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Lee Day 2019 to Take Place This Week


Lee Day Block Party to take place
Lee Day 2018

On Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, Lee University will host its annual preview weekend, Lee Day. Over the course of the weekend, prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to participate in over 40 different events in order to discover what life at Lee is like.

This year, the festivities will begin a little early, with a reception for local high school students on Thursday evening, April 4. The event will be hosted by local high school principals, along with Lee alumni and parents, and it will feature free food and a scholarship drawing. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Lee’s Communication Arts Building.

“This will be a great opportunity for local students to avoid long registration lines, enjoy some free nachos, get a head start on the weekend’s festivities, and win a scholarship,” said Danny Murray, chair of the Lee Day Steering Committee.

Festivities will continue on Friday at 9 a.m., beginning with registration, which will take place in Lee’s Higginbotham Administration Building. In the morning, visitors will be able to tour campus and residence halls, sit in on classes, and visit displays of Lee’s various clubs and organizations. Later in the day, they will have the opportunity to meet faculty and students from their departments of interest at the Academic Display. Visitors can also attend a variety of informational sessions, covering topics ranging from student success to Lee’s theatre program. Students who have been accepted to Lee can meet with advisors and select classes for the upcoming semester.

At 2:30 p.m., visitors can attend the “Music Showcase.” Percussion Ensemble and Lee Singers will perform in Pangle Hall, while Brass Choir and Evangelistic Singers (EVS) will perform in the Chapel.

“Lee U Spotlight,” an annual favorite, will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday in the Conn Center. At this event, visitors will hear stories from students and alumni, learn about Lee’s athletic programs, and watch performances from some of Lee’s most notable instrumental and choral ensembles.

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On Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Paul Dana Walker Arena, Lee will welcome guests to the final U-Church of the semester. The concert will feature the Nashville-based worship band, The Belonging Co, and as an opening act, magician Justin Flom. To conclude Friday’s festivities, visitors will be invited to join current students for a block party at The Forum with food and fun for all.

On Saturday, registration will begin at 7 a.m. Throughout the day, guests will again be able to tour campus and residence halls, visit displays showcasing academic programs, clubs, and organizations, and meet with advisors to select classes. Those interested in athletics will be able to meet coaches at “Fired Up!” Students who are interested in studying music at Lee can audition for acceptance into the School of Music. Parents will have the opportunity to meet Lee President Paul Conn and financial aid staff for a Q&A session at “Parents Lunch and Learn.”

“Life at Lee,” another annual favorite, will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Conn Center. The event takes a lighthearted look at life on Lee’s campus. Following “Life at Lee,” visitors will be invited to enjoy a cookout in Alumni Park.

Saturday’s festivities will conclude with a worship rally, featuring President Conn, Voices of Lee, LeeU Worship, and a drawing for eight scholarships.

To close out the weekend, Lee will host a worship service on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in the Lee Chapel. It will be complete with music and testimonials from Lee students and faculty members.

Guests may choose to participate in the whole weekend or certain events, but everyone is encouraged to register beforehand. For more information, or to register, call (423) 614-8500 or visit Lee Day.

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