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148th Spring Commencement Weekend

Sunday, May 22 and Monday, May 23, 2016

Watch recorded video of the Commencement ceremony

Sunday, May 22

Doctoral Degree Hooding Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

Baccalaureate Service
4:00 p.m., Packer Memorial Church

Monday, May 23

Commencement Ceremony
10:00 a.m., Goodman Stadium

Commencement Ceremony General Information

Guests should plan to arrive and be seated no later than 9:30 a.m. to prevent traffic delays. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.

For your comfort and convenience, an indoor ceremony viewing site will be available in Stabler Arena located south of Goodman Stadium.  Shuttles will be available to transport guests between the stadium and arena during the ceremony. If you think you might take advantage of the alternate viewing site, it is recommended that you park in the lots surrounding Stabler Arena.

General parking is available on Goodman Campus in the lots adjacent to Stabler Arena. Parking attendants will direct cars to parking areas that are located approximately 600 yards from the stadium.

Individuals who require special parking or seating due to a disability can be accommodated. Additionally, shuttle service is available from the Stabler Arena handicapped parking area to the stadium. For more information, click on mobility-impaired parking and seating options or contact the Office of University Events at (610) 758-3898 or inuday@lehigh.edu.

Students from Lehigh’s four colleges will participate at this ceremony. For the benefit of all graduates and their families, please demonstrate courtesy by remaining in your seat for the entire ceremony. NOTE: Access to the stadium field will not be permitted during the ceremony. Cell phones should be silenced during the ceremony. Drones are prohibited on Lehigh campus. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and bags larger than 14" x 14" are not permitted in Goodman Stadium. Small purses and diaper bags are permitted.

Immediately following the ceremony, all graduates and their guests are invited to attend a Graduates’ Reception. The reception tents (for each college) will be located on the south side of Goodman Stadium. Limited seating available.

Tweet with us during Commencement using #lehighgrad.

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Joseph R. Perella ’64 ’06H delivered commencement address

Walter Issacson

Investment banking legend Joseph R. Perella ’64 06H, founding partner and chairman of Perella Weinberg Partners, delivered the address at Lehigh University’s 148th Commencement on Monday, May 23rd, 2016. more >


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