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Saturday Schedule

Welcome to Family Weekend 2013

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8:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Welcome Center
Lehigh University Bookstore
Don’t forget to stop by the Welcome Center for information on Family Weekend activities and your free “Proud Lehigh Parent” button!
8:30 A.M. to 10 A.M.
The Lehigh Student Experience

Zoellner Arts Center, Baker Hall
Meet President Alice Gast and join Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students Sharon Basso and Deputy Provost for Faculty Affairs Vincent Munley to learn about the opportunities and expectations for student engagement and growth in and outside the classroom. A panel of students will also speak about their Lehigh experiences. Danish and coffee will be provided. Please register online in advance.
10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
2015 Class Ring Unveiling
Lehigh University Bookstore
The 2015 Class Officers and Herff Jones representative, Jack Mazak, will be at the Bookstore to unveil two exclusive designs for the 2015 Lehigh class ring. The 2015 class rings were designed by the Class Officers and represent the class’ unique memories from their time at Lehigh. Stop by to have your finger sized and to learn from other class of 2015 students about the importance of this Lehigh tradition. 
10 A.M. to 12 P.M.
Catholic Student Center Open House

Newman Center, 417 Carlton Avenue on the campus of Holy Ghost Parish
All Lehigh students and their families are invited to visit the Newman Center’s facilities and meet Lehigh’s NEW Catholic Chaplain. A light lunch will be served.

10:15 A.M. to 11:15 A.M.
The College of Arts and Sciences:
The Power of the Liberal Arts Education
STEPS Building, Room 101
Meet Donald Hall, the Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to receive updates on new initiatives and hear how a liberal arts education prepares students for professional and educational changes ahead.
The College of Business and Economics:
Undergraduate Experience
Rauch Business Center, Room 291
The associate dean and director of undergraduate programs and members of the CBE Undergraduate Center team will present an overview of the college’s core curriculum and student support services and host a Q&A session.
The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Open House For First-Year Students and Families
Stop by Packard Lab, Room 466, to meet the dean and associate dean, who can answer questions about the first-year academic experience, including courses, AP/transfer credit, major selection, etc.
For Majors and Families
Bioengineering: Lewis Lab, Room 316
Chemical Engineering: University Center Asa Packer Dining Room
Civil and Environmental Engineering: Fritz Lab, Main Floor
Computer Engineering: Packard Lab Lobby
Computer Science & Business: Packard Lab Lobby
Electrical Engineering: Packard Lab Lobby
Industrial and Systems Engineering: 451 Mohler Lab
Materials Science and Engineering: Whitaker Lab Lobby
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics: Packard Lab Lobby
The College of Education:
Overview and How to Earn a Bachelor’s, M.Ed., and PA Teaching Certificate in 5 Years
Barnes & Noble Café, LU Bookstore
Meet Dr. Al Bodzin, director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Program, who will provide information about the college and host a Q&A session with students and parents.
10:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
Sodexo Signature Tasting

Outside of Murray H. Goodman Stadium
Join us for a tasting of favorite Lehigh delights. Speak to our chefs and sample signature items that Lehigh students enjoy across campus. Please register online in advance.
11 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Musical Performance by Matilda & the Swallows

Campus Square Courtyard
Before heading down to the stadium or taking a bus tour, make sure to stop by the Campus Square Courtyard to hear Matilda & the Swallows perform. Grab a coffee, sandwich, or ice cream in the courtyard and enjoy their music. 
11:30 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.
Study Abroad and Global Experiences Information Session

Admissions Theater, Alumni Memorial Building
Learn about the program options available to Lehigh students. Featuring staff and student participants, this session provides an overview of the process along with Q&A. For more information, call (610) 758-3351 or visit

12:30 P.M.
Lehigh Football vs. Georgetown

Murray H. Goodman Stadium
Come see the Mountain Hawks take the field against the Georgetown Hoyas. Reserved chairbacks are $17 and reserved bench seats are $15 for both Lehigh students and families. General admission is just $12 per person and free for Lehigh students. Tickets may be purchased here at any time. Chairback and reserved bench seats are limited, so please make your purchase early! If you have further questions about football tickets, please call Athletics at 610-7LU-GAME.

