3.5.21: Community Update on Commencement

A message shared with members of the Lehigh community. To view more Commencement updates, visit the Commencement website

Dear Members of the Lehigh Community:

For Lehigh students and their families, Commencement represents the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. It is an opportunity to celebrate accomplishments, express gratitude, and look forward with confidence and anticipation for the future. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce Lehigh University’s plans for in-person Commencement ceremonies. We invite you to read about the plans here and explore the Commencement website for more detailed information.

In order to meet public health guidelines related to event capacity, separate ceremonies will be held for undergraduates in the Class of 2020, for undergraduates in the Class of 2021, and for graduate students in the Classes of 2020 and 2021. In addition, a single, virtual Commencement Address will be delivered for all graduates. The current schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 21 - 1:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Commencement Address and Celebration Kickoff

Featuring Terry Hart ’68, former NASA astronaut and Lehigh mechanical engineering and mechanics professor

Friday, May 21 - 3:00 p.m. ET at Goodman Stadium
Graduate Commencement Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021
Recognizing master’s and doctoral candidates from both classes. Details regarding doctoral hooding plans will be shared at a later date.

Saturday, May 22 - 10:00 a.m. ET at Goodman Stadium

Class of 2020 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

An additional ceremony may be scheduled at 2:00 p.m. based on the number of graduates and current federal, state or local capacity guidelines for the stadium.

Monday, May 24 - 10:00 a.m. ET at Goodman Stadium

Class of 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

An additional ceremony may be scheduled at 2:00 p.m. based on the number of graduates and current federal, state or local capacity guidelines for the stadium.

Each graduate will be required to RSVP by April 26 to confirm participation for the in-person ceremony. Currently, per CDC and state guidelines, each graduate will be able to have two guests attend. Information on ordering tickets will be shared the week of May 3.

All of the ceremonies will be streamed live for friends and family who are unable to attend in person.

While these ceremonies will look different from our traditional celebration, we are glad to be able to offer an opportunity to bring our community together safely to celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments. Please join us in congratulating all of our Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduates as they observe and celebrate this milestone.

Sincerely,

John D. Simon ’19P

President

 

Nathan N. Urban

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs