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.
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
Students will be moving in throughout the week of August 15. Due to safety concerns, students will sign up for a 3 hour block on a particular day which means that we will not be able to host our typical 1-day Family Orientation. It is important to us that we still provide you with multiple ways to engage with campus and to learn about the resources available to you and your student.
We will host a summer webinar series which will also be recorded and available on our website with sessions from a variety of campus offices and departments. Find out more below!
There will also be sessions in August hosted by the colleges and university leadership welcoming you to Lehigh and providing helpful information. This virtual setting will allow us to offer even more sessions than we typically would have, and we hope it is informative!
If you are visiting campus to drop-off your student, we would love to see you in person! More information to come about a Family tent and offices encouraging visits.
Summer Webinar Series
The summer webinar series will introduce you to a variety of campus resources, provide support on discussions that may be helpful before their arrival, and to introduce campus partners and administrators who will be instrumental in your student’s transition and success. We hope you will join us! Sessions will be recorded and posted on our webpage along with a variety of other resources.