Advance Orientation 2018

Want to get the inside scoop on life at Lipscomb, your class schedule, and all things college before the fall semester begins?

Advance is Lipscomb's summer orientation program for first-time Lipscomb students and their parents. Participation in Advance offers distinct advantages to both new students and parents and provides a great look at the Lipscomb collegiate experience. At Advance students will learn about student life, meet with an academic advisor, enroll for classes and begin to develop friendships with other new Lipscomb students! All of this by participating in a variety of informative, interesting and fun activities, several of which are hosted by members of our Quest Orientation Team. Students coming to Advance must be present for all Advance activities on both days and, in the June and July Advance sessions, spend Thursday night on campus.  If you need to stay an extra night (Wednesday), you will have the opportunity to indicate that when you register for Advance.

Parents who attend Advance will meet university personnel, tour campus, interact with other parents and attend sessions full of information on everything from financial aid to the adjustments they will face as the parents of a college student. The parent program includes lunch on the first day and breakfast the following morning. Students should register their parents for Advance when they register online, and a $20.00 charge is required for each guest.  These charges are added to your total Enrollment Fee payment online.

To register for any of our orientation programs students must first have been accepted for admission to the university and paid their $260.00 enrollment fee. Advance registration will open on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.

Freshman Orientation 2018:

  • June 14-15
  • July 12-13
  • August 13-14

Freshman students must pay their enrollment fee before registering for Advance. Please note: August Advance is immediately followed by QuestWeek Fall Orientation (August 14-19, 2018) which all freshmen are required to attend. 

How to Register

You can register for Advance by logging into with your Lipscomb email account username and password (if you haven't setup your Lipscomb email account yet, follow these directions now). Once you've logged into myLipscomb, select the "Register for Advance" link in the middle of your screen under the heading "Student Links," select your desired session, and submit the required information. Please note that if you have not paid your enrollment fee yet, you will need to do that before signing up for Advance. You can pay your enrollment fee by selecting the "Pay Enrollment and Housing Fees" link directly above the "Register for Advance" link in myLipscomb.

QuestWeek 2018: August 14th - 19th

QuestWeek Fall Orientation begins on Tuesday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m. This program is required of all freshmen and transfers under 21 (by August 1), (We require attendance because we sincerely believe that participation in the sessions and activities will better prepare students for a successful college experience at Lipscomb.) Some QuestWeek meetings address core orientation issues such as academic policies; our uniqueness as a campus of faith; behavioral expectations, and policies. Signature QuestWeek events include "The Event," (a popular new student dinner); an afternoon of service in the Nashville community; and Initium, a special welcome to the university's academic community.

Questions? Please contact the Student Life office at or 800.333.4358, ext. 6057, 615.966.6057 or your admissions counselor.

We look forward to seeing you in the summer!