Return To Campus Plan
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are virtually hosting our spring 2020 baccalaureate service and commencement ceremonies. Even though we can’t be together on campus, we still want to celebrate and share in the excitement of honoring May 2020 graduates with family and friends.
The baccalaureate service will be viewable at 5:00 p.m. CST, Friday, May 1 at lipscomb.edu/live.
Two virtual commencement ceremonies will occur on Saturday, May 2. The graduate ceremony is at 10:30 a.m. CST and the undergraduate ceremony will be at 3:00 p.m. CST. These ceremonies, involving only stage guests, will be live streamed at lipscomb.edu/live and will also contain some pre-recorded messages. Both ceremonies will be recorded and made available for later viewing online.
May graduates and August graduates who petitioned to walk early will be celebrated in this virtual format and are invited to return to campus to participate in fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 19, along with August and December grads.
Baccalaureate worship service marks the spiritual formation of the students. Undergraduates were welcomed to the Lipscomb community during Initium, a devotional and torch-passing ceremony, and are released into the world during this gathering.
The formal conferring of degrees occurs during the commencement ceremony. Graduates and their families will hear words of encouragement from various speakers and can celebrate this significant milestone in their lives.
In place of the usual dinners and celebrations on campus, graduates can continue the virtual festivities by celebrating with peers and faculty during events hosted by various colleges, schools and departments across the university.