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Experience Liberty University

Choosing a college is a big decision — one that you won’t make without doing your research, talking to people you trust, and visiting the campuses you’re considering. Many schools fit their university experience into a short presentation, tour, and Q & A. 

While short-and-sweet campus tours are convenient, do you really want to commit the next 4 years of your life after just a 4-hour visit (or less)?

At Liberty University’s College For A Weekend, you can spend 3 days test-driving life as an LU student, exploring our more than 7,000-acre campus, and getting all your college questions answered. You’re anything but a typical student, so CFAW is anything but a typical college tour. Design your perfect college visit at Liberty University. Endless possibilities — all in one place.

Want a Sneak Peek of Campus?

Check out our virtual visit options before coming to campus! Join a student tour guide and admissions counselor for a virtual tour of campus and a one-on-one admissions session!

Cfaw Vid 21

What Can You Do at CFAW?

  • Connect with other CFAW students.
  • Attend college classes with professors who have spent years working in their fields.
  • Eat in our award-winning dining hall with over 20 available food stations.
  • Enjoy our on-campus activities, such as skiing at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, and so much more!

 

The Basics

WHO: High School juniors, seniors, transfer students, and their families are welcome to join us at all 4 CFAW events each year. Second-semester high school sophomores are eligible to join CFAW for spring events only.*

*CFAW guests are limited to one event per academic year (August-May)

WHAT: A multi-day event where you’ll discover, explore, and learn everything you want to know about life at Liberty.

WHEN: Sep. 16-18, 2021 |  Oct. 28-30, 2021

              Feb. 17-19, 2022 | Apr. 7-9, 2022

WHERE: 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515

WHY: Because your future is important, and you want to be as informed as possible before you make a big decision that affects it.

HOW: Register online through our CFAW portal, or call the admissions office at (800) 543-5317 to register over the phone and pay your registration fee. 

COST: At CFAW, you’ll get all your meals, and entrance to most campus activities (like athletic games and Student Connect events*) for only $50.

*Please note: Concert and Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre tickets and bowling rentals are not included in this price, and there are no refunds for CFAW. Payment is due at the time of registration and can be made online during registration or by phone.

Convocation

Attend Convocation during CFAW to join in student-led worship and hear from a nationally recognized speaker leading the way in ministry, business, athletics, politics, or another important field!

Check out the Liberty University Convocation page to explore past speakers and learn more about our LU Stages office. 

Please note: For the health and safety of our student body and our guests, Convocation will be livestreamed.

Virtual Convo

What Else Can You Do While on Liberty’s Campus?

Ski, snowboard, or tube — no matter what season it is — at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, our year-round ski slope.

Take a trail ride on horseback at our Equestrian Center.

Try out our more than 20 unique dining options — including pho from Star Ginger, falafel from Garbanzo, burgers from Hey Cow, and comfort food from our food truck.
     

Check out the student game room in the Montview Student Center.

Find your favorite future study spot, whether it’s curling up by a fireplace (Hancock Welcome Center), gazing out at the lake (Jerry Falwell Library), or catching a sunset over the mountains (Freedom Tower).

Go bowling at our indoor bowling alley in the Montview Student Center.

Explore our more than 50 miles of single- and double-track trails on Liberty Mountain.

Grab a latte at one of our two on-campus Starbucks’ or a unique chai at Argo Tea, a sustainable business that works with the best local tea, coffee, and food artisans.

Discover how the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center can help you get away from it all while staying on campus (hint: kayaking, canoeing, and camping are involved).

Go rock climbing on our indoor rock wall at LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center.

Explore Liberty’s campus on your own or take a student-led college tour.

Hike up to the LU monogram and get a breathtaking view of Liberty’s campus. 


 

Have Questions About CFAW?

Check our Planning Guide to learn more about what to pack for a weekend college visit, parking, transportation, student lodging, dining, local accommodations, disability accommodations, and more. For questions about travel reimbursement, see the Travel Reimbursement tab.

