“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”~Dr. Suess

Welcome Oh, Welcome Dear Class of 2028, to our college campus, where dreams await! I am the First Year Dean , here to say, Ill guide you along every step of the way!

Oh the places you’ll go on this learning spree, Unlocking your potential is my specialty.

We are glad you chose us, as it was most wise. We’ve got resources galore, to make you all rise.

I’ve got tons of help, Like Thing One and Thing Two, and professors who inspire, in all that they do.

I know that sometimes, life is not always funny, some days will be wet and the sun won’t be sunny.

If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.

Whether you are a Who from Pennsylvania or a Who from a far, at Lafayette, everyone is valued, no matter who you are.

So explore, ask questions and have lots of fun, while allowing your talents to shine bright as the sun.

Think and wonder, wonder and think.Watch time fly, you’ll be graduates before you can blink.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.Soon you’ll be robed across the quad just how I imagined.

.As you settle into your new home away from home, know that we are ALL Leopards with different spots. Get cozy and remember that you now belong to a community that values personal growth, diversity, traditions, creativity, and academic excellence.

Welcome home and let the adventure begin!

Dean Alexis A. Smith