Upcoming Events

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Friday-Sunday, October 3-5

Homecoming and Family Weekend is filled with exciting events for everyone on campus. From athletics games to Performing Arts productions to the tailgate contest and the Homecoming party on Tate Lawn, there will be plenty to do throughout the weekend!

Click here for the full schedule of events

Student Accounts and Financial Aid

Effective Wednesday, September 17, please be aware of a few changes in the Student Financial Services office

Jeanette Burleson will become the Cashier and Accounts Payable Manager. Your new contact for student accounts and student insurance will be Mary Taylor, student accounts manager. You can contact Mary at or 828.898.8759. Mary’s office is in the Office of Business Affairs located adjacent to the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Questions regarding financial aid should continue to be directed to Cathy Shell, director of financial aid, at, or Karen King, financial aid counselor and work study coordinator, at Both of their offices are located in the Chaffee Administration Building.

Upcoming Outdoor Programs Events

Outdoor Programs Day Trip
Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Table Rock Mountain Area 

Open Climbing Wall Night
Tuesdays from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Student Recreation Complex

Join the Outdoor Programs Student Climbing Instructors for a night of indoor rock climbing! No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.

25% OFF Short Sleeve T-shirts at the Campus Bookstore

September 15 – 19

For this week only, all short sleeve T-shirts will be 25% OFF except Under Armour brand shirts. This discount is available in-store and online.


Hosted by the Club of Athletic Training
Sunday, September 21
2 p.m. on Tate Lawn
Register in the Dining Hall from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, September 15 – 19
Open to Current Students, Faculty and Staff

Splatter Ball is a modified version of paint ball. Balloons filled with paint are used. Teams must have a minimum of six players. Only current students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate. Stop by the registration table in the Dining Hall to learn more about the event!

CareerFest at Appalachian State University

Tuesday, September 23
12 – 4 p.m. at ASU (buses will depart LMC at 10:45 a.m.)
RSVP to Dr. Collins ( by Monday, September 15.

Attention Seniors! On Tuesday, September 23, Dr. Kelly Collins, director of career services, will be driving a van of students to CareerFest at Appalachian State University in Boone. Preference will be given to seniors; however, if there are still spots available in the van, underclassmen are invited to attend as well. If you would like to drive yourself, but would like to follow the Lees-McRae College van, please arrange to meet with Dr. Collins at a specific time and place. Students attending will need to bring an updated rѐsumѐ and wear professional dress attire.

Look forward to meeting with recruiters from the following employers:

  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (Criminal Justice)
  • City of Asheville (All majors)
  • EI Solution Works (Biology)
  • FBI (All majors)
  • Peace Corps (All majors)
  • Youth Villages (Psychology and Social Work)
  • Doosan Portable Power (Business Administration)

Dr. Collins will also have a rѐsumѐ and cover letter writing workshop for participants prior to CareerFest. Details to follow.

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Group

Wednesdays beginning September 24
4 – 5 p.m. in Room 120 of the Student Development Office 

The Counseling Center will host a Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Group. Email Grace Taylor, counseling intern, at by September 22 if you are interested in attending.

Bobcat Bucket Band

Are you a drummer? Would you like to be a member of the Bobcat Bucket Band?

Drumming experience is not required but recommended. A basic knowledge of how to read music is helpful (quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes). The Bucket Band will be playing at home athletic events throughout the year. Practices will be held during the school week.

This will be a great way to show your Bobcat Pride! If interested, please contact Rita Smith at

Rural Academy Theater

Sunday, September 28
8 p.m. on Nebel Green

This fall the ambassadors of The Slow Theater Movement bring with them an evening of audience manipulated mini-circus, a fast paced, slap stick exposé of North Carolina’s pro fracking legislation and a two dimensional study commissioned by the University of Cardboard exploring ideas of geographical identity and the human presence as viewed on a geological timeline. The evening will wrap up with a screening of Georges Méliès’ 1902 classic silent film “A Trip to the Moon” with live, eclectic score provided by The Rural Academy Orkestar.

Click here for more information about Rural Academy Theatre >>

Coffee and Careers

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
9 – 11 a.m. in Wily's Bar & Grill

Are you unsure of what you want to do after college?
Do you know what you want to do after college, but are unsure of how to get there?
Are you looking for an internship? 

Meet Dr. Kelly Collins, Lees-McRae's new director of career services, over a cup of coffee to talk about these topics and more! If you can't make it to Coffee and Careers, email Dr. Collins at to set up an appointment.

Athletic Facility Schedules

Rhea-Lyons Indoor Pool 

September Pool Schedule

Weight Room in Williams Gymnasium

Fall 2014 Weight Room Schedule

Academic Affairs

Important Dates  |  Fall 2014

  • Monday, August 18  |  First Day of Classes
  • Friday, August 22  |  End of Schedule Adjustment
  • Monday, September 1  |  Labor Day, No Classes
  • Friday, September 26  |  Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
  • Monday, Oct. 13 - Tuesday, Oct. 14  |  Fall Break, No Classes
  • Monday, Oct. 27 - Friday, Nov. 21  |  Advising and Registration
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26 - Friday, Nov. 28  |  Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, December 5  |  Last Day of Classes
  • Saturday, December 6  |  Reading Day
  • Monday, Dec. 8 - Thursday, Dec. 11  |  Exam Week