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Congratulations! As a family member of a newly admitted Lehigh student, you have undoubtedly been instrumental in their educational pursuits. Their academic excellence plus your support has proven to be a winning combination!
Our office recognizes your important role in your student’s transition process. We are excited to have a healthy level of involvement from you and other family members as we seek to provide support for the student’s academic, professional and personal development processes.
This web site is intended to provide you with the resources to help you and your student successfully navigate their transition from high school to college. We offer tips for parents, answer the most frequently asked questions, and provide you with a recommended reading list. In addition, we welcome you to the Bethlehem community with information about hotels and local restaurants.
We look forward to meeting you during the Family Orientation Program on Thursday, August 24, 2017. You will have a chance to network among other parents and families as well as meet various University staff, hear an address from the President of the University and attend a reception to help you become integrated into the Lehigh family.
Again we say congratulations and welcome!
Our Philosophy: Parents as Partners
We believe students are primarily responsible for their educational experience. We also acknowledge the integral role you, as parents and families, play in the success of your students. The stronger the partnership between families and the University community, the more we are able to help our students achieve their educational and personal goals. As educators, our role is to assist students in their journey to self reliance and independence while understanding and supporting your needs to be informed of their progress.
Parent and Family Orientation
Monday, August 21—Ideal for families of students participating in the Marching Band, a preLUsion program, or a fall varsity sport.
Thursday, August 24—This program is open to all families.
The program is the same on Monday and Thursday, so there is no need to come back later in the week!
Family Orientation Schedule*
10:00am–2:00pm Open Houses/Information Sessions
12:00pm–1:00pm Resource Fair
1:00pm–1:30pm Farewell to Families
1:30pm–2:15pm Family Orientation Kick-Off & President’s Welcome
2:30pm–3:00pm College Convocation for Families
3:10pm–3:55pm Breakout Session #1
4:05pm–4:55pm Breakout Session #2
5:00pm–5:30pm Family Send-Off
* This schedule is subject to change. An updated schedule will be provided at Orientation.
Some breakout session topics include:
- Campus Resources
- Academic Support
- Gender Violence Prevention and Support
- Campus Safety
- Involvement on Campus
- Supporting your First Generation College Student
- Learning Differences
- Counseling and Psychological Services