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Family at Orientation Check-in

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

Parent and Family Orientation will be virtual for the 2020 - 2021 academic year.

Our Parent and Family Orientation is designed to introduce you to Lehigh University’s resources, academics, and student life. The information on the following page will allow you to better support your student as they, too, begin their journey. All sessions have been pre-recorded for you to watch and review at your leisure.

We will host a virtual information session for families to meet OFYE staff, learn about important resources, and hear from student leaders about the Lehigh experience.  This will be held Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 PM EST on zoom at this link:

Be sure to check out the Family Field Guide for even more resources about the Lehigh community and the Orientation Times to read about the Lehigh experience from the student perspective.