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The Class of 2017 completed its first day of school Aug. 22 during new student orientation. Below are several photo galleries chronicling the very busy day.

Over the weekend, the students will take part in activities focusing on intellectual development and building a class identity. The orientation program will culminate with a re-imagined Convocation ceremony Sunday, Aug. 25, on the Quad. In a new College-wide tradition, students from all class years are invited to attend the ceremonies opening the 182nd academic year. This will be the first Convocation presided over by Lafayette’s new president, Alison Byerly.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, for new and returning students.

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First-Year Move-In

View and share more move-in images on Flickr

Welcome Ceremony and Orientation Kick-Off

Students and parents gathered in Kirby Sports Center for the orientation welcome ceremony, which was hosted by Byerly, Easton Mayor Sal Panto, and Donna Krivoski, director of parent relations. Following the ceremony, students went to Fisher Stadium for the Class of 2017 photo and then to the Quad for the Orientation Kick-Off.

View and share more images of the ceremony and kick-off on Flickr

Parent Goodbyes and President’s Reception

After the welcome ceremony, the students said goodbye to their parents before the official start of orientation. Parents were invited to a reception in Pfenning Alumni Center where they were greeted by Byerly.

View and share more farewell images on Flickr

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  1. CMM says:

    A very smooth first year move-in! So nice to see these pictures of a day that went so quickly. Thank you!

  2. Lj says:

    These pictures are great. It would have been nice to get pictures from other dorms as well though; many are from Ruef.

  3. r says:

    Director of Parent Services?! My father dropped me off in front of South College and I next spoke with him at Thanksgiving.

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