Trump Chooses Liberty for First Commencement Address

Caps and hats told the tale of Liberty University’s 44th Commencement, with academic caps as a ceremonial aspect of celebrating the over 18,000 students graduating and the speckling of iconic red trucker hats signaling the morning’s speaker, President Donald Trump. Trump chose to give his first commencement address as president at Liberty, making him the first sitting U.S. president to […]

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Rashad Jennings announced as 2016 Commencement speaker

Liberty University alumnus and New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings will be the keynote speaker for Liberty University’s 2016 Commencement Saturday, May 14. “I selected Jennings for the role of Commencement speaker, not only because of his success in the NFL, but also his tireless efforts to help children in the Lynchburg area develop their reading skills through his […]

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No room left in the inn today

On-campus housing has already been filled for 2016 Commencement in May As May approaches, many students are preparing for graduation. However, housing options are becoming harder to find for friends and family of graduates who would like to attend Commencement. The bad news continues for families who are hoping to stay in special housing provided by Liberty University. A quick […]

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Graduation celebration

Former Gov. Jeb Bush encourages graduates to live out their “Christian conscience in action” President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s voice rang out through the loudspeakers Saturday morning, May 9, as he announced the approximate number of degrees to be awarded at Liberty University’s 42nd Commencement Ceremony: 17,500. This amount of graduates brought in hundreds of thousands of family and friends into […]

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Graduation preparation

Director Lori Baker plans for commencement Around commencement time each year, the Liberty University Commencement Facebook page floods graduates’ newsfeed with answers to questions, contests for club seats and facts about the ceremony. Though the posts remain nameless someone is in charge of replying to emails and questions. That is where Lori Baker and her team come in, the unsung […]

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Speaker selected

Senior class to hear from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Liberty University officials announced that potential presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak at the school’s 42nd Commencement Saturday, May 9. Jeb Bush, 62, was elected as Florida’s 43rd governor in 1998, serving two terms from 1999-2007. He is the first two-term Republican to hold the position […]

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Graduation housing fills up

Lynchburg hotel reservations begin to sell out for Commencement weekend There may not be room in the inn at Liberty, but try the Sleep Inn across the street. The Office of Student Housing (OSH) at Liberty activated phone lines for hundreds of people to make their reservation from the 200 available apartments in East Campus during Commencement weekend, May 8-10. […]

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Jindal to speak to graduates

Louisiana Governor chosen as 41st Commencement speaker Liberty University officials announced today that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will speak at the school’s 41st Commencement Saturday, May 10, and author Eric Metaxas will speak at the Baccalaureate service Friday, May 9. Now in his second term as governor, Jindal has worked since his 2008 inauguration to improve his state’s economy, health […]

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Breaking News: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to Speak at Liberty Commencement

Liberty University officials announced today that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will speak at the school’s 41st Commencement Saturday, May 10, and author Eric Metaxas will speak at the Baccalaureate service Friday, May 9. Now in his second term as governor, Jindal has worked since his 2008 inauguration to improve his state’s economy, health care and employment record, among other things. […]

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Hotels fill up fast for graduation

Liberty University commencement reservation increases at hotels leave families searching for places to stay Families of students graduating this semester may be out of luck when it comes to finding a place to stay for graduation if they do not take action as soon as possible. “We have maybe eight rooms left,” Nancy Cash, general manager of Super 8, said. […]

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Shannon Bream and Ravi Zacharias to address 2013 graduates

Liberty University will host its first ever female keynote speaker for commencement, May 11, according to Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. Shannon Bream, who is also the first commencement speaker to have graduated from Liberty since it became a fully accredited university,* will share the platform with this year’s baccalaureate speaker, Ravi Zacharias, who will deliver a brief message as well. […]

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Romney announced as commencement speaker

Liberty University announced April 19 that Mitt Romney will be addressing Liberty graduates at the 2012 Commencement, on May 12. Romney is currently the front-running Republican candidate for the 2012 Presidential elections. According to his website, Romney was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947. Although Romney is now classified as a politician, he spent most of his life working […]

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Commencement housing fills up almost instantly

Liberty University’s commencement housing slots have sold out just three weeks after registration opened for the available Campus East and Liberty Annex residences. This will be the second year that the university has opted to provide some on campus housing to graduating student’s families for the weekend of Commencement. “The response from guests last year was positive. As a result, […]

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