Congratulations on your acceptance to Lehigh and welcome to the Lehigh community of 2,100 graduate students! The Graduate Student Life Office is here to assist you with student life concerns by providing information, referrals, advice, and consultation. Your department will handle any of your academic concerns, including departmental assistantship awards.
We w ould like you to attend our Graduate Orientation and Teaching Assistant (TA) & Lab Safety Training events which will occur the week of August 19th. These events are designed to make you feel comfortable in the Lehigh graduate community as quickly as possible. Register for Graduate Student Orientation 2013 here.
Please take a look at the Graduate Student Resource Book 2013, as well as the other electronic materials on this website to help you as you prepare to move to and live in our community. Also, take a minute to look at our video clips for new international students which include valuable information for domestic studentsas well. They include information on:
Low cost temporary housing: Lehigh will also offer temporary housing at a low-cost from Sunday, August 5, 2013 to Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Please see information regarding temporary housing here.
In addition, please see Residential Services website on both on-campus and off-campus housing.
More information on E-Mail accounts and technology resources at Lehigh is available at http://www.lehigh.edu/computing/accounts.html.
ID CARDS http://www.lehigh.edu/~inluid/
Your Lehigh ID card provides you with access to several important services, such as access to academic buildings (with approval), a GoldPLUS account http://www.lehigh.edu/~inburs/GoldPlus_Index.htm, athletic facilities and events, bookstore discounts and library borrowing. The ID office is located in the Christmas Saucon Annex, 14A E. Packer Avenue. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 a.m.
1. Before going to the ID office, check with your department to make sure that you are in the Banner system as a registered student. If you are not in the system, ask to speak with your graduate coordinator.
2. You must wait at least one day after registering for classes to get your ID card. Be prepared to have your photo taken for your ID card.
Make sure to check out the rest of the Graduate Student Life website for updates on Orientation and about the services we provide and events we have planned for all graduate students. Also, please note that the Office of International Students and Scholars will an orientation for international students. In addition, academic programs or departments will also have orientation events for you. Please be on the look-out for information about those other orientation programs!
Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions.
See you at Orientation -- Don’t forget to RSVP!
Feel free to email us at any time! firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Hutnik, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Life Office
International Student Resources:
The Office of International Students & Scholars (ISS) puts on a separate orientation for international graduate students & scholars, from August 12-16, with some events happening later. The schedule and registration link can be found on their webpage--make sure to register there before August 2!