In the midst of reading applications, one of my responsibilities is to begin planning regional admitted student receptions around the world for our newly admitted students, their families, and the Lehigh family members. For admitted students who can't make it to campus in April for our on-campus events, or for those who would like to meet other accepted students in their area, there may be an accepted student reception held in their region.
Each year, many of Lehigh University’s more than 60,000 alumni family members and friends come together to congratulate newly accepted students within their communities. These special Accepted Student Receptions are a benchmark program for our University and are for those students who have already decided that Lehigh is their school, as well as for those still in the decision-making process, and are meant to provide students and their family the opportunity to meet Lehigh staff members and local alumni and parents. Lehigh invites students to come and hear about Lehigh alums' experiences and memories. Hopefully, this will help them to determine if Lehigh is the place where they will spend their undergraduate years and form fond college memories of their own.
Locations where receptions will be held this April include St. Louis, MO; Metro Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; NYC; Long Island, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Chicago, IL; Istanbul, Turkey. Other potential cities include Houston, TX; Seattle, WA; Honolulu, HI
As of today, we are well past being 70% finished with reading applications, but there is still a bit of work to do until we have finished piecing together our Class of 2014. With spring on the horizon and so much Lehigh love in the air, how can anyone not love this time of year?! Gotta get back to the applications, so that's all for now...
Barrett Ellyn Frankel '02, '03 - firstname.lastname@example.org