• 1990 – Presidential Commencement

    President George H.W. Bush gives the Commencement address on May 12.

  • 1990 – First Doctoral Graduate

    Liberty awards its first doctoral degree to a Doctor of Ministry graduate.

  • 1990 – Vines Center

    Vines Center is completed, and Convocation is held there for the first time in the fall.

  • 1991 – First Nursing Graduates

    Liberty graduates its first nursing students.

  • 1991 – Big South

    Liberty Athletics joins the Big South Conference.

  • 1992 – Dining Hall

    Reber-Thomas Dining Hall opens its doors after months of prayer for God’s financial provision.

  • 1992 – Coffeehouse

    Liberty hosts its first Coffeehouse.

  • 1993 – First Block Party

    Liberty holds its first Block Party before the fall semester.

  • 1993 – Spirit Rock

    An 8-ton rock arrives on campus and introduces the ongoing tradition of painting the Spirit Rock for special occasions, athletic games, and school pride.

  • 1994 – Basketball Champions

    Men’s basketball claims the Big South Conference championship for the first time and receives its first berth to the NCAA tournament.

  • 1994 – Debate Team Wins Big

    Liberty’s Debate Team makes university and national collegiate debate history by claiming the national championship in both the American Debate Association and the National Debate Tournament.

  • 1995 – Benefactors

    Two major benefactors purchase the majority of Liberty’s debt.

  • 1995 – Internet at Liberty

    The campus enters the information superhighway by going online, giving students access to digital communication systems and the internet.

  • 1996 – Celebration of 25 Years

    Liberty University celebrates 25 years of Training Champions for Christ.

  • 1996 – University Continues to Grow

    Liberty encompasses more than 3,000 acres worth $200 million dollars.

  • 1997 – Basketball to the NCAA Tournament

    Women’s basketball claims the Big South Championship and heads to the NCAA Tournament for the first time.

  • 1997 – Change of Presidents

    President A. Pierre Guillermin retires and passes the mantle to Dr. John M. Borek Jr.

  • 1998 – Food Court

    The Hangar Food Court is constructed in the academic courtyard.

  • 1998 – Residence Hall

    A large six-story residence hall called Dorm 33 is built, providing additional living spaces for 425 female students.

  • 1999 – Anonymous Gift

    A $9 million anonymous gift provides funding for an additional three floors to be added to DeMoss Hall.