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 arrival, and to introduce campus partners and administrators who will be instrumental in the transition and first-year success. We hope you will join us! Sessions recordings will be posted as appropriate and available.

2024 Webinars

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7:00 P.M. EDT

Watch the Recording Here

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 15, 2024 at 7:00 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.

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

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 11:00 A.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.

It's Roommate Selection Time


My College Roomie videos with step by step instructions are available on the Housing Services Website. Roommate Matching will stay open until June 26. If you have any questions please contact Housing Services at 610-758-3500 or


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 Advising & Support for Students

Thursday, June 13, 2024 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

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 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.

Tech Talk for First-Year Students and Families

Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 P.M. EDT

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Student computer recommendations

Tech Talk slide deck 

Join us on Wednesday, June 26 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.

Understanding your Housing

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 7:00 P.M. EDT

Watch the Recording Here

It's almost time for housing assignments! Join us to learn more about how housing assignment information is communicated and how you can navigate finding answers to your many questions. Plus-we'll include bonus tips and tricks for what to bring with you!

Lehigh University Campus Safety Information and Resources

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 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.

Pursuing the Pre-Health Track at Lehigh: Meet the Pre-Health Director and the Med Mentors

Thursday, Jully 11, 2024 at 5:30 P.M. EDT

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During this session you will meet the Pre-Health Director and the Med Mentors, who will provide an overview of the pre-health track and resources available at Lehigh.

Fraternity & Sorority 101

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. EDT

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Fraternity and Sorority Life 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!

Are you Move-In Ready?

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 7:00 P.M. EDT

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When are you moving in? When & where are you checking in? What happens on move in day? Join us to learn about our move-in process and learn tips and tricks to make your move in day run smoothly!

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 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!


Lehigh University's Live Virtual Parent to Parent Panel

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 at 7:00 P.M. EDT

Register Here [you can utilize your students' information]

Congratulations to you, Class of 2028 parents! Lehigh is thrilled to welcome your child & you to this partnership that is college, specifically on our beautiful campus. We know there is a lot of information out there for your student as they prepare for the fall semester, but are you interested in learning more about what it is like to make the transition from high school to Lehigh as a parent?  Join us for a virtual panel that includes current Lehigh parents, & get all of your questions about housing, dining, resources, & more answered by the folks who were once in your shoes.  PLEASE NOTE: you must register for this event prior to the day of the event.  Registration will close the night of August 6th.  If you have any questions, please email