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Planning Guide

CFAW Resources

Everything You Need To Know about CFAW

As you get ready for your College For A Weekend visit, you will want to review our Planning Guide to be fully prepared to make the most of your visit to our campus in Lynchburg, Virginia. Below, you can find information on what to pack for a weekend college visit, dining information, transportation details, and more!

  • Attend CFAW for Free

    Students who submit their confirmation deposit or have already been accepted are able to attend CFAW for free and will not have to pay the $50 registration fee. You may only use this option for one free visit to CFAW.

    If you are interested in taking this step towards securing your attendance at CFAW, and need assistance submitting the confirmation deposit, speak with an Admissions Counselor today by calling (800) 543-5317.

  • What to Bring with You
    • Sleeping bag and pillow
      • You will be bunking on the floor of a current student's room
      • An air mattress will be provided to you
    • Toiletries, bath towel, washcloth 
    • Shower shoes
    • Spending money
    • Red shirt for Flames home football game (if attending during football season in the fall)
    • Casual/athletic clothes
    • Attire for Class
      • Nice shirt, dress pants or nice jeans (shorts and ripped jeans not permitted)
    • Participation Form signed by parent/guardian
    • Instrument (if attending music tryouts)
    • Guests 18+ must have a state-issued photo ID, like a driver's license, to attend Convocation - this includes parents, guardians and group leaders.
    • As a CFAW student guest, you will use your CFAW Flames pass, which you will receive at CFAW check-in.  
  • Participation Form

    In order for you to participate in CFAW, a Participation Form must be completed with your signature and the signature of your parent or guardian if you are under 18 years of age.

    Please turn this form in at check-in.

  • Transportation

    Shuttle Service To/From Lynchburg Airport
    If you are arriving on Thursday afternoon and leaving on Sunday, a shuttle service will be provided to and from Liberty to the Lynchburg airport, bus stations, and train stations for students who let our office know ahead of time. The shuttle service is only provided for Lynchburg pick-ups. We monitor all arrival times and have shuttles waiting for CFAW guests outside the arrival area. Please look for a Liberty bus and driver in a red Liberty shirt. If you do not see a shuttle upon arrival, call the Visitors Center to confirm a shuttle is on its way. Please contact the Visitors Center in advance at (434) 582-2064 to schedule a pickup time. 

    Please note that transportation is not available for departing flights or trains prior to 7 a.m.

    Charter Bus
    We have a bus service available to Liberty University from Ontario, Canada for the April 2019 CFAW. Register for the event and bus service before Feb. 1, 2019, for only $100 or for $125 after that date. Check out our itinerary for more information!

  • Travel Reimbursement

    If you travel to CFAW via train, plane, or bus (i.e. public transportation) to Lynchburg, VA and then attend Liberty as a student, we will reimburse your fare up to $750. Once you arrive on campus as a current Liberty student, contact the Student Advocate Office for more information on what you need to do in order to receive this credit.

  • Parking

    Please review our Parking Map for more information on where you can park throughout the weekend and various landmarks and buildings around campus to help guide your navigation!

  • Lodging & Dining


    When you check-in, the Office of Residence Life will give you a room assignment in the residence halls. If you have a friend or sibling who is a student with whom you would like to room during CFAW, they must request that you stay in their room through their Resident Assistant (RA).


    Students registered and attending CFAW are provided a meal pass that includes all meals for the weekend at our Reber-Thomas Dining Hall. Parents attending CFAW also have the opportunity to purchase meals at a discounted rate in the dining hall during their time on campus.

    CFAW Student Guests

    All meals in the Food Court at Reber-Thomas Dining Hall are provided to all registered and attending CFAW students. CFAW students are encouraged to bring some spending money to enjoy many of our other retail dining options outlined below.

    Parents & Children

    Parents and family members are invited to enjoy meals across campus. Parents are also invited to attend the CFAW Parent Session taking place Friday morning where a light breakfast and coffee are provided.

    Reber-Thomas Dining Hall Pricing

    Parent/Guardian Prices 

    • $7.25 - Breakfast
    • $8.75 - Lunch
    • $9.25 - Dinner

    Prices include all applicable taxes.

    Children (12 and under)

    • $5.50 - Breakfast
    • $6.25 - Lunch
    • $6.25 - Dinner

    Children 4 and under eat for free.

    Retail Dining Options

    Liberty University is proud to offer several dining locations in addition to the main dining hall. Parents, family members, and CFAW students may enjoy the following options during their time on our campus. CFAW student meal passes are not able to be used at the locations below.

  • Disability Accommodations

    Need to request disability accommodations? Contact the Office of Disability Accommodation Support as soon as possible to allow your request to be processed in a timely manner.

    Office of Disability Accommodation Support
    (434) 592-4016


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