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Orientation

Orientation Date: August 17-20

Congratulations and Welcome to the Bear Family. We are excited you have chosen to attend Lenoir-Rhyne University. New Student Orientation is designed to prepare college students for the personal, social, and academic opportunities ahead. You will learn valuable tips and resources from orientation leaders and professional staff, who will serve as your guides and mentors at LRU.

What to Expect at New Student Orientation:
  • Engage in the First Year Experience (FYE) Program
  • Learn Lenoir-Rhyne Traditions
  • Explore Clubs and Organizations
  • Connect with academic support
  • Insightful discussions about the Campus Read book
  • Mindfulness for Health & Wellness
  • Learn about living on campus and safety tips
  • Discover resources for commuter, transfer, international, and first year students
  • Participate in fun late night events

Come ready with questions about campus life and what it means to be an LR Bear. Also, we can’t forget to mention the wonderful experiences of meeting other incoming LRU students. Be prepared to make friends with fellow Bears. The Orientation Staff looks forward to meeting you on August 18.

Facebook Page: LR Orientation
Twitter: @LRUOrientation
Instagram: lr_orientation
Snapchat: LR_Orientation

Questions? Contact us at lr.orientation@lr.edu or 828.328.7016

Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 17

Residence Hall Move-In
8 am - 2 pm

LR Orientation Check-In
Cromer Center Lobby
8 am - 1 pm

Tour of Campus
Shaw Plaza
11 am - 1 pm

Campus Resource Fair
Cromer Center Lobby
11 am - 1 pm

Lunch
Cromer Dining Hall
11 am - 2 pm

Welcome to Lenoir-Rhyne!
PE Monroe Auditorium
2 pm - 3:30 pm

A Day in the Life of a First Year Student
PE Monroe Auditorium
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Parent Reception
PE Monroe Auditorium Lobby
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Meet Your Orientation Group!
Various Locations
3 pm - 4:30 pm

Dinner
Cromer Dining Hall
5:30 pm - 7 pm

Campus Security Meeting
PE Monroe Auditorium
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Athletics Information Session
Mortez Sports Complex
8:30 pm - 9 pm

Vespers
Moretz Sports Complex
9 pm

Saturday, August 18

Breakfast
Cromer Dining Hall
7:30 am - 8:15 am

Hands on Hickory
PE Monroe Auditorium & Shaw Plaza
8 am - 12 pm

Lunch
Cromer Dining Hall
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Summer Read
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Orientation Group
PE Monroe Auditorium
4 pm - 4:30 pm

Lenoir-Rhyne Philanthropy
PE Monroe Auditorium
4:30 pm - 5 pm

Dinner
Cromer Dining Hall
5:30 pm - 7 pm

What’s in your Backyard?
Russell Lawn
5 pm - 8 pm

LR Presents….Spirit Night (Scrimmage Football Game)
Mortez Stadium
7 pm - 10 pm

Sunday, August 19

Breakfast
Cromer Dining Hall
8 am - 9:30 am

Technology Check
9 am - 11 am
Rhyne Building
McCrorie Center
Rudisill Library

Chapel
Grace Chapel
11 am - 11:30 am

International Student Orientation Session
Cromer Seminar Room
11:30 am - 1 pm

Lunch
Cromer Dining Hall
11 am - 1 pm

Title IX
PE Monroe Auditorium
1 pm - 1:30 pm

Orientation Group
Various Locations
1:30 pm - 3 pm

Academic Wellness
Health & Wellness
PE Monroe Auditorium
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dinner
Cromer Dining Hall
5:30 pm - 7 pm

LR Presents….LR Hall Game Night
Cromer Center Lobby
Isenhour, Morgan, and Fritz-Conrad
7:30 pm - 10 pm

Monday, August 20

Breakfast
Cromer Dining Hall
8 am - 9 am

Beginning the Journey
PE Monroe Auditorium
9 am - 10 am

Lunch
Cromer Dining Hall
11 am - 1 pm

First Year Advising
PE Monroe Auditorium
1 pm - 1:30 pm

College Academic Fair
Belk Centrum Lobby
PE Monroe Auditorium Lobby
Cromer Center Lobby
Alex Lee Entrepreneurship Center Lobby
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

International Student Reception
Rudisill Library, Colloquium Room
2 pm

Athletics 101
Grace Chapel
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

On-Campus Job Fair
Rudisill Library
3 pm - 4:30 pm

Sorority & Fraternity Life Invitation
Belk Centrum
5 pm - 6 pm

Week of Welcome Party: Sponsored by Campus Activities Board
Cromer Dining Hall
5:30 pm - 7 pm

Dinner
Cromer Dining Hall
5:30 pm - 7 pm

Chantelle Tickles

Student Activities, Coordinator

First Year Advising & Academic Support

Visit our Office of Student Success page to learn more about academic advising, academic coaching, and probation and academic recovery.

Teresa Swan Tuite

Director of Student Success & Retention, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Alyssa Stewart

Assistant Registrar

Teena Brooks

Student Success Specialist

First Year Experience (FYE)

FYE 191-192: First Year Experience

The purpose of FYE is to help students make the transition from high school to college, to prepare them to be successful in their college careers and beyond. In more concrete terms, this includes fostering the academic skills and professional behavior required in college and introducing students to the rigors of college in general and to the unique educational culture of Lenoir-Rhyne in particular. Each section of FYE has a specific content area, so students should select courses based on their interest in the subject matter; in all sections, however, students should expect to be challenged by the reading, writing, researching, thinking, and discussing involved. This is a two-semester course, with three credit hours in the fall and three in the spring.

Campus Read
Freshman students will read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and participate in several dialogues that explore the themes of slavery, race, community, and the continuing fight for justice and equality. To learn more about this book and to access resources, visit the Visiting Writers Series page.
* All students are expected to complete the Campus Read prior to their arrival for Orientation.

Dr. Julie Voss

Dr. Julie Voss

Associate Professor of English, Director of General Education

Residence Life

Visit our Residence Life page to learn more about housing options and the services we provide.

Jonathan Rink

Jonathan Rink

Director, Residence Life

Additional Student Support Services