1 P.M. and 3 P.M.
Bethlehem Trolley Tours

Brodhead and Packer Avenue Lot
Learn the local history of Bethlehem on this one-hour trolley tour. The tour is $10. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis by online reservation. Check in 10 minutes before departure. Tickets will not be issued.
1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Historic South Bethlehem Tour

Brodhead and Packer Avenue Lot
Learn about the features changing South Bethlehem
and its relevance to Lehigh on this two-hour trolley bus and walking tour, presented by South Bethlehem historian Ken Raniere. Take in the sights on campus and see the homes of the Lehigh Valley’s one-time “movers and shakers.” The tour is $18. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis by online reservation. Check in 10 minutes before departure. Tickets will not be issued.
2 P.M. to 3 P.M.
Bethlehem Architectural Trolley Tour

Brodhead and Packer Avenue Lot
Enjoy a historical Bethlehem trolley tour featuring three centuries of architecture, architects, neighborhoods, and builders of Bethlehem. This tour will highlight Bethlehem’s historic mansions, industrial powerhouses, immigrant neighborhoods, and one of the best collections of Germanic Colonial architecture in America. The tour is $10. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis by online reservation. Check in 10 minutes before departure. Tickets will not be issued.
2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel Walking Tour

Stock House Visitors Center at SteelStacks
711 E. First Street, Bethlehem
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. The tour is $11. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis by online reservation. Check in 10 minutes before departure. Tickets will not be issued.
3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Family Photo with Clutch

Murray H. Goodman Stadium
Following the football game, bring your camera and head on down to the field to have your family photo taken with the school mascot, Clutch. Lehigh staff will advise families when to step onto the field for photos.
3:30 P.M. and 4 P.M.
Guided Tour of LUAG Permanent Collection

Zoellner Arts Center, Main and Lower Galleries
Meet Ricardo Viera, professor of art and the curator/director, and Patricia McAndrew, coordinator of volunteers, of the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG), and learn about Lehigh’s Art Educational Laboratory and Teaching Collection. Pre-Columbian artifacts, Etruscan Bronzes, Edgerton, Prendergast, and many more on display. Space is limited; reserve your spot in advance by contacting LUAG at (610) 758-3615. Not to be missed!
4 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Commencement Informational Session

Stabler Arena Lobby, Goodman Campus
Whether graduating this spring or in four years, all students and families are welcome to attend an informational session on what to expect during commencement weekend. Please register online in advance.

4 P.M.
Women’s Volleyball
Lehigh vs. NJIT

Grace Hall
Admission is free. Please visit for more information.
4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Residence Halls Socials and Tours

Welcome Home! Residence Life invites you to join them in the first-year residence halls for mix-and-mingle time with the Gryphon staff. You will learn more about living in a residence hall and enjoy a tour of the facilities. Refreshments available. Please register online in advance.
Meeting locations:
Dravo: A1 Lounge, first floor
McClintic-Marshall (M&M): first floor lounge
Richards: first floor lounge
Centennials (upper and lower): Upper Centennials, Emery Lounge
7 P.M.
Men’s Soccer
Lehigh vs. Loyola

Ulrich Field, Goodman Campus
Admission is free. Please visit for more information.
8 P.M.
Lehigh University Music Department presents LU Philharmonic

Zoellner Arts Center, Baker Hall
$18 General/LU Students Free
Repertoire: Walton’s Viola Concerto with guest soloist Cynthia Phelps of the New York Philharmonic, Ravel’s Bolero, Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. Eugene Albulescu, conductor.
8 P.M.
Family Movie Night, sponsored by University Productions
Featured Film: Despicable Me 2

Whitaker Lab, Room 303
Check out the movie that topped the charts this summer. If you didn’t see it yet or want to see it again, here is your chance to watch the sequel to Despicable Me. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free movie, popcorn, and soda.
8:15 P.M.
Comedian Russell Hicks, sponsored by University Productions

Packard Lab Auditorium, Room 101
Taking a different approach than most comedians, Russell Hicks weaves improvisation with a stream of conscious delivery that moves audience members. Admission is free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
View the schedule for Friday, October 18, 2013
View the schedule for Sunday, October 20, 2013
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