The 34th Annual Hanley H. Painter Bear Memorial Golf Tournament
Lake Hickory Country Club, Catawba Springs Course
Start off your Homecoming weekend and show your support for LR at the annual Hanley H. Painter Memorial Golf Tournament. Bring your own foursome or we’ll add you to one. The event is at Lake Hickory Country Club (Catawba Springs), and tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit LR Athletics. Registration required.
Class of 1983 Reunion Weekend Kickoff Party
Blowing Rock Draft House | 5-7 p.m.
The class of 1983 reunion planning committee would like to invite classmates and their guests to gather at Blowing Rock Draft House before the Homecoming Kickoff Party. Stop by on your way into town to start your weekend off with fellow Bears! This event is a casual get-together and guests are invited to come and go as needed. Food and drink are on your own. Registration requested.
Class of 1973 50th Reunion
Alumni House | 6-9 p.m.
The class of 1973 will celebrate its golden year with a reunion dinner on the Hickory campus. Join your classmates at the Alumni House on the west side of campus at 6 p.m. to reminisce and reconnect. Price per person is $40 and includes a dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres, a carving station and an open bar of beer and wine, guests are welcome. Registration required.
Class of 1998 25th Reunion
Alex and Lee George Hall Atrium | 6-9 p.m.
The class of 1998 is invited to celebrate its 25th reunion in the Alex and Lee George Hall Atrium, part of the new addition to the science building which opened in 2017. This special event will begin at 6 p.m. and provide time to remember favorite LR memories with classmates. Alumni and their guests will enjoy a dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar of beer and wine. Price per person is $25. Registration required.
Campus Ghost Tour
Lohr Hall | 6 p.m.
It's spooky season. Join the Office of Admission for a campus ghost tour. Guests will learn about LR history while hearing a few spooky stories about the campus. Do you have a LR ghost story to share? Don't miss this opportunity to relive your eerie college days. Registration requested.
Homecoming Kickoff Party
Blowing Rock Draft House | 7-10 p.m.
New in 2023 – Lenoir-Rhyne will take over Blowing Rock Draft House! Alumni and their guests will enjoy the entire space at the draft house right around the corner from campus. Join fellow Bears of all ages from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar. This is the perfect spot to start your weekend and meet up with friends. Registration requested.