Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Introduction to the Campus

Airport Academic Center

Located 3.4 miles south of Liberty University’s campus adjacent to the Lynchburg Regional Airport, the Airport Academic Center is home to the School of Aeronautics. The Airport Academic Center comprises three buildings. The 45,000 square foot Flight Operations Center is where all in-flight training is conducted and all training aircraft are hangared and maintained. The 24,000 square foot Aviation Academic Center is where all aviation related academic classes are taught and all Flight Training Device lessons are flown. Additionally, the first floor is used by the Aviation Maintenance Technician School to teach the general portion of the FAA Aviation Mechanics Certificate. The third building is the 15,000 square foot Airframe and Powerplant Building used by the Aviation Maintenance Technician School to teach FAA Airframe and Powerplant related academic and practical lessons leading to FAA licensure.

A new hangar was built in 2014 to allow pilots to take advantage of new ramp space. The 100-by140 hangar is used by the school for a variety of purposes, including storing aircraft and maintenance operations.


A. L. Williams Stadium

The Flames play NCAA Division I-AA Football on the FieldTurf® of Williams Stadium named in honor of Art and Angela Williams, special friends of Liberty University and Flames Athletics.

In January 2010, construction began to expand the original 12,000-seat stadium, built in 1989, to increase seating capacity to 19,200.  Completed for the beginning of the 2010 season, the expansion included a five-story football tower featuring a fourth-floor luxury suite concourse and a third-floor club pavilion.  The Club Pavilion features an 11,000 square-foot hospitality room and outdoor club seating for 770.  The new tower houses the Athletics Administrative offices and includes expanded concessions and restrooms, academic center, and media terrace. The tower stands 100-feet tall, and stretches from five-yard line to five-yard line, and is serviced by two elevator shafts.

The A. L. Williams Football Operations Center (FOC) was completed in August 2006. The three-story, 48,000-square foot building is located in the North End Zone at Williams Stadium.

The Football Operations Center houses specially-designed weight training equipment in a spacious weight ant conditioning area, team locker room, academic lab, equipment room and a cutting-edge athletic training facility.

The top floor of the FOC houses coaching staff and administrative offices, numerous video and conference rooms and a uniquely-designed viewing room that overlooks the North end zone.

The A. L. Williams Football Operations Center (FOC) was completed in August 2006. The three-story, 48,000-square foot building is located in the North End Zone at Williams Stadium.

The Football Operations Center houses specially-designed weight training equipment in a spacious weight ant conditioning area, team locker room, academic lab, equipment room and a cutting-edge athletic training facility.

The top floor of the FOC houses coaching staff and administrative offices, numerous video and conference rooms and a uniquely-designed viewing room that overlooks the North end zone.


Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center (Demoss Hall)

The four-story Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center was originally constructed as a one-story building in 1985. The building is named for Art DeMoss, a former board member and generous benefactor of Liberty University. This facility was constructed to provide for the long-range needs of the campus. It is the focal point of the campus with nearly 500,000 square feet of academic space.

A wall of names on the first floor of the DeMoss Learning Center honors more than 5,000 donors who supported the expansion of DeMoss to the four-story building, completed in 2000.

In June 2008, a fountain standing 19 feet tall and made of hand-carved marble from Italy was completed.  The fountain was installed in honor of those donors who supported the expansion of DeMoss.  Donors’ names will be added to the fountain which features three columns with water cascading from the tops of each.  A cast-bronze eagle, Liberty's mascot, perches atop the tallest column.


Astronomical Observatory

In spring 2013, the Astronomical Observatory located on Liberty Mountain at the Equestrian Center opened to students. The observatory offers a majestic, clear view of the sky and is equipped with a roll-off roof room with several Celestron CPC 800 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. The observatory features an RC Optical Systems 20-inch Truss Ritchey-Chrétien telescope, which is a high-quality research telescope equipped with a charge-coupled device camera for exceptional photographs. In 2014, a dome was constructed to house the custom-built, 24-inch telescope, the capstone to its astronomical observatory. The scope is the largest in the region and is equipped with cameras that take digital images of the night sky with enhanced detail. Though viewers can gaze through the telescope directly, it is also designed to take long-exposure images, bringing out details that the human eye cannot see.


