College News and Fun Facts: Lafayette College

1,000 NIGHTS. The 1,000 Nights formal is for first-year students only, signifying the roughly 1,000 more days until graduation. It was inspired by the 100 Nights formal held each spring for seniors that marks the number of days until Commencement.

SINGING OF THE ALMA MATER. The longstanding College tradition of singing on the steps of Old Pardee has been revived by The Graduates, a choir of College alumni and goodwill ambassadors. Candle-carrying spectators walk to Pardee for a rousing singalong during Reunion Weekend.

  • Color: Maroon and White
  • Mascot: Leopard
  • Admit Rate: 29.4% (Class of 2022). Read more