Liberty’s first students return for 50-year reunion

When Ronnie Riggins, of Georgia, first heard about Lynchburg Baptist College (now Liberty University) in the Spring of 1971, there were no state-of-the-art facilities decorating a 7,000-acre campus, no nationally ranked sports teams or hundreds of unique academic programs. Just a church, a preacher, and a bold vision to change the world. As a high […]

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50th Anniversary celebration comes to a close, but mission is in full force

Fifty years ago, 154 enthusiastic students took a leap of faith when they ventured to Lynchburg, Va., to enroll in a new college. There were no dorms, no state-of-the-art academic facilities, and no established athletic programs. Just four full-time faculty members, a preacher, and an audacious vision to change the world for God. Inspired by […]

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Big Video, Big Vision: Multimedia show debuts on DeMoss Hall facade to celebrate Liberty’s 50th Anniversary

The entire three-story façade of DeMoss Hall at Liberty University was transformed into a video screen on Thursday night as the college debuted a multimedia presentation to celebrate its 50th Anniversary and to explain the vision and purpose for the university — a vision that is still being fulfilled today. The booming voice of Liberty’s founder, the late […]

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2022 Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement ceremony is a formal ceremony that is held in recognition of all current graduates. Join us for an exciting celebration of our graduates while also commemorating Liberty University’s 50th year. Liberty University Commencement Website

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Liberty Champion student newspaper releases 50th Anniversary special edition

Liberty University’s student newspaper, the Liberty Champion, has released a special edition that pays tribute to the school’s vibrant 50-year history. The 20-page edition is available online and at multiple locations on campus. The edition includes stories about Liberty’s trailblazers, timelines of key moments in campus development, Liberty Athletics milestones, testimonies of alumni who overcame tremendous odds, a […]

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In 50th Anniversary meeting, Trustees strengthen governance to protect the institutional mission, honor founder

In the Nov. 5 fall meeting of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees, its members took deliberative actions to strengthen university governance while honoring Liberty University’s founder and his vision to Train Champions for Christ. “We have achieved much, for the glory of God, in these 50 years,” said Board Chairman Evangelist Tim Lee. “Now, we are […]

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Liberty University to build new center to honor founder’s legacy and preserve mission of Training Champions for Christ

Liberty University has announced plans for a major addition to the heart of campus that will honor the legacy of its founder, Jerry Falwell Sr. The new Jerry Falwell Center: Inspiring Champions for Christ will share the story of his life and his impact on the world. Guests will see his legacy living on today as the […]

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Music and Memories: Alumni return for special 50th Anniversary Homecoming Concert

Liberty University invited back many of its alumni musicians and performers for a free Homecoming Concert, “Celebrating 50 Years of Music,” Friday night in the Thomas Road Baptist Church sanctuary. Guests enjoyed a memorable night of celebrating Liberty’s rich musical heritage as part of the school’s 50th Anniversary, which kicked off this fall. The concert was hosted […]

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Co-founder Dr. Elmer Towns shares memories of first chapel message delivered to Liberty students in 1971

With the Vines Center packed with Homecoming guests for Friday’s Convocation, and the university in the midst of celebrating its 50th anniversary, it was fitting to welcome the speaker from Liberty’s first chapel service in 1971, Liberty co-founder Dr. Elmer Towns. In introducing Towns, Campus Pastor Jonathan Falwell said that his father, Liberty founder Dr. Jerry Falwell, was […]

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News anchor and LU alumna Shannon Bream shares personal story of persevering through pain, lends career advice to students

During Friday morning’s Convocation, Shannon Bream (’93), anchor for “FOX News @ Night,” kicked off Liberty University’s Homecoming Weekend by telling her story of growing closer to Christ through pain and uncertainty. “I want you guys to know I pray for you,” Bream said when she was welcomed to the stage. “I pray for this […]

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Homecoming Highlights: Alumni reunite for fun-packed weekend, help LU commemorate 50 years

Liberty University went full force in celebrating this year’s Homecoming, Oct. 8-9 ­— an occasion made even more special by the school’s 50th anniversary. Guests enjoyed a stacked lineup of events and ceremonies leading up to Saturday’s football victory (41-13) against Middle Tennessee State. The weekend’s festivities were headlined with a Convocation message on Friday morning from Fox News […]

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