Contact

Call | (800) 543-5317

Text | 49596

Email | CFAW@liberty.edu

Chat Live

Admissions Hours

Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.
Call | 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Chat | 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed.
Call | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Chat | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sat.
Call/Chat | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

See you at CFAW!

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Get Ready to Enjoy CFAW

We want you to be prepared to enjoy your College For A Weekend visit to the fullest. As you get ready for the event, take some time to review the general schedule of events below.

Please note that this is an overview of events taking place during CFAW. A detailed, final itinerary of scheduled events, class offerings, and more will be available one week prior to the event start date.

If you have questions, please reach out to our team by emailing CFAW@liberty.edu or calling (800) 543-5317.


Sample CFAW Event Guide

*A detailed schedule for the September 2021 CFAW event will be made available on September 9, 2021


What Can You Do at CFAW?

At College For A Weekend, there’s always something fun to do!

CFAW is your opportunity to try out life as a Liberty student, so make sure you take advantage of all the activities available to you.

Find details on our live concerts, connect events, and other exciting opportunities below.

Enjoy your visit!

CFAW Events Fun
CFAW Sisters At Event

 

CFAW Kickoff

Convocation

Getting to Know Liberty

Live Concerts

Athletics and Club Sports Events

Student Panel

Attend Classes

Student Connect Events

Did you come to CFAW by yourself? So did tons of other people! Student Connect events are designed to bring you all together for meals, concerts, and other fun activities — so you can experience CFAW with friends.

Check your Event Guide for the many Student Connect events scheduled throughout the weekend!

Sample Student Connect 

CFAW Events Hype Video

CFAW Student

 

Academic Open Houses

Enrollment Assistance

Funding Your Future Session

Night of Worship

Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre

Audition for the Liberty Worship Collective

Have Questions About CFAW?

Check our Planning Guide to learn more about what to pack for a weekend college visit, parking, transportation, student lodging, dining, local accommodations, disability accommodations, and more. For questions about travel reimbursement, see the Travel Reimbursement tab.

Contact

Call | (800) 543-5317

Text | 49596

Email | CFAW@liberty.edu

Chat Live

Admissions Hours

Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.
Call | 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Chat | 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed.
Call | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Chat | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sat.
Call/Chat | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Everything You Need to Know About CFAW

As you get ready for your CFAW visit, review the information below to be fully prepared to make the most of your visit to our campus in Lynchburg, Va.

Below, you can find information on what to pack for a weekend college visit, dining information, transportation details, and more!

Cfaw Planning Guide

CFAW Student Event Checklist

Attend CFAW for Free

Participation Form

Disability Accommodations


Lodging and Dining

Lodging/Hotel Accommodations

Bed and Breakfasts in the Area

Student Dining

Parent and Family Dining


Directions and Travel Details

We are excited to welcome you to our campus! Please use 1971 University Blvd Lynchburg VA, 24515 when plotting your address for your trip!

Directions

Transportation


Parking

During CFAW, there are various lots that are approved for parking. Please review our Parking Map to know where to park and when. All guests attending CFAW, including student guests, must be in the correct parking zones and have an approved CFAW orange parking tag visibly displayed on their vehicle at all times.

All attendees parking during CFAW will receive their orange CFAW parking hangtag when they arrive in the designated CFAW parking lots on Thursday evening and will be required to provide the name of the driver/vehicle owner as well as the best phone number to contact during their CFAW visit.

If you didn’t receive a parking tag when you arrived be sure to visit the CFAW Information Center to pick one up

Please note: During various seasons, certain parking lots will close during CFAW to provide additional parking for events like home football games. As a result, it is imperative that all guests review the weekend parking map prior to visiting campus to know when lots close or change.


Visitor Guide Booklet

CFAW Itinerary


Have Questions About CFAW?

Check our Planning Guide to learn more about what to pack for a weekend college visit, parking, transportation, student lodging, dining, local accommodations, disability accommodations, and more. For questions about travel reimbursement, see the Travel Reimbursement tab.

