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First-Year Experience

During the first year, we begin to build the foundation for three key competencies:

  • Intellectual Development—Students learn to understand others who differ from them in life experiences, outlook and opinions, and learn to adopt intellectual values that promote the discovery and application of knowledge.
  • Individual Identity Development—Students learn to explore and understand their personal values, beliefs and sense of self.
  • Interpersonal development, equity, community and global engagement—Students learn the skills they need to build relationships, become leaders and engage with others on campus, in the community and in the world beyond.

We also plan events throughout the year to support Lehigh’s integrated living and learning experience.

First-Year Experience Web site
University Center
(610) 758-1300

Office of the First Year Experience

Lehigh University • 27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015 USA • (610) 758-3000