Camp Hydaway

Opened in fall 2013, the newly renovated Camp Hydaway on Liberty Mountain serves as the base of operations for the outdoor recreation program of the Student Activities Department. It features a high and low ropes course, a zip line, new beach access for swimming, as well as, outdoor equipment rentals. Students can check out items such as, canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, ATV’s, and fishing and camping gear.

The facility provides room for large group meetings and events. The Student Activities department will host multiple outdoor recreational events, including trail races, throughout the school year.


Center for Creation Studies

Established in 1985, the Center for Creation Studies is an interdisciplinary education and research institute committed to the study of the origin of the universe, the earth, life, and species. This study draws upon knowledge from religion, science, philosophy, and history.

The Creation Hall Museum was dedicated in March 2010, to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Liberty’s Center for Creation Studies. Located in the back hallway of the Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center, the Creation Hall Museum displays relics of fossils and some of the evidences for Biblical Creation.


Center for Cultural Studies

Established in 1985, the Center for Creation Studies is an interdisciplinary education and research institute committed to the study of the origin of the universe, the earth, life, and species.  This study draws upon knowledge from religion, science, philosophy, and history.

The Creation Hall Museum was dedicated in March 2010, to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Liberty’s Center for Creation Studies.  Located in the back hallway of the Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center, the Creation Hall Museum displays relics of fossils and some of the evidences for Biblical Creation.


Center for Medical and Health Sciences

Completed in spring 2014, this 140,000-square foot, four-story facility houses the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the School of Health Sciences’ Master of Public Health program and administrative offices.  This facility includes a comprehensive medical clinic, extensive resource center and library, research center with multiple labs, and state-of-the art simulation and standardized patient education facility. The first class of osteopathic medicine students matriculated in fall 2014.


Center for Music and the Worship Arts

Construction began on the School of Music’s new facility in 2013. The Center for Music and the Worship Arts is a 4-story, 140,000-square-foot facility that includes two wings – an academic wing consisting of classrooms, lecture halls, and music labs, as well as a performance wing consisting of a 1,600-seat concert hall.

The educational center opened in fall 2015, and features 50 practice rooms, 42 teaching studios, and piano, songwriting, and music computer labs. The facility also features two recital halls, one with 45 seat 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.


Clarkson Clubhouse

Completed in fall 2014, this 4,600-square-foot building is home to the university’s golf program.  It features coaching staff office space, player locker rooms and lounges, meeting rooms and a grand lobby that overlooks the Flames' driving range and putting greens. A 1,200-square-foot coaching center next door includes four heated hitting bays.


Cook Tennis Center

Opened in August 2011, the Cook Tennis Center is located adjacent to the Hershey-Esbenshade 12 championship tennis courts located at Liberty's Green Hall. The 2,500-square foot building houses two locker rooms, training and laundry rooms, a stringing room, four offices for coaches, a kitchen area, team room and a balcony that will overlook the tennis courts.

The lead gift for the Cook Tennis Center was provided by long-time University and Athletics supporters Sherwin and Lora Cook.


David's Place

David’s Place is dedicated to the memory of David A. DeMoss, a gentle and loving young man who died tragically in an automobile accident in January 1988. Formerly Campus East Clubhouse, David’s Place provides students with a variety of activities that include a movie theater, heated outdoor pool and deck, computer lab and printing station, billiard tables, video games, flat screen televisions, foosball table and soft seating.


Disc Golf Course

Located at East Campus, an 27-hole disc golf course opened during the spring of 2010.


