Reunion 2020

Reunion 2020

Schedule of Events


Brown and White Night

Thursday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Conference Center


The Oscars have nothing on Lehigh! Kick off Reunion Weekend to celebrate 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 -- provides the perfect opportunity to honor those who make the Lehigh community proud.

Historic Bethlehem Bus Tour (Fri AM)

Friday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court


Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided bus tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem sites.

1980: Bethlehem Steel Walking Tour

Friday 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Visitor Center at SteelStacks


Take a closer view at the former steel plant and get an in-depth look at the steel making process on this  1 1/2 hour walking tour. This tour will be completely walking. 

Campus Walking Tours

Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Depart from Leadership Plaza


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

1980: Tour of the Martin Guitar Factory

Friday 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Martin Guitar Factory


Explore the are of guitarmaking, from old world tools to our state-of-the-art facility.  Follow a guitar from rough lumber to a finished product which requires more than 300 steps to complete. Tours last approximately one hour. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

Welcome Lunch

Friday 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Clayton University Center Lawn


Enjoy catching up with your classmates over a casual lunch including a beer and wine bar.

*In case of inclement weather the lunch will be moved indoors.

Tell Your Lehigh Story: An Alumni Oral History Project

Friday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Location TBD


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.

Athletics Facilities Tour

Friday 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Taylor Gymnasium


Join staff members from Lehigh Athletics department for a guided tour through Taylor Gym, it's many facilities, and the Penske Hall of Fame, which honors notable Lehigh athletes. This tour is first-come, first served. 

Campus Bus Tour

Friday 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court


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

1980: Tour of National Museum of Industrial History

Friday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Located within the SteelStacks Campus


This museum houses over 200 artifacts from across the world, telling the tale of America's industrial might and the evolution of industry over time.  Tours last one hour. 

Historic Bethlehem Bus Tour (Fri PM)

Friday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court


Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem sites.

Mountaintop Building C Tour

Friday 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Mountaintop Building C


In what was formerly known as the research and development building for the renowned Bethlehem Steel Company, Building C is now the home lab to 21st-century innovations by the Lehigh community. 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 learning environments installed throughout the building.

Campus Walking Tours

Friday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Depart from Leadership Plaza


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

ROTC Open House

Friday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Jordan Hall


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!

Campus Bus Tour

Friday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court


Explore Lehigh's vibrant campuses by bus to see the past, present, and future of Lehigh. Bus tour is first-come, first-served and departs promptly at 3:00 p.m. 

Bioengineering Alumni Reception

Friday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Rauch Business Center Atrium


Stop by to visit with professors, students and other alumni for some brews and bites! 

Meet the Deans Panel Discussion

Friday 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Neville Hall, Room 001


Come hear the deans discuss research across the university. Representatives from each of Lehigh’s colleges will give a brief talk, then welcome your thoughts and questions. You will also have time with the deans at the post-event reception immediately following the panel.

Hawktoberfest

Friday 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. | The Grove - North side of Alumni Memorial Building


Enjoy an Oktoberfest-themed event with special Lehigh flair featuring local brews, fun food pairings, and a German brass band.

Lehigh Unity Reception

Friday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Herbert A. Roemmele '53 Global Commons, Williams Hall


All alumni are welcome to attend this reception! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine with alumni spanning all class years! Hosted by BALANCE, LAPA, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. 

1980: Tally Ho Night

Friday 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Tally Ho


Enjoy kicking off reunion weekend and meet up with your classmates at the Tally Ho! Don't forget cash for any food or beverages. 

1965: Class Dinner

Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Saucon Valley Country Club, Weyhill Guest House


Enjoy camaraderie, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a plated meal with your classmates.

Reunionfest

Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Tamerler Courtyard Tent, adjacent to Rauch Business Center


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 DJ Karl Brisseaux '11.

1990: Pub Night

Friday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Bethlehem Brew Works


Come kick off reunion weekend with a pub night out. Price includes bar snacks and your first drink. 

1960: Presentation by Wight Martindale

Friday 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Rauch Business Center


Members of the Class of 1960 will hear from Wight Martindale '60, who taught at Lehigh in the College of Arts and the Business School from 2000 to 2010. 

Breakfast

Saturday 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Tamerler Courtyard Tent, adjacent to Rauch Business Center


Kick off the day with a hearty breakfast, then gather with your classmates to get ready for your parade performance.

Class Photos and Parade Lineup

Saturday 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Rauch Business Center - Parade Headquarters

Historic Parade of Classes

Saturday 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | Memorial Walkway, Asa Packer Campus


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.

Picnic on the Lawn

Saturday 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Clayton University Center Lawn


Relax and enjoy a buffet lunch featuring festive music.

