Important Registration & Attendance Information
Registration & Cancellation
- Students must register for their intensive by the J term for that semester or 30 days before the first day on campus, whichever comes first.
- Occasionally, low enrollment may cause some intensives to be canceled.
- The online Intensive Course Schedule will be updated weekly concerning course closings and or cancellations. Please check this periodically before the start of your course to minimize potential problems.
The U.S. Department of Education requires that every university monitor the attendance of their students. Liberty University uses the following definitions in determining student attendance:
Resident: Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students, submission of any assignment that can receive a grade (in Learning Management System or disparate system); taking an exam, an interactive tutorial or computer-assisted instruction; attending a study group that is assigned by the school; or initiating contact with the professor regarding a question(s) related to the academic subject studied in the course. In order to constitute attendance, any of the above attendance methods must occur within the official course dates.
Online: Any submission of an assignment that can receive a grade (in Learning Management System or disparate system); submission of an interactive tutorial or computer assisted instruction; or initiating contact with the professor regarding a question(s) related to the academic subject studied in the course. In order to constitute attendance, any of the above attendance methods must occur within the official course dates.
*These definitions are based upon the delivery format of the course and not the student’s enrollment status (online versus on-campus).
- You will be required to attend your course prior to the residential dates of your intensive. This attendance can be achieved by completing your course requirements checklist (CRC) or submitting an assignment.
- All assignments for the course must fall between the start and end dates as listed. If issues should arise regarding this, you will need to contact your professor directly.
- Failure to complete the course requirements checklist will result in the student being dropped for non-attendance.
- If any academic activity is completed by the student in Canvas, within the “PREPST” dates that are located in Course Registration, the student will be officially marked as attending the course.
- If the student no longer wishes to keep the course after he/she has attended, it will be processed as a withdrawal, even if it is before the residential portion of the course. Please contact Academic Advising at (800) 424-9595 as soon as possible if you can no longer attend.
- Attendance for the full five days (or all 3 weekends for weekend intensive formats) is required for passing your course. This policy is non-negotiable because of the short amount of time we have together. So please make travel arrangements early enough to allow for flight delays. We understand that issues can occur while taking your intensive. If this happens, please contact both your professor and Academic Advising.
- Students, please take note that childcare will not be available during your intensive. Additionally, children and young adults under the age of 18 are not permitted to attend courses with their parents or wait unsupervised on university premises.
Pre- and Post- Work
Pre-work and Post-work
- Course access for intensives will be based upon the start date of the semester in which the intensive is being offered. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase textbooks, print out the pre-course assignments, and have them completed before the first day of the on-campus portion of the intensive.
- After attending the on-campus portion of the intensive, students may have 30 days of post-work to complete online.
The Application for Form I-20 must be filled out and submitted to the Resident Graduate Admissions Office at least 8 weeks prior to the proposed travel to Liberty University’s campus. This form allows students to attend a visa interview.
Explore Liberty University while On Campus for Your Intensive!
Did you know that as an online student you have the ability to utilize and enjoy the same resources and activities as residential students?
While you are on campus, take some time to explore the area and enjoy the variety of food and activities we have to offer. From Snowflex and concerts to sporting events and activities, there is never a dull moment.
Check out our events calendar to see what your options are while on campus!
If you have any intensive-related questions, email us at email@example.com. We look forward to serving you!
While on campus for intensives, you will have access to many of our amenities. This is your university, so make the most of it while here for your intensive!
- Use of the LaHaye Student Center, which includes a state-of-the-art gym, indoor pool, and basketball courts.
- Access to the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Center.
- Tickets for campus events
For more information on intensive amenities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places to Eat on Liberty’s Campus
Not all eateries will be open during your intensive. To check available options visit our dining page.
- Fresh Market
- Bella Trattoria
- Sub Connection
- Farmer’s Field
- Tres Habaneros
- Woodfire Pizza
- Argo Tea
- The Grid
- Ufood Grill
- Star Ginger
Need a Place to Study?
