June 6-9, 2024

Lehigh University Reunion


Head back to Lehigh to meet and mingle with more than 1,000 fellow alumni. This annual event brings out the best of Lehigh spirit through engaging events and endless ways to relive your glory days. View last year's brochure for an idea of what to look forward to.

Reunionfest event from above

All-alumni Reunionfest event on Friday evening of Reunion Weekend.


Meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and reminisce about memories made at Lehigh. Join your class for a special class dinner on Saturday night. State of the University with President Joseph J. Helble ’82, historic parade of classes, celebrations like Hawktoberfest and ReunionFest, and more round out your weekend!


State of the University

President Joseph J. Helble ’82 discussed how the 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. 

Get in on the fun

Reunion Weekend Highlights

Reunion 2023 commemorative mug design

Reunion 2023 Mug

In honor of the number of classes reconnecting in 2023, we’re bringing back the Lehigh Reunion Commemorative Mug! This year's mug showcases a panoramic image of Asa Packer Campus.

Clutch on the UC Lawn surrounded by alumni


Lehigh spirit and Oktoberfest brews meet at Hawktoberfest, Lehigh’s answer to this beloved fall festival. Listen to a German brass band as you sip special Oktoberfest beers with fun food pairings, all at The Grove. 

People playing games at Reunionfest


Celebrate with hundreds of Lehigh alumni, friends, and family at this festive event. Mix and mingle over a buffet dinner, open wine and beer bar, and dancing.

1983 class marching in the reunion parade

Historic Parade of Classes

Great music, creative costumes, and plenty of Lehigh spirit are on display during the ever-popular Parade of Classes. Walk with your class or cheer for your favorite group, then look on as parade judges select the winner of the coveted Petty Flag for Best Parade Performance.

Friends posing at diinner

Class Celebrations

Join your classmates and those classes celebrating the same milestone Reunion for a special dinner event.

Celebrating Reunion

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus for Reunion 2024 on June 6-9! While Reunion is still many months away, event planning is already underway. Be sure to mark your calendars and encourage your classmates to do the same. 

If you’re as passionate about reunions as we are, consider volunteering to help your class organize a memorable milestone reunion of your own! To get involved, contact Lindsay Gillette at (610) 758-5598 or lkk316@lehigh.edu or Stephanie Fisher at (610) 758-3069 or saf517@lehigh.edu.

When does registration for the weekend open?
Registration will open in the spring. You will receive an email from Lehigh when registration officially launches!

How do I sign up for Reunion?
You can complete registration by clicking the "Register Now" link on this page, creating your itinerary (possibly including on-campus housing), and paying by credit card. You can also register and pay over the phone by calling the Office of University Events at (610) 758-2746 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

When is the registration deadline?
Online registrations (for events that are not sold out) close in May 2024. You can also register over the phone with the Office of University Events at (610) 758-2746 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

What if my plans change, and I need to modify or cancel my registration?
Requests for a refund or change to registrations must be made by the primary registrant. You can request a refund or change to your registration with the Office of University Events by calling (610) 758-2746 or emailing inreun@lehigh.edu. The deadline for a full refund will be in May 2024, after which, cancellations are non-refundable. Refunds will not be given for missed events after the event has taken place.

Where and at what time can I pick up my registration materials on the day(s) of the event?
You can pick up your event registration materials for all events at Reunion Headquarters. This should be your first stop for the weekend as everything you need will be housed here! 

You may park your car in most university lots or parking garages* throughout campus. The Alumni Memorial Building parking garage is most convenient for the complimentary Reunion Transportation service. Parking in the campus garages is complimentary, as long as you don’t park in a metered space. Please note, if you park in a metered area on or off campus, you are responsible for paying the meter.

If you are staying in on-campus housing, parking will be available near your residence hall. Please indicate the number of vehicles you will need to park so that you are issued the correct number of parking passes. 

*The Zoellner Arts Center Parking Garage is available for an additional charge. 

Reunion attendees who register for paid events are invited to stay overnight in the residence halls with friends. You can choose between apartment-style and traditional-style residence halls which will all be air conditioned. 

Like booking a hotel room, rates are listed as per night (not per person) and are based on room style and size.

All residence hall accommodations that have been reserved for reunion guests are air conditioned and include two sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase, two towels, and a washcloth. Guests are responsible for making up their beds and for providing toiletries, including soap, shampoo, etc. Parking will be available near residence halls. 

If you need to cancel your on-campus housing reservation, please call the Office of University Events at (610) 758-2746. 

