Visit Our Campus

Guided Tours

During these 90-minute tours of campus, you’ll have the opportunity to walk through campus buildings with guidance from one of our college ambassadors. While on campus, meet with an admissions counselor and ask any questions you may have.

Are you a high school senior or prospective transfer? 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.

Guided Tour Registration

Group Visits

We also welcome student groups from schools and community organizations to learn about Lees-McRae. Similar to daily tours, but tailored to your groups interests and needs, you’ll learn about our college, the campus, our facilities, and everything it has to offer with the assistance from college ambassadors and admission counselors.

Click the link below based on the month you'd like to visit and complete the registration form.

Theatre Arts Audition Day

On Saturday, Feb. 22, learn about our programs of study and audition for scholarships!

Register now

Open House

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

Stay tuned for the upcoming Open House date!

Schedule a Visit

Schedule a time for a guided tour or open house visit in the calendar below.


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!

How to Find Us

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.