Family Newsletter

October 2014


evoLUtion Seminar: Throughout the first semester, students will partake in the evoLUtion seminar to help continue building a sense of an individual’s Lehigh identity and form connections with other first-year students. Each student will be a member of an evoLUtion group consisting of a faculty or staff member, Orientation Leader, and other first-year students. In addition to meeting both as a group and individually with the facilitator, the students will complete a “project” of their choosing. For more information, click here.

5x10 Programs: Every first-year student must attend five programs corresponding to the Five Foundations of Student Success in the first ten weeks of the semester. Students had an opportunity to get one done during Orientation (see here for programs that were offered) and here is a list of programs that are being offered throughout the semester.

Weekly e-mails: Each week all first-year students receive an e-mail that provides them with tips for academic success, information regarding first-year student events, a contest in which they can win prizes, and other useful information. If your student doesn’t check these e-mails regularly, encourage him or her to give them a read!

Residence Life

Gryphon Applications: Is your student looking for a great leadership opportunity on campus? Gryphoning is a wonderful opportunity to develop and polish leadership skills through interacting with residents, professional staff members and faculty. Applications are NOW available via the HUB (located through the Student Life website). Keep an eye out for further information on our website.

Check out the ORL Blog throughout the year for exciting updates and information. Our staff will be posting pictures, video, and stories about each of our residence halls - especially our first year buildings. Click here to read some of our recent posts. 

Residential Services

Winter Break (December 18, 2014 to January 17, 2015): The availability of break housing during semester break will be limited to only students who are required to remain on campus for in-season NCAA sanctioned practices and events and/or international students. All other residents are expected to make alternative housing arrangements during this break period.    

Residential Services will work directly with Athletics and International Services directly to create a list of student approved to stay in the buildings over these breaks. Eligibility to remain on campus does not mean that buildings will remain open. Only buildings with the required number of residents will be eligible to remain open. Each approved person will receive more specific information in regards to their housing for the break. Room-by-room inspections will occur to ensure the security of the building.

Fire Safety Week (October 27, 2014 to October 31, 2014): Lehigh University takes fire safety and prevention extremely seriously. The University will be observing fire safety week in late October. During fire safety week, the office of Residential Services will distribute valuable information to students through email, social media and in their respective residence halls and houses. If you’d like to partake in Lehigh’s fire safety week please follow Residential Services on Twitter (@LUHousing) and/or like us on Facebook.


4 o’clock and Final Exam Schedules:Please visit the Registrar’s Website for the complete Fall 2014 4 O’clock and Final exam schedule.

Spring 2015 Registration dates:The dates for Spring 2015 are available online.