Select hotels offer special rates just for Lehigh Reunions. Please contact the hotels directly to inquire about their rate and make your reservation.

Comfort Suites
120 West 3rd Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 882-9700

Fairfield Inn
2140 Motel Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 867-8681

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – Bethlehem
200 Gateway Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 868-5800

Hilton Garden Inn
1787-B Airport Road
Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 443-1400

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Hellertown
2201 Cherry Lane
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 838-6110

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Bethlehem
3375 High Point Boulevard
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 882-2255

Homewood Suites
2031 Avenue C
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 264-7500

Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 625-5000

Hyatt Place – Bethlehem
45 West North Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 625-0500

Springhill Suites by Marriott
3800 West Drive
Center Valley, PA 18034
(610) 709-9797

Sonesta Select
2160 Motel Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 317-6200

Wind Creek Bethlehem
77 Wind Creek Boulevard
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(877) 726-3777

When confirming your reservations, inform the hotel representative that you are reserving a room within the "Lehigh University Reunion Room Block" to ensure you receive the room block rate.

Want to make a gift in honor of your milestone reunion? Visit give.lu/reunion2023 or contact Joanna Patrick at (610) 758-2838 or jbp218@lehigh.edu.

Reunion 2025: June 6-9

Reunion 2025: June 12-15

Reunion 2026: June 11-14

Reunion 2027: June 10-13

Reunion 2028: June 8-11

Lehigh continues to monitor state and local COVID-19 guidelines regarding events. The Reunion event team has planned many of the weekend festivities outdoors. Class dinners that are located off campus will follow the guidelines of those venues. At this time, we are mask optional for Reunion 2024. Registrants will be contacted should event details change.

Can I find out who else is attending Reunion?
Check the See Who’s Coming page to see the names of fellow alumni who will be joining you at Reunion.

Can you accommodate special needs?
Alumni with special needs are encouraged to attend Reunion. We want you to have as few obstacles as possible during your stay and to be able to participate in all activities. If you are registered for an event and want to ensure your needs are met, please contact the Office of University Events directly at (610) 758-2746 or by emailing us at inreun@lehigh.edu. To view Campus Accessibility, you may also visit the Building Access Map at any time.

If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, we would be happy to accommodate you. Please be sure to list your restrictions or allergies when registering for the weekend. 

What is the attire for the weekend?
Attire for the weekend is casual. We recommend comfortable clothes and shoes so that you can walk around campus during the day. For ReunionFest, feel free to dress in your Lehigh brown and white. For class dinners and Dessert en Blanc (and Brown), business casual is appropriate.

Is on-campus housing available during Reunion?
Yes! You’ll need to act fast to stay with your classmates — we suggest booking your room(s) as early as possible. Apartment-style and traditional-style residence halls will be available to reserve as part of the registration process. 

All residence hall accommodations that have been reserved for reunion guests are air conditioned and include two sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase, two towels, and a washcloth. Guests are responsible for making up their beds and for providing toiletries, including soap, shampoo, etc. Parking will be available near residence halls. 

If you need to cancel your on-campus housing reservation, please call the Office of University Events at (610) 758-2746. 

Need help finding your friends?
Reach out to us at (610) 758-3129 or alumnirelations@lehigh.edu.

What else is there to do in Bethlehem?
We are happy to have you back on Lehigh's campus to celebrate Reunion! If you are looking for something else to do during your stay, please consider these options:

  • Historic Bethlehem Tours
    Experience the museums and historic sites of Bethlehem to be transported to another place and time. For more information, please visit the Historic Bethlehem Tours website
  • National Museum of Industrial History
    The National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America's rich industrial heritage. It is located in a 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America. The museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs, and amazing history. For more information on prices and times to visit the museum, please visit the National Museum of Industrial History website.

How do I know where my class dinner is located?
Information will be updated as we solidify all event details for the weekend. You will also receive the weekend program when you check in at Reunion Headquarters at the Alumni Memorial Building. This program will have all up-to-date information on weekend events and their locations.

I still have some unanswered questions. Who can I contact?
You are welcome to email the Office of University Events at inevents@lehigh.edu or call (610) 758-2746. We will respond in less than 48 hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET).

Martin H. Neidell

Alumni Spotlight: Martin H. Neidell ’68

Over the past 10 years, I have become more active at Lehigh, and I look forward to reconnecting with people I haven’t seen for 50 years. I am active on my reunion committee and have had great telephone connections with former classmates.