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COVID-19 Update

Lipscomb University Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 update and response.

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Student Information

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 employees over the next few weeks here and in the updates section of this site.

Operating Schedule

In accordance with state and federal guidelines, we are continuing a remote work schedule for non-essential employees until further notice. We are in the process of developing a multi-phase plan for returning to campus and we will notify you of this plan in the near future. Although many employees will be working from home, these are “regular” workdays and employees working remotely are expected to be “on call and available” to complete assigned work during normal business hours. Please see more specific guidelines from human resources here for additional details on working remotely. Essential employees who need to work on campus during this week will be notified by their supervisors.

Summer classes will be delivered in an online/remote format.

Fall Semester

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. 

Virtual Baccalaureate and Commencement - Spring 2020

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.

Room & Board Refund Information

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.

Updated Travel Policy

As we have seen in the last several days, this is a very fluid and quickly changing situation. As such, 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:

  • Has a rating by the CDC at a Level 3 or higher, or
  • Is referenced in applicable CDC guidelines, or
  • Is restricting or banning travel.

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.

Activities

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.. 

Career Development Center

Please email Monica Wentworth at monica.wentworth@lipscomb.edu with any Career Development questions or to schedule an appointment via phone or in-person.

For all internship questions, please contact Allison West at allison.west@lipscomb.edu.

Academic Resources for Students

These resources have been developed by the Office of the Provost to assist students during spring semester. 

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