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Safety & Emergency Preparedness


Lenoir-Rhyne has developed emergency and crisis communication plans to respond to and disseminate information during an emergency, or when events impact normal campus operations.

The campus community should closely monitor and follow the information on official university communication channels, including LR Alerts (RAVE Alerts), campus email, notifications posted to the university website and LR's main institutional social media accounts.

Inclement Weather Policy & Notifications


Lenoir-Rhyne University may change its operating status during and surrounding periods of inclement weather.

At such times, the university has a prescribed method for evaluation and communication of these changes to university staff, faculty, students, and the public.

The decision to cancel classes, close the university, cancel or postpone university-sponsored programs or activities is based on our overall concern for the safety of the university community and continuity of services and support for residential students.

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Severe Weather & Disaster Preparedness


Natural disasters and weather emergencies can occur at any time.

Stay informed and prepared should a severe weather event or disaster occur on or near LR's Hickory, Asheville or Columbia campuses.

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