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Visits & Tours

Come see if Lehigh’s beautiful campus and thriving community is the place for you to call home—for the next four years and beyond.

Come see if Lehigh’s beautiful campus and thriving community is the place for you to call home—for the next four years and beyond.

On-Campus Opportunities

Information Session and Campus Tour: Information sessions and campus tours are offered on select weekdays and a limited number of Saturdays throughout the year. View the Admissions Events Calendar for specific dates and times. No advance registration is taken—simply check in at the Office of Admissions 10 minutes prior to the start of the information session. Information sessions last 45 minutes and are led by an admissions staff member. Sessions review academics, admissions and financial aid. Afterwards, a 75-minute student-guided campus tour highlights topics such as housing, dining, academics and extracurricular activities.

Special Groups: Campus tours and information sessions for groups of fifteen or more are offered Monday through Friday and are available to groups of students enrolled in 9th-12th grade. Groups should make arrangements by completing the online registration form at least three weeks prior to their visit to Lehigh. Group tours are only available on dates when regularly scheduled sessions and tours are happening. Please check the Admissions Events Calendar for these details.

Engineering Tours: On most Mondays and Fridays throughout the semester, Lehigh's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science offers student-led tours that provide an overview of Lehigh's engineering disciplines and its hands-on approach to education, highlighting some of the research and educational facilities used by students of Lehigh Engineering. These tours are open to all visitors; please arrive at Alumni Memorial 10 minutes prior to the tour's scheduled start time. Please use the Admissions Events Calendar to view specific dates and details. **Please note: There is no need to register for these tours.**

Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) Information Sessions: This information session is specifically about Lehigh's Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts, and Sciences (IDEAS) program, a unique opportunity to combine multiple programs of study in Lehigh's College of Arts and Sciences and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Sessions are offered on select days throughout the year. Please use the Admissions Events Calendar to view specific dates and times.

Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) Information Sessions: Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) is a highly selective, four-year, interdisciplinary honors program that develops competencies in both engineering and business. This program recognizes the need for today’s leaders in business and industry to have a sound foundation in both commerce and technology. IBE prepares students to assume leadership roles in industrial research and development, entrepreneurial initiatives, management consulting, high-tech ventures, and innovative technology. Information sessions on Lehigh's IBE honors program take place on select Mondays and Fridays throughout the year. Please use the Admissions Events Calendar to view specific dates and times.

Computer Science and Business (CSB) Information Sessions: These information sessions specific to the Computer Science and Business (CSB) program inform visitors about Lehigh’s 4-year integration of the study of computer science and the study of business in a single program. CSB prepares students not only for careers either in software or business, but also for unique cross-cutting opportunities that require expertise in both computing and in business, including forensic accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and risk management. Information sessions on Lehigh's CSB program take place on select Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. Please use the Admissions Events Calendar to view specific dates and times.

South Mountain College Information Sessions: Join us for an overview of this College of Arts and Sciences program designed to enhance student-driven learning. In South Mountain College, you don’t just take classes, you actively help design them. Students and faculty members select an overarching theme on which to focus and the options are endless from there. Students choose from one of the many majors available in the College of Arts and Sciences and CAS distribution requirements are fulfilled through SMC’s interdisciplinary study. The South Mountain College information sessions will be held on February 14, March 21, April 18, May 23 and June 20. Please use the Admissions Events Calendar to view more specific information.

Interviews: Informal interviews with a representative from the Office of Admissions are available to high school juniors/rising high school seniors and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments are required and must be scheduled at least one day in advance by calling (610) 758-3100. Interviews are designed for students who have specific questions they would like answered about Lehigh. All interviews are evaluative but not required for admission. If you cannot make it to campus, you may be able to interview with a Lehigh representative in a town near you. Check Lehigh in Your Area to see regional interview offerings.

Meet with a Professor: We welcome you to meet with professors by contacting them before your visit. Please view the Programs and Majors page for department information and the proper contact information. You may also browse the Course Catalog for specific class descriptions.

Special Visiting Opportunities

Open Houses: Lehigh hosts an open house for high school juniors in March and an open house for high school seniors in October. Open houses include sessions covering academic opportunities, student life and important admissions and financial aid information. A campus tour is also offered. Advanced registration is requested. This year's Junior Open House will take place on Friday, March 28th. Registration has reached capacity and is now closed. Please consider visiting Lehigh at another time for our general information session and tour, or for our Senior Open House in October 2014.

V.I.E.W.: Experience a Day at Lehigh: Prospective students can Visit, Inquire and Experience our World through the V.I.E.W. campus visit program. V.I.E.W. is offered to high school seniors in the fall and high school juniors in the spring. During V.I.E.W. students will explore campus by attending two classes and meeting with current students in one of our campus eateries. There are no more V.I.E.W. dates available in the spring semester, but we will offer V.I.E.W. again in the fall semester for seniors. The program will take place in October/November, and the registration survey will be available at this webpage in late September.

View the frequently asked questions (PDF) and options for family members (PDF) for more information. You may also view the Monday/Wednesday agenda (PDF) and Tuesday/Thursday agenda (PDF) to get a feel for the days. These agendas are subject to change. Due to the number of classes offered in each department on certain days, we recommend Engineering students to come on Monday OR Wednesday, Business students to come on Tuesday OR Thursday, and AS students to come on any day. Note: Please add LehighAdmissionsGA@lehigh.edu to your contact list in order to prevent your registration emails from going to spam.

Diversity Achievers Program (DAP): Lehigh University believes in creating a vibrant campus community. Remaining steadfast in our commitment to promote and sustain a diverse student body, DAP provides select high school seniors interested in a culturally based program the opportunity to immerse themselves in life at Lehigh for two days and one night. Program details will become available in August; each year DAP is held in October in conjunction with Senior Open House.

Legacy Weekend: Each fall, prospective students who are the child, sibling, grandchild, niece or nephew of a Lehigh Alumnus will have the special opportunity to learn more about Lehigh and the admissions process and to experience our school spirit at a home football game. Please see the Admissions Events Calendar for event and registration details.

Admitted Student Events: Admitted students should follow the instructions in their offer letter to access their portal account, which contains information on how to register for admitted student programs held each April. Admitted student programs include:

  • Lehigh Life Days: Lehigh Life Days provide admitted students with the opportunity to attend classes, take a student-guided campus tour and a bus tour of Bethlehem as well as eat lunch with current students. Please see the Admitted Student Portal for event and registration details.
  • Candidates' Days: Each of Lehigh's three undergraduate colleges hosts its own Candidates' Day for admitted students to learn more about their college of interest. Faculty members and current students explain academics and student and residential life and are available to answer questions. Please see the Admitted Student Portal for event and registration details.
  • Diversity Life Weekend: Each year, Lehigh invites hundreds of admitted students to Diversity Life Weekend. The event is meant to give students a sense of life at Lehigh as well as to celebrate and embrace students of diverse backgrounds. Please see the Admitted Student Portal for event and application details.
  • Admitted Student Receptions: Each year, many of Lehigh University’s more than 70,000 alumni and friends come together to congratulate newly admitted students within their communities. Receptions are typically held in: Metro Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA; Long Island, NY; New York, NY

 

If you require assistance to tour our campus, please contact the Office of Admissions at (610) 758-3100 prior to your arrival on campus. We would be more than happy to assist you.

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This is what a college campus should look like!

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