Campus Walking Tours

Saturday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Depart from Leadership Plaza


Join a walking tour with a student guide to gain insight into the Lehigh experience of today. Tours are first-come, first-served and depart promptly at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Let's GO Reunion

Saturday 1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | On Campus- Location TBD


Let’s GO! We are a community of go-getters, always reinventing, redefining, and finding potential in any problem. Join President Simon and university leaders to engage in a straight-up discussion of how this Lehigh ethos drives today’s students and the leadership of Lehigh and how we will come together to assure the university’s success in a time of extraordinary change.

Celebration of Lehigh's Spiritual Roots

Saturday 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Packer Memorial Church


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.

Jewish Student Center Open House

Saturday 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Jewish Student Center, 216 Summit Street Bethlehem, PA


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!

Alumni Vow Renewal

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | Packer Memorial Church


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.

Walking Construction Tour of the New Residential Houses

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Trembley Parking Lot


Explore Phase 1 of the New Residential Houses project, including the Singleton, Hitch, and Maida Houses.  These will be available to students starting in the fall.  This walking tour is approximately 60 minutes long and will take place through an active construction zone.  Long pants and closed-toe shoes are mandatory, and guests will be provided a hard hat during the tour. Pre-registration is required.

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Reception

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Room C307, Building C, Mountaintop Campus


Join us and visit with professors, students and other alumni for a walk down memory lane.

Computer Science Engineering Alumni Gathering

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Building C, Mountaintop Campus


Meet up with fellow alumni, professors, and students in our new home on Mountaintop.  You'll also have an opportunity to learn about our recent research.

Fraternity and Sorority Open House

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | The Hill


Greetings, Greeks! Visit your former sorority or fraternity house during our open house.

Historic Bethlehem Bus Tour (Sat PM)

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Building Arrival Court


Sit back and enjoy a one-hour guided tour highlighting historic North and South Bethlehem sites.

ISE Alumni Reception

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Room 451, Mohler Lab


Join us during reunion weekend to learn what's new in ISE and visit with professors and fellow alumni! This event is free! 

Theatre Reception

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Diamond Theater, Zoellner Arts Center


Join your fellow theatre and Mustard and Cheese alumni for some memories and light hors d'oeuvres in the Diamond Theater!

Block Party on The Hill

Saturday 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Sayre Park Village


Relive your fun days on “The Hill” with classmates! Enjoy live music, beer, food, and plenty of Brown and White!

Martindale Society Networking Event

Saturday 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. | The Lehigh Room at Hotel Bethlehem


Martindale alumni, please join us as we catch up on the latest news and activities of the Martindale alumni family and the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise. Meet with old friends and make new alumni contacts at this Martindale Society networking event.  (This event is open and free to Martindale alumni only).

1960: Class Dinner

Saturday 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Saucon Valley Country Club, Villa Pazzetti


Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, and a plated meal with your classmates.

1953: Mini Reunion Dinner

Saturday 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Iacocca Hall, Tower Room


Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, and a plated meal with your classmates.

1955: Class Dinner

Saturday 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Clayton University Center, Location TBD


Enjoy camaraderie, hors d'oeuvres, and a plated meal with your classmates.

1975: Class Dinner

Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. | On Campus, TBD


Enjoy music, hors d'oevures, an open beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates.

1980: Class Dinner

Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. | On Campus, Location TBD


Enjoy music, hors d'oevures, an open beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates.

1985: Class Dinner

Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. | On Campus, Location TBD


Enjoy music, hors d'oevures, an open beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates.

2000: Class Dinner

Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. | On Campus, Location TBD


Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates. 

2005: Class Dinner

Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. | On Campus, Location TBD


Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates. 

1970: Class Dinner

Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. | Hotel Bethlehem, Mural Ballroom


Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, and a plated meal with your classmates.

1995: Class Dinner

Saturday 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. | On Campus, Location TBD


Enjoy a DJ, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates. 

1990: Class Dinner

Saturday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | SteelStacks


Enjoy remarks by Rich Verma '90, music from alumni band, "Millie's Closet," an open bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates. 

2010: Class Dinner

Saturday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | On Campus, Location TBD


Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates. 

2015: Class Dinner

Saturday 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. | The Gander Room at The Goose


Enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, an open beer and wine bar, and a buffet meal with your classmates.

Dessert en Blanc (and Brown)

Saturday 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. | Franz Plaza (outside the Clayton University Center)


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.

Farewell Brunch

Sunday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Asa Packer Dining Room, 3rd Floor, Clayton University Center


Cap off the weekend with a buffet brunch.

Hoover-Mason Trestle Tour

Sunday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | SteelStacks


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!




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