Lehigh University

All Weekend Events


Brown and White Night

Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Conference Center
The Oscar’s have nothing on Lehigh! Kick off Reunion Weekend with a celebration of Lehigh’s Alumni Award recipients, volunteer leaders, and accomplished alumni who contribute greatly to the success of Lehigh. Dinner and a program the Thursday before Reunion is in full swing provide the perfect opportunity to honor those who make the Lehigh community proud.

Historic Bethlehem Bus Tour (Fri AM)

Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court
Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem sites.

Campus Walking Tours

Depart from Leadership Plaza
Join a walking tour with a student guide to gain insight into the Lehigh experience of today. Tours are first-come, first-served and depart promptly at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Welcome Lunch

Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center
Enjoy a casual buffet lunch including a wine & beer bar.

Tell Your Lehigh Story: An Alumni Oral History Project (Friday)

E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library, Digital Media Studio
We all have great Lehigh stories - unforgettable, quirky, or touching memories of our experiences. Help make Lehigh history by participating in a casual interview with staff. By appointment only. Should you choose to participate, Janet Norwood '16G, Senior Director, Communications (Office of Development and Alumni Relations) will be in touch to confirm details and final scheduling. New! We're seeking stories for a student project about longtime faculty, including Professors Bross, Cundall, Davis, Fowler, Friedman, Heindel, Hydenberk, Key, Kazakia, Kim, McIntosh, Olson, Pense, Weisman, and Zeroka. Please join us!

Campus Bus Tours

Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court
Explore Lehigh’s vibrant campuses by bus to see the past, present, and future of Lehigh. Bus tour is first-come, first-served and departs promptly at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Historic Bethlehem Bus Tour (Fri PM)

Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court
Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem sites.

Mountaintop Building C Tour

Mountaintop Building C
We will tour through the Mountaintop Summer Experience Projects as well as the shops, makerspaces, and collaborative spaces installed throughout the building.

Campus Walking Tours

Depart from Leadership Plaza
Join a walking tour with a student guide to gain insight into the Lehigh experience of today. Tours are first-come, first-served and depart promptly at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

ROTC

Jordan Hall
Venture up to Mountaintop Campus to visit one of the oldest organizations in the country! The Lehigh Steel Battalion ROTC program is celebrating 100 years, and would be honored to host you for refreshments and hor d'oeuvres. Visit our newly renovated cadet lounge and enjoy the history that graces our hallways!

Hawktoberfest

Sacred Grove
Enjoy an Oktoberfest-themed event with a special Lehigh flair featuring local brews, fun food pairings, and a German brass band.

1959: Presentation and Cocktail Reception

Zoellner Arts Center, Lower Art Gallery
Members of the Class of 1959 will hear from Wight Martindale ‘60 followed by a reception in the Lower Art Gallery of Zoellner, before joining the rest of Lehigh alumni at the Soiree under the Stars.

1984: Welcome Reception

On Campus, TBD
Members of the Class of 1984 will enjoy wine, beer and light hors-d'oeuvres to kick off their 35th Reunion Weekend!

1994: Tally Ho Friday on the Patio!

Tally Ho Tavern
Members of the Class of 1994 will enjoy cocktails and appetizers to kick off their 25th Reunion Weekend.

Childcare (Friday)


Soirée Under the Stars

Tamerler Courtyard Tent, adjacent to Rauch Business Center
Celebrate with hundreds of Lehigh alumni and friends at a festive event under the stars. Includes buffet dinner, open wine and beer bar, and dancing. Music provided by the Lehigh Alumni Big Band Swing and cover band, Modern Luxe.

1989: Bar Night

Bethlehem Brew Works
Join your 1989 classmates at the Bethlehem Brew Works to kick off Reunion Weekend! Take the free reunion shuttle to Hotel B and walk down the street to the party if you do not want to drive! Food will be provided with a cash bar.

Breakfast

Tamerler Courtyard Tent, adjacent to Rauch Business Center
Kick off the day with a hearty breakfast, then gather with your classmates to get ready for your parade performance.

