CFAW Planning

Everything You Need to Know About CFAW

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

Below, you can find information on planning, dining, transportation details, and more!


Visitor Guide
Lodging and Dining
Travel Details

We can’t wait to see you on campus! Remember to use 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24515, as the address for your trip.

Shuttle Services

If you are traveling to Lynchburg, Va., via airplane, train, or bus, we will provide a shuttle service for you to our campus on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday of CFAW. If you plan to arrive before CFAW kicks off on Thursday, we encourage you to look into a car rental, taxi, Uber, or Lyft. If you are staying in a local hotel, we recommend checking to see what complimentary shuttles they may offer guests during your stay.

Departures: While we will bring you to campus for CFAW upon initial arrival, please ensure that you arrange transportation to and from campus for the duration of your visit, including departing from your hotel or campus to the airport, train, or bus station after CFAW has ended.

  • Ensure that you update your CFAW registration to indicate your method of travel into Lynchburg, Va., by selecting airplane, train, or bus
  • Provide the necessary identifying information such as arrival information, times, and dates.

The shuttle service is only provided for guests arriving in Lynchburg, Va., and excludes pickups outside of Lynchburg, Va. We monitor all arrival times and have shuttles waiting for CFAW guests outside the designated arrival areas as long as the student provides all of their travel details within their registration information. Please look for a Liberty bus and a 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 and receive a shuttle to Liberty University’s campus for CFAW.

Discover a wide array of off-campus lodging options during CFAW. Please keep in mind that we do not allow students to stay in the residence halls as part of CFAW – so be sure to secure off-campus accommodations.

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

During CFAW, all guests will be directed to park at the Runk & Pratt Garage or the Academic Commons Garage. For more details on these locations, follow the CFAW parking signs placed around campus or refer to the Parking Map. All guests must remain in the approved parking zones throughout the weekend with the CFAW parking hangtag visibly displayed at all times.

All CFAW attendees will receive their parking hangtag when they arrive in the designated garages 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 visit.

If you didn’t receive a parking tag when you arrived, be sure to visit the CFAW Information Center on the first floor of the Montview Student Union to pick one up.

Welcome to the Visitor Guide, your ultimate resource for planning your time in Lynchburg. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or returning to explore more, the Visitor Guide is designed to enhance your experience and help you make the most of your stay.

Immerse yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking facilities Liberty has to offer. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, we’ll provide you with insider tips, suggested itineraries, and practical information on transportation, accommodations, dining, and local attractions.

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey as you navigate through our Visitor Guide and uncover many experiences that await you!

What else should you know before arriving?

  • CFAW is for parents too! While it doesn’t cost anything for family members, it’s important that you include a headcount of who will be joining your student for the weekend when you register. 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 do not allow students to stay in the residence halls as part of CFAW – so be sure to secure off-campus accommodations for both you and your student. If your student knows a current residential student, approval to stay on campus may be granted on a case-by-case basis. 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 center and Convocation as well as access to the student section for home football, baseball, softball, and women’s basketball games. 

Plan Your Weekend

Choose from the events below to plan your CFAW experience!

Activities marked with ($) require purchase.

CFAW Experience Athletics

Experience Athletics

Fan the Flames! Attend a home game with the Flames NCAA teams and Club Sports teams. Support our student athletes on and off the field year round as Flames Club members.

Registration for CFAW is required to receive the promo code for discounts on ticketed events. For ticket questions, please contact the Ticket Office at (434) 582-7328 or email

Art, Music, and Theatre

Come and behold the multitude of talents exhibited by our remarkable Liberty students! Experience the arts together as a family while you are here for CFAW.

Registration for CFAW is required to receive the promo code for discounts on ticketed events. For ticket questions, please contact the Ticket Office at (434) 582-7328 or email


Black Box Theatre Music Man

Sparky Snoflex

Fun for Everyone

Experience the thrill of tubing, conquer challenging climbs, go for a refreshing run, zip through exciting adventures, aim for strikes while bowling, or simply relax and enjoy a laid-back day in a canoe. Don’t forget to inquire about the CFAW rate!

Science, Artifacts, and Historical Collections

Admission is free!

For detailed information regarding operating hours, availability, and special events, we recommend visiting the respective websites.

*Special CFAW tours of the observatory offered Friday evening. Registration required. Check your CFAW event guide for details.

CFAW Observatory

Downtown Lynchburg CFAW

Local Lynchburg Area

Set off on a thrilling journey to discover the lively wonders of our local region. Lynchburg and its neighboring counties present a wide array of engaging pursuits, guaranteeing an abundance of options to cater to every taste!