Good morning! Check out new events, a record-setting fundraiser, and Lafayette’s words of encouragement to students. Have a great weekend!


Worker safety requirements

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued an order effective April 19 requiring safety measures in all businesses permitted to maintain in-person, physical operations. These include implementing protocols for cleaning and disinfecting high-touch areas, limiting the numbers of employees and students on campus, ensuring that employees have access to soap and sanitizer, requiring that all employees wear a mask while on campus, and establishing protocols for businesses exposed to a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19. The College is providing masks for essential employees working on campus and will be contacting supervisors with an updated process for mask distribution to essential employees. Learn more about the protocols Lafayette has implemented.

Course withdrawals, pass/fail

Requests for these are due by noon Friday, May 1. Encourage students considering one of these options to review pass/fail FAQs and consult with their academic adviser or class dean.

New Events

Grand Finale

Watch individual performances that will cap off E-Xtravaganza Week at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Vote for Business Pitch winner

Student teams will pitch entrepreneurial ideas, and you get to the vote for the winner. Register to watch the Dyer Center Business Pitch Competition on Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. The favorite idea will earn $500 of funding.


Coronavirus as sign and symptom

Prof. William Bissell will share his thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis from a medical anthropological perspective today at 12:15 p.m.


This low-impact, high-intensity workout at 4:30 p.m. today combines elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates.


Shabbat service

Hillel Society is holding its weekly Kabbalat Shabbat experience online at 5 p.m. today.

Trauma-sensitive yoga

Liz Jordan will lead the class at 5 p.m. today.

Faculty voices on COVID-19

Join professors Gladstone Hutchison, Michael Kelly, and Mallory SoRelle at 7 p.m. today as they discuss their views on the pandemic. The event is sponsored by the International Students Association as part of E-Xtravaganza Week.

The Incredibles 2

LAF will host a Netflix watch party today at 8:30 p.m.


Sharing Kindness

The Lafayette community sends words of encouragement to students.

Footloose Fundraiser

A rehearsal music video is helping the Marquis Players raise a record amount of money for charity.

COVID-19 resources

Stay safe and be well.