At Liberty University, we understand that needing a study place to complete assignments is a necessity. Listed below are the available study options where you and your classmates can go to work on projects, have quiet study time, and a place to relax.
Visit the university’s Commuter Lounge. The Office of Student Life hosts commuter, graduate and online students in this beautiful and comfortable space. Stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee on us and meet other students!
Hancock Welcome Center
The Hancock Welcome Center has available space on its terrace level for students to go to study, complete team projects, or to learn more about the campus. Enjoy its scenic view and welcoming environment.
Here, we also offer a variety of services to help you get to know the campus. Schedule a driving tour with an HWC representative, which is specifically designed for online students. This tour takes place on Sunday afternoons typically at 4 p.m. and lasts 1 hour.
- If you wish to schedule a tour, please contact them ahead of time to ensure availability and for the most up to date hours of operation.
Jerry Falwell Library
Our beautiful, state of the art Jerry Falwell Library features a four-story book tower with 3 robotic cranes used for book retrieval, areas zoned for quiet and deep quiet study, and rooms available for group projects (reserve a room).
Many of our students prefer to use the library for study due to the availability of reserving private study rooms to conduct video and group projects.
Montview Student Union
Recently built, our Montview Student Union provides students with areas to eat, study, and have fun! If you have time for a break while studying on one of its three floors, you can walk down to the terrace level to play a few games of bowling. After, on the first floor, you can enjoy delicious pizza, Mediterranean, or Asian food.
If you need a place to work while you are here, check out our Computer Labs in the Jerry Falwell Library or DeMoss Hall. Also, make sure to visit our IT Marketplace while you are here! Additional information is below.
The IT Marketplace, an Apple Authorized Campus Store, offers education pricing to students through Apple, Dell, and Lenovo and is open for you to stop in and shop while you are on campus. The Marketplace is located right next to the Computer Labs in DeMoss Hall Room 2414. The IT HelpDesk office is also located within the store, so you can get extra support while you are there.
Student Service Center
If you need to speak with the Financial Aid Office, Registrar’s Office, Office of Military Affairs, or Student Accounts Office, you may visit them in the Student Service Center located in Green Hall.
Need to find your way around campus? Use our interactive map to find academic buildings, dining locations, and recreation facilities.
Please be aware that on-campus intensive courses will be held in one of the following locations:
- Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center (DeMoss Hall)
- Center for Music and the Worship Arts
- Liberty Mountain Conference Center
3700 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
- Carter Building
701 Thomas Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Liberty University is unable to provide childcare for students attending intensive courses. Additionally, children and young adults under the age of 18 are not permitted to attend courses with their parents or wait unsupervised on university premises.
Flames Pass (Student ID Card)
Use your Flames Pass around campus for free athletic events, access to the LaHaye Student Union and other facilities. Meal plans are also loaded onto the Flames Pass if you have purchased one through the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall.
Did you know that some businesses offer discounts to students? Ask around while you are in Lynchburg and back at home to see where you can make use of your Flames Pass!
Liberty University Police Department
The LU Police Department (LUPD) patrols campus to make sure it is always safe. If you have concerns while on campus, contact them. Education or counseling students who need to be fingerprinted for their background check can do so by appointment.
Reference the campus map to identify where your assigned parking is located as well as other parking options while on campus.
- Intensives students will be receiving a parking pass through either mail or email (to print out). If one should not arrive before you leave for your intensive, you can obtain one from the Liberty University Police Department.
- If your class meets at the Liberty Mountain Conference Center, please ensure that you are parking at a Liberty designated spot. These spots will have a Liberty University plaque and painted yellow.
Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS)
Intensive students who need academic or physical accommodations can contact the Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS). Make sure to contact them at least 2 months prior to your visit. This request should be submitted by completing an Intensives Accommodations Request Form.
Once completed, this form should be emailed as an attachment to email@example.com.
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