New Student Express Orientation

August 23, 2015

New Student Express, an abbreviated orientation program designed to meet the needs of new students, primarily transfers age 21 and over, will take place on Sunday afternoon, August 23, 2015. (While New Student Express is required for all new students, returning students and Adult Studies students are not required to attend.) Check-in for New Student Express will begin at noon (CST) in the Bennett Campus Center lobby (see tentative schedule below). The program will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre. You’ll eat lunch with other new students and with members of the Quest Orientation Team. During dessert, you’ll hear brief presentations about the essential information you’ll need to maximize your transition to life at Lipscomb. It's college orientation—express style!

You are welcome to bring your spouse or parents to New Student Express. Guests are not charged a registration fee but they must be registered by August 19, 2015. While we cannot guarantee meals for guests after this date, we will accommodate if at all possible.

After the lunch session, if you haven’t registered for fall classes you will meet with an academic advisor and select your class schedule. Representatives from the Business Office and the Financial Aid Office will be available to assist and advise you. You may order textbooks at this time.  Also, the Security Office will be open for you to have your ID made and pick up your parking sticker. You can expect to complete New Student Express by or before 5 p.m. Classes will begin the next day, on Monday, August 24, 2015.

Before students can register for New Student Express they must be accepted for admission to the university and have paid their enrollment fee of $215.00.

Questions? E-mail the Student Life Office at and we’ll be happy to help you.

Tentative New Student Express Orientation Schedule
12 PM Check-in
Bennett Campus Center Lobby
12:15 PM New student lunch, followed by essential resource information designed to help new students be successful at Lipscomb.
Bennett Campus Center, Shamblin Theatre
2-2:30 PM Meeting of Veterans/Yellow Ribbon Students
Bennett Campus Center, Shamblin Theatre
2-5 PM Advising
Academic Success Center (ground floor, back of Beaman Library)
2-5 PM Class Registration for students not yet registered for Spring semester classes.
Academic Success Center (ground floor, back of Beaman Library)
2-5 PM Final Processing and Payment
Academic Success Center (ground floor, back of Beaman Library)
2-5 PM The University Bookstore (downstairs in the Bennett Campus Center) will be open. Also, Campus Security & Safety (ground floor, Beaman Library), will be open for students to have their ID cards made and to pick up their vehicle registration decals

New Student Express Spring 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students must be accepted for admission to the university before registering for New Student Express.  If you are unsure of your status, please contact your admissions counselor at 615.966.1776 or toll-free at 800.333.4358, ext. 1776.

Payment of the $35 New Student Express Orientation Fee (which covers your lunch and session materials) is required to complete registration; we cannot reserve spaces without payment.  The fee is waived for participants in our Yellow Ribbon Program and for other Veterans.  (Please have your credit card information ready before completing the next page; if you don't complete the credit card portion of the application you will not be registered for New Student Express.)  Online registration will increase to $45 beginning at noon on Wednesday, December 31.  Students who haven't registered in advance and paid for New Student Express online can register onsite at noon on Sunday, January 4 in the lobby of the Bennett Campus Center and will be assessed a $10 late processing fee for a total of $45.

Due to the holidays, we cannot guarantee meals for guests that are registered after noon on December 31, but we will do our best to accommodate if at all possible. 

In the section below, please indicate the number of students you wish to register for the New Student Express program. (For just yourself, choose 1, then click continue.)

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