Doc's Diner

Doc’s Diner, constructed in 2008, overlooks Jerry Falwell Parkway (Route 460) on Campus East. Named in honor of Dr. Jerry Falwell, it is the newest campus dining facility. Expected to be a favorite among students, faculty and staff, Doc’s Diner is also open to the general public. The menu offers classic diner specialties and a 1940s era atmosphere that is both comfortable and fun.


East Athletic Complex

Constructed in late 2011, this facility serves as the home for the Lady Flames Lacrosse and Field Hockey teams, Men’s Volleyball and Club Sports offices, as well as an intramural facility. All three playing surfaces for field hockey, lacrosse, and intramural fields feature state of the art Shaw Sportexe® turf systems. The adjacent 12,735 square foot structure houses team and training rooms as well as lockers for athletes, visiting teams, and officials.


East Campus Volleyball Facility

During the spring of 2007, the Liberty volleyball program was given a secondary practice facility. The East Campus Volleyball Facility houses the volleyball coaches’ offices, a team room, and a gymnasium for practice whenever the Vines Center is unavailable.


Elmer L. Towns Religion Hall

In 2008, the building housing the B. R. Lakin School of Religion was renovated and renamed the Elmer Towns Religion Hall. Dr. Towns is the co-founder of Liberty University and Dean of the School of Religion Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. The central focus of the renovation is the addition of the Towns-Alumni Lecture Hall, a 750-seat lecture hall featuring sloped floors, cushioned chairs and state-of-the-art lighting and acoustics, along with the addition of a columned main entrance. This building houses the Center for Youth Ministry and the Center for Global Ministries.

B. R. Lakin was often referred to as “my pastor” by Dr. Jerry Falwell. A display case with artifacts such as Dr. Lakin’s saddlebags and Bible from his circuit riding preacher days is a place of reflection for the students.


Equestrian Center

Established in fall 2011, the Equestrian Center provides students and staff with the opportunity to take part in recreational horse activities, trail rides and the boarding of personal horses.  Boarders of all disciplines, breeds and experience levels are welcome.

Located off Lone Jack Road on Liberty University's trail system, the facility includes a barn with eight 12x12 foot rubber matted stalls with private runs, grooming stalls, indoor wash rack with hot and cold water, outdoor wash rack, heated office/student lounge, tack room, feed room, utility room with washer and dryer, and men's and women's restrooms, 30-plus acres of small and large turnout pastures with run in sheds.  Also included is a 160x300 foot outdoor arena with sand footing, jumps, cavalettis, ground poles, dressage ring, barrels, and poles, etc.

In 2014, a new 18-stall barn was added. This structure includes a new tack room, feed room, grooming and wash stalls, as well as an office for coaches and a classroom/team room for meetings. The center’s original eight-stall barn is used exclusively for the equestrian team, part of Liberty’s Club Sports program, while the new barn provides space for students to board their own horses. An additional new riding area was also added.


Grand Lobby

The Grand Lobby of DeMoss Learning Center was completed in fall 2003. It encompasses 3,600 square feet of floor space and rises 45 feet to a ceiling highlighted by four skylights and a magnificent custom designed chandelier featuring Liberty eagle and flame emblems. Grand staircases on either side of the Lobby ascend to a balcony overlooking the main floor. A brass, inlaid Liberty University Seal adorns the center of the main floor and II Corinthians 3:17, the University verse is displayed in brass on the balcony.


Marie F. Green Hall

Originally known as Campus North, the Marie F. Green Hall houses the University President’s Office, administrative offices, the Graduate School, Student Services (Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and Registrar’s Office), College of Applied Studies and Academic Success administration, Center for Writing and Languages, Student Affairs, the Office of Christian/Community Service, LaHaye Student Union, Tilley Student Center, Tolsma Indoor Track, the Tower Theater, Cinematic Arts–Zaki Gordon Center, Math Emporium, Post Office, Centra Health Services, Spiritual Life offices, School of Law, and Liberty University Online. 


