The following message was sent to parents and family members of the Class of 2020 via email.

Dear Lafayette Families:

On behalf of the trustees, faculty, and staff of Lafayette College, we look forward to welcoming you to campus in May to celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing students at a Commencement celebration for the Class of 2020. This is sure to be a special weekend for our graduates and their families and we are excited to celebrate this milestone together. Please note that all 2020 graduates received an email with a link to register for this event. Registration is strongly encouraged to allow for proper planning for the weekend. Below is the anticipated schedule of activities:

Friday, May 20, 2022
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Graduation Ceremony for ’22 Posse Scholars
Location: Wilson Room, Pfenning Alumni Center

Sunday, May 22, 2022
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch
Location: Marquis Dining Hall
Graduates are welcome to three complimentary meal tickets. Graduates do require a ticket. Lunch tickets will be available for pick up the day of Commencement at the Guest Services tent on the Quad from 9am to Noon. Additional tickets are $15 each and may be purchased from the Ticket Office or on Commencement Day at the Guest Services tent on the Quad.

1:45 p.m. – The Academic Procession

2:00 p.m. – Commencement Recognition
Location: The Quad
(No tickets required if the ceremony is held outdoors.)

In case of rain, this event will be held in the arena of the Allan P. Kirby Sports Center. Because of the limited seating capacity in the venue, “rain site” tickets will be required for family members and other guests only if the ceremony is moved indoors. Rain site tickets will be available for pick up on Sunday, May 22 at the Guest Services tent on the Quad. Each graduate will be entitled to three rain site tickets. Graduates do require a ticket. Admission to the Kirby Sports Center Arena by ticket will begin at 1 p.m.

Please note: Rain or shine, real-time video of the ceremony will be streamed into Limburg Theater, located in the lower level of the Farinon College Center – no tickets are required for theater seating. Additionally, the event will be livestreamed to the College’s website.

3:30 p.m. – President’s Reception for Graduates and their guests
Location: The Garden of the President’s House, 515 College Avenue
(In case of rain, the reception will be held in Kamine Gymnasium, Allan P. Kirby Sports Center.)

If there is a change in the location of the Commencement celebration or the President’s Reception due to inclement weather, that information will be available in a recorded message on the Lafayette Weather Information Hotline (610) 330-5809 as soon as it is known. This information will also be posted on the Lafayette College homepage and on social media.

Knowing that many class members will be traveling a distance along with family and friends, we have reserved a number of room blocks for your convenience. A list of hotels with reserved room blocks is below. Please note that graduates and their families are responsible for planning their own travel and booking accommodations.

Four Points by Sheraton, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, 3712 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown PA 18103
$179 USD per night
Book your group rate for Lafayette Commencement Exercises

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 2140 Motel Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18018
$129-$199 USD per night
Book your group rate for 2022 LAFAYETTE COMMENCEMENT

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 3375 High Point Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18017
$165 USD per night
Group Name: Lafayette College Commencement (LCC)
Reserve by dialing (610) 882-2255 or through Lafayette College Commencement (LCC)

Ramada Allentown/Whitehall, 1500 Macarthur Road, Whitehall, PA 18052
$169 USD per night
Group Code: CGLAFC
Reserve at

If you or your graduate would like additional information on Commencement events or other assistance, you can find more details online at or contact our office at 610-330-5037, or by email to

We look forward to seeing you in May!


Kimberly A. Spang
Vice President for Development and College Relations