When Liberty’s student-athletes departed campus March 13 heading on spring break, most expected to return just one week later, but COVID-19 had other plans.

Following spring break, Liberty went to online classes and all spring semester sports were canceled. Now, Liberty has announced plans for student-athletes to make their return to campus.

Returning players began to make their way back to campus earlier this month for voluntary workouts, and football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball will be the first full teams to return to campus.

Summer residential classes will begin Monday, June 15, and Liberty Athletics plans to use a hybrid of in-person and virtual online classes for its new and returning student-athletes during the summer class sessions.

Throughout the remainder of the summer, Liberty Athletics will gradually welcome more teams back to campus.

Liberty Athletics states it will continue “to meet all guidelines set forth by Liberty University, the local Department of Health, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the ASUN Conference and the NCAA in terms of its return to campus policies and procedures.”

The Liberty Sports Medicine staff will continue daily screening practices with its student-athletes who desire to use the team’s weight room facilities for voluntary athletically related activities.

Common areas within Liberty Athletics facilities, such as locker rooms and player lounge areas, will continue to remain closed to student-athletes at this time.