Transfer Student Orientation

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Orientation Leaders

Welcome to Lehigh!

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. Transfer students will be placed into one of two groups with other transfer students. These groups will be led by our Transfer Orientation Leaders. The Transfer Orientation Leaders are upper class students that will help guide you through your four-day Orientation experience.

Orientation is required for all new students. More information will be posted soon!

Important Dates Fall 2023

Prelusion: Monday, August 21 - Wednesday, August 23, 2023

preLUsion check-in is Monday, August 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus. Visit our preLUsion page for more information.

Move-in: Thursday, August 24, 2023

Check-in is 8:00am to 11:30am in Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus. 

Some students may arrive early for some of our pre-arrival programs. International students and LUSSI students move in on Sunday, August 20. PreLUsion, ROTC, and Marching97 students move in on Monday, August 21. Athletes not in season will arrive on Wednesday, August 23. Fall season athletes should defer to their coaches for their move-in date. Early Arrival information will be available on this calendar in July.

Orientation: Thursday, August 24 - Sunday, August 27, 2023

Orientation begins at 2:00pm on Thursday August 24, 2023. Students should expect to be busy with Orientation programming through the early afternoon on Sunday. You will receive a detailed schedule with your Orientation group information in August and can utilize the guidebook app to customize your schedule.

First Day of Class: Monday, August 28, 2023
Camp Hawk: September 8-10, 2023

Transitioning to college can be surprisingly hard! Camp Hawk is designed to bring together students to build meaningful connections with their peers. Student leaders will facilitate fun challenges for students to get to know each other, lead thoughtful discussions about their Lehigh experience and explore resources on campus to make the most of their Lehigh experience.

Visit our Camp Hawk page to learn more!

Move-In Day & Check-In

Thursday, August 24, from 11:30am in Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus

All first-year students must check-in for Orientation at Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus. At Orientation check-in you will receive your Orientation schedule and directions to your residence hall. You will not be permitted to check into your residence hall until you have checked-in for Orientation.

Family Orientation

Information about the Summer Webinar Series and Family Orientation can be found on our Family Information page.