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All Weekend Events


Brown and White Night

Featured Event
Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Conference Center
The Oscars 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 on 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)

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

Campus Walking Tours

Tour
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 and beer bar.

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

Nostalgia
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. Contact Janet Norwood at jwn2@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5350 for additional information.

Campus Bus Tours

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 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Historic Bethlehem Bus Tour (Fri PM)

Tour
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

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

Tour
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 Open House

Open House
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 hors d'oeuvres. Visit our newly renovated cadet lounge and enjoy the history that graces our hallways!

The Brown and White Newspaper Reception

Coppee Hall
The Brown and White is celebrating its 125th year! We invite all of our alumni back to the newsroom. Please join Journalism Chair Jack Lule, Brown and White Adviser Matt Veto and other Journalism faculty and staff as well as current student editors to tour the renovated building and newsroom in Coppee Hall, reminisce with fellow alumni about late nights and deadlines and learn about the 2019 version of The Brown and White with a staff of 150 students, multimedia producers, a data team, drone reporters and more.

Hawktoberfest

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

1959: Presentation and Cocktail Reception

Zoellner Arts Center, Diamond Theater
Members of the Class of 1959 will hear from Wight Martindale ’60, who taught at Lehigh in the Arts College and the Business School from 2000 to 2010, and then gather for a reception in the Lower Art Gallery of Zoellner Arts Center before joining the rest of Lehigh alumni at the Soirée 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!

Phi Kappa Theta Dinner- Classes of 1966- 1972

Phi Kappa Theta Chapter House
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your fellow Phi Kappa Theta brothers from the classes of 1966- 1972.

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 Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works to kick off Reunion Weekend! Food will be provided with a cash bar. Take the free reunion shuttle to Hotel B and walk down the street to the party if you don’t want to drive!

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. Contact Janet Norwood at jwn2@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5350 for additional information.

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

Neville Hall, Room 001
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 who 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

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!

Jewish Student Center Open House

Open House
Jewish Student Center, 216 Summit Street Bethlehem, PA
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!

Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Open House

Open House
University Center, Room C208 (M-Room)
OMA provides 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!

Pride Center Open House

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 and Cheese alumni for some memories and light hors d'oeuvres in the Diamond Theater!

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.

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 & Biomolecular Engineering Reception

Mountaintop Campus- Building C, Room C307
Join us and visit with professors, students and other alumni for a walk down memory lane. Please contact Tracey Garnes at tgarnes@lehigh.edu or 610-758-4371 to RSVP.

Fraternity and Sorority Open House

The Hill
Greetings, Greeks! Visit your former sorority or fraternity house during our open house.

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.

Block Party on The Hill

Nostalgia
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 Cocktail Reception

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!

Sigma Phi Epsilon Dinner- Classes of 1963-1975

Sigma Phi Epsilon Chapter House
Enjoy an evening with your fellow Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers from the classes of 1963- 1975. There will be dinner, DJ and dancing, a beer & wine bar included and fun all night long. Don't forget to select your reunion t-shirt which is also included in the package for brothers and guests. A contribution to the undergraduate SigEp Chapter House is also included to continue the life long traditions and memories.

1949: Class Dinner

1949 Class Events Dinner
On Campus, TBD
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.

1999: Class Dinner

On Campus, TBD
Enjoy a 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.

1953: Mini Reunion Dinner

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

1964: Class Dinner

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

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)


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.

Lehigh Unity Dinner

On Campus, TBD
Come celebrate our rich and diverse Lehigh community! Hosted by BALANCE, LAPA, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

1969: Class Dinner

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

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.

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, open bar with liquor, and a buffet meal with your classmates.

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.

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.

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

tour
SteelStacks
The heart and soul of Bethlehem Steel, the Hoover-Mason Trestle at SteelStacks is the closest you can get to the crucible of iron and steel-making in America. Steel produced by Bethlehem Steel was used in the construction of some of America’s greatest landmarks. Hear the incredible stories of the people who worked for this pioneer in steel production at SteelStacks!




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