Due to COVID-19, Commencement has been rescheduled for August 1, 2020. Watch this space for additional updates about virtual and other celebrations honoring the Class of 2020.

Baccalaureate Celebration

  • On Saturday, May 23, Lafayette’s 185th Annual Baccalaureate Service will be held virtually beginning at 1:00 p.m.
  • Traditionally held on the morning of the annual Commencement Exercises, Baccalaureate is a celebration of our graduates’ time at Lafayette. This year’s Baccalaureate, entitled “A Celebration of the Class of 2020,” will feature reflections by students and faculty and other presentations and performances.
  • Learn more.

Commencement Aug. 1

  • Diplomas will be mailed in June to the addresses provided by graduating seniors. We hope to make a determination by June 8 regarding the feasibility of holding an on-campus Commencement on Aug. 1. Students and their families will be notified once a decision is made.
  • Graduating seniors have the option to have their cap and gown delivered to campus (should state guidance support hosting an on-campus August program) or sent to their designated address. If we are unable to host an Aug. 1 Commencement on campus, the College will send each graduate their respective honors cords, diploma cover, alumni gift, and other items that would typically commemorate the day.