Class Photos and Parade Lineup

Rauch Business Center - Parade Headquarters

Tell Your Lehigh Story: An Alumni Oral History Project (Saturday)

E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library, Digital Media Studio
We all have great Lehigh stories - unforgettable, quirky, or touching memories of our experiences. Help make Lehigh history by participating in a casual interview with staff. By appointment only. Should you choose to participate, Janet Norwood '16G, Senior Director, Communications (Office of Development and Alumni Relations) will be in touch to confirm details and final scheduling. New! We're seeking stories for a student project about longtime faculty, including Professors Bross, Cundall, Davis, Fowler, Friedman, Heindel, Hydenberk, Key, Kazakia, Kim, McIntosh, Olson, Pense, Weisman, and Zeroka. Please join us!

Historic Parade of Classes

Alumni Memorial Walkway
Great music, creative costumes, and plenty of Lehigh spirit are on display during the always popular Parade of Classes. Walk with your class or cheer for your favorite group as parade judges select the winner of the coveted Petty Flag for best parade performance.

Picnic on the Lawn

University Center Lawn
Relax and enjoy a buffet lunch featuring festive music.

State of the University

On Campus, TBD
Provost Patrick Farrell will share his thoughts about the challenges and opportunities facing today’s Lehigh and give an update on GO: The Campaign for Lehigh.

Celebration of Lehigh's Spiritual Roots

Packer Memorial Church
Join fellow alumni, students, and friends as we examine the role of religion and spirituality at Lehigh since the founding of the university and participate in a memorial service remembering those alumni that have passed away in the past year. You will also hear updates from various religious organizations on campus recapping their events from the past year.

Meet the Deans

On Campus, TBD
If you are interested in the future of Lehigh’s colleges, you won’t want to miss Meet the Deans. Representatives from each of Lehigh’s colleges will give a brief talk, then welcome your questions and comments.

Center for Gender Equity Open House

University Center, Room C207
The Center for Gender Equity creates gender equity within the Lehigh Community through informing engaging, and action. Stop in to learn about the work we have done, are doing, and have planned for the future! Pre-registration is not required.

Jewish Student Center Open House

Jewish Student Center, Lehigh University
Learn what's new in Jewish Student Life at Lehigh. Tour the facility, meet the staff, and see what is new or has changed since your time on campus! Pre-registration is not required.

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Open House

University Center, Room C208 (M-Room)
OMA believes that by providing a space for students to explore their multiple identities and learn about the backgrounds and experiences of others. Stop in to find out how today's students build community through OMA! Pre-registration is not required.

Pride Center Open House

The Pride Center, University Center, 2nd Floor
If it's been many years, a few months, or you haven't seen the Pride Center at all, all are welcome at this open house! The Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity exists to build a just, equitable world through community building and the pursuit of change, where people of all genders and sexualities are able to thrive as their full, authentic selves.

Theatre Reception

Zoellner Arts Center, Diamond Theater
Join your fellow Theatre and Mustard & Cheese alumni for some memories and light hors-d'oeuvres in the Diamond Theater!

Computer Science and Business Reunion

Rauch Business Center - First Floor
This is the first ever Computer Science and Business Reunion and we are very excited to host this opportunity for our alumni. Come by, grab some food and catch up with some old friends!

Alumni Vow Renewal

Packer Memorial Church
Love is in the air! Celebrate your marriage and renew your wedding vows inside Packer Memorial Church beside your family, friends, and fellow alumni. An officiant will preside over the ceremony.

Campus Walking Tours

Depart from Leadership Plaza
Join a walking tour with a student guide to gain insight into the Lehigh experience of today. Tours are first-come, first-served and depart promptly at 3:30 p.m.

Historic Bethlehem Bus Tour (Sat PM)s

Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court
Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem sites.

Campus Bus Tour

Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court
Explore Lehigh’s vibrant campuses by bus to see the past, present, and future of Lehigh. Bus tour is first-come, first-served and departs promptly at 3:30 p.m.

