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Diversity Life Weekend

Congratulations! You are among a select group of students invited to apply to Lehigh University's Diversity Life Weekend, taking place Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, 2020!

We want you to be a part of the Lehigh family so we hope that you will continue to explore the wealth of opportunities available to you here before you make a final decision. While on campus, you will:

  • Meet current Lehigh students, as well as other admitted students
  • Explore what it would be like to attend Lehigh by attending academic and social events

Diversity Life Weekend is a great way to start making Lehigh your own. To be considered for the program you must submit the personalized D-Life Application and Parent Agreement Form found in your email invitation by 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, March 2, 2020.

Traveling By Plane?

All flights will be booked through Lehigh's Office of Admissions. The personalized D-Life Application and Parent Agreement Form found in your email invitation are due by 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, March 2, 2020. The Parent Agreement Form should be downloaded, filled out, and submitted through the D-Life Application. Please note, if you do not submit the requirements by the required deadline your spot will be forfeited. If you cancel after your flight is booked, you will be responsible for reimbursing Lehigh University for the full cost of the flight.

Traveling By Bus?

Students who purchase a bus or train ticket will be reimbursed for their ticket expenses via a check in the mail (3 weeks after the program). A receipt for your bus ticket must be provided at check-in in order to be reimbursed. You will be contacted via email with a bus route. If you do not follow the route that is provided you will be responsible for finding your own transportation from the bus terminal to campus. Please keep all travel receipts. The personalized D-Life Application and Parent Agreement Form found in your email invitation are due by 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, March 2, 2020. The Parent Agreement Form should be downloaded, filled out, and submitted through the D-Life Application. Please note, if you do not submit the requirements by the required deadline your spot will be forfeited.

Traveling By Car?

Lehigh will not reimburse students who will travel by car. Please note, there is a parking garage students can utilize free of charge. If you plan to drive yourself to campus please let us know ahead of time, and a parking spot will be secured for you. If you no longer plan to drive yourself please inform our office by 4:45 p.m. EST on Friday, April 3 so we can provide you with an appropriate bus route. The personalized D-Life Application and Parent Agreement Form found in your email invitation are due by 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, March 2, 2020. The Parent Agreement Form should be downloaded, filled out, and submitted through the D-Life Application. Please note, if you do not submit the requirements by the required deadline your spot will be forfeited.

Contact Information

The following is a list of numbers to call in case of an emergency. Should you have any problems or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the numbers listed below. For questions or concerns prior to the start of the program, please contact:

Khloud Hendi

Admissions Coordinator
ludiversity@lehigh.edu
(610) 758-2823

If you have any travel delays or concerns while traveling (bus/plane/train), or have any general issues during the program, please call:

  • Jennifer Castro, Director of Diversity Recruitment or
    Kailen Richmond, Admissions Counselor at:
    (484) 408-9715

For emergencies on-campus, please call Campus Police:
(610) 758-4200

For general admissions questions, please call Admissions Office:
(610) 758-3100

Details for Diversity Life Weekend

Please carefully review the following to prepare for Diversity Life Weekend:

  • Program schedule timeline

    • Official check-in for Diversity Life Weekend begins at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020.

      • Please check in at the Office of Admissions, Alumni Memorial Building, 27 Memorial Dr. West, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

    • Parents are invited and encouraged to attend Candidates Day on Saturday, April 18, 2020. For hotel suggestions, please contact the Office of Admission at (610)758-3100. Please note: Parent travel and accommodations will not be reimbursed by the Office of Admission.

    • Diversity Life Weekend will officially end at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Students who are departing by car should be picked up at the Admissions Office at this time.

    • Students must stay for the entire program.

    • Students must follow the agenda as planned for them during their stay at Lehigh.

    • All meals will be provided as a part of the Diversity Life Weekend for students.


  • Please bring the following with you when you come for your visit:

    • Towel and toiletries

    • Pillow and sleeping bag

    • Business casual outfit for Candidates' Day

    • Semi-formal attire for the Gala

    • Optional items, if you choose:

      • Any spending money you may require for the bookstore or snacks

Please be sure to review this information carefully. We look forward to reviewing your application for Diversity Life Weekend 2020!