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Welcome (or welcome back) to the Lipscomb Parent Program! We are happy to have our students back on campus! There is no better sound than the buzz of students connecting and reconnecting with friends on campus. Whether your student is in his or her first, or final year, at Lipscomb, adjusting to a new school year can be exciting and challenging.
As family members of a Lipscomb University student, you are our partner in supporting your student's educational experience. The parent engagement team will work hard to keep you in the loop.
Each month you'll receive this LUPP e-newsletter that contains important parent information from different departments on campus. LUPP's goal is to keep you informed and connected to what is happening on Lipscomb’s campus. Thank you for choosing Lipscomb to be part of your student’s journey. 
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
  • Aug. 21: Classes begin
  • Aug. 26: Last day to drop Term I class for full refund
  • Aug. 27: Last day to add a fall class
  • Sept. 2: Last day to drop a Full-Term class for full refund
  • Sept. 4: Labor Day holiday
  • Sept. 15: Last day to apply for Fall 2023 Graduation
  • Sept. 19: Bisons & BBQ - Volleyball
  • Sept. 30: Last day to drop a Term I class
  • Oct. 13: Fall Break
  • Oct.16: Term II classes begin
  • Oct. 21: Last day to drop a Term II class for full refund
  • Oct. 28: Last day to drop a Full Term class
  • Oct. 23-Nov. 3: Academic Advising
  • Nov. 2-5: Priority preregistration
  • Nov. 6-9: Preregistration
  • Nov. 9-11: Bisons Weekend
  • Nov. 18: Last day to drop a Term II class
  • Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving holidays (Residence halls closed)
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On the first Tuesday of each month, the parent program hosts a monthly prayer Zoom for our Lipscomb families. The Zoom begins at 10:55 a.m. CT.
Dr. Earl Lavender (’77) will kick off our parent prayer Zooms on Tuesday, Sept. 5.  Dr. Lavender is the executive director of the Center for Vocational Discovery, director of missional studies and professor in the College of Bible and Ministry as well as in the Hazelip School of Theology. His passion is helping people find their place in God's amazing story.
NOVEMBER 9-11, 2023

Bisons Weekend is something you don’t want to miss! For those who are new to Lipscomb, Bisons Weekend is our version of a family weekend and homecoming joined together for an unbelievable experience packed full of fun.
Throughout the weekend, several events such as Lipscomb volleyball and basketball games, the Department of Theatre's performances of "Big Fish," Bison Square Fair, exhibits, reunions, a parade and two Bison Talk events are available for you to enjoy. Be sure to register for these "parent-specific" events: a lunch and learn, an athletes' parents reception and a pancake breakfast with President Candice McQueen. Registration opens soon, so watch your email to get all the details! We look forward to seeing you during Bisons Weekend. 
Bisons Weekend photo of Lou Bison, student and child Bisons Weekend photo of girls


Students' meal plans can not be changed after the conclusion of the first week of school. If your student needs to change their meal plan for the fall semester, please have them fill out the Fall 2023 Fall Meal Plan Change Request
Dining ad. Click image to download the flyer.


Back-to-School Career Fair to be held Aug. 29
The Career Development Center offers help with resume writing, mock interviews, job searching and other aspects of career learning. This semester, the staff is excited to have a larger team with greater capacity to support students. Staff members will educate students about two helpful resources: Handshake, a platform where college students find internships and jobs, and Big Interview, where they can practice interviewing online and receive feedback. These are free to every student.
The office is hosting a Back-to-School Career Fair on Aug. 29 for students interested in part-time job opportunities. More job fairs are to come later in the semester. To keep up-to-date on what’s happening in the Career Development Center, follow them on Instagram @careerdev_lipscomb.


Parent Program Facebook

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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