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, 901 Bushkill sections A and B, 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) who is attending the Commencement Graduate and Family Luncheon, please drop your guest at the Kamine Gymnasium on Hamilton Street.  If the guest is attending only the Commencement Ceremony, please drop your guest at Oeschle Hall on Hamilton Street and staff will be on hand to direct guests into the Stadium.

If the driver of the vehicle has a valid disabled parking or handicapped parking permit, please contact the Department of Public Safety, Parking and Transportation, at (610) 330-5851, 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 Williams Center for the Arts, March Field Lot, Sullivan Parking Deck and Kirby Sports Center.

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

Lost and Found

Lost and Found items for the day’s events can be found or turned in at the Ticket Office in the Kirby Sports Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  After 3 p.m., please visit the Office of Public Safety, 901 Bushkill Drive, (610) 330-5330.

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 23: Closed
The Pool and The Rock Wall
Saturday, May 23: Closed
College Store
Saturday, May 23    Farinon Center:  11 a.m.-6 p.mStadium Store: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Williams Center Gallery
Saturday, May 23:  10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lower Farinon Hours
Saturday, May 23:  8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kirby House/Gilbert’s
Saturday, May 23: Closed
 Post Office
32 Farinon Center
Saturday, May 23:  9 a.m.-noon