Across generations, we have been known by several names. We were founded in 1903 as Virginia Christian College. We became Lynchburg College about 15 years later. In 2018, we will become the University of Lynchburg.
Although many people know and love us as LC, “Lynchburg” is an important component of our identity. Many students and alumni have also called us Lynchburg. This is enshrined in our alma mater song: “Hail, alma mater, Lynchburg to thee!”
In recent months, we have asked students, faculty, staff, and alumni to share their ideas about what Lynchburg means and what defines the Lynchburg experience. Some answers came up over and over — family. Community. Opportunity. Home. All key components of the experience we have always offered, and hope to offer more.
As we prepare to adopt the name University of Lynchburg, we will return to the practice of abbreviating our name as “Lynchburg.”
Every great city has a great university, and they often share their names. We are proud to share this name with a city that, like us, believes in moving forward.
We are Lynchburg. We are always becoming.