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Reunions


Experience the magic of Lenoir-Rhyne by making plans to attend your class reunion! Over Homecoming Weekend, LR will help four classes celebrate milestone reunions, the Class of 1974 will celebrate its 50th reunion, the Class of 1984 will celebrate its 40th reunion and the Class of 1999 will celebrate its 25th reunion. So save the date for reunion weekend 2024, Oct. 25-26.

Class of 1974 50th Reunion
Friday, Oct. 25, 2024
6-9 p.m. | Alumni House
The class of 1974 will celebrate its golden year reunion with a special gathering at the Alumni House, located on the west side of campus. Previously the president's home, this space is perfect for reconnecting with friends and classmates from your time at LR. The reunion event will offer a meal of heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar of beer and wine. Price per person is $40. Registration required.

Class of 1984 40th Reunion
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024
6-9 p.m. | Alumni House
The class of 1984 will celebrate its 40th reunion at the Alumni House, located on the west side of campus. Previously the president's home, this space is perfect for reconnecting with friends and classmates from your time at LR. The reunion event will offer a meal of heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar of beer and wine. Price per person is $25. Registration required.

Class of 1999 25th Reunion
Friday, Oct. 25, 2024
6-9 p.m. | President's Suite, Moretz Stadium
The class of 1999 is invited to celebrate its 25th reunion in the President's Suite inside Moretz Stadium, newly renovated in 2022. This special event will begin at 6 p.m. and provides time to remember favorite LR memories with classmates. Alumni and their guests will enjoy a dinner of heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar of beer and wine. Price per person is $25. Registration required.

*Registration will open in August 2024.

Join your class in giving back - Make a lasting impact!


Reunions are a time to celebrate the past, reconnect with old friends, and look forward to the future. They are also a perfect opportunity to give back to the institution that has played a significant role in your life. Giving back to LR is a powerful way to show gratitude for the education, opportunities, and friendships you’ve gained. Your contributions, no matter the designation, help to ensure future generations of Bears can enjoy the same transformative experiences that you did. 

All gifts made between June 1, 2023-May 31, 2025, will count toward your class reunion gift and during your reunion event, we will celebrate your class’s collective gifts to LR! 

To make your reunion gift, visit . If you prefer to talk to a staff member about giving options, contact Liz Cox, assistant vice president of development, at liz.cox@lr.edu or 828.328.7322.

Class of 1974 Project


Bear statue on campusThe Class of 1974 would like to raise funds for the newest Bear statue on campus. 

Located at the main entrance of the quad, this bear welcomes everyone who visits campus and could be forever recognized as made possible by the class of 1974. To participate, to “other” and add “1974 Bear Statue” to the text box, or write “1974 Bear Statue” on the memo line of your check.

Golden Bear Reunion


Golden Bears are LR alumni who have celebrated their 50th class reunions. A Golden Bear Reunion will be held every other year in an effort to help LR alumni stay connected to the campus and each other. Then next Golden Bear Reunion will be held in the spring of 2026.

Walk of Honor


Commemorate your milestone reunion year by purchasing a brick to be added on the Walk of Honor. With a gift of $250 to The Fund for Lenoir-Rhyne, you can personalize a brick that will be your connection to campus forever. Gifts made to the Walk of Honor will be celebrated in the sum total of the reunion class gift. 

Order a Walk of Honor Brick Today

Update Your Contact Information


Make sure you stay up-to-date on reunion plans by updating your personal contact information.

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