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Congratulations Class of 2019!

Lehigh celebrated the Class of 2019 during the university's 151st Commencement ceremony.
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Undeniably Lehigh

Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.

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interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges


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university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations, with 56 United Nations–related programs every year


undergraduate degree programs and majors


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of our students completed one or more internships or an experiential learning opportunity


undergraduate students took part in research in 2016-17


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themed residential communities


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acres on three contiguous campuses


NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women


clubs, including 43 intramural and club sports and 25 fraternities and sororities


of Lehigh undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity


hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community


study abroad programs in 74 countries


of students have an international experience, and nearly half of those included applied work like internships or research


countries represented within our campus community


fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 30 countries every year


graduates in the Lehigh alumni network


of the class of 2018 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation


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full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board in 2018

Verma to Graduates: Face the World with Humanity, Heart, Grace and Respect

The former ambassador to India and Lehigh trustee shared life lessons gleaned from three decades on the world stage.

Social Ethicist Gary Dorrien Delivers Baccalaureate Address

Dorrien, a theologian, references Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama in talk about social ethics.

Lehigh Ph.D. Graduates Honored at 2019 Hooding Ceremony

President John D. Simon urges doctoral candidates to ‘use your talents to the fullest.’

Inspired Research

Virtual Learning for Students with Special Needs

Lehigh researchers explore whether virtual reality experiences can enhance the writing fluency of students with special needs.

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Leaders with Purpose

From the classroom to the community, here on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are working to enact positive change.

  • Everyday Leaders

    An Educational Trailblazer

    When Afghan Fulbright scholar Sayed Kalimullah Abed graduates this spring, he will be the first person in Afghanistan to have received a master’s degree in special education from the United States. He will begin Lehigh’s doctoral program this fall, with the goal of becoming the first in his home country with a Ph.D. in special education. “I am here because I want to bring change and do something,” he says.

     Sayed Kalimullah Abed ’19G
  • Everyday Leaders

    Entrepreneurial Impact

    Lehigh hired John Ochs in 1979 to develop labs and improve its approach to design education. Ochs did that and more: He founded the Technical Entrepreneurship (TE) program and brought the Kern Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (KEEN) to Lehigh. Ochs is retiring after 40 years of impact. “It’s time to let other people—the next generation—figure out how to keep improving engineering entrepreneurship education, and I wish them all the best,” he says.

    John Ochs, Lehigh University
  • Everyday Leaders

    Making History

    After receiving her Ph.D. from Lehigh's College of Business and Economics, Lea Giménez '12 Ph.D. found herself far from South Mountain serving her native country of Paraguay in a critical and unprecedented way—as Vice Minister of Economy in the Ministry of Finance. In a country where women usually do not hold public decision-making and leadership roles, Giménez has made history as the first woman to hold the position.

    Lea Gimenez

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