Lee Day 2017, Just Around the Corner
By Naudia O’Steen
Springtime at Lee brings out warm days, flowers, and students around the campus. Best of all, it means Lee Day is right around the corner. During the weekend of April 7-8, prospective students will have the chance to see what life at Lee truly is like in just 30 hours.
“Without a doubt, this is the best time during the year to visit Lee!” said Danny Murray, Lee Day committee chairman.
Lee Day festivities will begin at 9 on Friday morning with registration and opportunities for future students to participate in featured classes. Beginning at 9 a.m., campus tours will be given by the admissions office staff, and at noon, residence halls will open for tours.
An academic showcase with faculty and students from each department will take place from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. to answer any questions prospective Lee families may have. For those already accepted into Lee for fall 2017, early class selection will also be available for students to meet with academic advisors and build their schedule for the upcoming semester.
Prospective students who are undecided about their major can attend “Major Discovery” later that afternoon to hear from faculty and students about their options. Informational sessions about Lee’s theatre program and Summer Honors will also take place Friday afternoon.
Friday will 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 at 2 p.m.
Families can take a moment to relax and listen to “Music In The Air” at 3 p.m., which will showcase various Lee choirs, and they can catch LeeU Spotlight beginning at 5, which will highlight the best of Lee music, videos, alumni, and athletics.
At 6:30 p.m., a block party will take place with lots of family fun, food, and music with Lee students. To conclude the evening, families can attend an outdoor concert on the Lee 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.
There will also be a production of “Oliver!” by Lee Theatre that evening.
Saturday morning, opportunities for guests begin again early. For Saturday arrivals, check-in will begin at 7 a.m. along with early class selection at 7:30 a.m. Campus tours and residence hall tours will again be available as well as the academic displays.
A student club and organization display will be set up on the Pedestrian Mall that morning. The displays will include Greek service clubs along with a variety of discipleship and service organizations for students to check out. “Meet the Coaches” will give prospective athletes a chance to meet the Lee athletic department and receive tryout information beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Walker Arena.
On Saturday, parents have the opportunity to hear from Lee President Paul Conn and the financial aid staff for an informative Q & A session, where lunch will be provided. Prospective students will gather at noon for luncheons across campus. Transfer students and high school seniors will have the opportunity to win a scholarship during the lunch.
Following lunch, Lee admissions staff will host an open forum for questions, and the Kairos Honors program will hold an information session. For those interested in the music department, auditions are available by appointment that day by calling (423) 614-8240.
Saturday will again feature Lee athletics with more tennis, baseball and softball. The Flames baseball will play a double header and host the 5th annual Military Appreciation Day. Lady Flames softball will also compete in a double header. Flames tennis will also play another match. All events will begin at 2 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m., the light-hearted look at campus life “Life at Lee” will begin in the Conn Center. The campus favorite event is sure to be crowded, so guests will want to come early to get seats. The weekend ends with a dinner in Alumni Park and a worship rally featuring Voices of Lee, President Conn, and the Lee Chapel band. Following the worship rally, there will be eight scholarships drawn.
For more information or to register, visit Lee Day.