Reunion 2017


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Weekend Event Details

Friday, May 19th

Check in upon arrival to pick up your registration packet. You’ll also find info on South Bethlehem, self-guided walking tours, Lehigh gear, and volunteers ready to answer your questions. Light refreshments available. Complimentary parking is available in the Alumni Memorial Parking Garage. 
 

Location: Alumni Memorial Building

Join a walking tour with a student guide to gain insight into the Lehigh experience of today. Registration is not required. Tours leave promptly at 10:00AM and 11:00AM.

Location: Departs from Leadership Plaza (outside of Alumni Memorial Building facing UC lawn)

Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided trolley tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem sites. Tours will leave promptly at 10:00AM and 11:00AM and do require pre-registration.

Location: Departs from Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court

Price: $15 per person

Enjoy a casual buffet lunch with a beer, wine, and soft drink bar to kick off Reunion Weekend. 

Location: Asa Packer Dining Room, 3rd Floor, University Center

Price: $20 per person

We all have great Lehigh stories—unforgettable, quirky, or touching memories of our experiences. Help make Lehigh history by participating in a casual 30-minute interview with staff—by appointment only. Contact Janet Norwood '16G, Senior Director, Communications (Office of Development and Alumni Relations) at jwn2@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5350 for additional information.

Location: Digital Media Studio, Fairchild-Martindale Library Breezeway  
Join your classmates for a tour of the new National Museum of Industrial History. For more information on the tour, please visit the website at http://www.nmih.org/. Classmates and their guests can meet at the museum or take the complimentary Reunion Transportation Service from the Alumni Memorial Building. 

Location: 602 E 2nd St Bethlehem, PA 18015

Price: $12 per person
Explore Lehigh’s three vibrant campuses by bus to see the past, present, and future of Lehigh. The tour is approximately 70 minutes in length and begins at 2:00PM. Registration is not required. Bus tours are first-come, first-served.

Location: Departs from Leadership Plaza (outside of Alumni Memorial Building facing UC lawn)
Join a walking tour with a student guide to gain insight into the Lehigh experience of today. Registration is not required. Tours will leave promptly at 2:00PM and 3:00PM.

Location: Departs from Leadership Plaza (outside of Alumni Memorial Building facing UC lawn)

Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided trolley tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem sites. Tours will leave promptly at 2:00PM and 3:00PM and do require pre-registration.

Location: Departs from Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court

Price: $15 per person

The region has seen an explosion of growth over the past few years, driven largely by the region's central location on the East Coast and well-established transportation infrastructure. We welcome you to join the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) for a casual cocktail hour and informal discussion about recent changes in the region, including market trends and the many factors surrounding the rapid growth of the Lehigh Valley.

Bring your questions- we'll have the answers. Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

Location: Broadway Social, 217 Broadway, Bethlehem
No advanced registration required. 


Enjoy an Oktoberfest-themed event with special Lehigh flair featuring local brews, fun food pairings, and a German brass band.

Location: Sacred Grove (Grassy area on the north side of Alumni Memorial Building)
Rain Location: STEPS Concourse

Price: $20 per person

Location: Alumni Memorial Building

Celebrate with hundreds of Lehigh alumni and friends at a festive event under the stars. You can find your classmates quickly and easily with our class-specific flags to indicate where you can gather.

The Soirée features heavy hors d'oeuvres, reception stations, open wine and beer bar, dancing, and much more! Music provided by the Lehigh Alumni Big Band Swing until 9:00PM and DJ Karl Brisseaux ’11 through the end of the event.

Location: Tamerler Courtyard Tent, adjacent to Rauch Business Center

Price: $75 per person

The Class of 1967 will celebrate their milestone reunion with their guests at Saucon Valley Country Club for cocktails, a full dinner buffet, drinks, and a DJ.