Chemical Engineering Alumni Reception

Mountaintop Building C, Room C307
Welcome back to campus. We're excited to see you! Join us as part of your walk down memory lane. Use the opportunity to visit with professors, graduating students, and fellow alumni at the CHE Alumni Reception. RSVP directly to Tracey Lopez at tlopez@lehigh.edu.

Fraternity and Sorority Open House

The Hill
Greetings Greeks! Visit your former sorority or fraternity house during our Open House.

ISE Alumni Reception

Hill to Hill Grille at The Comfort Suites
Great to see YOU back at Lehigh! Please take the opportunity to visit with ISE professors, graduating students and fellow alumni at our ISE Reunion Cocktail Reception. RSVP directly to Abby Barlok at abby.barlok@lehigh.edu.

TRAC Writing Fellows Alumni Reception

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
The TRAC Program will join the Reunion Weekend festivities and gather at the new TRAC home in the CITL for an open house to celebrate our 10th Year. Reunite with your peer alumni fellows, Lehigh faculty, LTS staff, and meet some of the current TRAC fellows. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP directly at https://goo.gl/BwSJ1n .

Asa Packer Society Open House

President's House
A special thank you to those who are recognized as Asa Packer Society donors to Lehigh University.

Block Party on The Hill

Sayre Park Lodge
Relive your fun days on The Hill with classmates! Enjoy live music, beer, food, and plenty of Brown and White!

Lehigh Unity: A Reception Celebrating Our Inclusive Community

On Campus, TBD
All alumni are welcome to attend this cocktail reception! Enjoy hors d' oeuvres, beer and wine with alumni spanning all class years!

1949: Class Dinner


Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a plated meal with your classmates. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

1954: Class Dinner


Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a plated meal with your classmates. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

1959: Class Dinner

Saucon Valley Country Club, Villa Pazzetti
Enjoy camaraderie, hors d'oeuvres, bar, and a plated meal with your classmates.

1963: Class Dinner

Lamberton Hall, Great Room
Enjoy live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a plated meal. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

1964: Class Dinner

Tavern at the Sun Inn
Enjoy camaraderie, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates.

1998: Class Dinner

Williams Hall, Global Commons
Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

2014: Class Dinner

On Campus, TBD
Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, and a beer and wine bar with your classmates. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

Childcare (Saturday)


1969: Class Dinner

Saucon Valley Country Club
Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a plated meal with your classmates.

1974: Class Dinner

On Campus, TBD
Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

1979: Class Dinner

On Campus, TBD
Enjoy a DJ, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

1984: Class Dinner

On Campus, TBD
Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

1994: Class Dinner

On Campus, TBD
Enjoy a DJ, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a plated meal with your classmates. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

2004: Class Dinner

On Campus, TBD
Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

2009: Class Dinner

The Gander Room at The Goosemen
Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates.

Lehigh Unity: A Dinner Celebrating Our Inclusive Community

On Campus, TBD
All alumni are invited to attend this dinner hosted by BALANCE, LAPA, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity. Come celebrate our rich and diverse Lehigh community. Enjoy a beer and wine bar and a plated meal. At 9 p.m. join all Lehigh Alumni for dessert at Dessert en Blanc (& Brown) outside of the University Center.

1989: Class Dinner

The home of Tony & Penny Caciolo
Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, open bar with beer, wine, and liquor, and buffet dinner with your classmates.

Dessert en Blanc (and Brown)

Franz Plaza
A sweet way to end your evening surrounded by all your Lehigh family! Enjoy music, dessert, and drinks outdoors. Included in the cost of your class reunion dinner celebration.

1969: 50th Reunion Brunch

Hotel Bethlehem, Grand Ballroom
The Class of 1969 and their guests are invited to the Hotel Bethlehem for a class breakfast to close out their reunion celebration. Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet as well as coffee, tea, and juices.

Farewell Brunch

Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center
Cap off the weekend with a buffet brunch and cocktails.

Hoover-Mason Trestle Tour

Steel Stacks
The heart and soul of Bethlehem Steel, the Hoover-Mason Trestle at Steel Stacks, is the closest you can get to the crucible of iron and steel making in America. Hear the incredible stories of the people who worked for this pioneer in steel production!




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