This protocol outlines COVID-19 related guidance for undergraduate students who traveled outside of the area (defined as Northampton, Lehigh, and Bucks Counties) for an extended period of time, such as overnight, and applies to all students living on campus or accessing campus. The policy does not apply to students who left campus briefly (e.g., picking up a prescription at the pharmacy). Given the fluidity of changing conditions, this protocol may be updated, and any new changes should be followed. In addition, students should also follow any restrictions directed by the Commonwealth around leaving and returning to PA.
Lehigh provided guidance to students, faculty and staff to limit travel. We do not encourage or recommend leaving campus, especially if quarantining or isolating, but recognize there may be extenuating circumstances in which returning to your home and family may be preferable. Undergraduate students living in on-campus housing must notify their Gryphon before leaving their residence hall for an extended period of time. If you go home, also consider whether upon your return there will still be a quarantine in your residence hall.
Before returning to campus, all undergraduate students will be required to:
The University may be able to assist students with high financial need in cases where costs present a significant hardship to you or your family. For more information, please visit our Emergency Financial Aid page >