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Graduate Campus -
The new Center for Medical and Health Sciences is the first building to be completed on Liberty’s new professional/graduate campus. Administrators are considering new academic buildings at the Campbell County site for Liberty’s graduate programs, including the A.W. and Lois Overton Graduate School of Business, Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity, and Liberty University School of Law. Nearby off-campus housing is also being planned.

South Campus Lawn
An expansive lawn on South Campus will connect to the campus greenway. This is the final piece of the campus greenway, extending from the high-rise residence halls to the current location of Dorm 33.

Residential Commons
Liberty’s first high-rise residence hall opened in Fall 2014. The 9-story Residential Commons I houses over 1,200 students. Each bedroom has two beds and a private bathroom, and each floor features large common areas as well as a laundry room. The residence hall has two wings (one for females, one for males) with coed common areas located at the center. The main floor of Residential Commons I houses a Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. The Residential Commons II housing facility has 500 rooms and 1,000 beds, as well as meeting rooms, space for the Office of Residence Life, resident director apartments, and four townhouse-style student housing units. It was completed in January 2016. Residential Commons III is currently under construction. It will house 778 students and is anticipated to be completed by the Fall 2017 semester.

Vines Center
Several renovations were made to Liberty’s basketball arena, the Vines Center, in 2014. Steps and walkways were reconfigured to add 1,400 additional seats, bringing the total to 9,547. Handrails and floor lighting were added to improve safety. A new LED lighting system was installed to reduce energy consumption. The building’s acoustics were upgraded to improve sound quality, and a new sound and light grid was installed.

Jerry Falwell Library
The $50 million, 4-story, 170,000-square-foot library provides the latest technology, resources, services, and amenities for students, faculty, and staff. It features 30 group study rooms, seven outdoor observation spaces, six learning commons, a 4-story book tower, and a 2-story reading room, as well as plenty of casual seating areas and a spacious food court. The various balconies and terraces overlook the campus lake and offer breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was completed in January 2014.

It houses an automated storage retrieval system (ASRS), 4-story book tower, 2-story reading room, 6 learning commons, one technology commons, 30 group-study rooms, multiple terraces and balconies, and the Tinney Café. It was completed January 2014.

Center for Music and the Worship Arts
The second building that comprises the Center for Music and the Worship Arts is scheduled to open in Fall 2016. The building’s main feature is a state-of-the-art, 1,600-seat fine arts concert hall with a Myers Constellation Acoustic System that can adjust between natural acoustics for non-amplified events and electronic acoustics for amplified events. The concert hall also includes an orchestra pit lift, a choir loft with additional telescoping seating, video projection screens, and a tunnel connected to the loading dock to facilitate loading and unloading for road shows. Additionally, the building includes a 150-seat recital hall, percussion lab, green room with dressing rooms, four classrooms, offices for faculty and administration, piano storage, and a catering prep space. A recording studio is in the design stage, with construction scheduled to be completed in time for the Spring 2017 semester. The educational wing was completed in Fall 2015 and spans 83,000 square feet. It includes 50 practice rooms, 42 teaching studios, and piano, songwriting, and music computer labs. The facility also features two recital halls, one with 45 seats and another with seating for 129. Every floor has a common area designed for vocal, guitar, piano, and instrumental studies, as well as for casual gatherings and larger group classes.

Science Hall
The 4-story, 121,000-square-foot building is triple the size of the previous science building and houses the Department of Biology & Chemistry on Floors 1-3 and the Department of Health Professions on the Terrace Level. Both departments received more than $2 million in state-of-the-art equipment. Biology & Chemistry also received supplementary technology that included a gene sequencer, GC mass spectrometer, and a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. Students now have access to 20 biology and chemistry “wet” labs (where chemicals or biological matter are handled in liquid solutions), including a cadaver lab, cell-culture facility, several research labs, and additional open labs. The facility was completed in Spring 2015.

