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Visits & Tours
Come see if Lehigh’s beautiful campus and thriving community is the place for you to call home—for the next four years and beyond.
Lehigh’s campus is stunning. We encourage you and your family to experience firsthand this extraordinary place and community.
Your visit is an important element of your college search. It is the opportunity for you and your family to get the "feel" of the institution – to experience the intangibles. With this in mind, our Group Information Sessions and Campus Tours go beyond the facts and figures available on our website and brochures to describe the student experience, highlighting aspects that are uniquely Lehigh.
And take extra time to explore Bethlehem’s eclectic South Side and quaint historic district.
If you require assistance to tour our campus, please contact the Office of Admissions at (610) 758-3100 prior to your arrival on campus. We would be more than happy to assist you.
INFORMATION SESSION AND CAMPUS TOUR
Group Information Sessions and Campus Tours are offered on select weekdays and a limited number of Saturdays throughout the year. Advance registration is required, no less than 24 hours before your visit. We will try our best to accommodate walk-in visitors, if we are able. We ask that you visit the Admissions Events Calendar for specifics dates, times and details on how to complete your registration.
In the Group Information Session, an Office of Admissions’ staff member will share stories about how our driven students are challenged, engaged and inspired by faculty mentors. Other topics covered include the flexible approach to education, the research opportunities and the value our community places on diversity and personal growth. The presentation will touch on the city of Bethlehem, the vibrant Lehigh Valley and the supportive Lehigh Family. Traditions, strong career placement and admissions and financial aid processes are also discussed.
Many topics and facilities that are particularly important to first-year students and their parents are included in the student-guided Campus Tour. Residence life, dining, extra-curricular activities, course workload, relationships with professors, and student support services are all discussed. Highlights of the tour of Asa Packer Campus include Linderman Library, an academic classroom, a residence hall and Zoellner Arts Center.
Campus tours and information sessions for groups of fifteen or more are offered Monday through Friday and are available to groups of students enrolled in 9th-12th grade. Groups should make arrangements by completing the online registration form at least three weeks prior to their visit to Lehigh. Group tours are only available on dates when regularly scheduled sessions and tours are happening. Please check the Admissions Events Calendar for these details.
Our aim is to provide the best campus visit experience to any student or group making the trip to explore our campus. On days that we anticipate a high volume of visitors or when our students are on break, we are unable to confirm any special group visits as we do not want to provide an experience that is less than our best. However, if your group is only able to visit Lehigh on a day listed as closed to special groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your group and date you would like to visit and we will do our best to accommodate your request as our resources allow.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS PREVIEW
The College of Business and Economics Preview provides an overview of the opportunities available for students interested in pursuing any of the majors in the College of Business & Economics. Members of the CBE community, including faculty, present the benefits of a four-year integrated approach which combines a strong business core with a variety of options for specialization. This college-specific information session is open to all visitors and no advanced registration is required. Please plan to arrive at the Office of Admissions in the Alumni Memorial Building at least 15 minutes prior to the preview’s scheduled start time which is 1:00pm. Dates will be added to Admissions Events Calendar shortly; advance registration is not taken for these events.
On most Mondays and Fridays throughout the semester, Lehigh's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science offers student guided tours that provide an overview of Lehigh's engineering disciplines and its hands-on approach to education, highlighting some of the research and educational facilities used by students of Lehigh Engineering. These tours are open to all visitors; please arrive at the Admissions Office in the Alumni Memorial Building 15 minutes prior to the tour's scheduled start time of 1pm. Dates will be added to Admissions Events Calendar shortly; advance registration is not taken for these events.
INTEGRATED DEGREE IN ENGINEERING, ARTS AND SCIENCES (IDEAS) INFORMATION SESSIONS
This information session is specifically about Lehigh's Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts, and Sciences (IDEAS) program, a unique opportunity to combine multiple programs of study in Lehigh's College of Arts and Sciences and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Sessions are offered on select days throughout the year. Dates will be added to Admissions Events Calendar shortly; advance registration is not taken for these events.
INTEGRATED BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING (IBE) INFORMATION SESSIONS
Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) is a highly selective, four-year, interdisciplinary honors program that develops competencies in both engineering and business. This program recognizes the need for today’s leaders in business and industry to have a sound foundation in both commerce and technology. IBE prepares students to assume leadership roles in industrial research and development, entrepreneurial initiatives, management consulting, high-tech ventures, and innovative technology. Information sessions on Lehigh's IBE honors program take place on select Mondays and Fridays throughout the year. Dates will be added to Admissions Events Calendar shortly; advance registration is not taken for these events.
