Now it's your turn.
Tell us how you want to rise up.
Now it's your turn.
Tell us how you want to rise up.
Transferring to L-R
You’re working hard toward your goal of graduating from college. There are plenty of places where you can finish your degree. Lenoir-Rhyne is the only university where you can Rise Up.
There’s nowhere to go but up. It takes just three easy steps.
Everything you need to get moving is at lr.edu/admissions/transfer-students. What are you waiting for?
Study Abroad & Internships
Rise up and go the extra mile (or 5,000)
You might spend spring break exploring the monuments and museums of Washington, DC, or the educational system in Germany.
“I went to the British Virgin Islands to do research over spring break. We lived on a boat, worked with water samples testing pollution. It was my first time out of the country. I never thought I’d ever do something like that.”
From shorter, faculty-led trips and summer terms to full semesters abroad, there are lots of options for experiencing another culture (and breaking in your passport). L-R has partnerships with universities in 40 countries, from Australia to Turkey and everywhere in between. (You can even apply your financial aid.)
Internships are a popular way to gain major experience – and sometimes a little closer to home. L-R students have built their professional resumes at the likes of State Farm Insurance, Catawba Regional Medical Center, the Hickory Crawdads minor league baseball team, YMCA, and Centro Latino. They’ve also ventured farther afield to intern at congressional offices, television studios, and corporations in Charlotte, Atlanta, Washington, and even New York.
Do you have what it takes to be a Bear?
L-R athletes play hard and have the honors to prove it.
Just ask our football team – our championship-winning football team. That’s right, the Bears brought home the South Atlantic Conference title last year. (Check out their championship rings – serious hardware.)
In the past few years, L-R student-athletes have racked up the accolades: Players of the Week, Conference titles, All-Conference honors and All-Americans.
Our Bears do more than bring home titles, though. They’re just as likely to bring home 4.0 GPAs, Academic All-America honors, Scholar-Athlete awards, and the prestigious SAC President’s Award.
And they’re involved on campus, leading student organizations, raising awareness (and money) for causes like curing juvenile diabetes, peer tutoring, diving into student research, and taking the stage with the A Cappella Choir.
Being a student-athlete at L-R takes a lot more than athletic skill. It takes smarts, determination, and heart. Could you be a Bear?
Make your own fun.
Sure, you could go home on weekends. But you’d miss out, big time.
There are plenty of activities and events to keep you busy outside of class all week long: movie nights, gamer marathons, ultimate tag, bingo, LR Idol, cosmic bowling, comedians, plays, Visiting Writers, speakers, Harry Potter Fest, concerts, service projects, dodgeball, speakers, cheering on the Bears, Spring Fling, Homecoming, laser tag, open mic nights – you get the idea. Best of all, you’ll have about 2,000 L-R friends right there with you.
And there are more than 70 student organizations for just about any interest you might have, from awareness to art, Greek to “green,” signing to service, ministry to music.
Then, there’s our hometown of Hickory and the shops, restaurants, art galleries, and cultural events that keep it lively. Hickory’s a perfect base for roadtrips, too – beaches, mountains, and cities like Charlotte, Asheville, and Atlanta are all close enough to explore and enjoy.
How will you rise up and make the most of your free time?
Your brain will thank you.
Our students say it best:
“I’m a finance major, but Dr. Heller nearly made me an English major. In her critical thinking and writing class, she really pushed me to think about things in different ways, to look at all the angles. It’s made me a great writer, and I can apply what I learned to my other classes.”
“Dr. Reingold is tough. He’s real-world and pushes the envelope. He’s also the smartest person I’ve ever met. I’ve never met anyone who knows more about his field. But we text every day, mostly about football. And he helped me find a job this summer.”
“My religious studies courses are really challenging. It’s tough to go beyond the Sunday school idea of religion. It can be a big personal struggle to study your faith and look at it in new ways, to get out of your comfort zone.”
Seriously smart faculty. Classes that make you think – hard – and open your eyes and mind. And a liberal arts core that’s the perfect preparation for, and complement to, your major (or majors – lots of L-R students have more than one), your co-curricular activities, and study abroad opportunities.
It’s that simple. And that tough. Think you’re up for it?
There's no limit to how far you can Rise up. At L-R, it happens every day, in ways big and small. The important thing is to go for it – to push yourself and try new things.
Need a little inspiration? Meet some L-R students and alumni who have risen to the challenge. As they'll tell you, rising up definitely has its rewards.
Students have the privilege and opportunity to take part in over 75 campus organizations. Some of the most meaningful learning occurs outside of the classroom. At Lenoir-Rhyne we seek to develop the whole person. We believe that wholeness is the result of involvement in a wide variety of intellectual, social, spiritual and physical experiences. Whether you’re interested in intramurals, greek life or service learning, there is something here for you.Next
The Cromer Center is the central hub of activity on campus. Here you will find the dining hall, campus bookstore and the Bear’s Lair, an alternative eatery to the cafeteria. Students can grab sandwiches, smoothies, burgers and other snacks on the go. Cromer center is also home to Campus Security and student services.Next
Mauney-Schaeffer Hall is the newly remodeled home of the Charles M. Snipes School of Business and the Donald Short school of Computer Sciences and Mathematics and the Career and Development center. The office works on consulting current students and helping them prepare for the real world once they graduate. They help students find summer internships, build their resumes, and search for employment.Next
The Rudisill Library houses the TV Studio, study areas and media classrooms. In addition, the Learning Commons is new to the L-R campus. It is a place where students have the opportunity to better their education, increase their study habits, work on presentation skills and receive tutoring. Also located in the Rudisill Library is the Office of International Education where students come to learn about study abroad programs and volunteer opportunities.Next
Lohr Hall was constructed in 1997 and is home to the financial aid offices, the office of academic records, the office of student success and retention, the department of admissions and enrollment center.Next
It's not unusual to see students catching a quick power nap between classes - the couches around campus are that comfy. If you're lucky, an upperclassman will share his or her knowledge of the best napping couches with you. Sweet dreams of making the Dean's List await!Next
It's not exactly a yearlong slumber party, but there are lots of advantages to having your friends right down the hall - or sharing your room. It's easy to find a study buddy, someone who loves your favorite tv show, a helping hand, or a partner in (noncriminal) crime for an adventure.Next
Your mom won't be here when you don't feel well, but don't worry - Chef Eddie is always looking out for L-R students. In addition to creating tasty dishes for the entire campus, he has also been known to spot a sick student and whip up a batch of chicken soup just for them. And, when Chef Eddie was sick last year, we went all-out making get well cards to help cheer him back to health.
