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Visit Our Campus

The best way to learn more about the Lenoir-Rhyne experience is by visiting our campus. We invite you to walk our campus, explore our buildings and classrooms and talk with faculty and current students.

Visit and experience the university for yourself. Sit in on a class. Meet the faculty. Walk around campus. Learn more about our programs, admission requirements, financial aid and all the remarkable places a Lenoir-Rhyne education can take you.

We invite you to discover a sense of belonging on campus and the opportunity for growth and adventure. Our university is exceptional in value when it comes to academics, athletics, service and research.

Daily Campus Visits

We offer a personalized visit experience for prospective students looking to enroll at LR. Tour campus, meet with admissions staff and learn more about your academic interest. Appointments are available at select times Monday through Friday. Once you register, we will be in touch to confirm the details.

Schedule a Visit

#ExperienceLR Open House

#ExperienceLR is the perfect event to start learning more about Lenoir-Rhyne while joining in the excitement of game day between the bricks. Students and their guests will have the opportunity to explore campus with current LR Bears and other prospective students, interact with Lenoir-Rhyne faculty and staff and learn more about what it’s like to be a Bear.

Following the open house, students will receive complimentary tickets for the LR football game in our newly renovated Moretz Stadium. 

Join us on Saturday, September 24 or October 8. Advanced registration is required.

Register for #ExperienceLR

Virtual Visits

We understand there is truly no substitute for seeing our campus in person, but you can now visit LR from home. From a virtual tour of campus to learning about admissions and financial aid, we ensure our virtual experience allows you to connect with LR.

Schedule a Virtual Visit

Interactive Campus Tour

Explore our interactive campus map and our virtual campus tours, in both English and Spanish, from home to see our residence halls, classrooms, student facilities and more.

Explore Our Virtual Campus Tour

Additional Visit Opportunities

To get the visit experience you want, check out the options for all the ways you can join us on campus to interact with students, faculty and staff of Bear Nation.

Admission Events
Choose the event that’s right for you. Events range from open houses to admitted student events to events exclusive to transfer students. Our large programs are perfect for those interested in learning more about LR and allow you to:

  • Engage with faculty to learn about your program of interest
  • Hear from current students about their experiences at LR
  • Learn about the costs of a degree and explore options for financial assistance options available for you
  • Tour the campus and residence halls
View Upcoming Admission Events

Stay Connected

Stay up-to-date with the LR Office of Undergraduate Admission by connecting on ZeeMee, where you will be able to connect with other admitted students and ask questions answered by current students.

We also encourage you to follow LR Undergraduate Admission on social media.

  • Dining & Things to Do

    Hickory, North Carolina is a beautiful 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.

    Enjoy Local Dining

    • The Olde Hickory Tap Room
    • Olde Hickory Station
    • Backstreets Bar and Grill
    • Café Rule
    • Hannah's BBQ and more

    Discover Activities

    • 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
    • Explore local shops a short walk away on the City and check out events, such as The Sails Original Music Series, in downtown Hickory 
    Dining & Things to Do in Hickory
  • Hotel Accommodations

    The following hotels are close to campus and offer discounts; just ask for the LR 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
    Find a Hotel
  • Map & Directions

    For Google Map directions, use our virtual campus map. For GPS, please use 510 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601.

    From Interstate 40

    • Take Exit 125 Lenoir-Rhyne University Exit.
    • Turn North onto Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd.
    • Pass Kickback Jack's Sports Bar 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. The 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 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 3rd Street 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).

News & Events

In support of continued efforts to improve the on-campus experience for students, faculty, staff and community members, The Cannon Charitable Trusts have awarded multiple grants totaling $436,990 to Lenoir-Rhyne University.

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Brittany Marinelli ‘17, M.A. ‘21 has been named the director of international education after serving as interim director of international education for the last year.

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