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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.
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.
Olympic Sports Complex - This new multipurpose athletic complex will be built near U.S. 460 at the north end of East Campus. It will include an Olympic-
Prayer/Wedding Chapel - A new prayer chapel is being planned near the south residential quad. Seating about 225, the new chapel will not only be a place for students, faculty, and staff to pray daily, but will also become an additional 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.
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 new ramp space currently being constructed there. 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 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.
DeMoss Hall Student 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.
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.
Liberty Mountain Projects - Liberty’s expansive mountain property is home to the Morris Campus Garden 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.
Science Hall - 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.
Athletic Practice Facility - A new indoor practice facility is being planned at the site of the former David’s Place parking lot, behind the baseball stadium and outdoor track. It will include a weight room and training room for all NCAA sports located in the athletics corridor — baseball, football, outdoor track, and soccer.
Vehicular Tunnel - A four-lane vehicular tunnel and pedestrian sidewalk was completed during the summer of 2014. The tunnel connects the university’s perimeter road to a major Lynchburg thoroughfare. Constructed using pioneering methods, the tunnel is the first project of its kind completed in the United States and has significantly improved traffic flow on campus.
Football Stadium Expansion - Future plans call for an expansion to the student section (east side) of Williams Stadium, bringing seating capacity to 25,000.
Parking Garage - A five-level parking garage capable of holding more than 1,400 vehicles was completed during the summer of 2014 at the conjunction of the perimeter road and the nearby vehicular tunnel. The garage provides faculty, staff, and commuter students with much-needed parking space.
Graduate Campus - The new Center for Medical and Health Sciences is the first completed facility on what will become Liberty’s graduate campus. Administrators are considering new academic buildings at the Campbell County site for additional graduate programs, including the A.W. and Lois Overton Graduate School of Business, Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, and Liberty University School of Law. Nearby off-campus housing is also being planned.
Center for Medical and Health Sciences - Housing classrooms, a research center, and labs, the 4-story, 144,000-square-foot Center for Medical and Health Sciences is home to the College of Osteopathic Medicine and select programs of the expanded School of Health Sciences. Completed in Summer 2014, the facility is being utilized by Liberty’s inaugural class of medical students, the class of 2018.