Lenoir-Rhyne is in the Division II South Atlantic Conference and has over 20 athletic teams.Next
Shuford Gym has a capacity of 3,200 and was built in the memory of the late A. Alex Shuford, Sr. Shuford Athletics Complex also houses the Lenoir-Rhyne University Athletics Department, the Department of Healthful Livings and Sports Studies, and the Piedmont Educational Foundation/Bears Club. On the second floor is another gymnasium used for intramural sports. We also have a Junior Olympic sized swimming pool and two racquetball courts.Next
The Moretz Sports Complex is surrounded by the Irwin Belk Track and includes a state-of-the-art mondo surface and lights. We are one of the only schools on the Eastern side of the Mississippi River with this track surface. It is the same one they used in the Beijing Olympics! The Moretz Sports Complex is home to the Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Soccer teams and Track and Field.Next
Moretz Stadium has been home to the Lenoir-Rhyne Football program since the early 1920s and is also the new home of the Men & Women's Lacrosse Team. The stadium contains 8,500 seats and is the largest on-campus stadium in the South Atlantic Conference. Moretz Stadium is widely recognized as one of the finest small college football stadiums in the nation.Next
Right behind the Moretz Sports Complex is the Baseball Field, which opened in 1924. On the other side of the complex is the Softball Field. Both stadiums have a capacity of 500.Next
See Cle-Artiss' shirt? That's right – L-R's football team brought home the South Atlantic Conference title last fall. And, of course, the entire L-R community is still bursting with pride. There’s no better way to spend a fall Saturday than with a few thousand of your friends cheering on the Bears!Next
With full loads of classes, clubs, service, and sports, L-R students can be tough to keep up with. That’s especially true of our runners. In 2012, L-R celebrated our very first THREE-sport All-American athlete, cross country and track and field star runner Kate Griewisch.Next
You don’t have to be a varsity athlete to get in the game at L-R. Intramural sports like soccer, flag football, and dodgeball, plus zumba and yoga classes, and the McCrorie Fitness Center will keep you active.Next Section
Seriously smart faculty. Classes that make you think -- hard -- and open your eyes and mind. And a liberal arts core that's the perfect preparation for, and complement to, your major (or majors -- lots of L-R students have more than one), your co-curricular activities, and study abroad opportunities.
It's that simple. And that tough. Think you're up for it?Next
Every year, students kick off their journey as a Bear at President's Convocation in P.E. Monroe Auditorium. P.E. Monroe's 1500 seat proscenium is home to guest speakers, concerts, plays, performances and shows. Belk Centrum, which is located in the back part of the Rhyne building, is home to many guest speakers, plays and events as well.Next
The McCrorie Center houses our nursing, occupational therapy and athletic training departments. The McCrorie Center is also the home of the Solmaz Institute. The Solmaz Institute involves various programs already established at Lenoir-Rhyne and has a clinic to help children and families with childhood and adolescent obesity.Next
The Minges Science Building was built in 1959 and is full of classrooms and laboratories. It is the home for all of our Natural Science progams. Minges also houses an observatory on the third floor for Astronomy classes. We are currently in a campaign and will have a $25 million dollar addition and $10 million dollar renovation to the current building.Next
The Rhyne Building is one of L-R's most beautiful displays of architecture on campus. The building was built in 1927 after Old Main, the main campus building burned down. The Rhyne building is the center for most of the courses offered here at L-R. The Rhyne building was once used as an administration building, but was converted into classrooms in 1965. The administration building today is located right next-door and known as the Lineberger Administration building. Lineberge houses the Office of the President and Provost, The Business Office, the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Human Resource Department.Next
The Visual Arts Building houses classrooms, studios, galleries, offices and work areas for our art program. The art program offers majors in graphic design and studio art as well as minors in art therapy and visual arts.Next
The Mauney Music Building is home to all of our music ensembles and the new home of L-R's Saxophone statue. Here you can find classrooms, offices and a rehearsal room.Next
L-R faculty are known for being tough and approachable. It’s not unusual to meet a professor for coffee to discuss a class topic, or to exchange texts about the latest football rankings. They’ll challenge you and help you land a summer internship.Next
There’s a lot of support on campus for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, from specially equipped residence hall rooms to interpreters. And you’ll find a great mix of deaf and hearing students involved in campus organizations like Sign Troupe and H.A.N.D.S. (Hearing And Deaf Signers), as well as in athletics, Greek Life, and more.Next
Classes at L-R are far from the stereotype of giant lecture halls and professors who don’t know your name. (In fact, they probably know your cell number and will call you if you miss class.) You’ll get hands-on in labs and research projects that apply what you learn in class.Next Section
How will you push yourself beyond your comfort zone? Explore a new subject? A new country? A new way to serve your community? Rising up is all about taking your life to the next level.
On this site, you'll get a taste of the ways members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University community are rising up in their lives. You'll also find ways to get involved and start rising up with us.