• ALERT: University Operations for Tuesday, Jan. 18 & COVID-19 Info

    Due to potentially hazardous road conditions tomorrow morning, the LR Hickory and Asheville campuses will operate remotely on Tuesday, Jan 18.

    • Only essential employees (Security, Food Service, Maintenance, etc.) should report to work on campus. All other employees will work remotely. This will provide additional time for clearing the campus roads, parking lots and sidewalks.
    • Classes for the Hickory and Asheville campus will be conducted remotely, via Zoom, at their regularly scheduled times on Tuesday, Jan 18.

    LR’s Columbia campus will be open as usual.

    • LTSS classes will resume face to face as scheduled.
    • All other programs in Columbia will have the option to conduct tomorrow’s classes remotely or in person; faculty should communicate the mode of delivery for courses as early as possible.

    Faculty who have questions about setting up a Zoom meeting for their courses may contact Devon Fisher at the Center for Teaching and Learning at devon.fisher@lr.edu or 828-328-7987.

    On-site COVID testing for each campus location is scheduled as follows:

    • Hickory: Testing on the Hickory campus will resume Tuesday from 1-5 p.m. in the Athletic Training Lab in the lower level of the McCrorie Center.
    • Asheville: Testing on the Asheville campus will resume Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 1-4 p.m. and continue Thursday, Jan. 20, from 8-11 a.m.
    • Columbia: Testing on the Columbia campus is open as normal.

    COVID-19 Policies
    Read the latest updates regarding new COVID-19 policies effective January 1, 2021.

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Your future starts here. Lenoir-Rhyne University offers an education with tremendous value that fosters social mobility, engaged faculty who are invested in your personal success and a supportive campus community.

We offer a variety of degrees for undergraduate, graduate and seminary students. In addition, prospective students have three campus locations to choose from: Hickory, Asheville and Columbia, in addition to online programs.

Get in touch with an undergraduate enrollment counselor, graduate enrollment counselor or seminary enrollment contact today and start your next great adventure at Lenoir-Rhyne. 

The Value of an LR Degree

Whether you're pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, education is a major investment. But we know it's worth it.

Our small class sizes translate to individualized and hands-on learning, giving you a more significant return on investment than at other universities where you get lost in the crowd.

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We offer a variety of undergraduate majors and graduate programs. Plus, our intimate learning environment enables our faculty to connect deeply with each student.

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LR makes everything more personal. The learning experience at LR is more intimate. The professors are a world above any other professors or teachers I've ever had.

Jake Pierce '20, Nursing

What Makes Us Different

Whether it's our small class sizes, supportive campus communities or a variety of majors, discover what makes Lenoir-Rhyne University so unique.

Campus Life

Our campuses in Hickory, Asheville and Columbia offer small campus community environments while providing lots of opportunities for off-campus fun and outdoor recreation.

Faculty & Staff

Our experienced faculty and staff are the backbone of our great university.

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News & Events

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Board of Trustees has renewed the contract of Dr. Fred Whitt, LR president, for a six-year term. The board unanimously approved the new contract at its meeting in November; the contract became effective Jan. 1 and will continue through Jan. 1, 2028.

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After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in public health, Hannah Fowler initially thought she was done with school. But, after working in a doctor’s office, she realized her love for the clinical side of health care.

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