Traditions & History
Founded in 1866, Lebanon Valley College guides students to lifelong success through exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs delivered in a practical, supportive environment.
We’re proud of our history and enjoy celebrating our traditions with our Flying Dutchmen, old and new.
Dear Old LVC
Read the Lebanon Valley College Alma Mater, written by Max F. Lehman, Class of 1907 and Earle A. Spessard, Class of 1911.
Christmas at The Valley
Christmas at the Valley is a long-standing holiday tradition at Lebanon Valley College. Hear the story from the people who started Christmas at The Valley 60+ years ago.
One of The Valley’s most popular traditions, this sit-down, family-style dinner is served by faculty, staff, and administrators—and even our president.
Students sign up for the meal and enjoy time with friends before heading home for the holiday break.