CFAW Events

Get Ready to Enjoy CFAW! 

September Event Resources

Get ready to experience an unforgettable CFAW! Check out the schedule of events below and gear up for an action-packed weekend.

Arrival Guide  Sample CFAW Event Guide  Sample Parent Itinerary 

Parking Map Enrollment Assistance Tour Registration 

Event Tickets Essay Scholarship 

Have questions? Reach out to our team by emailing or calling (800) 543-5317.

What Can You Do at CFAW?

CFAW is your exclusive chance to dive headfirst into the Liberty student experience. At CFAW, there’s always something fun to do – immerse yourself in an electrifying lineup of live concerts, events, and much more. Check out our highlight video for a sneak peek into the CFAW experience! 

CFAW Student Connect Video

Arriving to Campus

From the moment you arrive on campus, we make every effort to ensure you feel welcomed as you navigate our breathtaking campus. Your arrival is more than just a start — it’s your launchpad into an unforgettable, immersive weekend. Below are several key steps to help you get your weekend started:

  1. Parking – We have designated parking locations for CFAW students. These locations are the Runk & Pratt Garage and the Academic Commons Garage. For more details on these locations, follow the CFAW parking signs placed around campus or refer to the Parking Map.
  2. Check-In – After you’ve parked, follow the CFAW signage to help navigate your way to check-in, where you will receive your Guest Flames Pass. Your Flames Pass will be your ticket to meals, events, and other important resources throughout the weekend. 
  3. Thursday Events – Once you’ve checked in to CFAW, you can attend the Thursday events below to help you get familiar with Liberty and meet other CFAW students. 

    Thursday Events

    Getting To Know Liberty
    Getting to Know Liberty

    This event is designed to help you connect with a variety of resources to support you during your time at Liberty, including academic departments, the Office of Spiritual Development, and the Student Life Offices.

    CFAW Kickoff
    CFAW Kickoff

    Our CFAW Kickoff event will give you the opportunity to meet other CFAW students while also enjoying fun activities such as nine square, basketball, painting, cornhole, and much more!

    Parent Connect
    Parent Connect

    While you are having fun exploring campus, your parents can enjoy our Parent Connect event. This event gives parents an opportunity to network with other CFAW parents and enjoy some much-needed coffee, snacks, and music.

    Friday Events

    CFAW Convocation



    Liberty University brings industry leaders in ministry, business, athletics, politics, and more to the Convocation stage each week. As a CFAW guest, you can participate in student-led worship and hear from an influential speaker leading the way in their field. 

    Check out the Liberty University Convocation page to listen to past speakers, view the upcoming schedule, and find frequently asked questions. You can also view Convocation live here

    Academic Classes 

    Throughout the day on Friday, you will be given the unique opportunity to sit in on a variety of classes, immersing yourself in captivating subjects and exploring your interests. We encourage you to take this time to connect with the many schools and colleges that host different events such as open houses, information sessions, tours, simulations, and more – all designed to help you find your future calling!

    For more details on these sessions, please refer to the Sample Event Guide.

    Additional Events Throughout the Weekend

    Tours and Enrollment Appointments

    Explore and Enroll – Your Gateway to Campus Tours and Personalized Enrollment Appointments

    • Campus Tours –
      Explore student life, academics, and survival tips for your first year during our campus tour. Hear from current students about Liberty’s activities, community, and facilities. Join us for an exciting experience!
    • Model Dorm Tours –
      Take a peek at our three main housing options: The Hill, The Commons, and Campus East.
    • Enrollment Assistance –
      Meet with Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, International Admissions, Military Affairs, and Transfer Evaluations representatives to help you take your next steps in the enrollment process.
    Additional Events At CFAW

    Breakout Sessions

    Student Sessions 

    During CFAW, we offer a variety of breakout sessions designed to help you prepare for your future. These engaging breakout sessions help you and your parents learn about important resources and answer critical questions as you consider Liberty for your future education. 

    For more details on these sessions, please refer to the Sample Event Guide.



    Key Student Sessions 
    • Funding Your Future –
      Learn about scholarships, grants, loans, and navigating the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the experts!
    • Your Support Team – 
      Hear about Tutoring Services, Academic Peer Mentoring, the Writing Center, and other offices, like our Spiritual Development team, that are designed to help you succeed both at Liberty and in life.
    Parent Sessions 

    We also offer dedicated Parent Sessions, where your parents can learn about everything Liberty has to offer and discuss the next steps in becoming a student, such as financial aid and admissions.

    Take a look at one of our past CFAW Parent Sessions here. Also, take a look at our Sample Parent Itinerary for a complete list of parent events throughout the weekend. 

    For more details on these sessions, please refer to the Sample Event Guide.

    Key Parent Sessions
    • President’s Parent Session –
      Parents get the chance to hear a special welcome from President Dondi Costin.
    • Parent Breakout Sessions –
      Parents will have the opportunity to hear from departments like Campus Safety, Housing, Dining, the College of Applied Studies and Academic Success (CASAS), and the Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS).

    Ways to Connect with Others at CFAW

    Activities marked with ($) require purchase. Buy your tickets today!

    • Athletic Events ($) –
      Join current students in cheering on the Liberty Flames by attending in-season sporting events through the weekend. During Fall CFAW, make sure to check out our NCAA football team. For more information about sports year round, check out our Liberty Flames page. 
    • Concert ($) –
      Join other CFAW students on Friday night for an on-campus concert experience at the Vines Center. Our April CFAW concert will feature Chris Renzema.
    • Cultural Experiences –
      Join our LU One team as they host an exciting night of food, fun, art, music, and education to celebrate different cultures around the world. 
    • Late-Night Games –
      After a busy day of exploring campus and enjoying classes, join other CFAW students for a variety of fun games. 
    • Late-Night Worship –
      Join other students for a time of worship led by the Worship Collective. Times and locations vary; check your Event Guide for details one week before your scheduled visit to campus.
    • Recreational Activities –
      As a CFAW student, you will have access to a variety of on-campus recreational activities at the LaHaye Fitness Center, the Montview Bowling Alley, and the Hydaway Outdoor Center.  

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


    A common question among college applicants is, “How do I get scholarships?”

    At Liberty University, a remarkable 94% of students receive financial aid. During your CFAW visit, you will be able to begin tapping into some of these scholarship opportunities by participating in scholarship contests to showcase your skills and demonstrate the impact of your faith on the world.

    Check out each scholarship’s criteria below and begin your journey toward higher education while making a difference for Christ!

    CFAW Essay Scholarship

    Compete to win one of four $2,000 scholarships to Liberty University by telling us how a scholarship to Liberty will help you change the world for Christ in 50-280 characters. Be creative and concise; the winners will be announced via ExperienceLU social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram, on Monday, Sept. 23, 2024.

    For more details, please visit the Official Rules and Grading Rubric pages. 

    • Who Is Eligible? High school second-semester sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates, and transfer students.
    • How to Register: To enter this competition, you must submit your essay using the submission link below. The next CFAW Essay Scholarship Competition will be during the Sept. 19-21, 2024, CFAW. Submissions will be accepted starting on Sept. 19, 2024, at 3 p.m. EST.
    • How to Submit My CFAW Essay: You can send us your CFAW essay scholarship submission here.
    • Contact: Email or call (800) 543-5317 to learn more.

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