Virtual Visit Opportunities
Virtual Admissions Lobby
Have a quick question about Lehigh? The Virtual Admissions Lobby is intended as an opportunity for prospective students or families to ask any quick general questions they might have. The lobby is staffed by admissions counselors and current students. The Virtual Admissions Lobby will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT and 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT.
Virtual Information Sessions
Join us for general information sessions on academics, student life and admissions at Lehigh, as well as specialized sessions on colleges, programs and special academic opportunities. Virtual information sessions are offered during the week and on select Saturdays throughout the year.
Live Virtual Admissions Information Sessions
In these sessions, Lehigh admissions counselors will share stories about how our motivated students are challenged, engaged and inspired by the opportunities at Lehigh and their faculty mentors. Other topics covered include Lehigh’s flexible approach to education, research opportunities, and the value our community places on diversity and personal growth. The presentation will touch on the city of Bethlehem, the vibrant Lehigh Valley and the supportive Lehigh family. Admissions and financial aid processes, campus traditions and Lehigh’s history of strong career placement are also discussed.
We will offer information sessions at varied times throughout the week. Please visit the Admissions Events Calendar for specific dates, times and details on how to complete your registration. Advance registration is required, no less than 24 hours before your session, and we will email a Zoom link for your event the day of or the evening prior.
Virtual College- and Program-Specific Sessions
We offer several college- and program-specific virtual information sessions that delve deeper into areas of study. It is recommended, if possible, that students attend the Live Virtual Admissions Information Session for an introduction to Lehigh prior to attending a college and program-specific information session. If you are unable to attend a Live Virtual Admissions Information Session, you are still welcome to register for a college or program-specific information session.
Advance registration is required for college and program-specific Information Sessions.
Large Group Virtual Visit Requests
Virtual programming for groups of 15 or more is offered on select weekdays and is available to Community-Based Organizations and schools with students enrolled in 9th-12th grade. Groups should make arrangements by completing the online registration form at least three weeks prior to their desired date for the virtual programming. Completion of this form is not a guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your group for a virtual event.
Our aim is to provide the best event experience to any student or group. On days when we anticipate a high volume of events or when our students are on break, we are unable to confirm any large group visits as we do not want to provide an experience that is less than our best. Please check the Admissions Events Calendar for the dates our office is open.
Virtual Financial Aid Information Sessions
Join us to learn more about the financial aid process at Lehigh, including deadlines, requirements, types of aid, merit aid vs need-based aid and the financial aid formula.
Sessions will be held on select Tuesday nights. Advance registration is required, no less than 24 hours before your session, and we will email a Zoom link for your event the day of or the evening prior. If you are unable to attend a live virtual session, please feel free to watch this recorded session.
Virtual Campus Tours
There are a number of options to explore Lehigh’s campus virtually. Live student-led virtual tours are offered during the week and on select Saturdays throughout the year. There is also a self-guided virtual tour option and recordings of student-led tours available.
Live Virtual Student-Guided Campus Tours
Join our current-student tour guides as they virtually take you across Lehigh's campus and share their experiences. Many topics and facilities that are particularly important to first-year students and their parents are included in the Live Virtual Student-Guided Tour, including residence life, dining, extra-curricular activities, course workload, relationships with professors, and student support services.
We will offer Live Virtual Student-Guided Tours at varied times throughout the week. Please visit the Admissions Events Calendar for specific dates, times and details on how to complete your registration. Advance registration is required, no less than 24 hours before your virtual tour, and we will email a Zoom link for your event the day of or the evening prior.
Our virtual tour is the next best thing to an in-person visit. You’ll follow the route of the undergraduate admissions tour to see academic and student life buildings while learning about life at Lehigh along the way.
Instagram Live Tour
View a livestreamed tour from Instagram featuring our current student tour guides. Follow us on Instagram for more livestreamed events, Instagram Story Q&As and more.
Virtual Student Panels
Hear from current Lehigh students about their academic, social and overall experiences as a student. Live Virtual Student Panels are held on select weekdays throughout the year and advanced registration is required.
Live Virtual Student Panels
In these student panels, four to five current Lehigh students will introduce themselves, share their stories about life on campus, and answer questions from prospective students and families. Join us for their brief introductions, answers to a few pre-selected questions, and a general question and answer segment. All student panelists will be Lehigh juniors and seniors.
Advanced registration is required, no less than 24 hours before the event, and we will email a Zoom link for the event the day of or the evening prior.
Recording of Virtual International Student Panel
In this undergraduate student panel, current Lehigh international students shared their stories about life on campus, and answered questions from prospective students and families. View to learn more about life as an international undergraduate student at Lehigh from students and staff members from the Office of Admissions and the Office of International Students and Scholars.
Live Virtual Flash Sessions
Get a deep-dive without the time commitment! Led by senior leaders and program directors, our 15-minute Live Virtual Flash Sessions provide information on a specific Lehigh opportunity or program, and are followed by a short Q&A period.
These virtual experiences will be hosted throughout the year, so check back often for new events, and recordings of past sessions.