Location: Saucon Valley Country Club
Dress Code: Jacket and tie are recommended for the men

Price: $60 per person

Check in upon arrival to pick up your registration packet. You’ll also find info on South Bethlehem, self-guided walking tours, Lehigh gear, and volunteers ready to answer your questions. Light refreshments available. Complimentary parking is available in the Alumni Memorial Parking Garage. 
 

Location: Alumni Memorial Building

Kick off the day with a hearty breakfast while celebrating classmates who are giving Lehigh their all. Doors open at 8:30AM, Program begins at 9:00AM. Seating is limited.

Location: Tamerler Courtyard Tent, adjacent to Rauch Business Center 

Price: $20 per person

Alumni are invited to walk with their class in the Historic Parade of Classes. Use this time to prepare for the parade and skit performances in your assigned Parade Headquarters.  

Location: Parade Headquarters in the Rauch Business Center
(exact location is in the Weekend Program given when you arrive on campus)

We all have great Lehigh stories—unforgettable, quirky, or touching memories of our experiences. Help make Lehigh history by participating in a casual 30-minute interview with staff— by appointment only. Contact Janet Norwood '16G, Senior Director, Communications (Office of Development and Alumni Relations) at jwn2@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5350 for additional information.

Location: Digital Media Studio, Fairchild-Martindale Library Breezeway

Great music, creative costumes, and plenty of Lehigh spirit are on display during the always popular Parade of Classes. Walk with your class or cheer for your favorite group as parade judges select the winner of the coveted Petty Flag for best parade performance.

Location: Memorial Walk, Asa Packer Campus
Rain Location: Grace Hall 

Relax and enjoy a buffet lunch featuring festive music, an open beer and wine bar, and interactive stations where Lehigh graduate students will share their innovations and research.

Location: University Center Lawn 
Rain Location: Tamerler Courtyard Tent, adjacent to Rauch Business Center

Price: $35 per person

Have you met the deans? They and representatives from each of Lehigh’s colleges will give a brief talk, then welcome your questions and comments. 

  • College of Arts & Sciences will feature a panel moderated by Dean Donald E. Hall with Associate Deans Jackie Krasas, Dominic Packer, and Cameron Wesson to discuss the vision and plan for multidisciplinary liberal arts education.
  • College of Business & Economics will highlight Dean Georgette Chapman Phillips and Executive Director of Executive Education David E. Welsh as they discuss building on past strength to construct future excellence-- a sneak peek at the growth of the college.
  • P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science will discuss the results of the Rossin College envisioning process and its focus on interdisciplinary research excellence, and educational innovation with Dean Stephen P. DeWeerth.
  • College of Education ​will share the Vision and plan for the College to provide leadership in schools, organizations, communities, and society at the national and international level from Dean Gary Sasso.

Location: Various Rooms, Rauch Business Center

President John D. Simon ’19P will share his thoughts about the challenges and opportunities facing today's Lehigh.

Location: Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center
Doors Open at 2:00PM

Explore Lehigh’s three vibrant campuses by bus to see the past, present, and future of Lehigh. The tour is approximately 70 minutes in length and begins at 3:30PM. Registration is not required. Bus tours are first-come, first-served.

Location: Departs from Leadership Plaza (outside of Alumni Memorial Building facing UC lawn)
Come meet leaders from the Lehigh Alumni Pride Association (LAPA) and see The Pride Center space. You will also have an opportunity to tell your Lehigh story as part of an alumni oral history project.  

LAPA exists to bring together Lehigh alumni who are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA+ and allies) community.

Location: The Pride Center, University Center, Room 212

Relive your fun days on “The Hill” with classmates! Enjoy live music by the Retro Kings featuring Mike Connor ’80. There will be beer, food, and plenty of Brown & White!

Location: "The Hill" - Sayre Park Village, 109 Sayre Park Road
Rain Location: Grace Hall

Price: $20 per person

Join a walking tour with a student guide to gain insight into the Lehigh experience of today. Registration is not required. Tours leave promptly at 3:30PM and 4:30PM.

Location: Departs from Leadership Plaza (outside of Alumni Memorial Building facing UC lawn)

Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided trolley tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem Sites. Tours will leave promptly at 3:30PM and 4:30PM and do require pre-registration.

