7.23.20: A Message from Provost Nathan Urban

Provost Urban's message sent to the campus community on July 23.

Photography by

Christa Neu

Lehigh's University Center

Dear Members of the Lehigh Community,

I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe.  All of us continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, some more than others, and it appears we will be dealing with this virus for some time to come.    

Planning for a safe fall semester has been the work of many at Lehigh for months. However, the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country has made clear that the pandemic continues to evolve, requiring that we monitor and adapt our plans and operations to the changing conditions. Despite these changing conditions, I understand the urgency for communicating details about the upcoming semester and any changes that we anticipate. Therefore we will communicate details of our approach no later than Aug. 3.

We continue to have the utmost confidence that, no matter what challenges the pandemic places before us, we will be able to deliver a true Lehigh experience for our students in the Fall and for the remainder of their time at Lehigh.  We thank our entire community for the hard work, patience and understanding through this difficult time.

Nathan Urban
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Photography by

Christa Neu


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