We took a walk down memory lane and around campus to see how much has changed since 1918, when Lafayette served as “Camp Lafayette” for WWI soldiers. In May 1917, a few days following commencement, Lafayette ceased its operations as an academic institution and became a special military camp for the duration of the war. These images (courtesy of Lafayette Special Collections and the College Archives) provide a glimpse into the resiliency of our campus, which has stood since before the Civil War. You can read more about Camp Lafayette and the role the college played in WWI at this link, and see side-by-side “Then and Now” images below.