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BUSINESS (CSB) INFORMATION SESSIONS
These information sessions specific to the Computer Science and Business (CSB) program inform visitors about Lehigh’s 4-year integration of the study of computer science and the study of business in a single program. CSB prepares students not only for careers either in software or business, but also for unique cross-cutting opportunities that require expertise in both computing and in business, including forensic accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and risk management. Information sessions on Lehigh's CSB program take place on select days throughout the year. Dates will be added to Admissions Events Calendar shortly; advance registration is not taken for these events.
We will begin to interview current high school juniors in March and continue until December of their senior year. Appointments are required for interviews, which are scheduled on a first come, first served basis; to schedule one, please call Admissions at (610) 758-3100 at least 24 hours in advance. Interviews are designed for students who have specific questions they would like answered about Lehigh. All interviews are evaluative but not required for admission. If you cannot make it to campus, you may be able to interview with a Lehigh representative in a town near you. Check Lehigh in Your Area to see regional interview offerings.
MEET WITH A PROFESSOR
We welcome you to meet with professors by contacting them before your visit. Please view the Programs and Majors page for department information and the proper contact information. You may also browse the Course Catalog for specific class descriptions.
SPECIAL VISITING OPPORTUNITIES
JUNIOR OPEN HOUSE:
Lehigh University hosts an open house for high school juniors in the Spring.
Junior Open House is designed as an introductory look at Lehigh University for prospective students who are beginning their college search process. Junior Open House will allow prospective students and their families the opportunity to learn about Lehigh University’s academic opportunities presented by the associate deans of each college, student life, admissions and financial aid. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour campus and visit campus life offices. Advanced registration is requested.
SENIOR OPEN HOUSE:
Lehigh University hosts an open house for high school seniors each fall.
Senior Open House is designed as an in depth look at Lehigh University. Senior Open House allows prospective students and their families the opportunity to attend a session specifically for the college at Lehigh University that they are interested in, which includes the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, or the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Senior Open House will also provide more information on student life, admissions and financial aid, an optional campus tour, and a fantastic opportunity to speak with specific departments and faculty at our academic programs and campus life fair. Advanced registration is requested.
V.I.E.W.: EXPERIENCE A DAY AT LEHIGH
Prospective students can Visit, Inquire and Experience our World through the V.I.E.W. campus visit program. V.I.E.W. is offered to high school seniors in the fall and high school juniors in the spring. During V.I.E.W. students will explore campus independently by attending two classes and meet with current students in one of our campus eateries. The Fall 2016 V.I.E.W. program will be held on September 22, 27, 29; October 4, 6, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27; and November 1, 3, 15, 17. V.I.E.W. requires pre-registration. Space is limited so signing up in advance is highly recommended. We recommend using Google Chrome or Internet Explorer for the best registration process. Register now for V.I.E.W.>
DIVERSITY ACHIEVERS PROGRAM (DAP)
Lehigh University believes in creating a vibrant campus community. Remaining steadfast in our commitment to promote and sustain a diverse student body, DAP provides select high school seniors interested in a culturally based program the opportunity to immerse themselves in life at Lehigh for two days and one night. Registration is now closed for DAP 2016.
Each fall, prospective students who are the child, sibling, grandchild, niece or nephew of a Lehigh Alumnus will have the special opportunity to learn more about Lehigh and the admissions process and to experience our school spirit at a home football game. View more details and registration information >
ADMITTED STUDENT EVENTS
Admitted students should follow the instructions in their offer letter to access their portal account, which contains information on how to register for admitted student programs held each April. Admitted student programs include:
- LEHIGH LIFE DAYS: Lehigh Life Days provide admitted students with the opportunity to attend classes, take a student-guided campus tour and a bus tour of Bethlehem as well as eat lunch with current students. Please see the Admitted Student Portal for event and registration details.
- CANDIDATES' DAYS: Each of Lehigh's three undergraduate colleges hosts its own Candidates' Day for admitted students to learn more about their college of interest. Faculty members and current students explain academics and student and residential life and are available to answer questions. Please see the Admitted Student Portal for event and registration details.
- DIVERSITY LIFE WEEKEND: Each year, Lehigh invites hundreds of admitted students to Diversity Life Weekend. The event is meant to give students a sense of life at Lehigh as well as to celebrate and embrace students of diverse backgrounds. Please see the Admitted Student Portal for event and application details.
- ADMITTED STUDENT RECEPTIONS: Each year, many of Lehigh University’s more than 70,000 alumni and friends come together to congratulate newly admitted students within their communities. Receptions are typically held in: Metro Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA; Long Island, NY; New York, NY
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