Bobcat Day

Accepted Students Day  |  Saturday, April 13

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.

Schedule of Events

8:30–9 a.m.

Breakfast and Check-in
Evans Auditorium

9–10 a.m.

Visit Information Tables
Evans Auditorium 

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

10–10:30 a.m.

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

10:30–11:30 a.m. 

The Academic Experience
Meet with deans and faculty, and experience a course simulation or related activity

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 

Swank Park

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 

Bobcat Bash
Swank Park


1:30–2:30 p.m.

Full Campus Tour or Residence Hall (only) Tour

1:30 or 2:30 p.m.

Visit the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Dickerson Athletic Complex, or Elk Valley Preserve and Field Station

3:30 p.m.

Visit the Brigham Classroom at Beech Mountain Resort, explore Grandfather Mountain, or participate in an on-campus hiking experience

Additional Opportunities

  • Meet with the Office of Financial Aid between 12–3 p.m.
  • Meet with the Office of Admission between 1:30–4 p.m.
  • 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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