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The new Center for Medical and Health Sciences now under construction will be the first building on Liberty’s new professional/
South Campus Chapel
A new prayer chapel is being planned near the south residential quad. Seating about 225 guests, the new chapel will not only be a place for students, faculty, and staff to pray daily, but will also serve as a venue for weddings, which could be held inside, or outside under an atrium. There is no expected start date for this project, but planners hope to have it constructed within the next three years.
New Residential Commons
Phase one of the new Residential Commons was completed at the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester. The 9-story residence hall is capable of housing up to 1,200 students. Each room features a private bath, and every floor provides laundry facilities and a common lounge. An additional residence hall with similar features is presently under construction and is expected to be completed by the Spring 2016 semester.
With a practice facility for Liberty men’s and women’s basketball teams, a 68-seat luxury President’s Suite, a total seating capacity of more than 11,000, and a landscaped roof functioning as a walkway between the Residential and Academic Commons, the Vines Center is used to host sporting events, concerts, church services, conferences, and Convocation.
Jerry Falwell Library
The 4-story, 170,000-square-foot Jerry Falwell Library represents the largest investment by Liberty in any structure on campus. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the library assists students in their academic pursuits by providing learning resources in both traditional and innovative formats.
Center for Music and the Worship Arts
The new 140,000-square-foot School of Music facility will be comprised of two linked 4-story buildings and will house 40 teaching studios complete with piano, songwriting, and music computer labs, as well as a fine arts concert hall capable of seating 1,600 guests. The majority of the facility will be completed in time for the Fall 2015 semester, while the concert hall will open in Spring 2016.
Located across the lawn from the Jerry Falwell Library, the new Science Hall more than triples the size of the university’s former science facilities. Completed during the Spring 2015 semester, the 4-story, 121,000-square-foot building contains classrooms, an expansive auditorium, and more than 30 laboratories designed for hands-on learning.
DeMoss Campus Center
Serving as Liberty University’s primary academic facility since the 1980s, DeMoss Hall is undergoing a 3-story, 175,000-square-foot expansion to provide a new student center. Expected to be completed by summer 2016, the expansion will include space for academic and administrative purposes, an art gallery, retail dining venues, a large event space, a bowling alley, and a comfortable lounge area opening onto the Academic Commons.
Construction began summer 2015 on the 275-foot-tall Independence Tower that will be the capstone to Liberty's half-billion-dollar makeover of its main campus. When complete, the tower will be the tallest building in Lynchburg.
The tower will be built on the north end of campus, near Reber-Thomas Dining Hall, and will contain both academic areas, such as the new School of Divinity, and spaces for special events. It is scheduled to open during the 2016-17 academic year.
Liberty Softball Stadium
Mirroring features of the Liberty Baseball Stadium, the NCAA-regulation Liberty Softball Stadium includes locker rooms, a video scoreboard, AstroTurf with a clay infield, and 1,000 chairback seats for spectators.
LaHaye Student Union
The 230,000-square-foot LaHaye Student Union boasts seven hardwood basketball courts, four volleyball courts, a six-lane 25-yard length pool, two indoor AstroTurf soccer fields, cardio and weight training rooms, multipurpose recreational space, and a 4,000-square-foot climbing area with a 40-foot climbing tower
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 new parking garage is being considered for commuter students at the site of the old baseball stadium. Proposals call for a five-