Contact

Call | (800) 543-5317

Text | 49596

Email | CFAW@liberty.edu

Chat Live

Admissions Hours

Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.
Call | 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Chat | 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed.
Call | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Chat | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sat.
Call/Chat | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

See you at CFAW!

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Make the Most of Your College Search

The countdown to college has begun. You’ve spent years investing in your child, and this is their first big decision. They’re smart, independent, and capable, but family time is becoming more precious, and the college search is a journey you want to take together.

At Liberty University, we understand. Helping your son or daughter decide what to do with 4 years and their future is a big commitment. It’s an investment that deserves more than what a typical 4-hour college tour can provide. So College For A Weekend is more than a typical college tour. It’s a 3-day immersive event. 

Parent Message from Shannon Bream, Fox News Reporter

CFAW Parents Vid

What will your student experience at CFAW?

  • Attending college classes with accomplished professors and future classmates
  • Eating in our award-winning dining hall with over 20 available food stations
  • Enjoying our on-campus activities — including skiing or snowboarding at the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, and more 

What will you get out of CFAW as a parent? You will…

Discover a variety of ways to fund your student’s college education through Scholarship Search 101.

Connect with other parents who feel just like you.

Walk through the admission process with helpful staff who can answer your questions.

See why Liberty University was voted the safest college campus in Virginia — and the best dining hall in America.

Learn why Lynchburg is a town you’ll love to visit.

See Liberty’s campus firsthand and picture what your child’s life will look like over the next 4 years.

Meet faculty who are accomplished in their fields — experts who could teach anywhere, but choose Liberty because they see mentorship of the next generation as their ministry.

Attend parent-focused seminars and courses that will unravel the mysteries of financial aid and other topics on your mind.

Watch our athletes play with passion and then pray with their competitors after the game, whether they win or lose.

Go to a concert, explore Liberty’s ever-growing campus, or simply create lifelong memories with those you love most.

Never worry that younger siblings will get bored. Whether it’s ice skating, bowling, or tubing, skiing, or snowboarding year-round down Liberty’s snowless ski slope, there are plenty of activities to keep them busy — and begging to come back again.

Parent Breakout Sessions

Don’t miss our dedicated parent sessions, where you’ll learn how your student will be supported at Liberty and discuss next steps and financial aid.

Parents have heard from New York Times bestselling author and LU parent Karen Kingsbury, Chief Financial Officer Robert Ritz, Chief Academic Officer Scott Hicks, and other LU parents. 

Details on time and location will be included in your Event Guide.

Session topics include:

  • Campus Safety
  • Student Services
  • Campus Housing & Dining

Cfaw Parent SessionTake a look at one of our past CFAW Parent Sessions.


Parent Connect Event

Network with other LU parents and local alumni at our CFAW Parent Reception Thursday night. Enjoy a laid-back evening of conversation, live music, and light refreshments as you connect with others who have been where you are and can give you a seasoned perspective on life at Liberty. Check your weekend event guide or parent connect itinerary for specific times and location.


Local Accommodations and Dining

You can find more information on local hotels and area attractions in our planning guide.

For detailed dining information, check out our dining options available during CFAW. This includes special pricing for parents. 


What else should you know before arriving?

  • CFAW is for parents too! While it doesn’t cost anything, it’s important that when your student registers or you register your student, that you include a headcount of who will be joining your student for the weekend. Whether it’s you as the parent, guardian, or other family members, your RSVP helps us accommodate everyone joining us for CFAW.
  • Our current students are excited to welcome your student to our campus, but please keep in mind that we are not allowing any students to stay in the residence halls due to Covid-19. But don’t worry, there are plenty of activities planned to give your student the full Liberty experience. Check out our schedule and events page for more information.
  • Students attending CFAW must have their CFAW Guest Flames Pass at all times. A Flames Pass gives your student entrance to the dining hall and Convocation. 

Have Questions About CFAW?

