Panoramic Shot of Lehigh University Commencement


Save the Date! Commencement 2025 will be held Saturday, May 17 to Sunday, May 18.
More information will be shared here in February. We recommend bookmarking this page to stay up-to-date on the most current information.

Commencement 2024 Highlights

Graduates in the rain

Highlights from the 2024 Commencement Ceremonies

The 156th Spring Commencement Weekend was held between Saturday, May 18 to Sunday, May 19, 2024.

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Graduates in the rain

Lehigh Graduate photos

The university’s campus was the backdrop for graduating seniors’ photos.

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2024 Commencement Speakers

Undergraduate Commencement

Scott Willoughby ’89

A leader in Northrop Grumman's space systems sector, Willoughby previously led NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope program at Northrop Grumman. The Webb Telescope is in orbit, discovering new celestial bodies and recording vital information about the universe.

"As a proud Lehigh engineering alum, I look forward to sharing with graduates the foundations the university built for my life and career. I am excited to be celebrating this milestone with the graduates poised to embark on the next chapter of their lives." - Scott Willoughby

Graduate Commencement/Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Stephen S. Tang ’85G ’88 Ph.D. ’22P

A life services industry veteran, author and corporate advisor, Tang led Orasure Technologies, Inc., during the COVID-19 pandemic. He oversaw the development of at-home test kits that helped bring the pandemic to an end.

"As a Lehigh engineering graduate alum and professional whose career flourished while remaining deeply connected to the university community, I look forward to addressing graduates." - Stephen S. Tang

Helpful Post-Ceremony Information

Professional Photos

If you have not received your proofs or have any questions, please contact Island Photography at or (800) 869-0908.



Estimated delivery time is four to six weeks after the ceremony. If you have questions about your diploma or do not receive it by July 8, please contact Registration & Academic Services at or (610) 758-3200.


2024 Commencement Printed Programs

Printed programs from the 2024 ceremonies will be mailed this summer. More details can be found on the Class of 2024 page.


The Lehigh Alumni Community

Welcome to the Lehigh Alumni Community! Stay connected and involved.

Severe Weather Information

The commencement ceremonies will be held outdoors in Goodman Stadium. In the event of extreme weather conditions, a ceremony will move indoors. We recommend you review the severe weather information and monitor the page if weather may affect your ceremony. View severe weather information >

Accessible Parking & Seating Options

Accessible parking and seating are available at the University Commencement Ceremonies. View accessible parking & seating options >

Roses for Graduates

Honor your graduate’s accomplishments with a beautiful bouquet of roses. Available by the dozen and presented in a gift box with a gift card and personal message; the proceeds benefit the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley. More details on how to pre-order will be available soon.

Celebrate Graduation

Download profile images, screensavers, virtual photo backgrounds, digital wallpaper, grad gifs, and more. Download digital celebration items here >


Past Commencements

Past Commencements

Select a year using the dropdown to view its programs, awards and honors.


Messages to Graduates

Commencement Highlights

Commencement Highlights

Read about previous ceremonies. View stories about Commencement >


Programs, Awards and Honors


Messages to the Class of 2023

View and submit congratulatory messages >

Commencement 2022 Coverage

Lehigh University celebrated the class of 2022 in May 2022

Class of 2022 >
Graduate Class of 2022 >