Hancock Welcome Center

Completed in May 2012, the Hancock Welcome Center is a three-story 32,000-square foot facility that will house the Visitors Center, including a large meeting room, smaller counseling rooms, a museum, and a gift shop. It is located across from the bookstore and Williams Stadium and near the Carter-Glass Mansion and the gravesite of Liberty founder Jerry Falwell, Sr.

The Visitors Center provides prospective students and their families with the resources for campus visits as well as student-led tours. It is equipped with the latest technology, such as touchscreen monitors and interactive photo centers to enhance the visitor experience. To view campus maps, take a digital tour of campus, or schedule a visit, access the Visitors Center online at http://www.liberty.edu/admissions/visitorcenter.


Health Services

Liberty University Health Services is provided by the Centra Medical Group. It provides quality medical care to the University community, assisting students, staff and faculty in maintaining and optimizing their health. It is located in Green Hall near the LaHaye Student Union and the University Post Office.


Ivy Lake

Located in Bedford County, Virginia, Ivy Lake is a 112-acre lake located 15 minutes from the Liberty Campus. In 2010, the lakefront area was renovated to provide a quality beach-front area for students and locals to enjoy. A facility to store the boats used for the Crew club team was also constructed in 2010.


Jerry Falwell Library

The Jerry Falwell Library, opened in January 2014, is a four-story, 170,000 square-foot structure, equipped with the latest technologies, resources, services, and amenities for students, faculty, and staff.

The Jerry Falwell Library is the focal point of academic life at Liberty. Strategically located in the center of campus, the library supports instruction, research, productivity, community-building, individual and group study, and other activities relevant to the University’s mission. The library has 33 group study rooms, seven balconies, six learning commons, a four-story book tower, and two-story traditional reading room, as well as casual seating areas and a spacious food court.

Students can browse and hand pick a title from the four-story book tower, or they can peruse the electronic catalog and view pages from electronic books. Students can request books from the Automated Storage and Retrieval System to be delivered to the Customer Service Center for them to pick up.

The Jerry Falwell Library collects and organizes resources across a wide range of media, including books, periodicals, and audio-visual resources in various formats, musical scores, curriculum, and archival materials. Its physical collections consist of approximately 365,000 volume equivalents and 575 current periodical subscriptions.  Digital information resources provided by the library include over 398,000 electronic items and content from more than 78,000 unique full-text journals.  The library provides access to more than 550 online research resources.

The computing resources within the library consist of 168 computers housed in a computer learning commons and at stand-up stations throughout the facility. With the exception of machines reserved for library catalog searching, all library computers are pre-loaded with a variety of software titles available for student use, including Microsoft® Office, Adobe® Creative® Suite, Mathematica, and SPSS. Wireless network signal is available throughout the facility, allowing laptop computer users to access the full array of network resources.


Jerry Falwell Memorial Garden

In May 2007, Dr. Jerry Falwell, “Godly Father, Husband, Grandfather, Pastor, Christian Educator,” as well as Co-founder, President, and Chancellor of Liberty University, went home to be with the Lord. Located in front of Montview, the Carter Glass Mansion, the oval-shaped burial garden contains an eternal flame, a fountain and sidewalks that lead to Dr. Falwell’s grave. Also located in the garden, are benches where students can study or reflect, and where visitors, who want to visit the site, can pause to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Falwell.


Jerry Falwell Museum

Adjacent to the Grand Lobby is the Jerry Falwell Museum, presented and dedicated to Dr. Falwell at his seventieth birthday celebration. This museum was created to preserve and highlight the life and ministry of Liberty’s Founder/Chancellor/President. The Museum contains the history of the Falwell family and includes displays and historical documents chronicling each of the ministries.


Kamphuis Field at Liberty Softball Stadium

Constructed in 2015, Liberty’s new softball stadium was built on the site of the old baseball stadium.  This facility features 1,000 chair back 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.


