Construction Update

January 11, 2013

There are more than 60 construction projects under way as Liberty University embarks on a major campus transformation. The larger projects include the Jerry Falwell Library, academic buildings, residence halls, and athletic facilities, priming the university for continued growth and increased excellence.

Read more on the campus transformation plan in the Fall 2012 issue of the Liberty Journal, available online at You can also keep up with the progress online via live and time-lapse webcams located at many of the construction sites; visit:

  • The Jerry Falwell Library
    The Jerry Falwell Library
  • Vines Center Practice Facility
    Vines Center Practice Facility
  • New Baseball Stadium
    New Baseball Stadium
  • Hancock Welcome Center
    Hancock Welcome Center
  • New High-Rise Residence Halls
    New High-Rise Residence Halls

The Jerry Falwell Library

This state-of-the-art facility is Liberty’s largest investment in any one structure to date. The steel framework was recently completed and mechanical, plumbing, and electric work is under way. The project is expected to be completed by Fall 2013. Read more about this project in the Summer 2012 issue of the Liberty Journal at

Vines Center Basketball Practice Facility

The new basketball practice facility is being constructed underground behind the Vines Center (home to the Liberty Flames men’s and women’s basketball teams), and will serve as a first-class training area for the teams. Players are already utilizing the courts and the entire facility is nearing completion.

New baseball stadium

This complex facility will be the next great staple in Liberty’s athletics corridor. It will have 2,500 seats and will feature suites and a modern media area, as well as a large lawn for seating and picnics. The stadium is scheduled to be in use by February, in time for the start of the Flames baseball season. Read more about this project in the Summer 2012 issue of the Liberty Journal at

Hancock Welcome Center

The innovative Hancock Welcome Center opened last fall and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in December along with a special Christmas event that was open to the community. The 32,000-square-foot building is equipped with the latest technology, including a theater and several touchscreen monitors giving visitors an extraordinary guest experience.

New high-rise residence halls

The first of six new high-rise residence halls is scheduled for construction this spring. The eight-story tower will provide luxurious living, with enough room for the entire Champion Circle population (and more). The project is scheduled to be finished by Fall 2014. More residence halls are being planned. Read more about this project.

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