Fall Orientation

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  • Orientation Leaders
    Fall Orientation: August 19-22, 2021
    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!

Important Dates Fall 2021

*Details about move-in will be available this summer in accordance with CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines. Information will be sent directly to you via email and will be available in your portal when it is confirmed. Move-in will take place Monday, August 16 through Thursday, August 19. Students will be able to select a move-in date and time on their Housing and Dining Self-Service page starting in mid July, after housing assignments are announced.

Prelusion: August 16-18, 2021 

Move-in: Monday, August 16 through Thursday, August 19 

Orientation: August 19 - 22, 2021

First Day of Class: August 23, 2021

Camp Hawk: September 10-12, 2021

View the 2021 Orientation Schedule!

*A hard copy of the schedule will be provided upon arrival. Once you receive your Orientation Group information at Thursday's Orientation Check-in, you will be able to find your customized Orientation Schedule using the smartphone app, Guidebook. Download the Guidebook app to your phone and search for the 2021 Lehigh University Orientation guide.

Family Orientation will be virtual this year. Information will posted on our Family Information page.

Orientation Times Fall 2021

The 2021 Orientation Times includes articles written by OFYE staff members, involvement opportunities and more!

Move-In Day & Check-In

Please visit the Housing Services website for check-in/move-in information.

All first-year students must check-in at Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus. 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. Click here for helpful 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.

First-Year Welcome Kit

The Class of 2025 Welcome Kit highlights include information on Housing, preLUsion, Orientation, Course Registration and First-Year Programming!