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Due to state gathering guidelines, both Lees-McRae Summer Theatre and FORUM seasons have been canceled.

April 29, 2020

On-campus classes to be held remotely for remainder of Spring 2020 semester; public events canceled until July 1.

April 02, 2020

As you navigate the current public health situation, hear from Marla Gentile on caring for your mental health.

March 28, 2020

Poll closes Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m.

March 23, 2020

This year marks the eighth Top Adventure College competition hosted by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine, and Lees-McRae is once again in the running.

March 12, 2020

Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to explore Lees-McRae and experience life as a Bobcat during Open House on Saturday, April 25.

March 07, 2020

Honoring our past, building our future

February 18, 2020

National champion Roni Laughton ’20 on winning, her future, and those that supported her along the way.

February 18, 2020

In the Conference Carolinas "Body, Mind & Soul" series, which highlights conference member student-athletes, Acklin shared her story and her inspiring journey since enrolling at Lees-McRae College.

February 07, 2020

During the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, Eco Strategies Group Founder Andrea Ruiz-Hays will address the class of 2020.

February 07, 2020

Hit the slopes and learn about the Ski Industry Business and Instruction minor.

January 17, 2020

Join us as we look back at our favorite memories of the year

December 27, 2019

Former cyclist for Lees-McRae, Hoover will lead both the men's and women's cycling teams at the college in Savannah, Georgia.

December 13, 2019
esports

Learn how students on the newly-developed varsity Esports team are redefining what it means to be an athlete in the digital arena.

November 22, 2019

Encouraging colleges across the U.S. to get outdoors, the month-long challenge concluded on Sunday, Oct. 13 with the college earning a spot at the top.

October 28, 2019

During the TV segment, Acklin shared her top tips and the "ABC Quick Check" in order for cyclists to stay safe on the roads.

October 15, 2019

Here's everything you need to know for tailgating at Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 5

September 24, 2019

A fun new way to pay it forward and show off your school spirit at the same time

September 18, 2019

As part of an annual event to thank those who make Lees-McRae scholarships a reality, students and those benefactors gather for a night of celebration.

September 16, 2019

Help Lees-McRae become the next National Outdoor Champion during the AORE Campus Challenge from Sept. 16–Oct. 13.

September 12, 2019

From familiar faces to new friends, Homecoming brings everyone together to honor the past, rejoice in the present, and dream about the future.

September 09, 2019

Tegan Dean’s story of competing, singing, studying, and doing it all over again the next day.

September 06, 2019

For the third year in a row, Lees-McRae was named a College of Distinction within the prestigious North Carolina cohort.

August 06, 2019

Experience Commencement as 246 graduates cross the stage and begin a new adventure in their lives

May 16, 2019

Join the Lees-McRae community in celebrating another great academic year in the lead up to Commencement 2019.

May 07, 2019

Students, faculty, and staff gathered Tuesday, April 23, in Hayes Auditorium and Broyhill Theatre to celebrate the recipients of several coveted awards in academics, leadership, and service.

April 24, 2019

After a hard-fought battle, the college shared with the magazine what makes our outdoor adventures and recreation top notch.

April 17, 2019

As one, the college completed more than 1,200 volunteer hours across more than 35 service locations in both Avery and Watauga counties.

April 15, 2019

President Lee King and others will showcase our mountain home during a series of receptions

March 28, 2019

Lees-McRae named one of just two North Carolina colleges to be ranked among the 50 best bike-friendly colleges in the U.S.

March 20, 2019

With warmer days on the horizon, here are some quick, easy ways to get outside and enjoy our beautiful campus

March 01, 2019

In this most recent Q&A, learn a little more about Climbing Team Coach Carter Smith, his passion for the extreme sport of climbing, and why students should try it, too.

February 27, 2019

After taking historic gold last year in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s “Top Adventure College” tournament, Lees-McRae will fight once again to reign supreme

February 22, 2019

In this most recent Q&A, learn about Head Women’s Basketball Coach Keith “Mister” Jennings, his time in the National Basketball Association, and what every student on campus—athlete or not—can learn from basketball.

February 08, 2019

Join us as we look back at our favorite memories of the year

December 19, 2018

Featuring some of the world’s most extreme climbing athletes across the globe, the 13th annual REEL ROCK Film Tour will return to Lees-McRae on Friday, Nov. 2.

October 26, 2018

Michael Zanetti, a 2016 graduate with a major in business administration and minor in cycling studies was recently appointed to the position of lead account executive for Salt Lake City-based bike component brand Rotor America.

September 13, 2018
Homecoming court 2017

With Homecoming 2018 on the horizon, check out everything that’s happening on campus both for Homecoming weekend and in the days leading up to it.

September 06, 2018

The College and High Country community will come together to celebrate its 16th president, Dr. Herbert L. King Jr.

August 13, 2018

Students, faculty, and staff can now enjoy products and events provided by Coca-Cola.

July 17, 2018

Starting Monday, June 11, new hours will be in effect for the Rhea-Lyons Indoor Swimming Pool.

June 11, 2018

Friday, June 1, marked the first day of King’s leadership as 16th president of the institution.

June 05, 2018

The landmark fundraising effort raised more than $32 million for various projects and initiatives across campus

June 01, 2018

On Saturday, May 5, the Lees-McRae community and their families welcomed 266 students into the graduating class of 2018.

May 10, 2018

Get to know some of the 2018 graduating class, their favorite memories over the last few years and their plans after Lees-McRae.

April 30, 2018

Students, faculty and staff gathered Thursday, April 19, in Evans Auditorium to celebrate the recipients of several coveted awards in academics, leadership and service as part of the traditional Honors and Awards event.

April 20, 2018

President-elect Dr. Herbert L. King, Jr. returned to campus last week to meet with several groups on campus as part of his transition before his first day on June 1, 2018.

February 26, 2018

The Rhea-Lyons Indoor Swimming Pool in the Williams Physical Education Center is now open for public use. Those interested are asked to purchase an annual Lees-McRae community membership pass.

February 13, 2018

This winter’s near-perfect snow conditions on the slopes in Western North Carolina created the perfect venue for the annual Disabled Sports USA Adaptive Ski Week at Beech Mountain Resort.

January 26, 2018

President-elect Dr. Herbert L. King, Jr. addressed a full auditorium of Lees-McRae students, faculty, staff, trustees and community for the first time during the official introduction event Friday afternoon.

January 23, 2018

On January 19, 2018, the Lees-McRae College Board of Trustees elected Dr. Herbert L. King, Jr. as the 16th president in the 118-year history of the institution. King will succeed Dr. Barry M. Buxton on June 1, 2018.

January 19, 2018