office of the first-year experience

Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student

Welcome to Lehigh! We know you have already had a previous college experience, so our program is aimed to provide you with the most pertinent information while we also help you meet your new peers. Orientation is required and occurs in the fall and spring semesters.

Transfer Orientation 2013

New students starting Fall 2013 must attend Orientation. At Orientation, new students will receive their course schedule, ID card, information on University resources, and learn how to navigate the Banner system for registration.

Transfer Student Welcome Kit 

Orientation is required for all new students. To learn more about your Orientation program and receive a detailed checklist of things to do before you arrive, please visit the campus portal at http://portal.lehigh.edu .

Schedule at a Glance (Fall 2013)

*Schedule subject to change. You will receive an updated schedule with your Orientation Group assignment when you check-in for Orientation. All of the materials you receive at check-in should remain with you throughout Orientation. Commuting students will follow a slightly altered schedule and will also be assigned an Orientation Group. 


Thursday, August 22

8:30am - 1:00pm
Check-In Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus
Residence Hall Check-In

3:00pm - 5:30pm Orientation Kick-off and Orientation Group Meetings

5:30pm - 6:00pm Farewell To Your Families!

8:30pm
UC Carnival - sponsored by Residence Hall Association

Friday, August 23

8:00am - 9:15am
Orientation Group Meeting

9:30am - 10:30am Academic College Convocations

10:30am - 2:30pm Academic Advising Appointments

10:30am - 4:00pm Exploring Campus Resources

3:00pm - 4:00pm Lehigh Symposium

4:30pm - 5:30pm Orientation Group Meeting

5:30pm - 8:00pm Lehigh Faux Friday in South Bethlehem

8:00pm - 10:00pm Residence Hall Community Expectations

10:00pm Lehigh After Dark Social Activities

Saturday, August 24

9:00am - 3:00pm
Orientation Group Meetings and Educational Session Rotation

4:30pm - 7:00pm Culture Fest Dinner with Residence Halls

7:30pm - 9:00pm First-Year & Alumni Rally

9:00pm - 1:00am Lehigh After Dark Kick-off at ArtsQuest at Steel Stacks

Sunday, August 25

9:30am - 10:15am
Orientation Group Meeting

10:30am - 1:00pm Brunch and Values & Academic Integrity

3:00pm - 4:30pm Summer Reading Discussion

5:00pm - 6:00pm University Convocation (Business Attire Required)

Religious Services during Orientation
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