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Montview: Open for business — and much more

October 18, 2016

When students returned after the summer break, they were greeted with a spacious new building to call their own.

Designed to enhance student life, the Montview Student Union features meeting rooms for student groups, a bowling alley, game rooms, open lounge areas, a large ballroom, and six new eateries that are new not only to the university but also to the Lynchburg community.

The 168,000-square-foot building at the back of DeMoss Hall looks out onto the new academic commons. Its massive front steps and vast lawn will be used for a variety of campus events.

DID YOU KNOW? Montview was the name of U.S. Senator Carter Glass’ estate, which operated as a dairy farm on the land where Liberty’s campus is today. The property was purchased in the 1970s. Glass’ historic home, Montview Mansion, was built in 1923 and still stands near the Hancock Welcome Center. It is open for tours and occasionally houses university guests.

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