Lasting Legacies Bright Future

Lafayette admitted its first class of women in the fall of 1970. This unprecedented move toward co-education elevated the profile of Lafayette College as a leader in social change and academic integrity. Fall 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of this milestone at Lafayette.

The College commemorated the historic moment with a year-long celebration of programming and events. Throughout the year, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and parents participated in virtual events that honored the contributions of women to Lafayette’s past, present, and future.