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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 interactive campus map from home to see our residence halls, classrooms, student facilities, and more.

Virtual Experience

Group Visit

Looking for a great educational opportunity for your students, organization, or club? We invite high school aged groups to schedule a visit to Lenoir-Rhyne University.


Additional Visit Opportunities

Open House Events

Discover LR

Lenoir-Rhyne University invites you to discover more about our campus. There is no better way to learn about a university than to come experience it yourself. We recognize your potential and want you to learn more about Lenoir-Rhyne. At Discover LR, students will have the opportunity to:
  • Tour the campus and residence halls
  • Connect with students and hear about their experiences
  • Engage with faculty members
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch for student and two guests

This event is held the third Friday of July each year. If you were unable to attend this year, we invite you to schedule a personal visit or experience campus during one of our fall events. Please see our Fall Open House opportunities below. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at admission@lr.edu or 828.328.7382.

Game Day: Talk, Tour, & Tailgate

Experience the excitement of LR football 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 a complimentary dinner and free game admission.

This event is held the third Saturday of September each year. If you were unable to attend this year, we invite you to schedule a personal visit or experience campus during one of our fall events. Please see our Fall Open House opportunities below. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at admission@lr.edu or 828.328.7382.

#ChooseLR

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 our University than to experience it for yourself.

This event is held in October each year. If you were unable to attend this year, we invite you to schedule a personal visit or experience campus during one of our fall events. Please see our additional visit opportunities below. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at admission@lr.edu or 828.328.7382

A Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas

Sunday, December 2, 2018
Check-In at 4:15 pm
Concert at 5 pm
Reception Immediately Following
Register

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 and Sunday's performance. Students and two guests receive tickets for the 5 pm concert.

If you are unable to attend on December 2, we invite you to schedule a personal visit. For more information, contact the Office of Admission, at admission@lr.edu or 828.328.7382.

Admitted Students Events

Experience LR

Experience LR is for accepted students only. The event will provide prospective students an opportunity to visit campus and learn more about LR. During your visit to LR, you will have the opportunity to experience the academic classroom, learn more about co-curricular activities, and talk with current students about their personal experiences at LR. Experience LR participants have the opportunity to extend the day with a tour of campus and residence halls, attend a Student Activities Fair, as well as scheduling an individual meeting with a counselor to review your financial aid award. Discover why Lenoir-Rhyne is the right choice for your higher education experience.

Decision Days

Decision Days are designed to provide accepted students and their families a personalized opportunity to discover more about the exceptional experience that LR offers. We recognize your potential and want you to choose Lenoir-Rhyne for your higher education journey. At Decision Days, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour the campus and residence halls
  • Meet individually with our enrollment management team to review their financial aid award
  • Hear from current students about their experiences at LR
  • Engage with faculty members
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch to connect with other students and staff
#LRbound Students

Red & Black Day

We are confident you will excel at LR and benefit from the high-quality academic programs, experiential and service learning opportunities, as well as the numerous student life activities and organizations. To ensure you begin your journey fully prepared, we invite all students that plan on enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne to attend one of our Red & Black Days.

To learn more about Red & Blacks Days, please go to our Red & Black Days webpage
for specific information relevant to first year and transfer students.

Students must submit their enrollment deposit before attending Red & Black Day.

Events Exclusive for Transfer Students

Transfer Open House

Thursday, October 4, 2018
3 pm - 5 pm
Register

Thursday, November 8, 2018
3 pm - 5 pm
Register

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

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.

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
  • 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).