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Graduate Students

We are excited to have you as part The Graduate School at Lenoir-Rhyne University. This page serves as a hub for all the tools and resources you need since you are #LRbound.

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Graduate Student Orientation


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.

Orientation Documents

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.

Residence Life

Graduate housing is available on the Hickory (limited housing) and Columbia campuses.

Hickory Contact

Jonathan Rink

Jonathan Rink

Director, Residence Life
Hickory Campus
Cromer 2nd Floor; LR Box 7161

Columbia Contact

Kellie Medley

Student Life Coordinator, Columbia Campus
Columbia Campus
Beam Hall - 3C

Student Support Services