35th Reunion - Planned Events

2019 Reunion Weekend Schedule
All events and times tentative until final schedule published
 

Thursday June 6

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Brown and White Night - The Oscars have nothing on Lehigh! Kick off Reunion Weekend with a celebration of Lehigh’s Alumni Award recipients, volunteer leaders, and accomplished alumni who contribute greatly to the success of Lehigh. Dinner and a program on Thursday -- before Reunion is in full swing -- provide the perfect opportunity to honor those who make the Lehigh community proud.

Friday June 7

10:00 a.m.
Historic Bethlehem Bus Tour - Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided bus tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem sites.

10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 
Campus Walking Tour - Join a walking tour with a student guide to gain insight into the Lehigh experience of today. Tours are first-come, first-served.

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Welcome Lunch - Enjoy a casual buffet lunch including a wine and beer bar.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tell Your Lehigh Story: An Alumni Oral History Project - We all have great Lehigh stories — unforgettable, quirky, or touching memories of our experiences. Help make Lehigh history by participating in a casual interview with staff. By appointment only. Contact Janet Norwood at jwn2@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5350 for additional information.

1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 
Campus Bus Tours - Explore Lehigh’s vibrant campuses by bus to see the past, present, and future of Lehigh. Bus tour is first-come, first-served.

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
Mountaintop Building C Tour - With Phase 1 construction completed, the building has been upgraded to a home for 21st century innovations while retaining its roots as a hub of Bethlehem Steel research and development. The Mountaintop Summer Experience will be well underway with student and faculty teams working on a variety of open-ended, collaborative projects with potential for real-world impact. We will tour through these projects as well as the shops, makerspaces, and collaborative spaces installed throughout the building.

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ROTC Open House - Venture up to Mountaintop Campus to visit one of the oldest organizations in the country! The Lehigh Steel Battalion ROTC program is celebrating 100 years and would be honored to host you for refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Visit our newly renovated cadet lounge and enjoy the history that graces our hallways!

2:00 p.m.
Historic Bethlehem Bus Tour - Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided bus tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem Sites.

2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 
Campus Walking Tours - Join a walking tour with a student guide to gain insight into the Lehigh experience of today. Tours are first-come, first-served.

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Hawktoberfest - Enjoy an Oktoberfest-themed event with special Lehigh flair featuring local brews, fun food pairings, and a German brass band.

6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  
Soirée Under the Stars - Celebrate with hundreds of Lehigh alumni and friends at a festive event under the stars. Includes buffet dinner, open wine and beer bar, and dancing. Music provided by the Lehigh Alumni Big Band Swing, and cover band Modern Luxe.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
1984: Welcome Reception - Members of the Class of 1984 will enjoy wine, beer, and light hors d'oeuvres to kick off their 35th Reunion Weekend!

 

Saturday June 8

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Breakfast - Kick off the day with a hearty breakfast, then gather with your classmates to get ready for your parade performance.

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Tell Your Lehigh Story: An Alumni Oral History Project 

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 
Class Photos and Parade Lineup 

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 
Historic Parade of Classes - Great music, creative costumes, and plenty of Lehigh spirit are on display during the always popular Parade of Classes. Walk with your class or cheer for your favorite group as parade judges select the winner of the coveted Petty Flag for Best Parade Performance.

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Picnic on the Lawn - Relax and enjoy a buffet lunch featuring festive music.

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.  
State of the University - Provost Patrick Farrell will share his thoughts about the challenges and opportunities facing today’s Lehigh and give an update on GO: The Campaign for Lehigh.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 
Meet the Deans - If you are interested in the future of Lehigh’s colleges, you won’t want to miss Meet the Deans.  Representatives from each of Lehigh’s colleges will give a brief talk, then welcome your questions and comments.

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Theatre Reception - Join your fellow theatre and Mustard and Cheese alumni for some memories and light hors d'oeuvres in the Diamond Theater!

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  
Celebration of Lehigh’s Spiritual Roots - Join fellow alumni, students, and friends as we examine the role of religion and spirituality at Lehigh since the founding of the university and participate in a memorial service remembering those alumni who have passed away in the past year. You will also hear updates from various religious organizations on campus recapping their events from the past year.

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Pride Center Open House - If it's been many years, a few months, or you haven't seen the Pride Center at all, all are welcome at this open house! The Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity exists to build a just, equitable world through community building and the pursuit of change, where people of all genders and sexualities are able to thrive as their full, authentic selves. Pre-registration is not required.

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Jewish Student Center Open House - Learn what's new in Jewish Student Life at Lehigh. Tour the facility, meet the staff, and see what is new or has changed since your time on campus! Pre-registration is not required.

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) Open House - OMA provides a space for students to explore their multiple identities and learn about the backgrounds and experiences of others. Stop in to find out how today's students build community through OMA! Pre-registration is not required.

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Center for Gender Equity Open House - The Center for Gender Equity creates gender equity within the Lehigh Community through informing, engaging, and action. Stop in to learn about the work we have done, are doing, and have planned for the future! Pre-registration is not required.

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 
Alumni Vow Renewal - Love is in the air! Celebrate your marriage and renew your wedding vows inside Packer Memorial Church beside your family, friends, and fellow alumni. An officiant will preside over the ceremony.

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Campus Bus Tour - Explore Lehigh’s vibrant campuses by bus to see the past, present, and future of Lehigh. Bus tour is first-come, first-served.

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Campus Walking Tour - Join a walking tour with a student guide to gain insight into the Lehigh experience of today. Tours are first-come, first-served.

3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
Historic Bethlehem Bus Tours - Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided bus tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem sites.

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Fraternity and Sorority Open House - Greetings, Greeks! Visit your former sorority or fraternity house during our open house.

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Block Party on The Hill - Relive your fun days on “The Hill” with classmates! Enjoy live music, beer, food, and plenty of Brown and White!

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  
Lehigh Unity Cocktail Reception - All alumni are welcome to attend this cocktail reception! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine with alumni spanning all class years!

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Lehigh Unity Dinner - Come celebrate our rich and diverse Lehigh community! Hosted by BALANCE, LAPA, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

5:30 p.m. 
Class Reunion Celebrations - 1984 Class Dinner Location TBD

9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 
Dessert en Blanc (and Brown) - A sweet way to end your evening – surrounded by all your Lehigh family! Enjoy music, dessert, and drinks outdoors. Included in the cost of your class reunion dinner celebration.


Sunday June 9

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Farewell Brunch - Cap off the weekend with a buffet brunch and cocktails.

11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 
Hoover-Mason Trestle Tour -  The heart and soul of Bethlehem Steel, the Hoover-Mason Trestle at SteelStacks is the closest you can get to the crucible of iron and steel-making in America. Steel produced by Bethlehem Steel was used in the construction of some of America’s greatest landmarks. Hear the incredible stories of the people who worked for this pioneer in steel production at SteelStacks!