Return To Campus Plan
Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.Learn More
As every new day brings changes and additional guidelines recommended by local, state and national authorities and experts, we will share the latest information pertaining to students over the next few weeks here and in the updates section of this site.
Below is information for students. Some of this is information pertains to spring and summer 2020 terms when the university began its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is not updated frequently. Please visit the Return to Campus webpage for current updates and information.
Read more information about Lipscomb's Return to Campus Plan for the careful and safe return of employees and students to campus to begin the fall semester in this email sent to the Lipscomb community. Also visit the Return to Campus webpage for full details and current information.
We are excited to welcome students back in the fall! The fall calendar is the same as originally published with fall classes beginning August 24 and the last day of finals on December 16. We anticipate and are committed to providing a full semester of academic coursework so you can continue your academic career path. Here are some specific dates and other information about the fall semester that may be helpful.
It is the plan of the Lipscomb University Board of Trustees and administration that we safely resume in-person, on-campus teaching, learning and residential life for the fall 2020 semester. The COVID-19 task force is developing a series of plans, in conjunction with local, state, federal and public health guidelines, for opening in August. As a contingency, the team is also developing plans for start dates after Labor Day and in October in the event we have to adjust the start of the on-ground school year. We are also working with public health experts to develop new health and wellness protocols to make the Lipscomb campus as safe as possible for everyone.
Find the latest parent emails below.
July 28: Serious talk from Dean Al Sturgeon, Things to be excited about
July 21: Residence life move-in dates, Student self-isolation plans, Bisons student care plan
July 17: Return to Campus Plan updates.
July 14: Chapel modifications, Community life, Sodexo and dining on campus
July 7: Students requesting accommodations, Flexible and innovative instructional options
June 30: Fall semester academic calendar, Immunizations
June 16: Return to Campus Plan information, Staged return to campus work details, protocols and procedures.
March 18: University officials have made the decision to extend online instruction at Lipscomb University for the remainder of the spring semester. Read full message to students and parents
This year the Lipscomb community will "come together" virtually for the traditional undergraduate baccalaureate service, at 5 p.m. (CST) on Friday, May 1, and two commencement ceremonies, one for graduate students at 10:30 a.m. (CST) and one for undergraduate students at 3 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, May 2. Each event will be streamed at www.lipscomb.edu/live. Make plans to join us and celebrate the achievements of our students! May and August graduates are also invited to participate in on-campus fall commencement on Dec. 19.
The Business Office announced room and board refund information. Read full announcement that was sent to students and parents here. Have questions? Learn more in this Frequently Asked Questions resource.
To ensure the safety of those in the Lipscomb community we are constantly reviewing our policies and procedures to ensure we have the best policies in place as the circumstances change. You can find the most current travel policy on the COVID-19 website here. We want to share with you the University’s slightly revised travel policy which is summarized below.
Until further notice, all school-sponsored international travel is fully restricted to any country or area that meets any of the following criteria:
Any member of the Lipscomb community who travels to a location that meets any of these criteria or travels via a cruise to any location is restricted from campus for a 14-day period from the date the trip ends.
If this situation applies to you, employees should inform your supervisor and human resources. Additionally, any employee or student who will be traveling outside of the United States during Spring Break is required to notify University officials of your plans using this form. The list of affected countries and the warning level is dynamic. We encourage you to monitor developments, including the list of countries that are at a Level 3 or higher, through the CDC website.
Although spring semester is a busy time on campus, at this time we have decided to cancel all university and athletic events through the end of the semester unless notified otherwise.
Please email Monica Wentworth at email@example.com with any Career Development questions or to schedule an appointment via phone or in-person.
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These resources have been developed by the Office of the Provost to assist students during spring semester.