Location: Departs from Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court

Price: $15 per person

ISE Alumni, please take the opportunity to visit the ISE Department, have a drink with your professors and meet graduating students! 

Please RSVP to Abby Barlok at aeb213@lehigh.edu if you would like to attend. 

Location: Mohler Lab, Room 451

Brought to you by the Black and Latino Alumni Network for Community and Equity and the Africana Studies Program, please join us at the BALANCE Reception.

Reconnect with classmates and other members of the BALANCE community at this free event while enjoying appetizers and a beer, wine and soft drink bar.

Location: STEPS Concourse

A special thank you to those who are recognized as Asa Packer Society donors to Lehigh University. To learn more about becoming an Asa Packer Society donor, click here.

Location: President’s House
Location: Alumni Memorial Building

Celebrate your milestone reunion with your classmates at your Class Reunion Dinner. Information on dinner locations and timing will be updated here as Reunion Weekend approaches. 

Class of 2012---Start time 7:00PM | Williams Hall, Global Commons
Class of 2007---Start time 7:00PM | Williams Hall, Greenhouse 
Class of 2002---Start time 6:00PM | Rathbone Dining Hall
Class of 1997---Start time 6:00PM | Rathbone Dining Hall
Class of 1992---Start time 7:00PM | Steel Stacks Visitor's Center 
Class of 1987---Start time 5:30PM | Broadway Social
Class of 1982---Start time 6:00PM | Asa Packer Dining Room, 3rd Floor University Center
Class of 1977---Start time 6:30PM | University Center, Room 308
Class of 1972---Start time 6:00PM | Stabler Observation Tower, Iacocca Hall 
Class of 1967---Start time 6:00PM | Hotel Bethlehem
Class of 1962---Start time 6:00PM | Ben Franklin Tech Ventures, 4th Floor
Class of 1957---Start time 6:00PM | University Center, Room 303 
Class of 1952---Start time 5:00PM | University Center, Rathbone Room, 3rd Floor 

Price: Price Varies

For all alumni attending and not celebrating a class reunion to gather and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and an open beer and wine bar.

Location: TBD

Price: $60


Sunday, May 21st

The Class of 1967 and their guests are invited to the Hotel Bethlehem for a class breakfast to close out their reunion celebration. Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet as well as coffee, tea and juices.

Location: Hotel Bethlehem 437 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018

Price: $24 per person

Cap off Reunion Weekend with a brunch buffet featuring Bloody Marys and mimosas.  

Location: University Center, Room 303

Price: $20 per person

Come join your fellow alumni, students, and friends as we examine the role of religion and spirituality at Lehigh, and celebrate in an interfaith service that is open to people of any religious tradition. There will be a moment of silence remembering those alumni we have lost in the past year. 

Location: Asa Packer Dining Room, 3rd Floor University Center

Led by Fr. Christopher S. Butera, Lehigh Catholic Chaplain, Celebrant and Homilist.

Location: Packer Memorial Church

A luncheon, hosted by Gary Chan ’80 ’17P, celebrating Class of 2017 legacies and their families.

Location: Tamerler Courtyard Tent, adjacent to Rauch Business Center
A special academic ceremony in which students who have completed their requirements for either Ph.D. or the Ed.D. are formally presented with their doctoral hood traditionally worn at the Commencement Ceremony. The doctoral candidates are presented with their hood on stage by their faculty advisor(s).

Location: Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

Led by University Chaplain Rev. Dr. Lloyd Steffen and special guest, Dr. John L. Esposito, Professor of Religion & International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University - an interfaith service open to all families of all religious backgrounds or faiths.

Location: Packer Memorial Church


Monday, May 22nd

Welcome Lehigh’s newest graduates to the alumni family during this celebratory ceremony featuring Stephanie Ruhle ’97 as speaker. More details are available at lehigh.edu/commencement.

Location: Murray H. Goodman Stadium