LaHaye Ice Center

The LaHaye Ice Center opened in December 2005. The state-of-the-art facility is used by the Liberty University hockey team, students and the public. Upgrades to the Ice Center in 2008 include a Chancellor’s suite and two business suites, a conference room donated by Pete and Cindy Chamberland, and a new public locker room. This facility is named in honor of Tim and Beverly LaHaye, generous supporters and members of the Liberty University Board of Trustees.

In March 2015, renovations began for a major expansion of the LaHaye Ice Center. The front and sides of the building were expanded to allow for seating for 2,600 spectators, more than doubling the previous capacity.  Plans include 500 chair back seats, plus 10 overhead suites and standing-room-only areas around a second-floor concourse.  Two additional concessions areas will be available on the second level.  The weight room and conference room will move to the main floor, and significant upgrades will be made to the athletic training room as well as to the locker rooms, coaches’ rooms, and Club Sports offices.


LaHaye Student Union

The LaHaye Student Union opened in November 2004. This state-of-the-art facility houses an intercollegiate-size swimming pool, five basketball courts, fitness center, locker rooms, a food court, lounge areas, meeting rooms, and offices. This facility is named in honor of Tim and Beverly LaHaye, generous supporters and former members of the Board of Trustees.

In 2014, the LaHaye Student Union received a 66,000-square-foot expansion, with another 19,000 square feet of renovations to existing space.  This included a new Student Activities event 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.  The center serves as the sole access point for the union’s other recreational spaces, including the Aquatics Center, Thomas Indoor Soccer Center, and the LaHaye Multipurpose Center.

The Multi-Purpose Center, originally constructed in 1979, was named the Earl H. Schilling Center in 1995 in honor of Earl and Anne Schilling, long-time donors to the ministry who established a multi-million dollar trust to provide scholarships for training pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and full-time Christian workers.  The Schilling Center was relocated to the LaHaye Student Union in August 2012, and is used for physical education classes, and several courts for basketball and volleyball. 

The Tilley Student Center opened in September 2008. Adjacent to the LaHaye Student Union, the Student Center provides additional space for student social interaction, dining, and activities. During 2013 and 2014, renovations were made to support additional dining and seating in the Tilley Food Court.  Today the food court had over 350 seats and has 7 retail locations including a Chick-Fil-A.

The Thomas Indoor Soccer Center opened in May 2009. The Thomas Center comprises two turf fields partially surrounded by transparent walls and netting. The facility also features a spectator section, multiple televisions and wireless capability.


Liberty Mountain Conference Center

Located adjacent to Green Hall, the Liberty Mountain Conference Center held its grand opening in June 2011. This facility is more than 13,000-square feet, has a maximum occupancy of 400, and consists of two 125-seat rooms and six 24-seat rooms. The facility is Wi-Fi enabled and each room has monitor projection systems.


Liberty Mountain Intramural Sports Complex

The newest recreational facility was completed on East Campus in fall 2012. It consists of four distinct areas. A 220,000 square foot, multi-purpose turf area is home to flag football, softball and ultimate Frisbee. A natural grass, recreational softball field sits next to the turf area. Due to the enormous popularity of the sand volleyball courts built in spring semester 2012, four additional courts were added to make a total of eight courts at Liberty University.

Also part of the complex is a sand training area known as “The Patch,” a large sand pit and training course similar to those used by Navy SEALs at the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado, CA.


Liberty Mountain Snowflex® Centre

Snowflex® is a multi-layer, synthetic material that uses small misting devices to provide moisture that simulates the slip and grip effects of real snow, allowing maximum speed and edge control for making turns. The Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, opened in August 2009, consists of two main distinct ski runs.  This includes a beginner slope, intermediate slope, advanced slope, terrain park, 325- and 500-foot tubing runs, and gravity park for air awareness training.  The 550-foot terrain run has three jumps with a quarter pipe at the bottom, and a 550-foot ski slope with multiple rail features for all levels. 

