Family Weekend details may change depending on our current national and local health advisory requirements. Please continue to monitor this page and the Liberty University COVID-19 webpage for updates.
With the consideration and safety of our campus in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Fall Family Weekend was canceled this year. In its place, we invite you to make your own personal weekend with your student during the fall. Your visit will be certain to recharge and excite them to finish the semester well.
Be part of the rumble at a Flames Hockey game, enjoy the talent at the LU Theatre, tube down the mountain at Snowflex, bowl the lanes at Montview Bowling Center, or hike the mountain trails at the Liberty Mountain Hydaway Outdoor Center. There are museums to explore and an observatory to marvel at the galaxy.
Make it your weekend!
Register today and tell us which weekend you plan to visit. When you are here, stop by to see us during office hours for a special gift, one per family. We are located in the College of Applied Studies and Academic Success (CASAS) DeMoss Hall 1100. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk and they will alert us that you are here.
Social distancing and masks are required.
You may choose one of the following weekends to make it your own Family Weekend. Notice that there are other campus events happening during those weekends, as noted.
Select Your Family Weekend
- Oct. 9-11
- Oct. 16-18
- Oct. 23-25
- Oct. 30-Nov. 1
- Nov. 6-8
- Nov. 13-15
Upcoming Campus Activities
- Oct. 16, ExperienceLU
- Oct. 17, New London Day
- Oct. 23, ExperienceLU
- Oct. 23-24, Band Parents’ Day
- Oct. 23-25, Sonic-Con
- Nov. 6, ExperienceLU
- Nov. 13-14, College For A Weekend
For more information, review our Frequently Asked Questions below.
Make it Your Family Weekend
Review the websites below for ideas to create your own weekend. Be sure to follow the COVID guidelines — social distancing and masks are required. Activities marked with ($) require purchase.
On Campus Activities
Check each website for hours and availability. The Museums’ Tour Guide will get you started and allow time to browse at your pace. Free admission. Tour Groups are limited to 10-15 people at a time.
Freedom Tower, Ground Level
National Civil War Chaplain’s Museum
Located between the Pate Chapel and the Hancock Welcome Center
Liberty Biblical Museum
Jerry Falwell Library 061 (Terrace Level)
Jerry Falwell Library Tour
Jerry Falwell Library
*Friday, Nov. 13 – Guests may participate in any of the following times for a library tour during CFAW. Join the tour every hour beginning at 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
*Saturday, Nov. 14 – Guests may participate in any of the following times for a library tour during CFAW. Join the tour every hour beginning at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(Tour only – horseback trail rides are not available)
524 Traveller Ct. Rustburg, VA 24588
Snowflex Centre ($)
4000 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Montview Bowling Alley ($)
Montview Student Union (basement level)
Liberty Mountain Hydaway Outdoor Center ($)
936 Camp Hydaway Road, Lynchburg, VA 24515
Liberty Mountain Skate Park ($)
3700 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
*Located in the rear of the Candlers Mountain Station, behind CiCi’s Pizza.
Note: Temporarily Closed (updated Oct. 9, 2020)
Located off Sunnymeade Road near the back of the Liberty University Equestrian Center grounds.
LaHaye Ice Center
(Monitor the Ticket Office webpage for when tickets are available)
Check out the University Events Calendar to view other activities happening on campus.
Local Lynchburg area Activities
Review the websites below for hours of operation, COVID regulations, and more details.
Lynchburg Tourism Guide
Lynchburg and surrounding counties have a lot of fun things to do and to visit just around the corner! Check out the “Things to Do” section to view historic sites, local shopping, outdoor trails, and much more. Also, check out the Lodging section to view lodging accommodation options in the local area.
New London Day
Join Friends of New London and Liberty University October 17, 2020 for New London Day, featuring the preservation and restoration of Mead’s Tavern and the old Bedford Alum Springs Hotel.
One Body In Christ Ministries ($)
406 Briarcliff Circle, Lynchburg, VA (434) 363-6088 (ask for Selena)
Lodging and Horse Trail rides available, but you will need to book in advance. Fishing and the petting zoo are open too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the COVID restrictions in Virginia, there is a limit on guests at Football games and other events. However, we wanted you to still be able to visit your student. Instead of one large event, we invite you to Make it Your Family Weekend. Enjoy what the campus and surrounding area have to offer. Please help us keep the campus healthy and follow the COVID guidelines – social distancing and masks are required.
No, but you may stop by to see us during office hours on Friday (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) for a special gift, one per family. We are located in the College of Applied Studies and Academic Success (CASAS) DeMoss Hall 1100, sign in at the receptionist’s desk and they will alert us that you are here.
*For Friday, Oct. 23 only, you will find us outside the Montview Student Union Academic Lawn under a tent at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Yes, please stop by the Hancock Welcome Center to request a parking pass. The staff will guide you on where to park. Parking is enforced Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. -4 p.m. A pass is not needed for the weekend (Friday, 4 p.m. – Sunday). Please make sure that you park in a spot (between two lines) that is not in a reserved lot. Violators are subject to towing at their own expense.
As always, parents are welcomed to eat with their student at the Dining Hall. Keep in mind due to local health regulations and CDC guidelines, there is limited seating and masks are required when moving about the Dining Hall.
Retail Dining Locations on campus are open and available for parents. There is limited seating and masks are required. You can also use Flames Cash at Off Campus locations. See the ID & Campus Services webpage to load Flames Cash and review the list of local restaurants.
Review the Ticket Office webpage liberty.edu/tickets to purchase the tickets. For questions about tickets, please contact the Ticket Office. There is a discount for Theater tickets available for the parents. Please register to receive the Promo Code. *Note: Football Ticket sales have been suspended.
For a life threatening emergency, please dial (434) 592-3911 to contact the Liberty University Police Department (LUPD). LUPD is directly connected with City of Lynchburg Emergency Services. For non-life threatening sickness or injury, contact the Student Health Center at (434) 338-7774.
- The Student Health Center is located in Commons III, Ground Floor.
- The fall semester Hours of Operations are Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
- For evenings and weekends, please review the After-Hours Locations.