Initium Ceremony

Initium, Lipscomb’s annual candle-lighting ceremony and formal induction into the academic community, is part of Lipscomb’s welcoming tradition for new freshmen and transfers, and will be held on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. 

The night before classes start, freshmen and transfer students gather at Collins Alumni Auditorium to hear messages from faculty and Lipscomb President L. Randolph Lowry. Faculty will light the candles of the new students, and as a symbol of the fresh start for every student, each will receive a small slate tile – or a “blank slate” – as a memento.

There will be a reception with administrators and faculty members after the ceremony in Bison Square.