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Plan Your Personal Visit

Appointments are available at select times Monday through Friday. You'll have the chance to meet with an enrollment counselor, faculty members, and students during your visit. Once you register, we'll be in touch to confirm the details.

Register for a campus visit

Virtual Tour

Unable to visit campus in person? Explore our virtual tour from home to see our residence halls, classrooms, student facilities, and more.

Virtual Experience

Additional Visit Opportunities

Experience LR

Experience LR

Experience LR is for accepted students only, providing prospects an opportunity to meet with an Enrollment Counselor, engage with faculty, and learn more about all Lenoir-Rhyne has to offer. This event takes place in Mid-February, traditionally on President’s Day each year.

Decision Days

Decision Days

Decision Days are designed to provide accepted students who are considering attending Lenoir-Rhyne an opportunity to speak with faculty, staff, and current students. Each student has the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an Enrollment Management Staff Member regarding Financial Aid during the event. These events take place between March and April each year.

Discover LR - Open House

July 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Status: Space Available

Registration period closes July 18, 2017
Register here.

Lenoir-Rhyne University invites you to come discover what makes a private liberal arts education unique. Hear from leaders on campus, speak with current students, meet faculty in your prospective area of study, and take a campus tour. There is no better way to learn about a university than to come experience it for yourself!

Transfer Open House

If you are still deciding on whether Lenoir-Rhyne University is the perfect fit for you, we invite you to come visit campus for our Transfer Open House Event. An Open House is a valuable experience for you to meet with your transfer counselor, take a tour of the campus, and have the opportunity to talk with a faculty member from your perspective area of study. Be on the lookout for a chance to register for our next Transfer Open House. We have this event during the Fall, Spring, & Summer Semesters.


Red & Black Days

Red and Black Day is your chance to finally prepare for your first semester. You will have the opportunity to complete your course registration with a faculty advisor, meet incoming classmates, get your Student ID photo taken, along with a variety of other things.

Learn more about Red & Black Day and view the event schedule.

Upcoming Events

Plan Your Trip

About Hickory, NC

Hickory, North Carolina is a wonderful place to live, offers the amenities of a large city while basking in small town charm. Hickory is also close to many large cities, including Charlotte and Asheville.

Places To Eat
  • The Olde Hickory Tap Room
  • Olde Hickory Station
  • Backstreets Bar and Grill
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Hannah's BBQ, and more
Things To Do
  • Attend a Hickory Crawdads Minor League Baseball Game (Texas Rangers Affiliate)
  • Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Hickory
  • Take a walk in Glenn Hilton Park
  • Indulge at the Farmer's Market
  • Shop at Valley Hills Mall, Best Buy, Target, Dick's Sporting Goods, Academy Sports and Outdoors, among others

Where to Stay

The following hotels are close to campus and will offer discounts, just ask for the LRU Guest Rate.

  • Hilton Garden Inn: 828.327.1000
  • Courtyard/Marriott: 828.267.2100
  • Crowne Plaza Hickory: 828.323.1000
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites: 828.431.3000
  • Hampton Inn: 828.624.2000
  • Holiday Inn Express: 828.328.2081

Getting to LR

For GPS, Please use 625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601.

From Interstate 40:
  • Take Exit 125 Lenoir-Rhyne University Exit.
  • Turn North onto Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd.
  • Pass Kickback Jacks and Mellow Mushroom restaurants on the right. Go thru five lights. At the sixth light (7th Avenue, NE) take a left.
  • Go straight through the next light. Campus will be on your right. Go to the end of the block and turn right onto Stasavich Place.
  • Turn immediately into the parking lot on your right, which has reserved parking spaces for Admission visitors.
  • Admission Visitor Parking is directly across the street from the Admission Office (Lohr Hall).
From Charlotte Airport/Gastonia:
  • Take Billy Graham Parkway North (left lane) to I-85 South.
  • Take I-85 South to Gastonia for about 15 minutes.
  • Take US 321 North (Exit 17) and turn left at the light.
  • Take US 321 North until the highway intersects I-40 (Exit 43).
  • Take I-40 East to Exit 125 -- follow directions for From Interstate 40 above.
From Boone:
  • Follow US 321 South.
  • Upon entering Hickory, cross Lake Hickory. Turn left at Clement Boulevard NW (between Racetrac Gas and CVS).
  • Proceed to the second stoplight at 12th Avenue NW.
  • Turn left and follow to the next stoplight (a T-intersection).
  • Turn right onto 6th Street NW.
  • Take the second left onto 9th Avenue NW, proceed through three stoplights, and turn right on 3rdStreet NE.
  • Take an immediate left onto 7th Avenue NE. Proceed up the hill to the stop sign.
  • Turn left onto Stasavich Place and immediately turn in to parking lot on your right.
  • Admission Visitor Parking is directly across the street from the Admission Office (Lohr Hall).