga Tone

Get body and mind aligned at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Building community

Join a time of sharing personal life stories through guided roundtable discussions on “Life During the COVID-19 Outbreak” at noon Friday, May 1. Sponsored by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, the  Narratives on Inclusive Community and Equity series is open to students, faculty, and staff.