Experience Liberty University
Making the College Decision Easier
Are you ready to start your journey to becoming a college student? Have you already begun the college search? Whether you are a senior just starting out in the search process, or finishing your sophomore or junior year, we invite you to DecideLU!
WHO? High school sophomores, juniors, seniors, transfer students, and their families.
WHAT? A one-day event designed to help you through your journey to become a Liberty University Student.
WHEN? Summer 2023 dates will be posted and registration opened January 2023.
WHERE? Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
COST? Each student is charged a $20 non-refundable registration fee. Students who attend DecideLU will receive a $10 Liberty University Barnes & Noble Voucher and a complimentary lunch as part of their visit.
WHY? At DecideLU, we offer the opportunity for you to start or complete the necessary process to enroll as a student. We recognize that many students may still have some final requirements to complete before starting college or are still making their final college decision.
When you attend DecideLU, you will have the option to build your own event schedule. We have specific sessions for high school sophomores and juniors as well as focused sessions for seniors looking to enroll in the fall. Each of these sessions are crafted to assist you in taking the next step with Liberty.
Individual meetings will also be held throughout the event with Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Military Affairs as well as our Transfer Evaluation team. Seniors will also have the opportunity to meet with a professional advisor to review their program of interest. Students attending DecideLU will be emailed a link to register for these meetings one week prior to their event date.
DecideLU Event Itinerary
Dining at DecideLU
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a light breakfast of donuts and coffee in the morning as you check in to the event. Students who register for DecideLU are also provided a complimentary meal pass for lunch to the world-class Food Court at the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall during their visit. Parents and family members are welcome to join their students in the Food Court at Reber-Thomas for lunch for $11.
Liberty University is proud to offer several other dining locations, many of which will be open during your DecideLU visit. Student meal cards will not be accepted at these locations, but you will be able to purchase meals at these locations if you so choose. Summer dining locations and their hours of operation for your DecideLU visit can be found here.
DecideLU Events & Sessions
Gain an Academic Edge
Interested in being challenged academically beyond the average course load? Come learn about how Liberty fosters unique ways for you to connect with students of similar interests throughout our Honors Program, Eagle Scholars Leadership Program, Quiz Bowl Team, and more.
AP, CLEP, and Dual Enrollment: Is It All Really Worth It?
In this session, you’ll learn which of your hard-earned AP, CLEP, & dual enrollment credits will transfer to Liberty University. Additionally, you’ll walk through the process of integrating transfer credits into your Liberty degree completion plan so you can graduate early!
Your Support Team: We Are Here for You
Behind every great student is a crew of people supporting them. This session will introduce you to tutoring services, Academic Peer Mentoring, the Writing Center, and other office like our Spiritual Development Team, to help you succeed both at Liberty and in life.
Life After Liberty
As important as the next four years in college are, so is what happens after you graduate. Learn about the many resources that are available through Career Services to help students and Alumni find internships and careers after graduation. You’ll also hear about some of the amazing things our alumni have gone on to do.
Guests attending each DecideLU event are able to register to meet one-on-one with either Resident Admissions, Financial Aid, Transfer Evaluations, Student Accounts, or Military Affairs. Students may also schedule an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor for their major of interest. To begin registering, select the appointments link that corresponds with the date of your DecideLU visit:
- July 29 DecideLU Appointments
Funding Your Future
We know paying for college can be a tricky process, so we will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to navigate the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), loans, and grants. You’ll also receive tips from our expert team on how to obtain outside aid and learn about Liberty’s institutional scholarships.
Dorm Life, Dining & Wellness
This session includes information about housing options, community support, and mentorship found in our on-campus dorm life. We’ll also introduce our world-class dining facilities and programs, as well as our health and community support team, all of which are here to help you be healthy and thriving during your time at Liberty!
Campus Safety & Security: Keeping You Safe
Your safety on campus is important to us, so you deserve to know how our on-campus police force is here for you. With one of the safest campuses in Virginia, they do more than maintaining parking passes.
Academic Focus Tours | This tour will focus on some of our world-class academic facilities like the Jerry Falwell Library, DeMoss Hall, the Freedom Tower, and other schools on the Academic Lawn.
Student Life Focus | Check out some of the dining locations, student activities, and athletic facilities that are available to Liberty students. This includes the Food Court at Reber-Thomas, the Montview Student Union, Lahaye Recreation and Fitness, and the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre.
Surviving Your First Year Experience | Transitioning to a new home can be challenging – so we want to make sure you are equipped for your first year here at Liberty. Follow current students and experience firsthand how to use your Flames Pass, navigate the bus routes, where to park, laundry access (you’re welcome mom and dad), and so much more!
Open Model Dorm Rooms | Catch a shuttle from the Liberty Arena to be driven directly to our model dorm rooms. Spend some time exploring and planning out all that you’ll need for your home away from home. Be sure to ask our current students questions about their experience living on campus when you arrive at each location.
Our Resident Admissions team is here to assist you with any questions you have about your upcoming visit. Let us know how we can help you!