Congratulations on your acceptance to The Graduate School of Lenoir-Rhyne University. In order to help you make a smooth transition into graduate school, we recommend that you attend a Graduate Student Orientation. Some programs such as Dietetic Internship, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Doctor of Nursing Practice hold their own orientation. However, if you have been accepted into one of our other programs, we recommend that you attend a general Graduate Student Orientation held prior to the beginning of each semester. For more information, contact your enrollment counselor or visit the Grad Visit page.
Student Disclosure Form (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law which helps protect the privacy of student education records. The act provides eligible students the right to inspect and review their education records. An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or one who attends a postsecondary institution. The intent of the legislation is to protect the rights of students and to ensure the privacy and accuracy of education records.
All LR students must have a student disclosure (FERPA) on file. You may complete a new FERPA at any point in time. Please print the FERPA, complete, and bring the disclosure to orientation.
Graduate housing is available on the Hickory (limited housing) and Columbia campuses.
Lohr Learning Commons
Office of International Education
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Cornerstone Student Support & Wellness Center
Student Clubs & Organizations
Alex Lee Career & Professional Development Center
Fitness Center/Intramural Programs
Dining & Food Service
Dear graduate students,
You received an email from President Whitt and the COVID-19 Task Force regarding COVID-19 policies for students. Lenoir-Rhyne University is requiring all faculty, staff and students to provide a negative COVID-19 test to the university prior to coming to campus. We want you all to experience a safe environment this semester!
Some of you may be in programs that are fully online and do not require you to be physically present on any of our campuses at any time this semester. For this reason, you may be exempt from the required COVID-19 testing. If you believe you may be exempt from testing, you will need to complete a request-for-waiver form and submit it in lieu of your test results. Please email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you determine you do not need to be on campus. You will receive an email response indicating whether or not your request has been approved.
If you are in an online program that requires an immersion or intensive experience, your program has already been in touch with you about the required testing. If you are in a fully online program but you intend to use any campus face-to-face services and/or attend any face-to-face instruction, then you will need to submit your COVID-19 results. Otherwise, if you plan to be on campus, please submit a negative test to email@example.com prior to your arrival as per the COVID-19 policies.
Thank you for your help in making our campuses safe!