Marietta, Georgia, September 23, 2021 Life University (Life U) is undertaking significant repairs to its Lupo Family Field after historic flooding caused extensive damage earlier this month. Insurance coverage will pay for the reconstruction, which the University hopes to complete in the spring of 2022.

A storm on September 7 and 8 included torrential downpours which dropped nearly four inches of rain in the Marietta area, causing flash floods that sent water pouring through streets, homes and vehicles. Rottenwood Creek, a tributary of the Chattahoochee River which runs through the Life U campus, was among the local streams that overflowed their banks. The Cobb County Emergency Management Agency has received hundreds of damage reports from residents in the weeks since the storm.

Lupo Family Field is the home to Life University men’s and women’s soccer as well as men’s, women’s and men’s club rugby and women’s lacrosse. The field has played host to numerous USA Rugby Playoff and Championship games and serves as a venue for numerous sport organizations in the Marietta community.

While construction is underway, athletic events previously scheduled to take place at Lupo Family Field will be held at alternate locations. Details will be publicized on the website as they become available. Life University is grateful to other universities and organizations who have offered their facilities for use during this time.

A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Mid-South Conference (MSC), the Life University Athletic Department fields 23 teams in 11 women’s sports, 11 men’s sports and one coed sport, in addition to club and intramural athletic programs. Life U Running Eagles have earned both team and individual National Championships as well as MSC Championships, All American, All Conference and academic honors.

Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its College of Chiropractic, the largest single-campus College of Chiropractic in the world. Students can pursue 14 undergraduate degrees; a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway; and three graduate degrees within the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.

Life University strives to empower its students to succeed both professionally and personally. Life U advances a leading-edge approach to higher education while also remaining true to the University’s philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, Life U recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting Purpose, Vitalism and Integrity.

Life U’s 110-acre campus just northwest of Atlanta is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 45 countries.

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About Life University

Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills, and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.


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