First Year Students

Summer 2022 - Administration Office Hours

May 23rd through August 5th
Staff on campus: Monday - Thursday, 8:15-4:45
Staff available remotely on Fridays, 8:15-4:45

Dean's Welcome Message

Dear College of Health Class of 2026, 

We are delighted to welcome you to the College of Health (COH) at Lehigh University. Congratulations on your acceptance.

Do you want to play a role in preventing the next pandemic, or improve health outcomes domestically and globally, or prevent and treat chronic disease using entrepreneurial solutions? All of these are possibilities for your future now that you’ve chosen the COH. For those of you interested in careers in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, completing a degree in the COH will give you a unique perspective and the skills necessary to set you apart from other applicants seeking these professional programs. 

You were accepted into the COH because we are inspired by your desire to make a difference in the world’s health, and impressed by your qualifications. We are confident that you will excel in either of our two majors--the BS in Population Health where you will learn about the multiple determinants of health, data analytics and epidemiology - or the BA in Community and Global Health where you will learn about the multiple determinants of health and how to design, implement and evaluate health interventions for communities in the U.S. and abroad. We are also excited to offer six minor programs, which you can learn more about here

You will be the third class of students to graduate from the COH and the first to have access to the beautiful new Health, Science and Technology building—the largest and most modern research facility that Lehigh has ever built. 

Please join us for the “COH 101” virtual sessions designed to introduce your life as a COH student. In these sessions, you’ll hear about the different classes in COH, meet some of our faculty, explore the careers you can consider with either of our degrees, and learn about how to register for classes. 

We hope to see you on Zoom this summer and look forward to meeting you in person in the Fall. 


Elizabeth A. Dolan, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Health