The Lafayette College Arts Society, open to all students, is an organization of musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists, designers, dancers, directors, filmmakers, writers, and other arts enthusiasts.
The group offers events and programs on campus as well as trips to performances and events off-campus, promotes friendship and collaboration among students interested in the arts, and works with other student organizations, the Williams Center for the Arts Performance Series, Art Galleries, and the Departments of Music, Theater, and Art to advance the presence of the fine and performing arts on campus.
Please note that all members are expected to participate in fundraising activities during the course of the academic year, including staffing post-performance receptions at the Williams Center.
Off-campus adventures have included
Trips to Broadway performances (plus a bonus trip to Madame Tussaud’s!)
Pards on Wheels! roller skating party at Bethlehem Skateaway
Christmas caroling on College Hill
Visit to Allentown Art Museum
Member discounts for art department trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
On-campus activities have included
All-Arts Picnic to meet students, staff, and faculty at the beginning of the year
Annual Pre-Game Block party
Annual Evening of A Cappella concert to benefit Friends of Lafayette A Cappella and the Dan O’Neil Fund
Photo caption contests (one per semester)
24-Hour Film Festival
Alumni Breakfast at Homecoming
Dinner and a Movie—catered dinner followed by a classic musical on the big screen
Café Night—an evening of performances at Gilbert’s (one per semester)
Favorite Poem Reading
Progressive Dinner—a different course at each Arts House (one per semester, with themes like Luau, Oktoberfest, Southern Comfort Food)
Shake ‘n’ Egg—make your own milkshake and decorate Easter eggs
A Cappella Al Fresco—outdoor concert (with food)
Two free College Theater tickets for each member
Happy Ending @ The Spot (last day of classes party!)