Founders Day

Founder’s Weekend 2022

Thursday, October 13, to Sunday, October 16, 2022

Each October since 1879, Lehigh has commemorated Founder Asa Packer with a campus celebration. Join us for a weekend full of events Thursday, October 13 to Sunday, October 16, 2022.

Relive Founder’s and Inauguration Weekend 2021

Founder’s Celebration 2021 featured recognition of Lehigh leaders of all generations and the inauguration of Lehigh’s 15th president, Joseph J. Heble ’82.  Following the ceremony, the festivities continued with a festival, followed by a fun run the next day.
View photos from Founder’s Celebration 2021

About Asa Packer

Lehigh Founder Asa Packer was an industrialist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. In 1865, he took action to create a new kind of university, which combined technical and classical disciplines into a practical education that would prepare students for leadership. Today’s Lehigh is on the forefront of higher education thanks to his commitment and generosity.

About GO: The Campaign for Lehigh

Lehigh’s community of problem solvers, explorers, and fearless go-getters is going all in on GO: The Campaign for Lehigh, a $1 billion-plus fundraising and engagement effort that will help attract the best students, develop new facilities and programs, and support research and distinction. Visit to learn more.