Crowd at Lehigh University's Brown & White BBQ

This year's Brown & White BBQ moved the traditional ceremony Founder's Day ceremony to the UC Lawn.

A Weekend to Remember

Inaugural Founder’s Weekend brings campus community together in celebration of Lehigh.

Story by

Tim Hyland

Photography by

Ryan Hulvat, John Kish IV & Christa Neu

Videography by

Stephanie Veto

For the first time, Lehigh's Founder's Day celebration lasted a whole weekend. 

For 140 years, dating back to 1879, Lehigh has celebrated the legacy of Asa Packer with Founder’s Day, one of the great traditions in university history. 

This year, for the first time, that celebration lasted not just a day, but an entire weekend. 

The inaugural Founder’s Weekend, held in late October, invited alumni, family and friends to join the campus community for a series of events including the formal groundbreaking for the new Health, Science and Technology building, the Brown & White BBQ on the university lawn and a home football game and tailgate. Lehigh also hosted a Volunteer Summit for volunteers and celebrated the legacy of Asa Packer and his leadership with a Leadership Recognition Dinner, honoring alumni award winners and new inductees to Leadership Plaza.

For students and their families, alumni and friends, faculty and staff, the weekend provided an opportunity to come together and celebrate Lehigh—both for its proud past and its exciting future. 

Story by

Tim Hyland

Photography by

Ryan Hulvat, John Kish IV & Christa Neu

Videography by

Stephanie Veto

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