Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, just 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles southwest of New York City. The university comprises three contiguous campuses encompassing 1,600 acres and is easily reached via air or ground transportation. The original or main campus, Asa Packer, contains most of Lehigh's academic and residential buildings and sits on the north slope of South Mountain overlooking Bethlehem's Southside.
The College of Education is located on the 742-acre Mountaintop Campus overlooking the Lehigh Valley. This site was originally built up as the Homer Research Labs of Bethlehem Steel. Mountaintop was acquired by Lehigh in 1986 and is home to the College of Education and numerous facilities for the Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biological Sciences departments.
The College is housed primarily in the A-wing of Iacocca Hall, which was built as the Homer Research Labs of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. It is also known as the Tower building due to the fact that it sits perched above the Lehigh Valley and can be seen from a great distance away. We see many visitors to the Tower throughout the year as it is the highest point in the Lehigh Valley and offers an unparalleled view.
Iacocca Hall boasts a grand entrance with marble floors and towering ceilings. Many events are hosted in the the lobby throughout the year including the College's Open Houses where students have a chance to meet faculty, staff, and students alike in order to explore a future with us. Again, the Tower is utilized for meetings, presentations, colloquiums, and other gatherings and serves as a wonderful meeting space. The College has many classrooms within the three floors of the A-wing and features a state of the art "Classroom of the Future" (E104) and a COE Student Lounge (B103) that hosts our Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) that offers both physical and online resources to help students, faculty, and staff become multi-culturally competent.
We welcome the opportunity to show you around Iacocca Hall and the greater Lehigh campus.