151st Spring Commencement Weekend
Sunday, May 19, and Monday, May 20, 2019

Watch the recorded video of the Commencement ceremony


2019 Commencement Schedule

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Roman Catholic Graduation Mass

Sunday, May 19 | 12:10 p.m. | Packer Memorial Church

Led by Fr. Eugene Ritz, Chancellor Diocese of Allentown, Celebrant and Homilist

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Doctoral Degree Hooding Ceremony

Sunday, May 19 | 2:00 p.m. | Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

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Student speaker

University Baccalaureate Service

Sunday, May 19 | 4:00 p.m. | Packer Memorial Church

Led by University Chaplain Rev. Dr. Lloyd Steffen - a service for families representing different religious traditions.

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Graduates at commencement ceremony

Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 20 | 10:00am | Goodman Stadium (outdoors)

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Maps and Directions

Getting to Lehigh

Sunday’s events are on our Asa Packer Campus and Monday’s are on Goodman Campus.

  • 2019 Speaker

    Richard Verma ’90

    Verma, Former U.S. Ambassador to India and a leading expert on trade and diplomacy in Asia, delivered the address at Lehigh's 151st spring commencement on Monday, May 20.

    Richard Verma

Severe Weather Information

Graduation will be held outdoors rain or shine in Goodman Stadium. In the event of severe weather, Commencement will be held inside Stabler Arena and divided into two abbreviated ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Family, Friends & Visitors

To help prepare for your upcoming trip to Lehigh, we have compiled all the information you need for your visit.

Seating and Parking for Individuals with Disabilities

A limited number of mobility-impaired parking and seating spaces are available for the University Commencement Ceremony.


Commencement speaker

Commencement Highlights

Read about previous ceremonies.


Honors and Awards

Two graduates

Roses for Graduates

Honor your graduate’s commencement with a beautiful bouquet of roses while supporting a great cause.


2018 Highlights

150th Commencement

Cathy Engelbert ’86, the first woman to become CEO of one of the ‘Big Four’ professional services firms, offered words of advice and encouragement to the 1,564 members of the Class of 2018.