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As the rate of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, infections in the local region continue to rapidly improve, Lehigh University is planning to resume in-person instruction and on-campus housing in August, subject to restrictions on classroom and housing capacity necessitated by social distancing.

We plan to begin the academic semester on August 24, as scheduled, and to complete in-person instruction by Thanksgiving (November 26). Remote instruction after Thanksgiving will likely be needed to complete fall courses. Read more about Lehigh's response to COVID-19.

As we plan for the structured opening of campus, we recognize that not all of our students can physically return for all or part of the semester. For our international students, visa processing and travel delays could create barriers to coming to campus, and for those who live in other parts of the United States, a resurgence of the virus at home could prevent a safe return to campus. It is also certain that individual medical or other extenuating circumstances will impact some students, faculty and staff, requiring them to learn or work remotely.

This page provides additional information and resources for international students. If you can questions, you can contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at

Information and Resources

Current Undergraduate Students

COMING SOON: Information for international sophomores, juniors and seniors about getting to campus, remote learning and more