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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.

Orientation Check-In

Important Dates Fall 2016

Prelusion: August 22-24, 2016 

Check-in 8:00am-10:30am

Move-in: August 25, 2016

Check-in 8:30am - 12:00pm

Orientation: August 25 - 28, 2016

First Day of Class: August 29, 2016

Camp Hawk: September 23-25, 2016

2016 Orientation Schedule*

A detailed hard copy of the schedule will be provided upon arrival. Once you receive your Orientation Group information, you will be able to find your customized Orientation Schedule using the smartphone app, Guidebook.

*This schedule is subject to change. An updated schedule will be provided at Orientation.

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 and check out this list for environmental living tips from the Office of Sustainability. 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.