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First-Year Experience




You have made it to one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life…college! College is a time of growth and change for students and their families. During your first year at Lehigh, The Office of the First-Year Experience (OFYE) is here to provide you with resources and support to make your transition a successful one.

The OFYE also plans events throughout the academic year to support your living and learning experiences. We want you to be successful at Lehigh, and we will do everything we can to help keep you on the right track. We are excited you will be joining the Lehigh community and we want to help you make the most out of your experience!

Your first-year experience at Lehigh is named evoLUtion for its definition of a gradual process in which something changes into a different, more complex or better form.

In order to assist in your transition, we have broken down your evoLUtion into three phases:

  1. Pre-arrival activities and Orientation
  2. evoLUtion seminar
  3. Program and Events

Spring 2015 Welcome Guides will be sent out the first week of November.

5x10 Programs

Submit your bLUeprint to the bLUeprint Symposium! Click here for more information.

evoLUtion Seminar and Ropes Course Sign ups

To find the evoLUtion seminar time that works best with your schedule, please review all the seminar times and ropes course times on this PDF. All first-year students will select a seminar time (which will meet three times during the semseter) and a ropes course time. To review your seminar group number, click on this link.

To find your evoLUtion Seminar Facilitator and their contact information click here.

Summer Reading Program

Visit the Summer Reading page on our website to learn more about 2014 Summer Reading connections and for updates on the 2015 selections.

Download a copy of the Draft Book here