Transfer Communications

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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 Communications

May 24: Your Lehigh Experience Starts Here! Welcome Guide Included

Welcome to Lehigh!

Welcome to Lehigh! We are excited that you’ll be joining us and look forward to meeting you on August 18 for Orientation! In the Office of First-Year Experience, our goal is to provide the support and resources you need to be successful in the transition.\


Welcome Guide

The Welcome Guide 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. We will update you as some of this information may change as the summer evolves. You'll receive this publication to your mailing address in the upcoming weeks.


Lehigh Student Portal

You should now have access to the Lehigh Student Portal ( which is your one-stop-shop for important information. This page is just for transfer 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.


Housing Information

Lehigh requires first and second year students to live  in university housing. Housing information can be found at Housing will contact you after your Lehigh email address is live to complete your preferences for housing and meal plans. 


Email Reminder

Your Lehigh email is now ready for use. ALL official university communications will be sent to your Lehigh email. Be sure to check your Lehigh email account often. 


Duo 2FA

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.


​preLUsion Registration
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.



For questions related to housing, please contact the Housing Services at 610-758-3500 or for additional assistance regarding housing.

For questions related to the Summer Checklist, please contact the Office of the First-Year Experience at 610-758-1300 or

Please note: If you have not opened your Lehigh computing account you will not see the transfer tab on your portal. 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.

June 22, 2022: Updates & Reminders from the OFYE

Orientation Registration Due June 30!

Orientation is required for all incoming transfer students. Orientation for Transfer students is designed to create a similar introductory experience that all new Lehigh students go through, while also fostering an environment for you to meet and get to know other students transferring into Lehigh University. We recognize that you have been to college before. We hope that these programs and conversations help distinguish Lehigh from your previous institution, while not to devalue the growth that has occurred along the way. 


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!!


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.


Course Registration

We know course registration can potentially be stressful if you are waiting to get your finalized transfer credits. There is support available as you need it. You can contact Registration & Academic Services through their livechat or at and contact your academic college advising unit. For more information about how to prepare for this process please see your Welcome Guide.


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.


Summer Webinars

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

Register Here

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

Register Here

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

Register Here

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 Orientation!

Don’t forget to continue to revisit the Summer Checklist on the portal for June and July! 


For additional questions, please contact the Office of the First-Year Experience at or by calling 610-758-1300.