My headquarters for the summer at Lafayette, Markle Hall, may be one of the most important buildings on campus if in fact you want to be a student on campus. Markle houses the president’s office, the registrar (class scheduling), and specifically, for my purposes as well as for every student currently at Lafayette or hoping to attend, the admissions office. As a summer ambassador in the admissions office, it is worth highlighting the building on campus that everyone has had to come in contact with at some point as well as the office that crafts the vibrant student community selectively and carefully.
Many pieces come together to create a well-oiled machine of a college admissions office. Our secretaries, admissions directors, tour guides, custodial staff, and respective administrators allow for one of the most personalized admissions/application/visiting experiences, unlike many other secondary institutions. The admissions directors all strive to make that special connection with a prospective student/family, while the tour guides are prepared to give both energetic and informative tours. The secretaries create a working atmosphere in Markle that is both cheerful and efficient, and the rest of the staff contribute their own presences and personalities to ensure an admissions office that is always excited to see potential new pieces of Lafayette’s community.
The admissions office offers campus visits, which include both an information session and a tour, at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. Additionally, the tour guide program can be described as one of the more structured, official programs among other colleges or universities given the amount of preparation and organization that goes into the tour guide office, schedule, recruitment, and training. Therefore, every tour given at Lafayette through the campus visits is given by a student that is both qualified and chosen to represent the college. That being said, if you are reading this post and haven’t visited Lafayette to consider it as your college choice, do it!