Lehigh University

All Weekend Events


Open Classrooms

Various locations across Lehigh's campus
Join your student in class today. Be sure to ask them for a copy of their schedule. General class schedules will be available and posted at the Welcome Center. Please refrain from talking during class.

Welcome Center

Lehigh University Bookstore
Visit the Welcome Center to get activity updates, maps, class schedule information, local information, and more. Plus, pick up your “Proud Parent” or “Proud Grandparent” button!

Volunteer Summit - Parents' Council

By Invitation Only
Zoellner Arts Center
A SPECIAL INVITATION! Eager to get started? Parents’ Council members and guests are invited to kick off Founder’s Weekend early as special guests at the Lehigh Volunteer Summit. Sit in on a pre-lunch keynote alongside dedicated alumni and volunteers to hear the latest updates from President John D. Simon ’19P and Jennifer Cunningham, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations. The session offers another great opportunity to connect with long-time members of the Lehigh family and hear from university leadership.

The Center for Career & Professional Development Open House

Maginnes Hall, Suite 500 — Come see our NEW space!
Do you and your student talk about career interests? Do you often ask what internships or jobs your student is looking for? If so, this session is for you! Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the university’s recruiting platform, Handshake, and the student-alumni mentoring platform, Lehigh Connects. We’ll also talk to you about Lehigh’s career coaching philosophy and our NEW career education recognition program. You’ll have the chance to tour our NEW office. Students should begin using our center no later than their sophomore year. Join us for information sessions on the half hour, and learn how to support your student’s success.

LU Global Experiences Open House: Internships, Study Abroad, Volunteer, Research, and more!

Coxe Hall, Baer International Centre
Stop by the Office of International Affairs: Study Abroad, Iacocca International Internships, Office of Fellowship Advising and United Nations Partnership. Meet the staff, learn about our programs, and ask questions. Information sessions are offered Friday at 3:00 p.m. No RSVP needed. For more information, call (610) 758-3351 or visit global.lehigh.edu/programs.

Exhibit Tours: Whitman@200 Life and Legacy

Linderman Library Lobby
The great American poet Walt Whitman celebrates his 200th birthday in 2019. Whitman is known across the world as an innovator in free verse poetry, as a powerful voice in support of democracy, and as a representative of outsiders from a variety of backgrounds. Lehigh is in a unique position to join this celebration with its world-class Whitman holdings, including multiple first and significant later editions. Also on display are works by Whitman’s bohemian contemporaries and writers who have drawn inspiration from him. Tours offered at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Parents’ Council Fall Lunch and Gathering

By Invitation Only
Lunch - Zoellner Arts Center; Meet the Deans -Various Locations; Reception - STEPS Lobby
Parents’ Council members are invited to join faculty, students, and campus leaders for a one-day meeting featuring informative sessions on the Lehigh student experience, dialogue around key campus issues, and networking with fellow Council members. By invitation only. Please indicate during registration which part(s) of the day you can attend.

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Open House

University Center, B013
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs values partnerships with parents and families. Drop by our office to learn about the fraternity and sorority community at Lehigh and our efforts to promote a positive fraternal culture of excellence. Meet our staff and inquire about our aspirations and unique opportunities. Light refreshments will be provided.

Health and Wellness Center Open House

Johnson Hall
We encourage and welcome you to learn what is available to your student at the Lehigh University Health and Wellness Center! Staff are available to answer questions.

Hoover Mason Trestle Guided Tour

Visitor Center at SteelStacks
The heart and soul of Bethlehem Steel, the Hoover Mason Trestle is the closest you can get to the crucible of iron and steel making in America. Hear the incredible stories of the men of steel. Cost: $15 for adults 18 and older, $9 for children. Purchase tickets in advance by calling (800) 360-TOUR or visit historicbethlehem.org. Times subject to change.

Financial Aid Re-Application Workshop

STEPS, Room 121
Students who are receiving need-based financial aid must re-submit the FAFSA, CSS and updated tax forms each year. The Office of Financial Aid is hosting a workshop to assist you with this process. Stop by between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to complete your financial aid application. Counselors will be on hand to provide guidance and assist in answering questions you have about the application materials. Space is limited so RSVPs are encouraged. E-mail financialaid@lehigh.edu to reserve your spot today!

Health, Science, and Technology Building Groundbreaking

Whitaker Laboratory Patio
This innovative interdisciplinary research center and home of the new College of Health will drive groundbreaking discovery and create new opportunities for our students and our community. Join us to celebrate the project now underway and learn how its innovative design will usher in a new era of prominence and impact for Lehigh.

LU Global Experiences Info Session

Herbert A. Roemmele ’53 Global Commons, Williams Hall
This session provides an overview of Global Experiences offered by Lehigh, including study abroad, Iacocca International Internships, fellowships, United Nations Partnership and other experiences offered across campus. We will discuss program options, policy, procedure, funding, and process for planning and executing a successful experience. Session is followed by a Q&A. No RSVP required. For more information, call (610) 758-3351 or visit global.lehigh.edu/programs.

