Lehigh University is a private research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Most of the 5,100 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students live on campus. One fun fact about the town of Bethlehem...the headquarters of Just Born, the makers of Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Hot Tamales is based in Bethlehem. Unfortunately, they do not offer any factory tours at this time!
Famous "Mountain Hawks" alumni include: Cathy Engelbert - CEO of Deloitte, Richard Hayne - co-founder of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People, Paul Guilfoyle - actor on CSI, Martin Baron - editor of The Washington Post & former editor of The Boston Globe, Howard H. McClintic and Charles D. Marshall - founders of The McClintic-Marshall Company which manufactured the locks for the Panama Canal, and Bobby Weaver - gold medal wresting winner in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
"Top 5 Parent Picks" when visiting Lehigh:
Attend the Lehigh - Lafayette football game. Known as one of the most-played college football rivalries in the nation.
Grab a truly creative cocktail at The Bookstore Speakeasy. The atmosphere is like stepping back to the roaring 1920s.
Take a look upward inside the Linderman Library for its beautiful stained glass skylight.
Browse the Bethlehem Farmer's Market.
Explore one of the many breweries, wineries or distilleries in the Lehigh Valley.
Taylor is an incoming senior from Greenwich, CT. One quirky fact about Taylor..."I am a red head."
Hannah is a sophmore from North Jersey. One quirky fact about Hannah..."I was born in NY."
Peter is a senior from Summit, New Jersey. One quirky fact about Peter..."I studied abroad in Spain!."
Liz is a sophomore from Pennsylvania. One quirky fact about Liz..."I recently broke my pinky in a sorority flag football tournament...we still won the tournament!"
Fun fact about Lehigh University:
Taylor The campus was built on a mountain.
Peter - The entire campus is on a mountain and the man who invented the escalator is an alumni.
Liz - Lehigh's classes start 10 minutes after the hour because Bethlehem used to be a steel mill and shifts at the mill ended on the hour. So if students worked at the mill they had 10 minutes to get to class after their shift.
Burger Joint and Fries:
Peter - Five Guys.
Finger licking good BBQ spot:
Liz - Queens City BBQ.
Diner and favorite entree:
Taylor - Billy’s Downtown Diner, Omelette.
Breakfast Spot with a friend or date:
Hannah - The Flying Egg.
Peter - Blue Sky Cafe.
Liz - Blue Sky Cafe.
Things to do:
Night Spot for Music:
Peter - The Fun House.
Where is Your Favorite Place to Hang on Campus:
Taylor - Front lawn.
Hannah - Front lawn.
Peter - Off campus houses.
Liz - FML or the front lawn.
Where do you want to go for spring break:
Taylor - Puerto Vallerta or Cabo.
Peter - Mexico.
Liz - Rome!