Lee Day 2017: a weekend full of fun

Visitors are led on a campus tour during Lee Day 2016.

Photo courtesy of the Lee University Public Relations Office

The semester is dwindling down, and Lee Day is just around the corner. The 30-hour, fun-filled event will take place on the weekend of April 7-8 as prospective students and their parents come from all over to experience life at Lee University.

The activities will begin on Friday morning at 9 a.m. with registration, campus tours and the opportunity for prospective students to sit-in on featured classes. Residence hall tours will begin at noon.

Lee students and faculty from each department will host an academic showcase from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. where they will answer any questions that prospective Lee families may have. The “Major Discovery” session on Friday afternoon will allow for prospective students to learn more about the different majors Lee offers.

Friday will also feature various opportunities to watch Lee athletes compete. A men and women’s tennis match will take place at 11 a.m., and a women’s lacrosse game will begin at 2 p.m.

Various Lee choirs will be performing during the “Music in the Air” concert at 3 p.m., and LeeU Spotlight will highlight the best of Lee music, videos, alumni and athletics beginning at 5 p.m.

A block party will take place at 6:30 p.m. before an outdoor concert on the soccer field featuring Bethel Music’s Josh Baldwin and Paul and Hannah McClure. The field will open at 7 p.m. with the concert starting at 8. Lee’s theatre program will also put on a production of “Oliver!” that evening.

Lee Day has played a major role in many students’ decision to attend Lee, including sophomore Matt Peebles.

“[Lee Day] confirmed that I wanted to go to Lee,” Peebles said. “I’m most looking forward to the block party this year.”

Saturday’s activities will begin bright and early with arrival check-in at 7 a.m. There will be more academic displays, campus tours, residence hall tours and athletic events. All athletic events will begin at 2 p.m., and the baseball team will host the 5th annual Military Appreciation Day.

A student club and organization display will be held on the Pedestrian Mall that will feature Lee’s Greek clubs and various discipleship and service organizations. The athletic department will host a “Meet the Coaches” session for prospective athletes and their parents to ask questions and receive tryout information beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Walker Arena.

Prospective students and their parents will have the opportunity to hear from Lee President Paul Conn and the financial aid staff in an informative Q & A session, where lunch will be provided. Students can also attend luncheons all across the campus at noon, when transfer students and high school seniors will have the opportunity to win a scholarship.

After lunch, the Lee admissions staff will host an open forum for questions, and the Kairos Honors Program will hold an information session.

Those interested in joining the music department can call (423) 614-8240 to make an appointment for auditions on Saturday.

The campus favorite “Life at Lee” will provide a light-hearted look campus life beginning at 2:30 p.m. and is sure to be crowded, so guests will want to come early to get seats.

The lively weekend will end with dinner in Alumni Park and a worship rally featuring President Conn, Voices of Lee and the Lee Chapel band. Following the rally, there will be eight scholarship winners drawn, according to a press release.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.leeuniversity.edu/lee-day/.

Lee prepares for Bethel Music concert

Lee prepares for Bethel Music concert

Lee tennis teams close in on season's end

Lee tennis teams close in on season's end