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Orientation

Orientation Date: August 18-21

Congratulations and Welcome to the Bear Family. We are excited you have chosen to attend Lenoir-Rhyne University. New Student Orientation is designed to prepare college students for the personal, social, and academic opportunities ahead. You will learn valuable tips and resources from orientation leaders and professional staff, who will serve as your guides and mentors at LRU.

What to Expect at New Student Orientation:
  • Engage in the First Year Experience (FYE) Program
  • Learn Lenoir-Rhyne Traditions
  • Explore Clubs and Organizations
  • Connect with academic support
  • Insightful discussions about the Campus Read book
  • Mindfulness for Health & Wellness
  • Learn about living on campus and safety tips
  • Discover resources for commuter, transfer, international, and first year students
  • Participate in fun late night events

Come ready with questions about campus life and what it means to be an LR Bear. Also, we can’t forget to mention the wonderful experiences of meeting other incoming LRU students. Be prepared to make friends with fellow Bears. The Orientation Staff looks forward to meeting you on August 18.

Facebook Page: LR Orientation
Twitter: @LRUOrientation
Instagram: lr_orientation
Snapchat: LR_Orientation

Questions? Contact lr.orientation.lr.edu or 828.328.7016

Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 18

Residence Hall Move-In
8 am - 2 pm

Campus Resource Fair
Cromer Lobby
11 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch
Cromer Dining Hall
11 am - 2 pm

Commuter and Transfer Reception
Fritz Lobby
1 pm - 1:45 pm

Welcome to Lenoir-Rhyne
P.E. Monroe Auditorium
2 pm - 3:30 pm

Parent Panel
P.E. Monroe Auditorium
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Parent Reception
Shaw Plaza
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Meet Your Orientation Group
Various Locations
4 pm - 5:30 pm

Dinner
Cromer Dining Hall
5:30 pm - 7 pm

Fraternity & Sorority Life Invitation
Sand Volleyball Court
7 pm - 8 pm
Learn more about Fraternity & Sorority Life at LRU.

Residence Life & Campus Security Meeting
P.E. Monroe Auditorium
8:15 pm - 9 pm
Learn more about Residence Life & Campus Security at LRU.

Vespers
Moretz Sports Complex
9 pm

Saturday, August 19

Breakfast
Cromer Dining Hall
8 am - 9 am

Hands on Hickory
Cromer Center (Orientation Leaders)
9 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch
Cromer Dining Hall
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Campus Read - The Underground Railroad
2:30 pm - 4 pm
P.E. Monroe Auditorium, Belk Centrum, Cromer Dining Hall
Learn more about the Campus Read.

Orientation Group
Various Locations
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Dinner
Cromer Dining Hall
5:30 pm - 7 pm

Comedian - Adam Grabowski
P.E. Monroe Auditorium
7 pm - 10 pm

Sunday, August 20

Breakfast
Cromer Dining Hall
8 am - 9:30 am

Technology Check
Rhyne Building
9:30 am - 11 am

Chapel
Grace Chapel
11 am - 11:30 am
Learn more about Campus Ministry.

Lunch
Cromer Dining Hall
11 am - 1 pm

International Orientation Session
Cromer Seminar Room
11:30 am - 1 pm

Orientation Group
Various Locations
1:30 pm - 3 pm

Academic Wellness/Health & Wellness

P.E. Monroe Auditorium
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Learn more about Student Support Services.

Dinner
Cromer Dining Hall
5:30 pm - 7 pm

Guest Speaker - Justin Jones-Fosu: “The Freshman 15”
P.E. Monroe Auditorium
7:30 pm - 9 pm

Monday, August 21

Breakfast
Cromer Dining Hall
8 am - 9 am

Beginning the Journey
P.E. Monroe Auditorium
9 am - 10 am

Lunch
Cromer Dining Hall
11 am - 1 pm

Advisor Meet & Greet
Rhyne Building
1 pm - 1:30 pm

International Student Reception
Carl A. Rudisill Library - Colloquium Room
2 pm
Learn more about the Office for International Education.

Athletics 101
Grace Chapel
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Learn more about Athletics.

On-Campus Job Fair
Shuford Memorial Gymnasium
3 pm - 4:30 pm
Learn more about the Alex Lee Career and Professional Development Center.

What’s in your Backyard?
Russell Lawn
5 pm - 8 pm

Dinner
Cromer Dining Hall
5:30 pm - 7 pm

Chantelle Tickles

Student Activities, Coordinator

First Year Advising & Academic Support

Academic advising at LRU centers on the creation of a personalized educational plan that reflects your interests, abilities, goals and values. This plan includes both the coursework required for your degree and learning opportunities and experiences beyond the classroom such as co-curricular activities, study abroad and internships.

The Office of Student Success (OSS) is the central hub of academic advising at Lenoir-Rhyne. OSS provides general advising services to all first-year and new transfer students as well as academic coaching and support to any student in need.

Our advising services help first-year and new transfer students:
  • Explore their academic interests and choose a major
  • Develop plans to reach their academic, personal and career goals
  • Connect with resources on campus and beyond

In addition, every LR student is assigned an individual advisor is his or her major. You are encouraged to meet with your assigned advisor in the first few weeks of classes. If you have already chosen a major, your assigned advisor will be a faculty member in your major. If you are undecided on your major, your assigned advisor will be First-Year Advisor, Alyssa Stewart.

Our advising staff is available M-F from 9 am until 5 pm in Lohr Hall, or by email: student.success@lr.edu.

Teresa Swan Tuite

Director of Student Success & Retention, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Teena Brooks

Student Success Specialist
Alyssa Stewart

Alyssa Stewart

First-Year Advisor

First Year Experience (FYE)

FYE 191-192: First Year Experience

The purpose of FYE is to help students make the transition from high school to college, to prepare them to be successful in their college careers and beyond. In more concrete terms, this includes fostering the academic skills and professional behavior required in college and introducing students to the rigors of college in general and to the unique educational culture of Lenoir-Rhyne in particular. Each section of FYE has a specific content area, so students should select courses based on their interest in the subject matter; in all sections, however, students should expect to be challenged by the reading, writing, researching, thinking, and discussing involved. This is a two-semester course, with three credit hours in the fall and three in the spring.

Campus Read
Freshman students will read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and participate in several dialogues that explore the themes of slavery, race, community, and the continuing fight for justice and equality. To learn more about this book and to access resources, visit the Visiting Writers Series page.
* All students are expected to complete the Campus Read prior to their arrival for Orientation.

Dr. Julie Voss

Associate Professor of English, Director of General Education

Residence Life

Visit our Residence Life page to learn more about housing options and the services we provide.

Jonathan Rink

Jonathan Rink

Director, Residence Life

Additional Student Support Services