We are building on our legacy of always moving forward
On July 1, 2018, Lynchburg College took its final step in the process toward becoming the University of Lynchburg. This move to rename the institution accurately reflects our dedication to high-quality academics on the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Who We Are
Becoming the University of Lynchburg is the next logical step in the progression of the institution. It reorganizes our schools into colleges and repositions Lynchburg in the highly competitive higher education marketplace.
We are an institution that places students first, empowering and investing in their potential to change lives. Our community fosters academic research, experiential learning, creative thinking, and artistic excellence.
Lynchburg’s strategic vision will strengthen its undergraduate programs through active learning and improved facilities, while growing graduate programs. We will be distinguished by a mix of academic rigor, experiential learning, championship athletics, leadership, and great diversity and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs.
Lynchburg is a first choice for talented scholars, leaders, and student-athletes who seek a community of engagement, service, and active learning. Claiming our university status makes this commitment clear.
By aligning our brand identity with our institutional structure, the University of Lynchburg will attract students locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our research indicates that, for a variety of reasons, attending a university is the first choice for most prospective students. This move from college to university will increase interest from students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Lynchburg College has evolved to become a university throughout its 115 year history. In February 2017, the Board of Trustees voted to adopt the name University of Lynchburg beginning in the fall of 2018. This name accurately reflects who we are, affirms our strategic direction, and positions us for long-term success.