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Lady Eaton College

Lady Eaton College crest featuring a stag, exalibur, and books

At Lady Eaton College, tradition meets youthful passion in a welcoming, energetic community that bursts with “LEC” pride and the spirit of Gemütlich (a warm, friendly place where you feel comfortably at home and surrounded by friends). Our namesake is a brilliant and inspiring Canadian, Lady Flora McCrea Eaton, who challenged us to “Have an open mind, trust, learn every day, and keep doing it as long as you live.”

Truly interdisciplinary, our programs include the Medical Professional Stream, History, Philosophy, Social Work, Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, French, and Gender and Women's Studies. And, yes, it all takes place in a triumph of modernist architecture, artfully designed to sit snuggled in a breathtaking natural setting. We affectionately refer to the Dining Hall as “Toad Hall” and we are known for our Great Toad Hunt whose secret traditions have been passed on to LEC members for 50 years.

LECers live the motto in our heraldry, Sapientia et Humanitas, striving for wisdom and humanity in all that we do.