Lehigh University's 148th Commencement took place on Monday, May 23, 2016. The brilliant sunshine and bright blue skies were a perfect backdrop for President John Simon's first Commencement ceremony as Lehigh's president. Graduates, families, friends, faculty, and staff alike benefited from the advice and experience of guest speaker and Wall Street financier Joseph R. Perella '64 '06H. Nearly 1,700 new graduates and thousands of supportive friends and family members were in attendance to enjoy this special day. Photos by John Kish IV and Ryan Hulvat. To download a photo, click on it and select the Download option from above the photo.