Lehigh University students are bright, inquisitive, accomplished, well-rounded, driven and goal-oriented, but the university experience can present an entirely new set of challenges and expectations to even the most high-achieving students. We provide numerous support services to help each student succeed academically and develop as individuals. As a student, your personal evolution begins as soon as you are on campus.
During a student's first year at Lehigh, the Office of the First-Year Experience provides guidance, support and resources to make the transition to university life a successful one. The OFYE also plans events throughout the academic year to support the student's living and learning experiences.
Prelusion is a three-day pre-Orientation experience that provides first-year students an opportunity to explore a topic of their choosing even before their orientation begins. Students sharing a similar interest can jump-start their Lehigh experience, familiarize themselves with the campus culture and make connections.
One of Lehigh's hallmark events takes place during orientation weekend, when the class that graduated 50 years earlier returns to Lehigh to "adopt" the incoming class. This first official gathering of the incoming class is a tradition that's been celebrated for more than 70 years.
We are committed to helping all students reach their full academic potential. We provide tutoring services in many first- and second-year courses (introductory and 100-level courses) and study skills assistance free of charge to Lehigh University students, with the long-range goal of helping students become successful, independent and self-confident learners.
Center for Academic Success
We offer both online and person-to-person help for students who want to develop their writing abilities, research techniques and math proficiency. One of our most popular services is free, one-on-one conferences with trained writing consultants to help students with the writing process. Qualified and accomplished writers help students brainstorm ideas, review working drafts for content and organization, and polish their prose.
Writing & Math Center
During the first 10 weeks of college, students are encouraged to attend five programs that correlate with foundations for student success as outlined in Lehigh's distinctive bLUeprint program.
We help students who are substantially limited by a diagnosed disability so they have the opportunity to grow independently and develop to their fullest potential. Our professional staff members work with students with disabilities that include attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, cognitive disorders, physical disabilities, chronic health conditions, blindness, deafness, and psychiatric and psychological disorders. The Peer Mentor Program also pairs a first-year student with an upper-class student with a similar diagnosed learning disability.
Disability Support Services