The threat of rain wasn’t enough to put a damper on Lafayette’s 181st Commencement. The ceremony went off as planned on the Quad and 568 graduating seniors eagerly accepted their diplomas.

Moving Up

Our Grads are off to do Great Things

A software engineer at Google, a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard, a Fulbright Scholar teaching English in Venezuela. Students come to Lafayette to earn a degree in a field they feel passionate about. They leave prepared to make their mark on the world.

Learn more about their promising futures.

The Principal Speakers

The Commencement ceremony featured an address by William D. Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as farewell remarks from President Alison Byerly and Pepper Prize Winner Guilherme Ferreira de Avila ’16.

Lafayette's Highest Honor

Barb Levy '77 Receives the Lafayette Medal

Edward Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, recognized Barbara Levy '77 as the recipient of the Lafayette Medal for Distinguished Service. The medal is the College’s premier award for volunteers, given to those who have a demonstrated record of voluntary service in a variety of areas with noteworthy achievement in each. Levy is the eleventh recipient.

Learn about her service to Lafayette