The Barrick-Falwell Ski Lodge, incorporates the look and feel of a mountain chalet complete with a wildlife trophy collection donated by Dr. Al Barrick, houses the ticketing and rental area on the lower level.  Visitors can enjoy concessions and a scenic view of the ski slope and campus from the second level. The Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre is open year-round for University and public access.


Liberty University Baseball Stadium

Opened in February 2013, the Liberty Baseball Stadium features 2,500 chair back seats, with additional seating available on grass areas down the first- and third-base lines.  The complex features three VIP suites, a spectator picnic area with a playground and fire pit, and a modern media area.  The stadium’s media space accommodates up to 40 media members, with a 24-seat press box, a television booth, visitor and home radio booths, an operations suite, and storage space. 

The facility has a turf playing surface, along with full-length, major-league style dugouts, and areas for concessions and ticketing.  I complex is the operations center for Liberty baseball, housing the program’s offices and team room overlooking the playing field.  Four indoor batting tunnels and a weight room are included.


Liberty University Bookstore

Completed in May 2009, Barnes and Noble opened a free-standing campus bookstore located adjacent to Williams Stadium on University Blvd.


Liberty University Monogram

Placed high on the side of Liberty Mountain, beckoning students, alumni, and visitors to Lynchburg and Liberty University is a new landmark, the Liberty University Monogram. The monogram covers three acres, and was made using over two hundred tons of stone, white gabion and red brick chips. Twelve hundred plants are strategically placed to make up the letters. Directly above the Monogram, on top of the mountain, sits a white gazebo that offers magnificent views of the city and surrounding areas, and a place to rest after hiking, biking or running on the thirty miles of trails that cover the mountain.


Liberty University Residential Annex

Located off Route 29 on Odd Fellows Road, two former hotel properties compose the Liberty University Residential Annex. The Residential Annex II (formerly the Quality Inn) was converted to Graduate Housing in the summer of 2015.  Units were available beginning in fall 2015.  These units include studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments designed for single or married graduate students.  All units are furnished with a full kitchen and bath.  On-site amenities include a fitness center, pool, and laundry facilities.  The facility is serviced by a dedicated bus route throughout the academic year.


Luurtsema Center

Completed in August 2010, this 5,000 square foot, two-floor center was named after William and Wanda Luurtsema, who provided a generous donation to the project. The building includes offices for the men’s and women’s soccer, track and field, and lacrosse programs. In addition to offices, the building also contains four locker rooms, a training room, a laundry area and team rooms.

The Liberty Women’s Soccer locker room was provided by a generous donation from the Tyson family, relatives of former Liberty women’s soccer player Brittany Tyson.


Matthes–Hopkins Outdoor Track Complex

In 1989, a first-rate outdoor track was completed in honor of Jake Matthes, Liberty’s first track coach, and Ron Hopkins, the first women’s track coach. The facility includes an eight-lane, 400 meter polyurethane track as well as four long jump/triple jump pits, three pole vault runways, a high jump apron, two javelin runways, two shot put rings and a hammer/discus cage.

Expanded and renovated in fall 2009, the soccer and outdoor track and field facility was named Osborne Stadium for Liberty alumni, Richard and Karin Osborne, who gave the lead donation for the complex project. Improvements to the facility include 1,000 chair back seats, press box, 5,000 square-foot Soccer and Track Operations Center, scoreboard, and brick and wrought iron fencing.


"Montview" Carter Glass Mansion

Montview Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, is one of two original buildings still remaining on the campus, and overlooks a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Built in 1923, it is also known as the Carter-Glass Mansion, the home of Senator Carter Glass, Secretary of the Treasury under Woodrow Wilson, and his wife.

Following the passing of Dr. Jerry Falwell, Montview was restored to how it might have looked during the 1920s – 1940s.  Dr. Falwell’s Chancellor’s Office has been left exactly as it was the day he passed away.  Visitors can also see his conference room which serves as a small museum illustrating the life of Dr. Falwell.

