LU students with Dean of Faculty Scott Winnail visit the Biltmore Estate, the luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt in Asheville. The Biltmore Estate is a marvel of elegance and charm, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago. Students visited three floors and the basement where they saw displays of vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and more that illustrated the lives of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees.
The campus of Living University lies in Crown Point in south Charlotte within the facilities of the Living Church of God. This location not only provides numerous opportunities for on-campus students to participate in cultural, recreational, and other cocurricular activities but places them at the very heart of the Work of the Living Church of God. Here students meet and experience the Church’s headquarters leadership and work with the creators of the Tomorrow’s World television program and magazine.
Living in Charlotte permits our students access to malls, shops, sports and cultural attractions, and fine restaurants. Students find that it is an exciting and growing city with much to offer. Charlotte attractions and tours give our students a huge variety of things to do, from high-energy racing, exciting sports action and outdoor recreation to cosmopolitan art, culture and history as well as experiencing its exciting, diverse and creative restaurant and dining scene.
During the year students experience numerous opportunities to enrich their University learning experience and cpitalize on the LU Core Values of Excellence and Culture. These activities are intended to be fun as well as educational, and are designed to further develop the whole person and expand one’s tastes and perspective.
Organized cocurricular activities have included visiting the arts (concerts, shows, museums), visiting regional historical sites (Revolutionary and Civil War memorials and battle fields, regional sites like Charleston, SC and historic Fort Sumter, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, regional wineries, and the like), outdoor recreational activities like hiking and pool parties, and other unique activities like a visit to a IMAX movie theater or going to see traveling biblical and historical exhibits, as well as service activities. LU activities are typically planned monthly and all of our on-campus students are expected to participate. On-campus students also gather together for group lunches or dinners. In order to further foster the Core Value of Creativity, students are often involved in planning these outings.