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New Student Orientation

It's officially time to welcome you to the Herd!

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We continue to welcome a record-breaking number of students from around the world, all bringing a wide variety of academic, cultural, personal and social interests. It's important that you have a clear picture of what's needed to begin your Lipscomb experience. Entering an academic community is important and can be stressful, but don't worry. We're here to help. The orientation team is dedicated to serving you and easing this exciting transition. We can't wait to welcome you home!

 Log into your Bison Portal to sign up for one of our New Student Orientation sessions!

Here, you will also be able to pay your enrollment and housing fees. Once you’ve completed both, you will receive instructions about receiving a room in one of our Residence Halls and a roommate.

We're so glad that you're joining The Herd!

Move-In Information Orientation FAQs

Orientation Events & Information

What is the Quest Team?

The Quest Team is a group of peer leaders who have gone through a rigorous interview, selection and training process in order to prepare them to serve you throughout the entire summer as orientation leaders. They're here to walk students through the entire process from registering for classes to hanging out during QuestWeek. They've been where you are and are here to point you in the right direction so that you feel welcome in your new home at Lipscomb.

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The 2023 Quest Team

The 2024 Quest Team

Connor Adair

Connor Adair

Adair is a senior Musical Theatre major from Edmond, Oklahoma.

Alyssa Andrews

Andrews is a junior Worship Arts major from Trumbull, Connecticut.

Logan Bennett

Logan Bennett

Bennett is a junior Commercial Music: Songwriting major from Cartersville, Georgia.

JP Coffman

Coffman is a junior Business Management & Marketing major from Lexington, Kentucky.

Landon Croswell

Croswell is a junior Commercial Music: Production major from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Emma Duerson

Duerson is a sophomore Pre-Pharmacy major from Lexington, Kentucky.

Holden Fernandez

Holden Fernandez

Fernandez is a senior Marketing major from Nashville, Tennessee.

Luke Green

Green is a sophomore Film Production major from Nashville, Tennessee.

Ivana Huffines

Huffines is a sophomore Biology major from Franklin, Kentucky.

Mateo Idler

Idler is a sophomore Business Management major from Hyattsville, Maryland.

Marley Jefferson

Marley Jefferson

Jefferson is a senior Worship Arts major from Longmont, Colorado.

Jaeden Kennedy

Kennedy is a senior Business Management & Marketing major from Chapel Hill, Tennessee.

Allena Klamorick

Allena Klamorick

Klamorick is a senior Nursing major from Canal Winchester, Ohio.

Amada Lashmit-Pena

Amada Lashmit-Pena

Lashmit-Pena is a junior Spanish & Mathematics double major from Maryville, Tennessee.

Brayden Lovell

Brayden Lovell

Lovell is a senior Philosophy major from Evansville, Indiana.

Dillon McCracken

Dillon McCracken

McCracken is a junior Political Science major from Marietta, Georgia.

Abigail McQueen

McQueen is a senior English major from Nashville, Tennessee.

Julia Rossmiller

Rossmiller is a senior Social Work major from St. Paul, Minnesota.

Lila Mae Skidmore

Skidmore is a sophomore Public Relations major from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

Perkins is a senior Nursing major from Bedford, New Hampshire.

Mason Reynolds

Mason Reynolds

Reynolds is a junior Exercise Science major from Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Y'Alexia Robinson

Y'Alexia Robinson

Robinson is a senior Public Relations & Communications double major from LaVergne, Tennessee.

Reese Rogers

Reese Rogers

Rogers is a senior Accounting major from Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kendall Sain

Kendall Sain

Sain is a senior Marketing major from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Carley Spaeth

Carley Spaeth

Spaeth is a senior Nursing major from Elkton, Maryland.

Emily Stephens

Emily Stephens

Stephens is a senior Acting major from Tampa, Florida.

Simon Wadlington

Wadlington is a senior Pastoral Leadership major from Lexington, Kentucky.

Ella Williams

Ella Williams

Williams is a junior Neurobiology major from Lexington, Kentucky.

Sean Worth

Sean Worth

Worth is a senior Graphic Design major from Warrington, Pennsylvania.

Hailey Zekarias

Zekarias is a junior Software Engineering major from Nashville, Tennessee.

7 Tips to Prepare for Life at Lipscomb

students at jenis

1. Spend time with family.

“I wish I would have really cherished the time I had with my family. You don’t really realize that you will not see them as often when you get to college, especially being far away from home.”
- Madisyn Rentz, ’24, Dietetics, Rockford, Minnesota

student on computer

2. Get a plan for the semester.

“Take some time before you get here to map out and plan what’s important to you! Once school starts, you will have to pick up a lot of things related to academics and student life, so making sure you have a plan for self-care and spiritual investment will provide a lot of help in creating moments for rest.”
- Seth Meyer, ’24, Biochemistry, Mount Juliet, Tennessee

students walking

3. Connect with new students.

“I wish I would have reached out to more people who were coming to Lipscomb. Starting those conversations would have been super beneficial!” - Brady Bryson, ’25, Finance and Theology, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

student with backpack

4. Pack your bags.

“Don’t sweat Move-In Day and don’t overpack! A lot of times people bring too much stuff, so start with the necessities then go from there.”
- Abby Duesing, ’23, Nursing, South Holland, Illinois

students in dormroom

5. Prepare your dorm room.

“The most useful things I brought for my dorm room were cleaning products and decor. Everything in life feels easier to handle if my living space is clean and homey!”
- Priscilla Obregon, ’23, Information Technology Management and Graphic Design, Nashville, Tennessee

Move-In Information
student dancing

6. Try new things.

“Don’t be afraid to explore new things! College is all about finding your interests and passions. Try everything once, then you’ll know if you like it or not.”
- Priscilla Obregon, ’23, Information Technology Management and Graphic Design, Nashville, Tennessee

selfie in Nashville

7. Make a Nashville bucket list

“I would never get this type of stuff in my hometown, so I love having access to different experiences in Nashville.”
- Alexis Cole, ’22, Theology and Ministry, Bristol, Virginia

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