Letting Go and Keeping in Touch: A Balance

Williams Hall, Room 351
Meet other Lehigh parents and Counseling Center staff to discuss ways to stay connected and maintain effective dialogue with your students around issues that may arise during their time at Lehigh.

Brown & White BBQ

family friendly
The Lawn at Clayton University Center at Packer Hall
Celebrate Asa Packer and his legacy at this come-one-come-all festival, complete with food trucks, student entertainment, and plenty of Lehigh tradition. Features the unveiling of the Class of 2020’s numbers at the Clayton University Center. Plus, pick up your famous Founder’s Weekend t-shirt and Brown and White socks!

Hillel/Office of Jewish Life Pre-Shabbat “Happy Hour”, Shabbat Services Dinner

Lehigh University Jewish Student Center
Join us for delicious kosher appetizers and drinks! See Lehigh’s Jewish “home away from home,” and meet our director of Jewish Student Life, Rabbi Steve Nathan and our new Engagement and Programming Associate Chloe Goldstein! Weekly student-led Hillel Shabbat Service starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by a delicious homemade kosher Shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m. Please join us to celebrate Shabbat on campus! Questions, special dietary needs, or to register, please contact Jane Hontz, Office Coordinator, at 610-758-4896 or inhil@lehigh.edu. RSVP is strongly recommended.

Leadership Recognition Dinner

By Invitation Only
Iacocca Hall
Join us for a very special evening as we celebrate exceptional members of the Lehigh University community. The Leadership Recognition Dinner will recognize the inductees of Leadership Plaza and honor recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Through their generosity, leadership, and accomplishments, these individuals embody the core values of our institution and energize GO: The Campaign for Lehigh. On this evening, we are proud to celebrate their achievements and impact.

If you would like to bring more than one guest, please contact the Office of University Events at (610) 758-4682 or inattend@lehigh.edu.

LU Choral Arts: Faure Requiem & Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb

Zoellner Arts Center, Baker Hall
Choral Arts continues its celebration of 150 years of singing with one of the great choralorchestral works of all time, Gabriel Fauré’s haunting Requiem. We also honor the centennial year of Bethlehem poet Hilda H.D. Doolittle with Steven Sametz’s setting of her Nevermore will the wind. Steven Sametz and Sun Min Lee, directors. For more information, contact the box office (610) 758-2787 or visit zoellnerartscenter.org.

Founder’s Fall Fest

Lamberton Hall
Let the fun continue! Join us for music, fall-themed food, pumpkin painting, a caricatures, family-friendly games and more!

Welcome Center

Lehigh University Bookstore
Visit the Welcome Center to get activity updates, maps, class schedule information, local information, and more. Plus, pick up your “Proud Parent” or “Proud Grandparent” button!

SouthSide Commons Apartments Open House


Come see our brand-new affiliate housing option for juniors, seniors and graduate students. Tour our model unit! Food, swag and door prizes awarded throughout the day!

Family Fest Tailgate

family friendly social
Tent outside of Goodman Stadium
Cheer on the Brown and White with fellow parents, families, students, and friends. Tailgate includes a full buffet, beer and wine, and DJ. Football game tickets are sold separately. Don't forget to register your current Lehigh student!

Exhibit Tours: Whitman@200 Life and Legacy

Linderman Library Lobby
The great American poet Walt Whitman celebrates his 200th birthday in 2019. Whitman is known across the world as an innovator in free verse poetry, as a powerful voice in support of democracy, and as a representative of outsiders from a variety of backgrounds. Lehigh is in a unique position to join this celebration with its world-class Whitman holdings, including multiple first and significant later editions. Also on display are works by Whitman’s bohemian contemporaries and writers who have drawn inspiration from him.

Fall for the Southside

South Bethlehem Greenway
Celebrate community, food, and all things Autumn with Pumpkin Chunkin’ on the Greenway, live music, haunted stories, fall-themed family activities, Lehigh Pizza EAT-A-WING competition, a craft and produce market, and so much more! Contact Southside Arts District for more information at (610) 419-9180.

Steelworkers’ Archives Walking Tours

Visitor Center at SteelStacks
Discover what life was like working at the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. from tour guides who worked at the plant for decades. Cost: $15 per person and free for children 12 and under. For tickets, visit steelstacks.org. Times are subject to change.

The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel

Visitor Center at SteelStacks
Learn how blast furnaces worked, why men needed brass checks to get in the gate every morning, and which buildings housed which operation during this on-site walking tour. Get a glimpse of the day-to day life of a steel worker. Cost: $15 for adults 18 and older, $9 for children. Purchase your tickets in advance by calling (800) 360-TOUR or visit historicbethlehem.org. Times are subject to change.

Lehigh Football vs. Georgetown

Murray H. Goodman Stadium
Come and see the twelve-time Patriot League Champion Mountain Hawks take the field against Patriot League rival, Georgetown. Reserved chairbacks are $19, and reserved bench seats are $17 for both Lehigh students and families. General admission is just $14 per person and free for Lehigh students. Tickets may be purchased at any time (please see registration information in this brochure). Chairbacks and reserved bench seats are limited, so please purchase your tickets early!

