Founders’ Day festivities

Scenes from celebrating the College’s beginnings nearly 200 years ago.

Since Founders’ Day fell on a Saturday over Spring Break, the College offered goodies and giveaways a few days earlier in Farinon.
Special Collections and College Archives filmed “History in Our Hands: The Founding Years of Lafayette College from the Archives.”
Civil engineering major Chris Taverner ’25 channeled the spirit of the Marquis as he read a portion of the College’s charter to the crowd.
Owowcow Creamery in Easton supplied students with two custom Founders’ Day flavors of ice cream: “Marquis Marshmallow” and “The Gilbert.”
To celebrate March 9, at least 550 alumni gathered for Wine 3/9 events around the world: New York, Boston, D.C., London, and Los Angeles (pictured), to name a few.