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Commencement is an exciting time for our campus, as we welcome family and friends to be part of a ceremony honoring a new graduating class ready to make a difference in the world.
We are disappointed that we have had to cancel our commencement ceremony that was scheduled for May 2020. We are still making plans for how we will celebrate this accomplishment with you, and we will provide an update when it is available.
The Provost and his wife host this special meal for graduating seniors before commencement exercises. Miss Margaret Carter, who chaired the Department of Home Economics from 1946-72, cooked the first breakfast for graduates when the school became a senior college more than 65 years ago. Since then it has been an annual event, with the faculty serving the graduating seniors. Married graduating seniors are welcome to bring their spouses, but due to space limitations we unfortunately cannot accommodate additional guests.
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. Graduates and faculty are asked to wear regalia (no caps) and join in the academic procession. Preceded by a reception for graduating seniors and their guests in the Burton Flex Space. RSVP requested.
All graduates are at Allen Arena for this important graduation rehearsal.
Doors open one hour before the ceremony.
For graduates and their family and friends at Student Activities Center. Celebrate the new graduates and mingle with faculty.
In the spring, seniors are invited to a special reception at the president's home to welcome them into the Alumni Association and GOLD Network.
Graduation day is filled with exciting events. Here's what to expect on the big day.