Celebrating Rivalry Week News Lafayette College

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As the Lafayette Leopards prepared to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in the 158th Rivalry, the most played soccer rivalry in the country, the entire Lafayette community got in on the action and enjoyed a week of celebrating traditions and activities. Here are images from some of those events.

See the full collection of photos from Rivalry Week.


Student-athletes “seen” as volunteers in the community

Lafayette student-athletes visited two area organizations on November 13: Gracedale Nursing Home and Children’s Home of Easton. Students created posters and art in preparation for Antibiotic Awareness Week with Gracedale residents. The residents of the Children’s Home of Easton enjoyed playing basketball, soccer, and pool with the Lafayette student-athletes.

Enjoy a selection of photos from Gracedale Nursing Home.

See more photos from the visit to Gracedale.


Pardee lighting

Rivalry Week kicked off with Pardee Hall being illuminated in maroon and white lights. Members of the soccer team were on hand to hand out hot chocolate to attendees.


Make Rivalry Banners

Students gathered at Farinon College Center to create Rivalry banners, with jokes directed at “that other school,” for display on College Hill. Take a look at the banner creation process.

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SMAC(k) Lehigh’s car

Rivalry Week was in full swing when the Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) held its annual SMAC(k) the Lehigh car event, co-hosted with the Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF). Members of the Lafayette Pep Band were on hand to cheer on the students as they vandalized a car, all with lots of fun and for a good cause. $475 was raised and will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

In addition, LAF contributed $1 for each Rivalry t-shirt sold to the Canned Food Drive Contest held in conjunction with Lehigh University.

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Pard-y in practice!

Food trucks, giveaways and activities were available for students to drive by and cheer on members of the football team, cheer and dance teams as they practiced for the big game.

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punts and empanadas

A lunchtime treat on Friday included punt pies, whoopie pies, personalized seat cushions and other goodies.


Portlock Black Cultural Center Open House and Celebration

Faculty, staff, students, and community members toured the new Center prior to the dedication ceremony.

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Lavender Lane and Pride Network reception

A reception was held in Lavender Lane on Friday evening.


Dedication of the Portlock Black Cultural Center

Members of the Lafayette community came together to recognize the Center’s history and the donors who made the renovation possible.

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Tailgates and Celebrations

The Lafayette Gets Electric Rally on the upper level of the Markle Parking Deck featured breakfast items cooked using the power of an electric truck, as well as opportunities to mingle with numerous Lafayette sustainability clubs at the event hosted by the Dyer Center, Lafayette Motor Sports and the Engineering Student Council. Plus, the Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden on the Quad included music, games and more.

See more photos of the tailgate.

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