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Commencement

The 156th Spring Commencement Weekend
Saturday, May 18 to Sunday, May 19, 2024

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2024 Commencement Schedule

Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 10 a.m. ET | Goodman Stadium (outdoors)

Recognizing master’s and doctoral candidates.

RSVP details for Class of 2024

Severe Weather Plan

Get Directions to Goodman Stadium

 

Baccalaureate

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 4 p.m. ET | Packer Memorial Church

Baccalaureate service is part of the Lehigh graduation tradition.

Learn more about this year’s speaker

Get Directions to Packer Memorial Church

 

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 10 a.m. ET | Goodman Stadium (outdoors)

RSVP details for Class of 2024

Severe Weather Plan

Get Directions to Goodman Stadium

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

Important Information

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.

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Accessible Parking & Seating

Accessible parking and seating are available at the commencement ceremonies.

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Graduation Checklist

A step-by-step checklist to help students keep track of all the things they need to do in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

View the checklist >

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.

 

Commencement Highlights

Commencement Highlights

Read about previous ceremonies. View stories about Commencement >

Medals

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 >