Get ready for life at Lipscomb with this exclusive guide. Learn about Lipscomb's unique spiritual formation programs, the career center, D1 athletics and more. Plus, hear from some of our faculty and staff in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Welcome to Lipscomb
At Lipscomb, we see spiritual formation as connectedness: to each other, to the world and ultimately, to God. We believe spiritual growth is best done in community, so we intentionally create time and space for campus-wide worship.
Twice a week, we pause campus life and gather together to learn, sing and pray. You’ll also have opportunities to worship with peers in your academic program, in men’s and women’s groups, through semester-long topical study groups and more.
One of our greatest joys is the opportunity to pray with students. The Office of Spiritual Formation exists to provide a support network as students learn to engage more deeply with God. Our door is always open if you need someone to talk to, but we’re also passionate about connecting students with local churches and faith communities.
Part of our commitment to educate and form you is spiritually, interpersonally and relationally—and that commitment is held by not only the Office of Spiritual Formation, but by every single faculty, staff member and administrator on campus. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find someone ready to encourage you and meet you in the hard questions to wrestle together.
And of course, we want to prepare you for life beyond Lipscomb in the hopes that the spiritual growth you undergo here will serve as a foundation for the rest of your life. One of the most important ways we can do that is by helping you discern your vocation: the space where you can use your God-given talents, passions and skills to leave your mark on the world.
Our Honors College is where many of our most high-achieving students land. It’s a competitive, extremely rigorous academic experience that pushes research, scholarship and multidisciplinary engagement. Whether you’re on your way to becoming a Fulbright awardee, a research fellow or a Ph.D. candidate, the Honors College will prepare you for success.
Student Activity Center (SAC)
The SAC consists of two full weight rooms. One of which is geared more towards functional fitness (such as CrossFit). The SAC also includes two full length basketball courts with a running/walking track overlooking them, three racquetball courts, a SPIN studio, and a group fitness studio. All of this is completely free to Lipscomb students.
We have both indoor and outdoor intramural sports every semester. We play sports that allow people of all athletic abilities to participate. These sports include everything from basketball, football, and softball to cornhole, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball. Sports change every semester to make sure there is constant variety.
Group Fitness Classes
Every semester we offer a variety of group fitness classes in the SAC that achieve different goals. Like intramurals, we try to add new classes every semester or at least every school year. Some examples of these classes are HIIT, SPIN, Yoga, and Zumba. All of these classes are also completely free to Lipscomb students, and we try to have at least one class every week day (except for Fridays typically).
This is a program that gives students the opportunity to go on trips and experience the outdoors in ways that they may not be able to on their own. Outdoor Adventure consists of simple trips, such as local hiking trails or kayaking, and major trips, such as visiting national parks around the country. Whereas some trips are more expensive than others, all of these trips are budgeted to allow the student to attend for the lowest price possible.
Campus Recreation is also one of the biggest employment hubs for students. We employee an average of 25 student workers every semester. These workers include front desk workers, intramural referees, and group fitness instructors. It’s a very popular department for students to work in.
Nashville has a vibrant, thriving economy that is a great backdrop for student learning. In fact, over the past year, 15,000 new jobs have been announced in the greater Nashville area. Lipscomb helps students find internships and careers with many national and international companies headquartered in the city, including HCA, Ryman Hospitality Properties and LifeWay.
We have several resources to help students with professional development. One of our most popular is a networking platform called Handshake where you can access job postings from companies all over the world, including all Fortune 500 companies. We also offer one-on-one appointments for resume review, industry networking connections and guest speakers, career fairs, off-site company visits, on-campus conferences and more.
Our team is ultimately focused on what life after graduation looks like. That’s why we’re proud to say that within six months of graduation, 95 percent of our students are either gainfully employed or pursuing graduate school. And we keep tabs on where our grads end up, so that our alumni connections around the city help us place current students in their dream jobs.
At Lipscomb, some of your most valuable learning experiences will happen outside of the classroom—or even outside of the country.
Through Lipscomb University’s global programs, you can take major-specific courses in other countries, ranging from a couple of weeks to an entire semester. You’ll be with a group of fellow Lipscomb students and faculty meeting new people, exploring interesting places and learning about cultures different from your own.
Choose from over 40 destinations on six continents to serve and study abroad. The sense of global knowledge and experience you gain will help you not only when you’re back on campus, but after you graduate and are making your own path in the world.
We believe experience is the best teacher. That’s why we consider Nashville an extension of our campus—some of your most memorable learning will be hands-on opportunities outside the classroom. In a leading city for health care, music, hospitality, technology and finance, you’ll gain professional insight you won’t find anywhere else. Follow in the footsteps of other Lipscomb students and intern at nearby companies like Warner Music, HCA and Nissan.
But Nashville isn’t only a great location to be a student—it’s also the perfect place to be a local.
Lipscomb is nested in Nashville’s Green Hills neighborhood, a short walk from the trendy 12 South district and just a few miles from downtown. Known for its vibrant music scene and rich history, Nashville was recently named one of the best places to live in America. In fact, our city is home to professional athletics, world-class museums, signature landmarks, miles of greenways, trails and hundreds of unique dining options.