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 2024

Prelusion: Monday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 21, 2024

preLUsion check-in is Monday, August 19 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 22, 2024

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 18. PreLUsion, ROTC, and Marching97 students move in on Monday, August 19. Athletes not in season will arrive on Wednesday, August 21. 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 22 - Sunday, August 25, 2024

Orientation begins at 2:00pm on Thursday August 22, 2024. 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 26, 2024
Camp Hawk: TBA

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!

Welcome Guide
The 2024 Welcome Guide will be available soon and includes information on Housing, Orientation, Course Registration and more!
2024 Transfer Orientation Schedule
Coming Soon! *A hard copy of the schedule will be provided upon arrival. Once you receive your Orientation Group information at Thursday's Orientation Check-in, you will be able to find your customized Orientation Schedule using the smartphone app, Guidebook.

Move-In Day & Check-In

Thursday, August 22, 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.