The Senator’s home office has been restored and the upstairs bedrooms each with its own bath have been restored.  Additional first floor rooms are used for receptions, meetings and luncheons.

In Fall 2009, a marble mantle that was in the U.S. Capitol, and which was also in the Carter-Glass Mansion in the 1920s was returned to Montview. It is now at home in the Mansion's dining room.

Montview Mansion is open to the public and tours are given daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and by appointment on the weekends.  Tours can be scheduled by calling (434) 582-7678


Morris Campus Community Farm

Located on Sunnymeade Road, a 15-acre community garden with two greenhouses was presented as an idea in spring 2012 and came to fruition in spring 2013.  With the addition of livestock and significant acreage, the Morris Campus Garden became the Morris Campus Community Farm in 2015.  The farm added an in-vessel composter for use in the garden that utilizes food waste from the dining hall, as well as manure from the Equestrian Center.  A variety of seasonal crops grow in the garden. The garden donates most of its crops to local charities and the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall.


Paintball Battlefield

Located at East Campus, the complex consists of two fields with a retractable netting system made with a protective mesh.


Parking Garage on Regents Parkway

In 2014, a five-level, 1,400-space parking garage opened near the vehicular tunnel.


R. C. Worley Prayer Chapel

The R. C. Worley Prayer Chapel was built in 1981 and named in memory of Mr. Worley, a great prayer warrior, soul winner, and member of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Known for his humility, Mr. Worley often said, “I am just a clay vessel that God uses.”

A Liberty University landmark, the chapel is used daily and serves as a quiet place for prayer, ministry meetings and small weddings.

In 2014, the Worley Prayer Chapel underwent an expansion and major interior renovation. The front of the building was extended, allowing for bathrooms in the foyer. The stage was rebuilt and new lighting and audio systems were added. Other interior enhancements were made to the ceilings, floors, and custom stained-glass windows were also added. Exterior changes included new siding, landscaping, brick stairs, and a new walkway.


Reber–Thomas Dining Hall

Renovations in 2007 and 2008, have significantly improved this building originally constructed more than 15 years ago. Students enjoy meals in this “totally renovated, state-of-the-art student restaurant” that has a stunning design and edgy style with track lighting, booths, benches, new flooring and a new atrium. It features favorite cuisines including, Italian and Mexican items as well as a salads for the health-conscious individual, and home-style meals just like “mom used to make”. This building includes an Executive Dining Room for administrative and faculty functions. In 2011, a wing for catering and expanded food storage was added. Bistro ’71, a grab-and-go location was also added adjacent to the dining hall.

In 2014, the dining hall was redesigned to increase the number of dining stations from nine to 17, each with at least two entry points for customers.


Residential Commons I

Liberty’s first high-rise residence hall opened in fall 2014. The nine-story facility provides housing for over 1,200 students.  Each bedroom has two beds and a private bathroom, and each floor features large common areas for socializing or studying, 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. These areas provide the luxury of a living room with comfortable seating, booths, and televisions capable of connecting to computers or game consoles.


Residential Commons II

Similar in design to Residential Commons I, this second high-rise residence hall opened in fall 2015 and houses just over 1,000 students. Each floor has common areas for studying, meetings, and social events.


River Ridge Facility

Acquired in 2013, the River Ridge Facility was formerly the Sears building in the River Ridge Mall. The 112,000 square-foot building, with 700 parking spaces, will be used in the short term to house Liberty’s non-academic departments, such as: Liberty University Online Call Center, Financial Aid Call Center, Resident Enrollment, ROTC Indoor Drill Field, and some Information Technology departments, freeing up space for several academic departments to relocate while buildings are demolished and new facilities are built. The space also includes a television studio for the Liberty Flames Sports Network.


Science Hall

The Science Hall was the first building erected on Liberty Mountain in 1977. As connoted by its name, the Science Hall houses science classrooms and labs for biology, chemistry, family and consumer sciences, physical science, and physics.

