Alumni Weekend


Experience Alumni Weekend—we have an action-packed weekend for all alumni and friends!

New for 2014, you are invited to attend Alumni Weekend—celebrating the Lehigh benchmark reunion years. The events of Alumni Weekend are for all alumni, family, and friends of Lehigh. We welcome you to join us this year for an unforgettable experience!

CLICK ON A LINK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND!







Thursday, May 15

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Alumni Weekend Registration
Alumni Memorial Building

7:00 p.m.
Brown and White Night
Lamberton Hall
This welcome reception recognizes our Alumni Award recipients and celebrates our many key volunteers who help make Lehigh successful.

Friday, May 16
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8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Alumni Weekend Registration
Alumni Memorial Building

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Group Yoga
Sinclair Sculpture Garden

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
STEPS Tent

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Mulvihill Golf Center Open Hours
Test your skills at Lehigh’s Mulvihill Golf Learning Center, a USGA Qualified Training Facility. A golf pro will also offer golf lessons for those interested in tightening up their game. Additional registration required.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Community Service Project: Move Out Drive/Great Southside Sale with Lehigh’s Community Service Office
Windish Hall
Alumni and families will help to support the success of the Great Southside Sale through their assistance in sorting and organizing items prior to the sale. The Great Southside Sale raises money to support the children and youth programs in South Bethlehem. If interested, please contact Susan Lopez at (610) 758-4974.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tell Your Lehigh Story: An Alumni Oral History Project
Digital Media Studio, Fairchild-Martindale Library Breezeway
We all have great Lehigh stories—passionate, quirky, or touching memories of our experiences. Help make Lehigh history by participating in a casual interview with staff. Interviews, with your permission, will be preserved for future generations in the institution’s archive. Contact Janet Norwood at jwn2@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5350 for additional information. Space is limited. See also Saturday.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Campus Bus Tour
Leaves from University Drive and drops off at STEPS for lunch
Lehigh’s campus is constantly evolving with new facilities, renovations, and improvements. Learn more about what the future holds for the Lehigh campus with Van Dobson, associate vice president of facilities services and campus planning.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Walking Tours
Leaves from Leadership Plaza in front of the Alumni Memorial Building
Some of our most dynamic students will provide walking tours of campus, discussing the recent changes and improvements that have been completed. Optional: Walking tour of South Bethlehem.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch Featuring Alumni Authors
Alumni authors will be featured at lunch and Clutch the Mountain Hawk will be available for pictures.
STEPS Tent

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saving the Planet One Truffula Tree at a Time: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax Celebration!
STEPS 331: 3rd Floor lounge facing Packer Avenue
Children will enjoy a reading of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Families will participate in crafts and games teaching the importance of protecting our environment. This is sure to be a party that will make the humming fish sing and the brown bar-ba-loots bounce.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Greek Heritage Block Party
The Hill
Celebrate Greek Life with a block party on The Hill.
All houses will be open to view pending the university renovation schedule. Food and beverage will be provided at designated locations.

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LU 10x10
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center
Ten presenters have 10 minutes or less to discuss their area of expertise. Short, dynamic presentations from faculty, alumni, and students show how members of the Lehigh community are directly enhancing the world in which we live.

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Strengthen Your Professional Alumni Network
STEPS 101
Join us for a networking reception, and take the opportunity to benefit from Lehigh’s robust alumni network. A diverse panel of successful Lehigh alumni will share their career stories, advice, and insights across industries. There will be open networking time to meet everyone in attendance after the panel.

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
55th Reunion Reception: Class of 1959
Art Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
50th Reunion Reception: Class of 1964 and Class of 2014 Officers
Lamberton Hall

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
25th Reunion Reception: Class of 1989
Rauch Business Center (RBC) 2nd Floor Patio
Rain Location: RBC 291-293

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Class of 1994 Meet & Greet
Tally Ho, 205 W. 4th Street

5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Childcare Services
Lehigh University Child Care Center
The Lehigh University Child Care Center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and is fully licensed under the Common- wealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare. NOTE: Space is limited. You must pre-register for childcare in order to guarantee service.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Class of 1984 Meet & Greet
Broadway Social
217 Broadway, Bethlehem

6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
ReunionFest
STEPS Tent
Celebrate with hundreds of Lehigh alumni at a festive event under the stars. Includes a hearty buffet, open wine and beer bar, and dancing. Seating is arranged by class and by interest group.

9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Brown and White Lounge
Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center
Continue the evening in an up- scale lounge atmosphere with scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and open beer and wine bar. A quiet area will also be provided to give attendees a chance to mingle.

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7:00 a.m.
Running Group
Meet at the UC Flagpole

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration
Alumni Memorial Building

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Group Yoga
Sinclair Sculpture Garden

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Career Solutions Coffee and Donuts
Advancement Conference Room, Alumni Memorial Building
Career questions? Stop by to talk with Alumni Career Solutions! We’ll be here to answer your burning career questions and provide multiple resources to help point your career in the direction of your choice.

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Hot Breakfast Buffet
STEPS Tent

9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Parade and Class Photo Preparation
Various locations

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Class Photographs
Don’t miss the chance to capture the memories! Photo locations will be listed in the reunion program available at registration.

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Historic Parade of Classes and Flagpole Ceremony
Asa Packer Campus
The colorful Parade of Classes winds through the heart of campus. Spectators cheer for their favorite class, and the parade judges select the winner of the coveted Petty Flag for best parade performance.

11:45 a.m.
Luau on the Lawn
University Center Lawn
Rain location: STEPS tent
Buffet lunch featuring festive music.

