In our efforts to provide support for the your transition to campus in August, we believe clear and comprehensive communication is essential. All official communication will be sent to your Lehigh email address, beginning May 18. We will keep copies of that communication on this page for you to reference if needed.
Summer 2022 Communication
Welcome to Lehigh and the Class of 2026! We are thrilled you are joining us. The Office of First-Year Experience is here to help you make your transition successful. We'll communicate throughout the summer to help you prepare for your arrival in August and continue to support you throughout your first-year. We want you to know that we are here to answer your questions and help you figure out how you'll make the most of your Lehigh journey.
The Welcome Kit is a helpful publication you should carefully review for everything you need to know over the summer to be prepared for August! It's important you read these pages carefully. A printed version is on its way in the mail!
Lehigh Student Portal
The Lehigh Student Portal (go.lehigh.edu/lehighportal) is your one-stop-shop for important information. On Tuesday, May 17, you will be given access to new information on the portal. This page is just for first-year students and has been created to help you keep everything organized using the Summer Checklist. The Summer Checklist includes links to forms you must complete, important information to review, etc. and will ensure you don't miss any important deadlines over the summer.
Your Lehigh email will be ready for use Tuesday, May 17. Beginning May 18, ALL official university communications will be sent to your Lehigh email. Be sure to check your Lehigh email account often.
Duo two-factor authentication (2FA) will be required of you to log into your Lehigh account. It provides an additional layer of protection for your computer account by verifying your identity at logon using two factors: something you know (your password), plus something you physically have (a mobile phone, for example). For more information about this service, please visit the Duo 2FA webpage.
We will continue to communicate with you via email, so be sure to check your email often this summer. You can always contact us at the OFYE anytime questions come up at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 758-1300.
New information on the Lehigh Student Portal is now live! This page is just for first-year students and has been created to help you keep everything organized.
You may now begin completing items on the Summer Checklist. It is important you follow along and complete items throughout the summer to ensure you're prepared for August.
Jump-start your Lehigh career by signing up for a preLUsion program running from Monday, August 15 - Wednesday, August 17, 2022. You can register from the link on the Summer Checklist or directly from our website starting at 11:00 AM EDT on May 17, 2022.
Did you receive your Welcome Kit via email last week?! You should carefully review this publication for important items to know over the summer to be prepared for August! You should receive a copy of this publication at your mailing address soon.
Your Lehigh email is now ready for use! Beginning tomorrow, ALL official university communications will be sent to your Lehigh email. Be sure to check your Lehigh email account often.
The Housing Contract is available for you on the Summer Checklist in the portal starting later this week. The deadline to complete this portion of your first-year student responsibilities is June 6, 2022.
If you wish to petition for exemption of the first-year student residency requirement, you can download the form at http://go.lehigh.edu/
For questions related to housing, please contact Housing Services at 610-758-3500 or email@example.com for additional assistance.
For questions related to the Summer Checklist, please contact the Office of the First-Year Experience at 610-758-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: If you have not opened your Lehigh computing account you will not see this new information. You must have opened your computing account and have your Lehigh credentials (Example: abc123). If you do not have this information, you will need to go to your Applicant Student Portal where you logged in using your personal email to open your account.
We are less than 3 months away from move-in! Make sure to continue to go back through your summer checklist and complete items in May and June. We try to collect all of the things you need to do on this checklist and within your portal to make it easier on you to be prepared for August.
We have a couple of Summer Webinars that may be helpful before you arrive. Register below to join us. Sessions will be recorded as appropriate and posted on our summer webinar webpage that includes sessions we host for families.
Introduction & Overview of the Center for Career & Professional Development
Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 P.M. EDT
In this session you will learn more about the resources, career tools, digital platforms, & support that are available to all Lehigh students through the Center for Career & Professional Development. With first-year students in mind, we will review where students can begin in the career journey at Lehigh and how students can connect with our center & team.
Tech Talk for First-Year Students and Families: Ask Lehigh computer techs!
Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 P.M. EDT
Join us on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. EDT for Tech Talk for First Year Students and Families! Learn about Lehigh's computing and networking environment, our tech support, and get advice on personal device purchase and configuration from Library and Technology Services (LTS) computing and hardware specialists.
