Family Information

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  • family at welcome lunch
  • Family talking with President Helble at Family Orientation

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.

Family Orientation

(For newly admitted students starting in the spring semester)

The OFYE will host a virtual Parent & Family Welcome on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00PM EST. We will share the support and resources the OFYE and various Dean of Students offices will provide to support and enhance student success, and the ways in which families can directly support their student in their transition to Lehigh. 

Join the Welcome Session Here

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.