Bobcat Day

Virtual Accepted Students Day

Our hearts go out to those affected by the current public health situation. For the safety and welfare of our students, faculty, staff, and future Bobcats and their families, all in-person campus visits have been suspended.

The previously scheduled accepted students day for April 18 will now be a virtual event—it is still designed to give you more insight into the academic programs and student life opportunities available at Lees-McRae. You will hear from faculty and staff members about all of the exciting things happening on our campus. Bobcat Day will greatly assist those of you who have not yet made your final college decision.

Even if you've come to one of our Open Houses or visited campus for a personal information session and tour, we would still love for you to experience life as a Bobcat. This is not a mandatory event if you have already deposited and are planning to enroll, but we encourage your participation. Please check back frequently as we make changes to the scheduled events.


Saturday, April 18

Schedule of Events

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Virtual Information Booths
Learn more about the following areas: Academic Programs, Campus Safety and Security, Career Services, Dining Services, Experiential and International Education, Financial Aid, NCAA Division II Athletics, Registrar, Residence Life, and Student Success.

10:00–10:30 a.m.

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

10:30–11:30 a.m.

The Academic Experience
Hear from academic deans and faculty from our four schools:

  • May School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • School of Arts, Humanities, and Education
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Experience a course simulation or related virtual activity.  

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Student Life and Athletics
Learn about student life, clubs and organizations, and NCAA Division II athletics

12:00–3:00 p.m.

Choose from a variety of options:

  • Virtual campus tour or residence hall tour
  • Live chat with the admissions and/or financial aid staff
  • Live chat with orientation leaders and student ambassadors
  • Video tours of the May Wildlife Rehabilitiation Center, May School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dickerson Athletic Complex, and the Brigham Classroom at Beech Mountain Resort
  • Revisit virtual information booths
  • Pay enrollment deposit
  • 1-on-1 Skype meetings with a member of the admissions staff (schedule in advance)  
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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