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Orientation
Orientation is held twice a year: Fall and Spring
New Graduate Student General Orientation will be held virtually! Please click on Fall 2020 Orientation in the menu for more information!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Lehigh!  The GLO office is here to assist you with any student life concerns by providing you infomation, referrals, advice, and consultation.  Please take a look at the Graduate Student Resource Book, as well as other material on this website to help you prepare to move to and life in our community.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.  Due to COVID-19, orientation for Fall 2020 will be held in a virtual format. On this website, you will find videos for you to watch at your pleasure to orient you to Lehigh's campus.  Click here to go to the Fall 2020 Orientation Page!

Important Trainings

Teacher Assistant Training, Aug 19th

This year's training was held through webinars on Wednesday August 19, 2020 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  

Lab Safety Training, Aug 21st

This year's training was held through a webinar on Friday August 21, 2020 from 9:00am to 10:00am.  

Important Requirements:

1- Pennsylvania State Law requires that students living in univeristy housing either (1) obtain a meningitis vaccine or (2) fill out a declination form.  You may obtain the vaccine at the Health Center for a fee.  lehigh's injury and sickness insurance does not cover this fee becuase the insurance does not cover preventative medicine.  Medically, only college freshman living in dormitories are at an increased risk, so graduate students may feel comfortable choosing to waive the menigococcal vaccine.  If you do not want the vaccine, you may waive it by completing the declination form.  The form is available at the Student health Center, Johnson Hall.  This law does not apply to studnts living off-campus.  Please address questions and comments directly to the Helath Center (610-758-3870).

2- Mandatory Health Information- Please make sure to complete all necessary forms regarding health infomation.  Check out the requirements at http://www.lehigh.edu/health or call the Student Health Center at 610-758-3870.

3- Lab Safety Training- You must go through this training if you will be working in a lab.  You will nto be allowed in the lab until the training is complete.  Please consult the schedule in your orientation packet for time and location.

4-Teaching Assistant Training-If you have been awarded a teaching assistant position, your department will require this training.  Each Fall, the GLO presents TA training on the Wednesday of Orientation week.  If you are/were unable to attend the live training and you will be a TA, please watch the current TA Video series, write a brief summary, include your name, department and email to gradlife@lehigh.edu.

5-Lehigh Computing Account- New graduate students must establish their Lehigh computing account through the Lehigh graduate application at http://applywebcom.lehighg.  Click on View your Decision Letter and follow the link under "Next Steps."

6-ID Cards- Your Lehigh ID provides you with access to several important services, such as access to buildings, a GlodPLUS account, athletic facilities and events, bookstore discounts, and library borrowing.  Your ID card identifies you as a member of the Lehigh University Commuity.  Your Lehigh ID car should be treated with care.  Please do not punch holes in your ID card.  Please go to http://financeadmin.lehigh.edu/content/id-office to get your ID card.

7-International Students- If you are a TA, you may need to take and pass the TOPSS test or an OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview). Please contact your department Coordinator for more information. International student should check out this website, https://global.lehigh.edu/icape/topss-testing-services, for information about TOPSS and other testing services.