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First-Year Experience

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Mission Statement

The Office of First-Year Experience provides support and resources for the academic and social transition of new students and their families.


You have made it to one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life…college! College is a time of growth and change for students and their families. During your first year at Lehigh, The Office of the First-Year Experience (OFYE) is here to provide you with resources and support to make your transition a successful one.

The OFYE also plans events throughout the academic year to support your living and learning experiences. We want you to be successful at Lehigh, and we will do everything we can to help keep you on the right track. We are excited you will be joining the Lehigh community and we want to help you make the most out of your experience!

Your first-year experience at Lehigh is named evoLUtion for its definition of a gradual process in which something changes into a different, more complex or better form.

In order to assist in your transition, we have broken down your evoLUtion into three phases:

  1. Pre-arrival activities and Orientation
  2. evoLUtion seminar
  3. 5x10 Program and Events

Watch our Guide to Move in and Orientation and our Q & A Webinar

2018 Orientation Schedule

For Check-in information, A packing list and more visit our Fall Orientation page.

2018 Transfer Orientation Schedule

For Check-in information visit our Transfer Students page.

2018 Family Orientation Schedules

Monday, August 20

Thursday, August 23

Visit our Family Information pages for additional resources to support your students' transition.

Class of 2022 Welcome Kit


Class of 2022 Welcome Kit PDF

Welcome Kit Highlights Include:

  • Housing information
  • preLUsion program details
  • Orientation preview
  • Course registration information
  • Exciting first-year programming and services



Contact Us

Phone: 610.758.1300
Email: fye@lehigh.edu
Location: University Center, Room C112

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