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Commencement Weekend 2008 Highlights

Each year, Lehigh University hosts a Commencement weekend in May for undergraduate and graduate students, which marks the culmination of a Lehigh student's academic career. View the highlights of Lehigh University's 140th Spring Commencement Weekend.

Commencement Exercises

May 19, 2008
1,091 bachelor’s degrees were conferred, along with 519 master’s degrees, 98 doctoral degrees and three education specialist (Ed.S.) degrees.

Amelio '79 to Class of 2008: "Move on. Move up."

Baccalaureate Service

May 18, 2008
In the baccalaureate service, the leading Tibetan Buddhist scholar and monk told the Class of 2008 that understanding is the key to liberation.

Thurman: "Education is the purpose of life"

Hooding Ceremony

May 18, 2008
98 graduate students were recognized for earning the highest academic degree during the 2008 Doctoral Degree Hooding Ceremony.

Hooding ceremony celebration