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  • Morgan from Wendell, NC
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    There is not much to do in Banner Elk for those in college, it is a very small campus. However, there is a club across the street that is very college friendly. The main part of the area, Boone, which has the restaurants and stores is only about a 35 minute drive.There is a field open where people can play frisbee, lay out to tan, etcâ?¦ There are many trees evenly spaced across campus to hammock. The Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute, which is a wildlife rehabilitation facility, is great to volunteer at and is fun to see/work with the animals. The sports complex is open to the public to use, like track, pool, soccer, etcâ?¦ The campus will hold different events every week from movies to plays, themed nights (ie. casino night) to games (ie. dodgeball). The town holds many festivals, like Woolly Worm Festival, that are fun to do with friends or family. Also, the school sits between two large ski resorts that give discounts to students throughout the year. Also, the school is beside Grandfather Mnt. that also gives discounts to students as well as job opportunities.

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  • Katherine from Salisbury, NC
  • Jun-10-2013 I am a current student here

    go rock climbing, go hiking, go to the lake, join a club/intramural sport, lounge in a hammock, go to a campus event such as a movie in the auditorium.

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  • Hayden from Greensboro, NC
  • Apr-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Go hiking, biking, rock climbing, enter intramural sports events, see athletic competitions, watch on-campus performances (for free), eat at Wily's, Sushi Club (dance club), go to Student Government events. Or if you want to get out of town, go to Boone or Johnson City.

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  • Rachel from Clermont, FL
  • Feb-25-2013 I am a current student here

    The mountains offer a ton of things to so. Even if you are not into skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, etc. the views are so beautiful and the mountain overlooks are still a great place to sit quietly and relax.

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  • Taylor from Apex, NC
  • Feb-17-2013 I am a current student here

    There aren't many places to go within walking distance but Boone is only half an hour away and there are plenty of places to go hiking.

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  • Brandon from Upper Darby, PA
  • Jan-26-2013 I am a current student here

    There are tons of different clubs and sports to be a part of here at Lees-McRae, from the BobScats, to the Soccer Team, to the Cycling Team, and backpacking club. There is always a new thing to try and do.

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  • Rebekah from Connellys Springs, NC
  • May-13-2012 I am a current student here

    Not much to do really, its good to find great hiking spots, and having friends to enjoy things with. There is also a couple rivers and waterfall to go to when its nice out.

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  • Cassandra from Weldon, NC
  • Feb-11-2012 I am a current student here

    there are a ton of school events to choose from. we have a quidditch team (yes, a quidditch team) starting to get on its feet. our outdoors program leads backpacking and camping trips all over the mountains on weekends. on some school nights, we'll have movies playing in evans. the most recent movie was the immortals. there are dances (like nda's black and white ball) and fundraisers to go to. we have relay for life during spring semester. there are a ton of ski and snowboard places here, and there are plenty of trails to go walk. there's a duck pond right by campus that's a great place to hang out and relax. during fall semester, you can go to wildcat lake, too. we're about half an hour from boone, so many students go there on weekends, too.

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