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It’s hard to believe, but we are officially at the halfway point of the semester. I hope your student is enjoying all the beauty of God’s creation that surrounds them on campus. Currently, we are putting the final preparations on all the wonderful events planned for Bisons Weekend on Nov. 9-11. We appreciate every area on campus that is working hard to make this a memorable experience for everyone. If you are able to come, don't miss the Parent Lunch and Learn on Friday and the Pancakes with the President Breakfast on Saturday.
Make sure you stop by the parent engagement tent on Saturday during Bisons Weekend to meet the parent engagement team and the Parent Leadership Council.

Go Bisons!
Stacy Blackston ('00)
Director of Parent Engagement


Please check the Academic Calendar webpage for information updates about the schedule for summer classes and the upcoming academic year. 
Upcoming Key Dates
  • Oct. 21: Last day to drop a Term II class for full refund
  • Oct. 23: Lipscomb in Murfreesboro
  • Oct. 23-Nov. 3: Academic Advising
  • Oct. 26: Lipscomb in Memphis
  • Oct. 28: Last day to drop a Full Term class
  • Nov. 2-5: Priority preregistration
  • Nov. 6-9: Preregistration
  • Nov. 9-11: Bisons Weekend
  • Nov. 14: Lipscomb in Knoxville
  • Nov. 18: Last day to drop a Term II class
  • Nov. 18: Residence halls close at 10 a.m. for Thanksgiving break
  • Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving holidays (Residence halls closed)
  • Nov. 25: Residence halls open at noon
  • Dec. 2: Lipscomb in Atlanta
  • Dec. 7: Study Day-undergraduates
  • Dec. 8-13: Final examinations
  • Dec. 14: Residence halls close at 1pm for Christmas holidays
  • Dec. 16: Commencement
  • Dec. 18-Jan. 5: Christmas holidays
  • Jan. 6: Residence halls open
  • Jan. 8: Classes begin


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Special events for parents at Bisons Weekend!
Friday Nov. 10:
Saturday, Nov. 11:
  • Pancakes with the President. Join Dr. Candice McQueen (’96) for breakfast!
  • Bisons Weekend Chapel. Don’t miss the Gospel Choir, Mike Nawrocki (’19) and Dr. McQueen! Students receive a chapel credit for attending.
  • BisonTalk.
  • Big Fish. Check out our amazing Department of Theatre's fall musical. Performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Athletic events. Women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s basketball and men’s soccer will all be in action on campus Friday and Saturday.


Lipscomb in Murfreesboro - Monday, Oct. 23
6-8 p.m. CT - The Waldron Family Farm. Register
Lipscomb in Memphis - Thursday, Oct. 26 
6-8 p.m. CT - Loflin Yard. Register
Lipscomb in Knoxville - Tuesday, Nov. 14 
6-8 p.m. ET - The Littles' Residence. Register
Lipscomb in Atlanta - Saturday, Dec. 2
9-10 a.m. ET - Mary Mac's Tea Room. Register
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Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10:55 a.m. CT for our monthly Zoom. This is a great moment for all Bisons near and far to come together to talk and pray at the same time our students are in chapel. During our time, we will discuss prayer requests, sing praises and close in prayer led by Deron Smith. Deron serves Lipscomb as the director of the Baxter Chair of Pastoral Leadership.


Typically, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been available beginning October 1st. However, because of significant changes to the application, the 2024-2025 FAFSA will not be available until later this year. Please keep an eye out in parent news and for updates.
Get an FSA ID
You need a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID before you start the FAFSA®. Unlike previous years, you can no longer start the FAFSA® without already having it. We recommend that you make your FSA ID at least 3-5 business days before you plan to apply, as your application has to be validated by the Social Security Administration, which can take several days. There is no penalty to get it early so get your FSA ID ASAP!


Herd in Prayer
Our community is built on and sustained by prayer. That’s why each year we pray over every member of our community by name during On the First Day We Pray. That’s also why Lipscomb's Office of Spiritual Formation has begun publishing “Herd in Prayer,” a calendar with daily prompts to cover our community in specific prayers. Herd in Prayer will be published each month and shared in various ways with our community. We hope you will join us by downloading the calendar


Congratulations to the College of Business on its recognition by Niche Best Colleges.


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A Lipscomb University Parent Program Facebook page has been created to help parents engage with each other and the university. Be sure to check it out, like it and help us grow the Lipscomb parent community!
Also, be sure to like/follow us on Parent Program Instagram!
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