Family Orientation

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Welcome to the Lehigh Family! While we wish we could be hosting these sessions in person, creating a fully virtual orientation was the safest option to give you up-to-date information. Our Parent and Family Orientation is designed to introduce you to Lehigh University’s resources, academics, and student life. The information in the following videos 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. Please don't hesitate to contact our office at fye@lehigh.edu with questions as they arise.

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.

Campus Resource Sessions
Session Description
Campus Safety: Beyond the Basics
This session will highlight safety measures we take as a University, as well as ways students can protect themselves in a variety of social situations.
Supporting your First Generation College Student
Being the first person in your family to go to college is a great accomplishment. There will be many more “firsts” to come as your student transitions to this new community. Join us for a crash course on how to support your students as they navigate the Lehigh experience.
Preparing to Launch: Letting Go and Still Being There
Learn to manage the post-launch interactions with your child. Families will have the opportunity to hear from professionals at Lehigh who provide support for students.
Student Involvement: There's Something for Everyone!
Learn about Lehigh’s robust list of clubs and organizations as well as Fraternity and Sorority life at Lehigh and the process to join
these organizations.
Alcohol, Policies, and Other Resources Join the Associate Dean of Student Christopher Mulvihill, Director of Health Advancement and Prevention Strategies Jenna Papaz, and Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Lucy Napper in understanding Lehigh University’s policies and conduct around alcohol and how to best speak with your student about drinking and safety.
University Counseling & Psychological Services Watch this video to learn more about the Counseling Center, their services, and how they will support students this fall semester.
Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs Hear from the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs about what to expect from the Greek experience at Lehigh and the support and services the office provides to the Greek organizations and students within the community.

Academic College Sessions

Session Description
College of Arts & Sciences Meet Associate Dean, Susan Szczepanski, to learn more about what your student’s academic experience will entail in the College of Arts and Sciences.
College of Business Join Associate Dean Katrina Zalatan, Assistant Dean Emily Ford, and Associate Director Chiquita Griffin to learn more about what your student’s academic experience will entail in the College of Business.
College of Health Meet Dean Whitney Witt and college leadership to learn more about what your student’s academic experience will entail.
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science Hear from Dr. Sabrina Jedlicka, Associate Dean of the college to learn more about what your student’s academic experience will entail.
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE) Meet the Co-Director of IBE, Robert Storer, and Professor Pat Costa to learn more about what your student’s academic experience will entail.
Computer Science & Business (CSB) Hear from Professor Hank Korth to learn more about what your student’s academic experience will entail in the Computer Science and Business program.