Visit Our Campus

Information Sessions and Campus Tours


Summer is a great time to visit Lees-McRae College and the Banner Elk area. We offer information sessions and campus tours seven days a week for prospective students and their families. Come see campus for yourself, hear from current students, and get all your questions answered. Sign up for a time below! (Visitors are not required to wear masks or face coverings but may choose to do so at any time.)

 

Group tours for high schools and community organizations may also be scheduled. We do limit these to one group per day, so please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested. With any questions, contact Campus Visit and Event Coordinator Hattie Lecka at leckah@lmc.edu or 828.898.8840.

Information Sessions

  • 25–30 minutes
  • Hosted by an admissions counselor
  • Overview of academic programs, athletics, student life, and the admissions process

Campus Tour

  • 90 minutes
  • Led by a current student or admissions counselor
  • Tour the first-year residence halls, the Cannon Student Center, The Summit dining hall, the Shelton Learning Commons, the Dickerson Athletics Complex, the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and South Campus at Grandfather Home
Are you a high school senior or prospective transfer student?
Bring your supplemental application items to your visit! While meeting with the counselor, you will have the opportunity to submit a free application and potentially receive an admission decision on the spot.
Upcoming Events
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    October 8 | Wildlife Preview Day (REGISTRATION FULL)

    Spend the day exploring our innovative facilities and our hands-on approach to education. Take part in a campus tour, enjoy lunch in the dining hall, and have the opportunity to meet with admission and financial aid counselors. 

    Learn more

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    October 22 | Open House

    Get a feel for life on campus with a full day of tours, student and faculty meetings, and program-specific information sessions.

    Learn more and register

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    November 12 | Open House

    Get a feel for life on campus with a full day of tours, student and faculty meetings, and program-specific information sessions.

    Learn more and register

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    February 25 | Scholars Day

    Students admitted to the Honors Program will have the opportunity to compete for prestigious scholarships, including the full tuition Elizabeth McRae Scholarship. 

    An official invite and link for registration will be emailed to eligible students from the Office of Admission. 

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    April 15 | Bobcat Day

    This event for accepted students offers more insight into the academics, athletics, and student life opportunities available to all Bobcats. 

    Registration information coming soon. 

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    April 22 | Open House

    Get a feel for life on campus with a full day of tours, student and faculty meetings, and program-specific information sessions.

    Learn more and register

Can't make a visit on campus?

Learn more about Lees-McRae in this 32-minute virtual information session with Vice President for Enrollment Management Kevin Phillips, or take a virtual tour of campus. With questions or to have an admissions counselor follow up with more information, please email admissions@lmc.edu or call 828.898.5241.

Virtual Information Session

Virtual Information Session

Virtual Campus Tour

Virtual Campus Tour

Our Mountain Home


From the heart of the Blue Ridge, we’re inspired every day by all that surrounds us. There are breathtaking vistas, shady valleys, and clear mountain streams minutes away and in every direction. And with so much to do, you better take a day (or two) to explore the High Country!

Banner Elk hosts concerts, markets, and community events throughout the year and who can forget the famous Woolly Worm Festival! Just miles from campus, take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit nearby towns such as Boone, Blowing Rock, and Linville.

Want a break from driving? 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, but be sure to bring your skis and snowboards in the winter months!

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How to Find Us


Address:

191 Main Street W.
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Traveling west to campus: From Boone, North Carolina, take Highway NC 105 South to Route 184 (Tynecastle Highway) to downtown Banner Elk. Turn left at the stoplight onto Route 194 (Main Street West). Admission parking lot on the left before the flagpoles.

Traveling east to campus: From Johnson City, Tennessee, take Highway U.S. 19 East to Elk Park and Route 194 (Main Street West). Admission parking lot on the right just past the flagpoles.

One-on-One Virtual Appointments

We'd love to chat with you during a one-on-one appointment! Appointments are offered via phone or video to prospective and accepted students and their families.

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