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Looking to meet new people, be outdoors, and have fun?

Does the color green excite you?

Are you curious about the inner workings of environmental sustainability?


Incoming freshmen and transfer students can jump start their education and college experience through SustainabLEHIGH, a pre-orientation experience, whose mission it is to introduce students to all facets of environmental sustainability.  As part of the SustainabLEHIGH adventure, you will explore the Lehigh Valley through biking, canoeing, visiting a farm, and camping on our very own island. Not only will you be having non-stop fun, but the learning experience and connections provide you with a strong foundation for future leadership in green and sustainable initiatives at Lehigh.

As part of this exciting 3-day adventure, you will:

  • Meet like-minded students, campus leaders and sustainability champions
  • Camp on your very own island (seriously!)
  • Bike and canoe down the Lehigh River
  • Visit a local farm
  • Take a green tour of campus
  • Learn about sustainability-related clubs, classes, initiatives and campaigns

Sample Schedule: 




Check In Iacocca Hall from 8:00am-10:30am

Meet at STEPS 190 at 12:00pm

Biking, Canoeing back to Bethlehem

Cabin Breakfast

Ice Breakers & Lunch

South Side Walk & Local Lunch

Watershed Tour

Biking, Canoeing and Camping Trip to our own island!

Farm Tour

Local Lunch


Dinner and hang time in Mountain Cabin

Wrap up

2018 Dates: August 20-23

Questions? Please contact Katharine Targett at 

Information about the PreLUsion program: