Commencement

The 153rd Spring Commencement Weekend
Friday, May 21 to Monday, May 24, 2021

Following guidelines from public health officials, Lehigh hosted separate, in-person Commencement ceremonies May 21-24 for the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020, whose celebration was held virtually because of the pandemic.

In addition to the in-person ceremonies, the university held a Virtual Commencement Address and Celebration Kickoff on Friday, May 21. The event featured an address from former NASA astronaut and Lehigh mechanical engineering and mechanics professor Terry Hart ’68.

Commencement Ceremonies

 

Commencement Address and Celebration Kickoff

Friday, May 21, 1:00 p.m. EST | Virtual

Online celebration for the graduates of the Class of 2020 and 2021, featuring Commencement speaker, Terry J. Hart ’68.

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Graduate Commencement Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021

Friday, May 21, 2021 at 3 p.m. EST | Goodman Stadium (outdoors)

Recognizing master’s and doctorate degrees from the Class of 2020 and 2021

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Class of 2020 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10 a.m. EST | Goodman Stadium (outdoors)

Recognizing the undergraduate degrees from the Class of 2020

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Baccalaureate

Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST* | Virtual

Baccalaureate service is part of the Lehigh graduation tradition. This year’s service was virtually for the graduates of the Class of 2020 and 2021, featuring E.J. Dionne, Jr., Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post; Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; and Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture, Georgetown University.

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Class of 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony (College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business)

Monday, May 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. EST | Goodman Stadium (outdoors)

Recognizing the undergraduate degrees from the Class of 2021 in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business

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Class of 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony (P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and Interdisciplinary Programs)

Monday, May 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. EST | Goodman Stadium (outdoors)

Recognizing the undergraduate degrees from the Class of 2021 in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and Interdisciplinary Programs

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Outcomes & Success

First Destination

Lehigh’s Class of 2021 shares their post-graduation plans and next steps as new alumni.

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Learn more about Career Resources and Services >

 

Severe Weather Information

Commencement will be held outdoors in Goodman Stadium. In the event of extreme weather conditions, ceremony plans will be adjusted. We recommend you review the Severe Weather information and monitor the page if weather may affect your ceremony. View severe weather information >

Accessible Parking & Seating Options

Accessible parking and seating are available at the University Commencement Ceremonies. View accessible parking & seating options >

Roses for Graduates

Honor your graduate’s accomplishments with a beautiful bouquet of roses. Available by the dozen and presented in a gift box with a gift card and personal message; the proceeds benefit the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley. Order roses here >

Commencement speaker

Commencement Highlights

Read about previous ceremonies. View stories about Commencement >

Medals

Programs, Awards and Honors

 

Messages to the Graduates

View and submit congratulatory messages >