Bobcat Day

Accepted Students Day  |  Saturday, April 12

Each year, Lees-McRae College hosts Bobcat Day, an event for accepted students designed to give more insight into the academic programs and student life opportunities available at Lees-McRae. Accepted students will hear from current students, along with faculty and staff members, about all of the exciting things happening on our campus. Bobcat Day aims to assist those who have not yet made a final college decision.

Accepted students can meet with many of our student clubs and organizations, learn more about the financial aid and billing process, and discover how our Burton Center for Student Success will provide you with the best opportunities to enhance your academic experience with us. In addition, there will be food trucks, optional trips to the local area, and more! We would love for everyone to attend and experience life as a Bobcat, even those who have come to one of our Open Houses or visited campus before.

Registration for all students admitted for Fall 2025 will open in December 2024.  

Schedule of Events

9–10 a.m.

Check-in and Academic Resource Fair
Cannon Student Center

Learn more about the following areas: Financial Aid, Registrar, Residence Life, Student Success, Academic Programs, Dining Services, Campus Security, Experiential and International Education, Career and Life Planning, and NCAA Division II Athletics, Student Clubs and Organizations

10–10:45 a.m.

Evans Auditorium 

Introduction to Lees-McRae with President Lee King and Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Kevin Phillips

11 a.m.–Noon

Academic Experience
Various Locations

Meet the faculty and participate in fun hands-on learning opportunities related to your area of study

Noon–3 p.m.

Lunch and Bobcat Bash
Various Locations

Eat lunch in The Summit Dining Hall and then enjoy food trucks, lawn games, and checking out student clubs. 


1 p.m.

Campus Tour or Residence Hall (only) Tour

2 p.m.

Residence Hall Tour or South Campus and Athletic Facility Tour

Additional Opportunities

  • Meet with the Office of Financial Aid: 1–1:30 p.m. and 1:30–2 p.m. in Evans Auditorium
  • Softball vs. Erskine: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Softball Field (Athletic Complex)
  • Men's Lacrosse vs. Barton: 2–4 Tate Field (Athletic Complex)
  • Dance Clinic: 3:30–5 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Building Dance Studio
  • "The Old Man and the Old Moon": 7 p.m. in Hayes Auditorium
  • Pay your enrollment deposit anytime throughout the day


Banner Elk: Our Mountain Home
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Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we’re inspired every day by all that surrounds us. There are breathtaking vistas, shady valleys, and clear, gentle streams in every direction.

We have countless trails in the area—in fact segments of the Appalachian Trail and Mountains-to-Sea Trail wind through Avery County. If you’re looking to climb even higher, visit one of the local peaks including Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain, or Beech Mountain.

If driving is more your speed, you can take a spin on the Blue Ridge Parkway just miles from campus. Or head over to one of our neighboring towns, such as Boone, Blowing Rock, and Linville. Our hometown of Banner Elk hosts concerts, markets, and community events throughout the year, including the famous Woolly Worm Festival.

There is so much to do in the High Country, you’ll want to extend your visit for more adventures!

Lodging options

Are you ready to be a Bobcat?

Make it official at Bobcat Day or click here to pay your enrollment deposit.


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