Pumpkins and Power Tools

Wilbur Powerhouse, outside front of building (near fountain)
Ever been frustrated with the limitations of a knife when carving your pumpkin? Hate scraping out the seeds? Aspire to be a surgeon and want some practice? Come celebrate Halloween in a unique way as you try pumpkin carving with power tools! Come with creativity, leave with a beautifully carved jack-o-lantern. Let pulp and seeds fly! $5 per pumpkin while supplies last.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. Loyola

Jacobs Pool in Taylor Gym

Hoover Mason Trestle Guided Tour

Visitor Center at SteelStacks
The heart and soul of Bethlehem Steel, the Hoover Mason Trestle, is the closest you can get to the crucible of iron and steel making in America. Hear the incredible stories of the men of steel. Cost: $15 for adults 18 and older, $9 for children. Purchase tickets in advance by calling (800) 360-TOUR or visit historicbethlehem. org. Times subject to change.

Lehigh History Trivia, Library Architecture & Collections Overview

Scheler Family Humanities Forum Linderman 200
What do Lehigh, M&M, Christmas, and George Washington have in common? Come and learn fun facts, traditions, lore, and legends about the university at “Lehigh Trivia.” This will be followed by a presentation by the Curator of Special Collections about Linderman Library architectural history and its rare book collections.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Bucknell

Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall

Men’s Soccer vs. Lafayette

Ulrich Sports Complex

Laser Tag

Lamberton Hall
Looking for a fun activity for the whole family? Come join us as we turn Lamberton Hall into a full-size laser tag arena using the most advanced technology. Games are 10 minutes each with a max of 12 players.

LU Choral Arts: Faure Requiem & Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb

Zoellner Arts Center, Baker Hall
Choral Arts continues its celebration of 150 years of singing with one of the great choralorchestral works of all time, Gabriel Fauré’s haunting Requiem. We also honor the centennial year of Bethlehem poet, H.D., with Steven Sametz’s setting of her Nevermore will the wind.

WINGO

Asa Packer Dining Room, Clayton University Center
Wings+Bingo+Awesome Prizes = Wingo! Join us as we hold one of Lehigh After Dark’s Signature events. This event includes great food and a fun atmosphere where students and families have the chance to win prizes from the Lehigh University bookstore.

Brunch: All you care to eat

Rathbone Hall
Join your student for a traditional residential brunch that will be served at Rathbone Hall. Meals for family members may be purchased at the door. Students may use their guest meals, dining dollars, and GoldPLUS for their family members. Cash and credit cards are also accepted. Cash door rate: $12.75 brunch.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs Meet and Greet Brunch

Lamberton Hall Great Room
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for our annual complimentary brunch mixer as you learn about our many exciting programs and services for Lehigh’s diverse campus community. This event brings together students, families, and friends as an opportunity to reconnect and find community with other families. During our time together, indulge in light family-friendly competitions and trivia games for all ages! Please RSVP at go.lehigh.edu/oma.

Steelworkers’ Archives Walking Tours

Visitor Center at SteelStacks
Discover what life was like working at the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. from tour guides who worked at the plant for decades. Cost: $15 per person and free for children 12 and under. For tickets, visit steelstacks.org. Times are subject to change.

Hillel/Jewish Life Bagel Brunch

Jewish Student Center
“Join us for lox, bagels, coffee, and more! This is another great time to see the Jewish Student Center, our Jewish home-away-from home, as well as meet our students and our staff and students! End your weekend with great food, community, and shmoozing. If you have any questions or special dietary needs contact Jane Hontz, Office Coordinator, at 610-758-4896 or inhil@lehigh.edu.”

The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel

Visitor Center at SteelStacks
Learn how blast furnaces worked, why men needed brass checks to get in the gate every morning, and which buildings housed which operation during this on-site walking tour. Get a glimpse of the day-to day life of a steel worker. Cost: $15 for adults 18 and older, $9 for children. Purchase your tickets in advance by calling (800) 360-TOUR or visit historicbethlehem.org. Times are subject to change.

A Capella Concert - CANCELED


The Hoover Mason Trestle Guided Tour

Visitor Center at SteelStacks
The heart and soul of Bethlehem Steel, the Hoover Mason Trestle, is the closest you can get to the crucible of iron and steel making in America. Hear the incredible stories of the men of steel. Cost: $15 for adults 18 and older, $9 for children. Purchase tickets in advance by calling (800) 360-TOUR or visit historicbethlehem. org. Times subject to change.

National Geographic LIVE! View From Above

Zoellner Arts Center, Baker Hall
SPEAKER SERIES: Former International Space Station Commander Terry Virts helped to install the outpost’s 360-degree observation module—and made good use of it, taking hours of video and hundreds of thousands of still images, which he shares in a first-hand account. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info. For more information, contact the box office (610) 758-2787 or visit zoellnerartscenter.org.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Lafayette

Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall




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