Past Live Virtual Flash Sessions
Live Virtual Flash Session: United Nations Programs
Learn about Lehigh's relationship with the United Nations, including our NGO status, opportunities for undergrads to intern at the UN, and the chance to hear from global leaders.
Live Virtual Flash Session: Iacocca International Internships
The Iacocca International Internship Program (IIIP) is a fully funded internship opportunity for Lehigh students to work or do research overseas during the summer. When COVID-19 impacted students’ ability to travel, IIIP pivoted to provide virtual internships for students. Join this session to learn more about global internship opportunities for students in 2021 and beyond.
Live Virtual Flash Session: Career Support in a Virtual World
Join the Center for Career and Professional Development to learn more about internships, corporate relationships and alumni networking connections for Lehigh undergraduates. Hear how the CCPD is supporting students in our current virtual world.
Live Virtual Flash Session: Diversity and Inclusion
Learn about Lehigh's efforts to diversify its undergraduate population and opportunities for students to to understand and recognize the value of diversity and inclusion, and discuss the university's commitment to an anti-racist campus community.
Live Virtual Flash Session: Iacocca Institute and Global Village
Explore the Iacocca Institute's global leadership programs, including the Iacocca Global Village, a unique leadership experience with both an intensive summer residency and extended virtual community for students and young professionals from all over the world.
Live Virtual Flash Session: Safety - On-Campus and Beyond
Safety and security on Lehigh's campus will be addressed by Jason Shiffer, Chief of the Lehigh University Police Department, including ways that undergraduates play a key partnership role in the mission of the LUPD.
Live Virtual Flash Session: Creative Inquiry Impact Fellowships - Change the World!
Learn about Impact Fellowship programs, a Office of Creative Inquiry program that provides hands-on experience working on large-scale, impact-focused projects locally and/or globally, throughout the academic year and in the summer. Students who have gone through the IF programs will talk about their project work and how they made an impact in the world.
Live Virtual Flash Session: Global Citizenship Program
This session will highlight the Global Citizenship Program at Lehigh, an interdisciplinary four-year cohort-based program in which students cultivate a committed mode of intervening in a world populated by others who we may not know but with whom we must co-create a viable future.
Live Virtual Flash Session: Study at a research university - Why Lehigh?
This session will help students to appreciate the opportunities for personal growth through involvement in original research, both with the faculty and independently, and regardless of what subject areas interest them.
Live Virtual Flash Session: Creative Inquiry Summer Programs - Mountaintop and More
Learn about the Mountaintop Summer Experience and the Data for Impact Summer Institute. Program directors will highlight how the programs work and how students get involved, and students who have participated in these programs will talk about their experiences and accomplishments.
Live Virtual Flash Session: Power of the Alumni Network
As soon as you commit to Lehigh, 85,000 alumni around the world become part of your community. What does that mean for you? What makes Lehigh's network unique? How can you take advantage of it as a student? How can you benefit from it right after graduation, and then 5, 10, 70 years later?
Virtual Spotlight Sessions
Lehigh’s Virtual Spotlight Sessions are unique events that highlight a specific topic like the application process, academic experience, campus life, and more. These will be hosted throughout the year, so check back often for new events.
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on How to Tour a College Campus. In this session you will hear from one of our admissions counselors as they share advice and tips on what is important to pay attention to when touring a college campus.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on Supplemental Essays. Join us to learn more about the supplemental essay part of the college application. Our admissions counselor will share insight on what makes a great supplemental essay and other tips.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EDT
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on Engineering Programs. In this session we will discuss what to look for when exploring engineering programs, finding the right fit, and how to apply to them.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EDT
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on Navigating the Admissions Interview. In this session we will share tips on how to prepare for Admissions Interviews.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on International Admissions. In this session you will hear from some of our international admissions counselors as they share tips on how to navigate the college admissions process as an international student.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EDT
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on Holistic Admissions. In this session, we will share what it means when colleges say that they carry out a holistic approach to reading applications and tips on how to prepare your application in the best way possible.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on the College Essay. Join us to learn more about how to write a college essay and to hear tips from one of our admissions counselors.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. EDT
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on navigation the college admissions process as a F1RST+ Student. In this session, we will share tips and insight on how to go through the application process as a first generation college student.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EDT
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on the athletic recruitment. Hear from our athletics liaison, Derek Fox, as he shares important information about the athletic recruitment process.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on transfer admissions. Join us to learn more about the transfer application process.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
Past Spotlight Sessions
Virtual Spotlight Session: First Generation Panel
Hear directly from current students and recent alums about their experiences navigating life at Lehigh. They’ll also discuss the resources available to assist you along the way.
Virtual Spotlight Session: First Generation Application Workshop
The application process can be challenging, especially when you're the first person in your family to go through it. In this session, staff members discuss navigating the application process as a first generation college student.
Virtual Spotlight Session: The Office of First Year Experience
Transition and change can be both exciting and challenging. The Office of First-Year Experience provides support and resources for the academic and social transition of new students and their families. In this session, hear from the Director of First-Year Experience and learn about everything from Orientation to continued support at Lehigh during a critical transition from high school to college.
