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Commencement

150th Spring Commencement Weekend

Sunday, May 20, and Monday, May 21, 2018

Sunday, May 20

Roman Catholic Baccalaureate Mass
12:10 p.m., Packer Memorial Church
Led by Fr. Christopher S. Butera, Lehigh Catholic Chaplain, Celebrant and Homilist.

Doctoral Degree Hooding Ceremony
2:00 p.m., Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

University Baccalaureate Service
4:00 p.m., Packer Memorial Church
Led by University Chaplain Rev. Dr. Lloyd Steffen - a service for families representing different religious traditions.

Monday, May 21

Commencement Ceremony
10:00 a.m., Goodman Stadium (outdoors)

Commencement Ceremony General Information

Guests should plan to arrive and be seated no later than 9:30 a.m. to prevent traffic delays. The stadium gates open at 8:45 a.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony should last until approximately 12:45 p.m. For those making restaurant reservations after the ceremony, allow yourself enough travel time and anticipate traffic delays.

For your comfort and convenience, an indoor ceremony viewing site will be available in Stabler Arena located south of Goodman Stadium.  Shuttles will be available to transport guests between the stadium and arena during the ceremony. If you think you might take advantage of the alternate viewing site, it is recommended that you park in the lots surrounding Stabler Arena.

General parking is available on Goodman Campus in the lots adjacent to Stabler Arena. Parking attendants will direct cars to parking areas that are located approximately 600 yards from the stadium.

Individuals who require special parking or seating due to a disability can be accommodated. Additionally, shuttle service is available from the Stabler Arena handicapped parking area to the stadium. For more information, click on mobility-impaired parking and seating options or contact the Office of University Events at (610) 758-4682 or inuday@lehigh.edu.

Students from Lehigh’s four colleges will participate at this ceremony. For the benefit of all graduates and their families, please demonstrate courtesy by remaining in your seat for the entire ceremony. NOTE: Access to the stadium field will not be permitted during the ceremony. Cell phones should be silenced during the ceremony. Drones are prohibited on Lehigh campus. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and bags larger than 14" x 14" are not permitted in Goodman Stadium. Small purses and diaper bags are permitted.

Immediately following the ceremony, all graduates are invited to meet with family and friends at their college tent located on the south side of Goodman Stadium. Limited seating available.

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Stephanie Ruhle '97, MSNBC Anchor and NBC News Correspondent delivered the 2017 commencement address

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle

The 1997 Lehigh graduate shared hard-won lessons learned during her high-profile career in journalism and finance.
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