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
President’s Address
Linderman Library
President Alice Gast will address the audience and give an update on the university.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Carnival
University Center Lawn
Fun for the whole family, featuring traditional carnival games, carnival fare, prizes, and the local fire department!

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tell Your Lehigh Story: An Alumni Oral History Project
Digital Media Studio, Fairchild-Martindale Library Breezeway
We all have great Lehigh stories—passionate, quirky, or touching memories of our experiences. Help make Lehigh history by participating in a casual interview with staff. Interviews, with your permission, will be preserved for future generations in the institution’s archive. Contact Janet Norwood at jwn2@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5350 for additional information. Space is limited. See also Friday.

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mountain Talks
Linderman Library
Join stimulating sessions on compelling topics from some of Lehigh’s most notable thought leaders. Past topics include the facts and fiction of climate change, the U.S. political landscape, Lehigh Athletics on the national stage, and more.

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
79ers @ Sayre Park Lodge
Sayre Park Lodge
Relax with your fellow 79ers at the Hawk’s Nest. Beer and wine will be provided.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tour of Caruso Wrestling Complex
Grace Hall, Brought to you by Class of 1969
Named after Lehigh wrestling great Michael Caruso ’67, Lehigh’s only three-time NCAA champion, the newly dedicated complex is a training and practice ground for Lehigh athletes. Includes the Hall of Champions.

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2004 and 2009 at the Bookstore Speakeasy
336 Adams Street, Bethlehem
Join the Classes of 2004 and 2009 for light fare and cocktail demonstrations in the unique atmosphere of the Bookstore Speakeasy. Admission includes 2 drink tickets.

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wrestling Club Meeting
Caruso Wrestling Complex, Grace Hall
Stop in and hear updates from current wrestling coaches on the past and future seasons.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Renew Your Wedding Vows
Packer Chapel
Create lasting memories by renewing your wedding vows alongside family, friends, and fellow alumni. An officiant will preside over the ceremony, and couples are invited to have their photo taken afterwards. Additional registration required.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Asa Packer Society Open House
President’s House By invitation.

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Margarita Tasting Sponsored by the Class of 1984
Hawk's Nest, Lamberton Hall

5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Childcare Services
Lehigh University Child Care Center
The Lehigh University Child Care Center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and is fully licensed under the Common- wealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare. NOTE: Space is limited. You must pre-register for childcare in order to guarantee service.

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Class Celebrations for ’44, ’49, ’54, ’59, ’64, ’69, Back Every Year Club

6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Class Celebrations for ’74, ’79, ’84, ’94, ’99, ’04, ’09, ’14

7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Class of 1989 Celebration
SteelStacks, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem

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8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Farewell Breakfast
Asa Packer Dining Room, University Center

11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Celebration of Jewish Student Life 
Lamberton Hall Great Room

1:30 p.m.
Class of 1964 Picnic
Hosted at the home of L. Harold Milton '63 '64 in Quakertown, PA

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Service
Packer Memorial Church

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8:30 a.m.
President’s Breakfast
Tent east of Goodman Stadium
By invitation.

10:00 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony
Goodman Stadium

Campus Accommodations
Looking for a convenient, nostalgic place to stay? Reminisce and save! All accommodations are air-conditioned. Sayre Park apartments include a kitchenette, living room, and bathroom. M&M and Taylor College rooms are doubles with separate men’s and women’s restrooms on each floor. Trembley Park apartments include a kitchenette, living room, and bathroom. The campus apartments and suites are perfect for families or groups of friends. Frequent shuttle buses run between housing and all Alumni Weekend events. All linens provided.

  • Taylor: Classes of ’44, ’49, ’54, ’59 $45 per person, per night.
  • Trembley: Classes of ’64, ’69 $50 per person, per night.
  • M&M: Classes of ’74, ’79, ’84 $45 per person, per night.
  • Sayre Park: Classes of ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04, ’09 $50 per person, per night.

Note: Bring your own toiletries. Phones are not provided in rooms. Cookware, dishes, and utensils are not provided in kitchenettes.

Housing is available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Members of the Class of 1964 may stay until Monday.

Alumni Weekend Attire
As you are planning your weekend attire, please plan for walking the beautiful rolling hills of Lehigh’s campus. We recommend comfortable shoes and casual clothes for daytime events. For ReunionFest, class dinners, and other evening events, we recommend business casual. Pennsylvania evenings in May can be chilly. We recommend a sweater for outdoor events as well as comfortable and appropriate footwear.

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Lehigh’s Alumni Weekend is a family-friendly event! Child care will also be provided at the licensed and accredited Lehigh University Child Care Center for infants and children up to 12 years of age. Services include fun activities, snacks, and dinner (formula or milk must be provided for infants).

Location:
Murray H. Goodman Campus More House
5 Duh Drive, Bethlehem


Service Details
Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. $50 for first child,
$25 for each additional child (dinner is included)

Saturday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. $50 for first child, $25 for each additional child (dinner is included)

Transportation
An Alumni Weekend shuttle service is provided for your convenience. The service dispatches from the west side of the Alumni Memorial Building and includes pick up as well as drop off at all event locations in addition to on-campus housing. A round trip, off-campus shuttle service will be available for attendees staying at the Comfort Suites (Third Street and Brodhead Avenue), Hotel Bethlehem (437 Main Street), Sands (77 Sands Boulevard), and the Hyatt Hotel (45 W. North Street).

Shuttle Schedule
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

If you require special transportation needs, please contact Alumni Weekend Headquarters before Alumni Weekend, at 610-758-3135.

Parking

Complimentary parking is provided in all campus parking areas, including the Alumni Memorial Parking Pavilion, the Zoellner Arts Center Parking Garage, and on-campus housing sites throughout Alumni Weekend.


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