Students and faculty of the rapidly expanding Department of Biology and Chemistry, as well as the Department of Health Professions, moved into the new Science Hall in spring 2015.  The four-story, 121,000-square-foot building is triple the size of the previous science building. New equipment and technology for the Biology and Chemistry Department includes a gene sequencer, GC mass spectrometer, and a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.  Students 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.


(Old) Thomas Road Baptist Church

In 2012, Liberty University purchased the site of the former Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC), the original birthplace of Liberty University. Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for Counseling and Family Studies have been temporarily relocated to this site during campus construction projects. The Center for Curriculum Development is also located at this site. Renovations are currently taking place, including restoring four areas once used as sanctuaries, to their original state.

Also included in the purchase was the Old Pate Chapel which was renovated in 2014.  Renovations included all new carpet, new upholstery in the dressing rooms, new paint, and a new roof, as well as plaster repairs. The primary use of the Old Pate Chapel is for weddings. Another building, The Bottling Co., also was also renovated. Upgrades included a new sound system, dimmable lighting, two electric fireplaces, and screen projectors. A section of the building was refurbished with two restrooms and a large catering kitchen. The primary use of The Bottling Co. is for wedding receptions. It is also available for other special events such as formal banquets.


Tolsma Indoor Track and Conference Center

The Tolsma Indoor Track and Conference Center is located in Green Hall.  The Center features a flat 200-meter Mondo surface.  It has a wide radius, a four-lane oval and an eight-lane, 60-meter straightway.  Located inside of the complex are two long/triple jump runways, a pole vault runway and a high jump apron, with all the apparatuses being permanent and having a Mondo surface.  The FinishLynx Timing System greatly increases the ability to host high level meets at the facility. The Center will also serve as a conference and convention center.


Tower Theater

Located in Green Hall, the Tower Theater was completed in July 2010. This contemporary-style 640-seat theater consists of balcony seating, an orchestra pit, catwalks, a fly tower, a box office and 12,000 square feet of support area that includes dressing rooms, a practice room, offices, costume shop, prop room and woodworking and scene shops.


Vehicular Tunnel

In 2014, a four-lane tunnel was constructed under the railroad tracks on the west side of campus connecting Regents Parkway, Liberty’s perimeter road. The addition of the vehicular tunnel improved traffic flow on campus and eased congestion on Wards Road, the city’s retail corridor.


Vines Center

Built in 1990, this 8,500-seat, silver-domed Lynchburg landmark, also known as “The Furnace,” became the home of the Flames basketball teams. It is also the location of weekly convocation services, and several large conference and concert events each year.

In 2012, a new center-hung video scoreboard was installed. The four-sided board contains four LED high-definition video displays, each approximately 9 feet high and 16 feet wide.


Vines Practice Facility

A new men’s and women’s Basketball Practice Facility was completed in spring 2013. Located behind the Vines Center, this facility features three courts and sixteen goals.


WRVL – The Journey FM (88.3)

A broadcast service of Liberty University with studios adjacent to the campus in the Candlers Station Shopping Center, WRVL, The Journey, features testimonies of transformed lives, stories of hope along with music that glorifies God and encourages us on our “journey.”


WTLU – The Liberty Channel

The Liberty channel was born as an extension of WTLU in Lynchburg, Virginia. This 24/7 commercial station broadcasts from the campus of Liberty University and has served viewers in Central Virginia since 1991.


WWMC – The Light (90.9 FM)

WWMC is a top 40 Christian, student-operated music station on the campus of Liberty University. The Light broadcasts 24 hours a day and is an affiliate of Christian Hit Radio. In addition to music programming the Light also broadcasts news and sports, including Liberty University Athletics.


Master Plan

Liberty University has many ongoing and future projects underway. The Master Plan can be accessed online at http://www.liberty.edu/masterplan.


Campus Map

Liberty University’s campus can be viewed online at http://www.liberty.edu/maps.



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