Virtual Spotlight Session: Lehigh Launch - Semester in the American West
Join us to learn more about Lehigh Launch, our first-semester experiential learning opportunity in Lander, WY and Taos, NM. Hear from the program director, a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor, about the classroom- and field-based learning, as well as backpacking and canoeing expeditions. Current Lehigh Launch students will join to discuss the COVID-19-modified Lehigh program this year.
Virtual Spotlight Session: Western Regional Office
This Virtual Spotlight Session is on our Western Regional Office. Lehigh established the Western Regional Office (WRO) to extend opportunities for students, faculty and alumni through curricular and research partnerships with dynamic enterprises in key western cities. Join us to learn more about the WRO, Lehigh@Nasdaq Center partnership and the ways in which we educate, connect and inspire the next generation of global entrepreneurial leaders.
Virtual Spotlight Session: Navigating the College Search Process as a LGBTQ+ Student
Hear from our Interim Director of the Pride Center for Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, Scott Burden, as he shares resources and tips to use for as you search to find the best college fit for you.
Virtual Spotlight Session: Center for Career and Professional Development
Join the CCPD to learn about our resources and services through a panel of three career interns. Panelists will share their internship experiences and how the CCPD supports students in finding opportunities aligned with their interests.
Virtual Spotlight Session: National First Generation Day
This Spotlight Session features the Office of Admissions and F1RST (First-Generation Initiative Represented by Students and Teachers). Hear from a student panel of first generation students at Lehigh, followed by first generation trivia.
Virtual Spotlight Session: Pre-Health Advising
This Spotlight Session is about the Pre-Health track at Lehigh. Hear from our Pre-Health advisor, Mary Ellen Raposa, about advising, resources, and support offered at Lehigh. In addition, hear from current Pre-Health students, who serve as Med Mentors, about their experiences.
Virtual Spotlight Session: Welcome to Unity Hall
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is on Lehigh's Affinity Centers. In this session you will hear about Lehigh's Affinity Centers and have the opportunity to chat with current students involved in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Center for Gender Equity and Pride Center.
Virtual Spotlight Session: Women in STEM
This Live Virtual Spotlight Session is featuring women in STEM. Join us to hear from a panel of female Lehigh alum who are all pursuing STEM related careers after their time in undergrad. Please come with questions!
Virtual Spotlight Session: Sustainability at Lehigh
Join us to learn more about sustainability at Lehigh in a fun and interactive session. Hear from sustainability officer, Katharine Targett Gross and sustainability program manager, Audrey McSain, about Lehigh's 2030 Sustainability Plan, Climate Action Strategy, and how you can get involved in sustainability on campus. A panel of current Lehigh students will join us to discuss their sustainability story and what their involvement in campus sustainability has meant to them.
Interviews are available to rising high school seniors who wish to ask specific questions about Lehigh or provide additional context for their application. Interviews may take place with an admissions counselor, a current student who is part of our Admissions Fellows program, or an alumnus depending on where you are in your application process. Lehigh interviews are evaluative, but not required as part of the application process. All virtual interviews will be held via Zoom. An interview can be a useful tool for Lehigh prospective applicants to share more of their story and learn more about the institution. Interviews last approximately 30 minutes. Students can only interview with Lehigh once.
General interviews are available to rising seniors who are considering applying, or have already submitted an application, to Lehigh. They are typically conducted by a current student who is a member of our Admissions Fellows program, or one of our admissions counselors. This is the most widely available interview option. Students can only interview with Lehigh once.
Alumni interviews are available to current seniors who have already submitted their application and have not yet completed an interview with Lehigh in any capacity. Applicants will have the opportunity to determine how they would like to be matched up with alumni interviewers based on a variety of factors such as geographic location, identity group or future career. Once a student has submitted their application and created their applicant portal, they will find the registration link in the bottom right hand side of the main portal page. The opportunity for an applicant to request an alumni interview is only available until the first week of January.
Virtual Special Events
In addition to our regularly offered information sessions, tours, panels, and interviews, we also offer unique in-depth opportunities to learn more about Lehigh throughout the year. Currently we are offering our Diversity Achievers Program, Virtual Spotlight Sessions on select topics, and Virtual Spring Open House, and will update this page with details on upcoming events that highlight academics, student life, the application process, and more.
Diversity Achievers Program (DAP)
Lehigh University believes in creating and maintaining a vibrant campus community. Remaining steadfast in our commitment to promote and sustain a diverse student body, DAP provides select high school seniors interested in a culturally based program the opportunity to immerse themselves in life at Lehigh for two days and one night each fall. Learn more about DAP >
Virtual Open House
Spring Open House will take place virtually on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The event will include information on the admissions, financial aid, Lehigh’s four undergraduate colleges, and feature a student panel, and a student-led virtual tour. Learn more and register here >
Virtual Regional Information Sessions, Interviews and College Fairs
Virtual Regional Information Sessions and Virtual Regional Interviews are offered to high school seniors and their families from select areas across the United States each fall. They provide an additional chance to learn more about Lehigh directly from your regional admissions counselors. We will also be participating in several Virtual College Fairs this fall.
Get an overview of Lehigh as you explore digital versions of the same print brochures found in our lobby for in-person visitors.