Orientation is required for all incoming students and will provide you with opportunities to meet your peers, learn about campus and academic resources, and settle in on campus. Registration is required and gives us some additional information to make your experience the best it can be. If you have not already filled out this form in the June section of your Summer Checklist, please do so as soon as possible!
Student Health Information
ALL incoming students are REQUIRED to submit an Immunization Record & Physical Examination that are completed and verified by a healthcare provider. In addition, there are online health surveys on the Student Health Portal that need to be completed by the student, which include: Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire, Health History Form, Immunization History, Acknowledgement & Consent to Treatment, and Acknowledgement & Consent to Telehealth Treatment. ALL of the above information should be completed and submitted no later than July 15th. More information for New Incoming Students can be found on our webpage.
Disability Support Services Documentation
Students with disabilities who would like to apply for reasonable accommodations and services should begin the interactive process today to ensure that all reasonable accommodations are in place by the start of the fall semester. Students who wait to apply for accommodations until just prior to the start of the fall semester may experience delays, so it is recommended that students begin the process and submit documentation as soon as possible. To get started, students should register with Disability Support Services by completing the Disability Support Services Registration form. This form allows students to upload documentation with initial registration if they would like, but documentation can also be submitted afterwards. Next, students should submit a copy of their current disability documentation from their physician, clinician, or diagnostician. More information about documentation guidelines can be found on the Disability Support Services website. DSS engages in an interactive process and reviews requests for reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case and class-by-class basis, so after the initial documentation evaluation is complete, DSS will reach out during the summer to schedule an appointment to discuss next steps. If you have questions about how Disability Support Services assists students or about the interactive process, please call them at 610-758-4152 for more information.
Orientation Registration Due June 30!
Orientation is required for all incoming students and will provide you with opportunities to meet your peers, learn about campus and academic resources, and settle in at campus. Registration gives us some additional information to make your experience the best it can be. If you have not already filled out this form in the June section of your Summer Checklist, please do so as soon as possible! Be sure to choose to eat in South Bethlehem for Faux Friday to sample some local cuisine for free!!
Course registration is coming! Be sure to continue checking your Lehigh email for updates from Registration & Academic Services and representatives from your college regarding the process and helpful webinars and meetings they are hosting this summer. You should also review the information from your college in the portal and visit fysenroll.lehigh.edu.
Attend a Sendoff Near You!
Each year, alumni and parents across the country host student Sendoff to welcome incoming students and families to Lehigh. These informal gatherings are a chance to learn more about Lehigh, meet your fellow classmates, and get tips on campus, classes, and more from the Mountain Hawks that came before you. Find the nearest Sendoff to you and register to attend!
Campus Mail Reminder
As you prepare for move-in, check out the following packing list for things to bring and things not to bring. We wanted to highlight that packages will not be accepted at the Mail Center until August 1. You will be able to pick up packages on the day you arrive. The mail center does not accept packages over 70lbs. Please see the mail center webpage or call (610) 758-4193 with additional questions.
We offer a series of webinars over the summer with campus partners who may be helpful to chat with before even arriving on campus. This is a part of a larger series we offer to parents and families to support you in the transition. We think the following webinars may be of interest to you.
Tech Talk for First-Year Students and Families: Ask Lehigh computer techs!
Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 P.M. EDT
Join us on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. EDT for Tech Talk for First-Year Students and Families! Learn about Lehigh's computing and networking environment, our tech support, and get advice on personal device purchase and configuration from Library and Technology Services (LTS) computing and hardware specialists. Register now!
University Counseling & Psychological Services
July 12, 2022 at 1:30 P.M. EDT
Join us in exploring the resources available for your student at University Counseling and Psychology (UCPS) Services, and have an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the available resources.
Introduction to the Fraternity & Sorority Experience at Lehigh University
July 19, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. EDT
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority affairs will be presenting a webinar focused on the fraternity and sorority experience at Lehigh University. Parents and families are invited to learn more about the joining process and the overall experience should their student be interested in joining a fraternity or sorority during their time at Lehigh University. With about 30% of the student body involved in Greek Life and 20+ organizations to join, we hope you find this session helpful as your student prepares to attend Lehigh!
Get Excited - It's less than 60 days until Move-In!
Don’t forget to continue to revisit the Summer Checklist on the portal for May, June and July!
For additional questions, please contact the Office of the First-Year Experience at email@example.com or by calling 610-758-1300.