Complimentary parking will be available for parents and guests in each of the College’s parking areas, including Markle Parking Deck, Sullivan Road Parking Deck, March Field parking lot and grass area (weather permitting), and Easton Quad grass area (weather permitting). On-street parking will also be available. Please allow an extra 45 minutes to park your vehicle and anticipate heavy traffic.

If a driver is transporting passenger(s) with accessibility needs (e.g. persons with limited mobility), please inform a uniformed officer upon arrival to campus. The officer will allow the driver to drop off the individual(s) at the Pardee Circle by the Farinon Center. The driver will then be directed to the Markle Parking Deck.

If the driver of the vehicle has a valid disabled parking or handicapped parking permit, please contact the Office of Public Safety, (610) 330-5330, prior to Commencement Day to make arrangements for special needs parking.

Shuttle Service

There will be a complimentary shuttle service running to different areas of campus. It will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be making stops at Markle Hall, March Field Lot, Sullivan Parking Deck and Kirby Sports Center.

Click here to download a PDF of the shuttle’s route.

Lost and Found

Look for lost items (or turn them in) at the Office of Public Safety, 901 Bushkill Drive, (610) 330-5330.


Water stations will be located at the Quad (and rain site). Bottled water will be placed under the graduates’, faculty’s, and platform party chairs.

Alcohol Policy

Commencement is an important Lafayette tradition and one that we want graduating seniors and members of their family to reflect fondly on for many years to come. In order to celebrate this venerable tradition and to make the event as enjoyable as possible for everyone in attendance, the College’s Alcohol Policies will be in full effect. Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted at any of the events on Commencement Day.

Service Facility Hours

Allan P. Kirby Sports Center, Recreational Facilities
Saturday, May 20: Closed
The Pool and The Rock Wall
Saturday, May 19: Closed
College Store
9 Farinon Center
Saturday, May 19:  9 a.m.-2 p.m
Post Office
32 Farinon Center
Saturday, May 19:  9 a.m.-noon
Lower Farinon Hours
Saturday, May 19:  8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kirby House/Gilbert’s
Saturday, May 19: Closed