Parent and Family Weekend

September 19–22, 2019

Parents and families, this weekend is for you! Join us on campus for some fun-filled quality time with your student. With questions about the weekend, contact Riley Sailor, director of campus life, at

Schedule of Events


Second Annual Family Picnic and Concert
5 p.m., Tate-Evans Park (Banner Elk Town Park)
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Parent Council Meeting
1 p.m., Cannon Classroom

Family Check-in
2–5 p.m., Student Affairs Office (Cannon Student Center)

Student for a Day Lecture
2 p.m., Shelton Learning Commons Room 205

College and Career Success
3 p.m., Evans Auditorium

Welcome and Address from President King
4 p.m., Evans Auditorium

Movie Night
8 p.m., Tate Lawn


9 a.m., Tate Lawn

Pancake Breakfast
10 a.m., Hemlock Hall (Optional shuttle provided from Hayes parking lot to Hemlock Hall)

Guided Tour of the Banner House Museum
12 p.m., Banner House Museum (7990 Hickory Nut Gap Rd.)

Family Service Project with Habitat for Humanity
1–4 p.m., Avery Parking Lot

Dessert Reception
6 p.m., King-Shivell Lounge

[Insert Name Here] Improv Performance
7 p.m., Evans Auditorium


Guided Hike
9 a.m., Tufts Tower

Feel welcome to attend a local religious service on Sunday morning. Churches for local worship include:

Banner Elk Presbyterian Church
420 College Dr. SW, Banner Elk, NC (Service time: 11 a.m.)

Banner Elk United Methodist Church
486 College Dr. SW, Banner Elk, NC (Service time: 11 a.m.)

Arbor Dale Presbyterian Church
6619 Hickory Nut Gap Rd., Banner Elk, NC (Service time: 9:15 a.m.)

Banner Elk Christian Fellowship Church
140 Woods Ln., Banner Elk, NC (Service time: 10:30 a.m.)

Mount Calvary Baptist Church
1161 Balm Hwy., Banner Elk, NC (Service time: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.)

Saint Bernadette Roman Catholic Church
2085 NC-105, Linville, NC (Service time: 11 a.m.)

Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Church
1484 Tynecastle Hwy., Banner Elk, NC (Service time: 11 a.m.)

Helpful Family Resources

Lees-McRae College Parents and Family Members Facebook Group
The group frequently shares photos of campus events, important deadlines, and the Parent and Family Newsletter.

Parents and Families Webpage
Stay up to date about the life of the institution and explore ways to join our support network.