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Homecoming 2019 will be Friday, Oct. 4 - Saturday, Oct. 5.

Please contact Leeanne Kale-Hoke if you have additional questions.


Friday, October 4

31st Annual Hanley H. Painter Bear Memorial Golf Tournament
Show your stuff on the links at the annual golf outing. Details and registration will be available at LRBears.com.

18th Annual Bears Club Gala
Details and registration will be available at LRBears.com.

Homecoming Kickoff Party
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Join us to start your Homecoming weekend off right! All alumni and friends are invited to Blowing Rock Draft House & Brewery for a fun and casual party. We’ll be there from 7 pm to 9 pm with free appetizers and a cash bar. Tell all your friends and make this your meeting spot.

Saturday, October 5

Homecoming Parade
The annual Homecoming parade starts at 10 am and will march along Stasavich Place. Don’t miss this fun tradition!

Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The 2019 class will be inducted at 11 am in PE Monroe Auditorium.

Annual Homecoming Tailgate
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Get ready for the football game with traditional barbecue, family-friendly games, music and lots of LR spirit! The tailgate will be held on Shaw Plaza (rain location: Cromer Center). The tailgate is from 11 am until 1 pm and is free.

Homecoming Football Game vs. University of Virginia-Wise
Cheer on the Bears as they take to the field against our newest South Atlantic Conference member. Game tickets are available from Athletics.

100 Years of Football Celebration
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All former LR football players and their guests are invited to this fun, free reception to celebrate 100 years of LR football. This event will be held at the spectacular new Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center, and refreshments will be provided. The event starts immediately following the football game.

Theta Chi Alumni Reunion
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Theta Chi alumni will gather at Warehouse 18 in Hickory for conversation, stories and reminiscing. University President Dr. Fred Whitt will provide brief remarks. The evening starts at 6 pm. Tickets are $25 per person and includes a buffet dinner. A cash bar will be available.

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn
1320 17th St. Dr. SE
Hickory, 28602
Rates starting at $173 per night.

Hampton Inn
1956 13th Ave. Dr. SE
Hickory, 28602
Rates starting at $149 per night.

Courtyard by Marriott
1946 13th Ave. Dr. SE
Hickory, 28602
Rates starting at $149 per night.

Crowne Plaza
1385 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE
Hickory, 28602
Rates starting at $111 per night