Once a Bear, Always a Bear

Reunions


In 2022, the Office of Alumni Engagement will help several classes celebrate milestone reunions. The Class of 1962 will celebrate its 60th reunion, the Class of 1972 will celebrate its 50th reunion, the Class of 1982 will celebrate its 40th reunion, and the Class of 1997 will celebrate its 25th reunion.

Returning to campus for your reunion helps you reconnect with your alma mater. Whether you’re on campus all the time, or it’s been a while, you’ll love this opportunity to celebrate being a Bear!

Commemorate your milestone reunion year by purchasing a brick to be added on the Walk of Honor. With a gift of $250 to The Fund for Lenoir-Rhyne, you can personalize a brick that will be your connection to campus forever. Gifts made to the Walk of Honor will be celebrated in the sum total of the reunion class gift.

Order a Walk of Honor Brick Today

Class of 1962


Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022
The Class of 1962 will celebrate its 60th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, with a lunch event on campus before the home football game. Class of 1962 alumni are also invited to Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022.

The Class of 1962 reunion committee encourages classmates to consider making a special, honorary gift to LR in recognition of this hallmark reunion year. All gifts will be celebrated as part of the reunion class gift at the gathering in the fall. For information about giving, please visit lr.edu/give.

Register for Class of 1962 Reunion

Class of 1972


Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, 2022
The Class of 1972 will celebrate its 50th reunion on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, with a dinner event. This is also Homecoming weekend so there will be tons of opportunities to reconnect with your classmates. Registration for your reunion dinner and other homecoming events is open.

The Class of 1972 reunion committee has set a goal to collectively raise $200,000 for LR in recognition of this hallmark reunion year. All gifts will be celebrated as part of the reunion class gift at the gathering in the fall. For information about giving, please visit lr.edu/give.

Register for Class of 1972 Reunion & Homecoming Events

Class of 1982


Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
The Class of 1982 will celebrate its 40th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, with a dinner event. This is also Homecoming weekend so there will be tons of opportunities to reconnect with your classmates. Registration for your reunion dinner and other homecoming events is open.

The Class of 1982 reunion committee encourages classmates to consider making a special, honorary gift of $40 or more to LR in recognition of this hallmark 40th reunion year. For information about giving, please visit lr.edu/give.

Register for Class of 1982 Reunion & Homecoming Events

Class of 1997


Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, 2022
The Class of 1997 will celebrate its 25th reunion on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, with a dinner event. This is also Homecoming weekend so there will be tons of opportunities to reconnect with your classmates. Registration for your reunion dinner and other homecoming events is open. 

The Class of 1997 reunion committee encourages classmates to consider making a special, honorary gift of $25 or more to LR in recognition of this hallmark 25th reunion year. For information about giving, please visit lr.edu/give.

Register for Class of 1997 Reunion & Homecoming Events

Make sure you stay up-to-date on reunion plans by updating your personal contact information.

News & Events

Alumna Kellie Medley ’11, M.A. ’14 has been appointed the new director of residence life and is charged with coordinating residence life for approximately 800 students on the Hickory campus.

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Lenoir-Rhyne University celebrated the completion of its $18 million Moretz Stadium renovation on August 18 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, champagne toast and fireworks. The event followed more than a year of work on the project.

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