Summer Webinar Series

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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 recordings will be posted as appropriate and available.

2023 Webinars

Office of the First-Year Experience Welcome & Summer Webinar Kick-Off

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. EDT

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This session will kick-off the summer webinar series in a fun and interactive way! Get ready to play a little trivia to test your knowledge about what you might need to know as a student or parent/family member (and yes, there will obviously be Lehigh SWAG prizes!). We will share what to expect for the summer, support and resources the OFYE will provide to support and enhance student success, and the ways in which families can directly support their student in the preparation leading up to August arrival and their first-year transition.

Completing your Housing Contract

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 8:00 P.M. EDT

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Join us for a demo as we explore the housing contract! You'll learn details about the information we ask for on our housing contract as well as find out more about how the housing process is completed after the contracts are signed.

Eco-Rep Leadership Program Info Session

Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. EDT

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Are you interested in sustainability, making a difference on campus, and connecting with like-minded peers? Join us to learn about the Eco-Rep Leadership Program! The Eco-Rep Leadership Program is a peer-to-peer education program dedicated to modeling and inspiring sustainable living on campus. During this webinar, you will discover what the Eco-Rep Leadership Program is all about, hear from student leaders, and be able to ask questions about our program.

It's Roommate Selection Time

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 8:30 P.M. EDT

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Join us to learn why our Roommate Matching Platform is important for every first year student, not just those looking for a roommate. Get an inside look at the platform and how the process works. Plus learn how we make the magic happen after the process closes.

Academic Support for Students

Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. EDT

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In this presentation, we will provide an overview of academic advising at Lehigh and share information about student learning outcomes, preparing for academic advising meetings, and getting the most out of the academic advising experience. Additionally, we will highlight academic support resources for Lehigh students in their first-year and beyond.

Talking with your Student About Alcohol

Monday, June 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM EDT

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A significant part of your student’s growth during the next four years will be rooted in their ability to make responsible and smart life decisions. Join us for a talk with faculty and staff about Lehigh’s community standards regarding alcohol including policy and consequences as well as alcohol-free social alternatives to ensure a safe environment where your student can thrive.

Not Just "The Talk": How to Help Prepare Your New Student for College Relationships and Sexuality

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. EDT

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College is a foundational time for building healthy intimate relationships, and new college students are at the highest risk for experiencing sexual and relationship violence. Most new college students don't receive comprehensive, medically accurate, and inclusive sexuality education prior to coming to school which puts them at a disadvantage. Guardians can help by initiating these types of conversations prior to the start of college and this session is designed to help navigate talking with your new college students about their values, expectations, boundaries, desires, non-negotiables, consent, and communication.

Accommodations 101: Successfully Navigating the Transition to University for Students with Disabilities

Monday, June 19, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. EDT

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In this session, staff members from the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) will seek to help students with disabilities and their families understand the process for requesting and receiving accommodations at the post-secondary level. Topics covered will include a discussion of the difference between the provision of accommodations and services at the secondary and the postsecondary levels, the definition of reasonable accommodations, the request process at Lehigh, documentation guidelines, and the interactive process timeline. Time will be provided for questions/answers, but the DSS team cannot answer student-specific questions.

Tech Talk for First-Year Students and Families

Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00 P.M. EDT

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Join us on Wednesday, June 21 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.

Lehigh University Police Department Information and Resources

Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. EDT

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The Lehigh University Police Department will introduce the different aspects of the Campus Safety Division, specifically the role of campus security guard and campus police officer. In addition, the safety services offered by the Department will be reviewed.

Preparing to Launch

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. EDT

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Join us in exploring what you and your Lehigh student might experience during the transition to college, and how you might respond. Come prepared for an interactive and open discussion.

**Due to the nature of this session, we will be unable to record it. Please visit the UCPS website and contact them directly with any questions you might have.**

Introduction to the Fraternity & Sorority Experience at Lehigh University

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 6:30 P.M. EDT

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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!

University Counseling and Psychological Services

Tuesday,  July 18, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. EDT

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Join us in exploring the resources available at University Counseling and Psychology (UCPS) Services, and have an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the available resources.

**Due to the nature of this session, we will be unable to record it. Please visit the UCPS website and contact them directly with any questions you might have.**

Bursting the Lehigh Bubble: Getting to Know South Bethlehem, Your New Home

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 6:30 P.M. EDT

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You've likely learned quite a bit about Lehigh, but how much do you know about South Bethlehem? In this session, you'll hear from Community Service Office team members all about the city of South Bethlehem: what it's like, things to do, places to eat, and ways that you can get involved in the community. We're here to help you feel at home in your new community!


Introduction & Overview of the Center for Career & Professional Development

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 6:15 P.M. EDT

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In this session you will learn more about the resources, career tools, digital platforms, & support that us 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.