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Fall Orientation


Orientation aims to help your transitions to college life. This is your chance to meet your new classmates and the student Orientation Leaders, learn about Lehigh’s academic and social expectations, and have fun! Below, you will find all of the information to make your Orientation experience and a successful one.

Important Dates Fall 2015

Prelusion: August 17 - 19, 2015

Move-in: August 20, 2015

Orientation: August 21 - 23, 2015

First Day of Class: August 24, 2015

Camp Hawk: September 18 - 20, 2015

Orientation Schedule 2015 At-a-Glance

Thursday, August 20, 2015

8:30am – 12:00pm Orientation Check-in / Residence Hall Move-in

8:30am – 1:00pm Optional Programs, Information, and Lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm Residence Hall & Commuter Student Meetings

3:00pm – 3:45pm Orientation Kick-off

4:00pm – 8:30pm Orientation Group Meetings, Dinner, Rights & Responsibilities, and Residence Hall Meetings

8:30pm – 11:00pm  Carnival

Friday, August 21, 2015

7:00am – 7:45am Rise and Shine Exercise (optional)

9:00am – 9:45am Orientation Group Meeting

10:00am – 3:00pm College Convocations & Academic Advising

12:00pm – 3:30pm 5x10 Campus Resource Tracks, ‘Faux’ Friday Ticket Pick-Up, & Lunch

3:30pm – 4:30pm Lehigh 5x10 Symposiums

4:45pm – 7:45pm Lehigh ‘Faux’ Friday Dinner & Residence Hall Meetings

8:00pm – 11:00pm Social Activities

Saturday, August 22, 2015

7:00am – 7:45am Rise and Shine Exercise (optional)

9:00am – 10:00am Orientation Group Meeting

10:00am – 4:45pm Resource Rotation & Lunch

5:15pm – 7:15pm Culture Fest Dinner & Residence Hall Meetings

7:30pm – 8:30pm First-Year Student & Alumni Rally

8:30pm – 1:00am Lehigh After Dark Kick-off at ArtsQuest

Sunday, August 23, 2015

10:00am – 10:30am Orientation Group Meeting

10:45am – 12:30pm Rights and Responsibilities & Brunch

12:45pm – 2:30pm Work Study Fair

2:45pm – 4:45pm Summer Reading Discussion & Orientation Group Meetings

5:00pm – 6:00pm University Convocation (Business attire required)

6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner & Residence Hall Meetings

*Schedule is subject to change. Students will receive a detailed schedule upon arrival. Sessions that are mandatory will be indicated on the schedule.

The Family Orientation Schedule can be found on the Family Information page.


Move-In Day & Check-In

All first-year students must check-in for Orientation at Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus. At Orientation check-in you will receive your Orientation schedule, first semester course schedule and directions to your residence hall. You will not be permitted to check into your residence hall until you have checked-in for Orientation.

Need directions of how to get to campus for check-In? Directions to Mountaintop Campus.

Packing List:

If you’re wondering what to bring with you as you arrive on campus. Here is a list of helpful items to consider. Remember, Residence Hall rooms are never as large as you imagine, do not over pack; you can always bring more things back with you next time you’re visiting home.