Check our Planning Guide to learn more about what to pack for a weekend college visit, parking, transportation, student lodging, dining, local accommodations, disability accommodations, and more. For questions about travel reimbursement, see the Travel Reimbursement tab.

Contact

Call | (800) 543-5317

Text | 49596

Email | CFAW@liberty.edu

Chat Live

Admissions Hours

Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.
Call | 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Chat | 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed.
Call | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Chat | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sat.
Call/Chat | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

See you at CFAW!

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Get a Chance to Win a Scholarship When You Attend CFAW

One of the top questions for college applicants is “How do I secure scholarships for college?”

By attending College For A Weekend, you are opening yourself up to multiple scholarship opportunities at Liberty University. our scholarship contests allow you to display your skills as well as how your faith has impacted the world around you. 

Review each scholarship’s criteria below, and start your journey in pursuing higher education and simultaneously making a difference in the world for Christ!

CFAW Scholarship Winners

CFAW Scholarship Competition

Unashamed

Worship Lifestyle Project


Have Questions About CFAW?

Check our Planning Guide to learn more about what to pack for a weekend college visit, parking, transportation, student lodging, dining, local accommodations, disability accommodations, and more. For questions about travel reimbursement, see the Travel Reimbursement tab.

Contact

Call | (800) 543-5317

Text | 49596

Email | CFAW@liberty.edu

Chat Live

Admissions Hours

Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.
Call | 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Chat | 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed.
Call | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Chat | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sat.
Call/Chat | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

See you at CFAW!

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Get Reimbursed for Traveling to an LU Event

Prospective Student Events

If you travel to a prospective student event (e.g. College For A Weekend (CFAW), ExperienceLU, or DecideLU) via train, rental car, plane, or bus and then enroll as a student, we will reimburse your fare up to $750 once you begin your classes.

Please Note: The only prospective student events that are eligible for travel reimbursement are College For A Weekend (CFAW), DecideLU, and ExperienceLU. This offer does not extend to other events or daily tours. Reimbursement is only applicable to the student’s fare. 

Travel Reimbursement Body

 

Travel Expenses Applicable to Reimbursement

  • Public or rented transportation to Liberty University. If you travel to a location other than Lynchburg, you may be reimbursed if you rent a car for travel to Lynchburg, or utilize transit services to travel to Liberty. While personal transportation, such as a personal vehicle, may be used, it will not be reimbursed. 
  • Domestic and international travel.
  • One-time reimbursement. Students who attend more than one prospective student event are not eligible for more than one reimbursement.

Travel Expenses Not Applicable to Reimbursement

Charges that will not be reimbursed include, but are not limited to:

  • Checked baggage fees
  • Flight change fees
  • Seat upgrade fees
  • Travel insurance, ticket insurance, or any other type of insurance (including renter’s insurance for car rentals)
  • Meals
  • Gas for a rental car or personal car
  • Hotel expenses
  • Tips, valet costs, concierge fees, etc.

Reimbursement Instructions

Reimbursements may only be requested after Add/Drop Week. Reimbursement requests must be received by the last day of classes of your first semester.

The following printed information must be brought to a Student Accounts representative in the Student Service Center (no electronic submissions will be approved):

  • Your registration receipt from the event you attended, or the registration confirmation email.
    Don’t have either of these? Come see us anyway! We will take a look through our registration archives for a record of your attendance.
  • Your travel itinerary. This should have your name on it, with dates that correspond to the event for which you attended, as well as the price for your ticket with an itemized list of costs. It should also contain your departure and arrival destinations. If your itinerary does not show that your final destination was Lynchburg, Va., you must provide receipts showing that you rented a car to get to Lynchburg, Va.
  • Your Liberty ID Card/Flames Pass.

Have Questions About Travel Reimbursement?

Contact Student Accounts

Call | (434) 592-3600

Location | Green Hall, Student Service Center

Email StudentAccounts@Liberty.edu

Student Accounts Hours

Monday-Friday | 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.