Montview Student Union
A 4-story, 168,000-square-foot student union is scheduled to open in Fall 2016. The Montview Student Union will feature new dining options, gaming areas, a bowling alley, and plenty of lounge seating throughout. The new student union is an addition to the back (west) side of DeMoss Hall. The exterior features a grand staircase that has been designed to host outdoor events. The building will be comprised of two wings joined by large corridors. A pedestrian bridge on the north side will connect the center to Freedom Tower and the Rawlings School of Divinity. The basement level of the student union will have an eight-lane bowling alley. The first floor will offer six new dining venues, including Garbanzo’s (Mediterranean), Star Ginger (Asian), UFood (burgers), The Grid Marketplace (a convenience store concept), Woodfire Pizza, and Argo Tea, which will be the first teahouse on campus. There will be patio seating on the south and west sides of the building. The second floor will have a gaming area with billiards and various gaming consoles. The third floor will house meeting spaces for student clubs and organizations, including the Student Government Association. The north wing of the third floor will have a large dining/event space with seating for up to 700. The Center for Multicultural Enrichment and the Student Activities Office will also occupy space in the building.

Freedom Tower
The 275-foot tall, 63,000-square-foot Freedom Tower will be the capstone of Liberty’s half-billion-dollar makeover of its main campus and the tallest building in Lynchburg. Ground was broken in August 2015, and the building is scheduled to be completed in late Fall 2017. The 15-floor tower is being built on the north end of campus, near The Reber-Thomas Dining Hall. Its first few floors will become home to the Rawlings School of Divinity. Liberty’s replica of the Liberty Bell — unveiled in 1976 in recognition of America’s bicentennial and the renaming of Lynchburg Baptist College to Liberty Baptist College — will be placed among a 25-bell assembly at the top of the tower. Guests can enjoy an observation deck with a glass roof and a 360-degree view of campus and the surrounding area. Floors 7-13 will include multipurpose rooms for classes, meetings, and collaborative projects. The facility will have a 150-seat classroom, as well as 30-, 40-, and 60-seat classrooms, a homiletics lab, and office suites for administration, faculty, and ministry centers (including apologetics, Asian, youth, and chaplaincy).

Kamphuis Field at Liberty Softball Stadium
The $9 million stadium, built on the site of the old baseball stadium and easily accessible from the university’s vehicular tunnel entrance on Wards Road, is similar to Liberty’s baseball facility. It features 1,000 chairback seats; home, visiting, and umpires’ locker rooms; an expansive athletic training room; a state-of-the-art team meeting room; coaches’ offices; a large press box; indoor batting cages; and a large scoreboard and video board. The NCAA-regulation field has an AstroTurf outfield and a special dirt infield that has been treated to repel moisture. It was completed in Spring 2015.

Campus Walk
The greenway through campus is an ongoing project. It will provide pedestrians with a smooth-grade walk (no more than 5 percent incline) from the Residential Commons to the baseball stadium and eventually to Green Hall.

Academic and Performance Center
Liberty University’s new 65,000-square-foot Academic and Performance Center (APC), currently under construction next to the Liberty Baseball Stadium, will integrate academic facilities with state-of-the-art rehabilitation and strength and conditioning facilities. The facility is being built into the existing hillside, its architecture curving along the bank of the Osborne Stadium and Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex. It is scheduled to open for the Fall 2017 semester. Approximately one-third of the space will be reserved for academic offices, tutoring centers, and study halls, while the remaining space will include an Olympic weight room and sports medicine area with exam rooms, an X-ray room, treatment and taping tables, and trainer offices, as well as a fueling station with performance drinks, smoothies, and healthy food. The location — at the heart of Liberty’s athletics corridor — will make it easily accessible to all student-athletes.

Cook Tennis Center Additions
Six new tennis courts, as well as additional seating, are under construction. A new restroom facility is being added to accommodate spectators.

Indoor Practice Facility
A state-of-the-art indoor practice facility for Flames Football is under construction beside Williams Stadium. The new facility is being built on the location of the team's grass practice field and will be used by other Liberty teams as well. The building will have a curved roof with a 70-foot clearance and a turf playing field. The structure will incorporate a lot of glass — fully protected by indoor netting — to allow for natural light. The architecture will complement other elements of Liberty's campus rebuilding and be incorporated into an upcoming expansion of Williams Stadium. Construction is scheduled for completion in Summer 2017.

LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center Expansion
An expanded LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center, which includes Liberty's primary workout facility, a new Student Activities event space, and the Tilley Student Center, opened in Fall 2014. It was treated to a 66,000-square-foot, multimillion dollar expansion, and another 19,000 square feet of renovations were made to existing space. Outfitted with new exercise equipment and more multipurpose rooms, as well as a 40-foot rock climbing wall, the building is designed to serve the exercise needs of Liberty students, faculty, and staff for years to come. The center also serves as the sole access point for recreational spaces, including the Aquatics Center, Thomas Indoor Soccer Center, and the LaHaye Multipurpose Center, which features several courts for basketball and volleyball. The Tilley Student Center remodel involved the removal of a wall and a stage, creating additional seating for 150 students. Two new racquetball courts were built in the LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center, doubling the total number of courts. Liberty’s racquetball Club Sports team will utilize these courts for practices.

Liberty University Indoor Track Facility
Liberty’s new state-of-the-art indoor track & field center will be one of only 15 tracks in the United States to feature a hydraulically banked 200-meter oval. The 165,000-square-foot center is under construction below the LU monogram on Liberty Mountain, along Liberty Mountain Drive off Candlers Mountain Road. Its six-lane track will include banked curves that can be raised or lowered for different events. There will also be space for hammer throw as well as long jump, pole vault, and high jump lanes. Other features include a 100-meter warm-up track, an eight-lane 100 meter straightaway, stadium-style seating for 1,500 spectators, concessions, men’s and women’s locker and team rooms, visitor locker rooms, a hospitality suite, coach and staff offices, and a mezzanine area. The facility will share a 6,554-square-foot weight room and a 2,400-square-foot training room with the natatorium next door. The training room will include a 1,000-square-foot hydro room with two plunge pools kept at 57 degrees. It is anticipated that the track will host youth, high school, and collegiate events, and even professional championships, well into the future. It is expected to open in January 2017.

Adjoining the indoor track facility will be a state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot natatorium currently under construction. It will feature an eight-lane, 50-meter pool and a separate 17-foot-deep diving well with a full tower that includes 1- and 3-meter springboards and 1-, 3-, 5-, 7.5-, and 10-meter platforms. The new building will feature a barreled roof and plenty of glass to allow for natural lighting. It will have a seating capacity of 1,300. Like the adjacent track, it will be equipped to host regional, state, and even national meets for high school, collegiate, YMCA, and USA Swimming programs, as well as offer training opportunities for professional athletes. It will also be used by Liberty’s Student Activities and Intramural Sports programs, as well as kinesiology classes (students will be able to walk from the pool to a “wet classroom” with drains in the floor). In addition, there will be a media station wired for live broadcasts of meets and a juice bar/smoothie station to provide student-athletes with protein shakes. The natatorium will share a 6,554-square-foot weight room and a 2,400-square-foot training room with the indoor track facility. The training room will include a 1,000-square-foot hydro room with two plunge pools kept at 57 degrees. The pool portion is expected to be completed by August 2017.

School of Aeronautics Hangar
A new hangar at the Liberty University School of Aeronautics facility at Lynchburg Regional Airport is being built to allow pilots to take advantage of ramp space currently under construction. The 100-by-140 hangar will be used by the school for a variety of purposes, including storing aircraft and maintenance operations. It will also benefit Freedom Aviation, the flight operations center and aviation business used by the SOA.

Liberty Mountain Projects
Liberty’s expansive mountain property is home to the Morris Campus Farm (where students can grow their own produce), an astronomical observatory with six research-quality telescopes (including a 24-inch main scope), and a new clubhouse for Liberty’s NCAA golf team located near the Equestrian Center and motocross track.

Parking Garage
A 1,400-space parking garage opened in 2014 near the new vehicular tunnel. The 5-level garage is conveniently located along Regents Parkway, Liberty’s perimeter road. Additional parking was also added near the main entrance to Green Hall, and satellite lots on East Campus were paved.