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. There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $10.
WHEN? Jun. 5, Jun. 19, Jul. 10, and Jul. 24
WHERE? Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.
WHY? We recognize that many students may still have some final requirements to complete before starting college. At DecideLU, we are offering the opportunity for you to start or complete the necessary process to enroll as a student. During this event, you will have the option to build your own schedule, with specific sessions for high school sophomores/juniors, as well as a focus on high school seniors looking to enroll in college for the fall.
In addition to group sessions, personal meetings will also be held throughout the event. Take the opportunity to meet with Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts, as well as our Transfer Evaluation team. Seniors will also have the ability to meet with an academic advisor to review their program of interest.
8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. | Check-In
9 a.m.-9:15 a.m. | Welcome
9:20 a.m.-9:50 a.m. | Funding Your Future
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | One-on-One meetings
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Campus tours focused on one of the following areas:
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Open Model Dorm Rooms
10:10 a.m.-10:40 a.m.
- Acing the Admission Essay
- Meet Your Entourage: We Are Here for You
10:50 p.m.-11:20 a.m. | Liberty University Police Department: Keeping You Safe
12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | Lunch at the Food Court at Reiber-Thomas
12:10 p.m.-12:40 p.m.
- Student Panel: What is Liberty REALLY like?
- Honors Q & A
1:50 p.m.-2:20 p.m. | AP, CLEP, & Dual Enrollment: Is it All Really Worth It?
2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. | Dorm Life and How to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen
Sample DecideLU Itinerary for 2019 (2020 itinerary available in the spring)
Dining at DecideLU
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a light breakfast of donuts and coffee in the morning at the world-class Food Court at the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall. Students who register for DecideLU are also provided a complimentary meal pass for lunch during their visit. Parents and family members are welcome to join their students in the Food Court at Reber-Thomas for lunch when they purchase a meal pass at the door for $10 plus tax per person.
Liberty University is proud to offer several other dining locations, several of which will be open during your DecideLU visit. Student meals cards will not be accepted at these locations but you will be able to purchase meals at these locations if you so choose. Check out a full list of summer dining locations and hours open during the summer when you visit for DecideLU (coming this spring)!
Acing the Admission Essay
Regardless of what university you end up attending, we want to help you prepare for your application process by teaching you the do’s and don’ts of essay writing.
Honors Program Q & A
Interested in smaller class sizes, a resume-boosting opportunity, and $4,000/year in scholarships? Learn more about our prestigious and competitive Honors Program and how you can get accepted.
AP, CLEP, and Dual Enrollment: Is It All Really Worth It?
In this session, you’ll learn which of your hard-earned AP, CLEP, and dual enrollment credits will transfer. Additionally, you’ll walk through the process of integrating transfer credits into your Liberty degree completion plan, so you can graduate early!
Meet Your Entourage: We Are Here for You
Behind every great student is a crew of people supporting him or her. This session will introduce you to Tutoring Services, Academic Peer Mentoring, the Career Center, our Office of Disability Accommodation Support, and other offices and people who are here to help you succeed both at Liberty and in life.
Surviving Freshmen Year
College is a time to make life-long friends, and the first step is usually leaving the comfort of your dorm room. In this session, you’ll learn all about how to get plugged in on campus through movie nights, sports, whatever you like to do, and how to develop meaningful relationships in the process.
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 FAFSA, loans, and grants. You’ll also learn tips on how to obtain outside scholarships from our expert team and what institutional scholarships LU offers.
Student Panel: What is Liberty REALLY Like?
“What even is the Rot?” “How do you get around when all the buildings look the same?” “Is the Starbucks line ever not long?”
Ask a panel of current LU students any questions you’re dying to know the answer to so you can understand what life at Liberty is really like.
Dorm Life and How to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen
With more food than you could imagine on campus, learn how to maintain the balance between comfort food and healthy options, as well as how to develop a community of friends and settle into your future home-away-from-home.
Liberty University Police Department: 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. As the safest college campus in Virginia, they do more than maintain parking passes.
Academics | The Freedom Tower, The School of Business, DeMoss Hall classrooms & research area, The Jerry Falwell Library, The Center for Natural Sciences, The Center for Music & The Worship Arts
Dining and Student Activities | The Food Court at Reber-Thomas Dining Hall, Montview Student Union (game room, dining, and bowling alley), Tilley Student Center, LaHaye Recreation and Fitness Center, Doc’s Diner, David’s Place, and the Residential Commons’ Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins
Athletics Tour | Williams Stadium, LaHaye Ice Center, softball & baseball stadiums, natatorium, the soccer outdoor track complex, and indoor track
Dorms Tours | Stop by and look through our model dorm rooms to plan out all the things you will need as your student moves into their home away from home. You do not have to sign up for this tour
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!
- Monday-Friday | 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Saturday | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.