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Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.

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COVID-19 Update

Lipscomb University Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 update and response.

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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

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 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. 

Graduation Events

Baccalaureate worship service

Baccalaureate Service and Reception

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.

Nashville Pipes & Drums performs


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.

Celebration In the Student Activities Center

College and Department Celebrations

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.

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