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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

Discover LR - Open House

Lenoir-Rhyne University invites you to discover more about our campus. Come hear from a faculty member, meet your enrollment counselor, and explore our beautiful campus to see what makes Lenoir-Rhyne's private liberal arts education unique. There is no better way to learn about a university than to come experience it yourself. This event takes place on the third Friday of July each year.

Game Day: Talk, Tour, & Tailgate

Saturday, September 23, 2017
1 pm - 6 pm, Kickoff at 7 pm
Registration Closed

Experience the excitement of LR football as our team takes on Wingate at Moretz Stadium. Learn more about Lenoir-Rhyne, explore our campus, and join the tradition of LR football that unites our community. Students and two guests receive free admission. Additional tickets are available for purchase.


Saturday, October 21, 2017
9 am - 1 pm

Registration Closed

You're invited to explore what makes a Lenoir-Rhyne 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 the University than to experience it for yourself.

A Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas

Sunday, December 3, 2017
6 pm - 7:30 pm

A Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas is an annual tradition on campus. This program features the A Cappella Choir, College Singers, Handbell Choir, and Brass Ensemble. Join us for a reception to be held between Sunday’s two performances. Students and two guests will receive tickets for one of the two performances (5 pm or 7:30 pm).

Red & Black Day

Thursday, December 7, 2017 (for spring start students)
1:30 pm – 5 pm
Optional Campus Tour at 1:30 pm

Red & Black Day is a very important day that you do not want to miss. Join us on campus for an afternoon preparing you for your first semester at Lenoir-Rhyne. You will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty advisor, register for classes, as well as have your Student ID photo taken. You will also have the opportunity to speak with various offices on campus, including financial aid and student health. If you arrive by 1:30 pm, take advantage of the Optional Campus Tour opportunity.

Experience LR

Monday, February 19, 2018
9 am - 2 pm

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.

Decision Days

Saturday, March 24, 2018
9 am - 2 pm

Friday, April 6, 2018
9 am - 2 pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9 am - 2 pm

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 will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an Enrollment Management staff member regarding Financial Aid as a part of the event.

Transfer Open House

If you are still deciding on whether Lenoir-Rhyne University is the perfect fit for you, we invite you to visit campus for our Transfer Open House Event. An open house is a valuable experience for you to tour the campus, meet with your transfer counselor, and have the opportunity to talk with a faculty member from your prospective major.

Transfer Tuesday

Second Tuesday of Every Month
1:30 pm - 5 pm pm
Register for November 14
Register for December 12

Transfer Tuesdays are designed with the transfer student in mind. The second Tuesday of every month LR will offer transfer students the opportunity to talk with your enrollment counselor and to complete an application on site.

Advanced registration is requested, but not required. Please be sure to bring your college transcripts with you. If you are interested in taking a campus tour, please arrive no later than 2:30 pm.

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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
  • Kozy Kottage Uptown

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).