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Thank you to all of you who came to Bisons Weekend! We had a great turnout of alumni, families, friends and students. We appreciate you coming out and supporting our performers, teams and student groups. Thank you for making this weekend a success!
We are at the final stretch of the semester! Continue to encourage your students to finish strong as they approach those final projects and semester exams.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. We hope you have a restful holiday with your family. 

“Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” Psalm 106:1

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
  • Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving holidays (Residence halls closed)
  • Nov. 25: Residence halls open at noon
  • Nov. 28:19th Annual Lighting of the Green
  • Dec. 2: Lipscomb in Atlanta
  • Dec. 6: Battle of the Boulevard Pregame Dinner
  • 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
  • Jan. 13: Last day to drop Term I class for full refund
  • Jan. 14: Last day to add a Spring class
  • Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
  • Jan. 20: Last day to drop a Full-Term class for full refund
  • Jan. 31: Last day to apply for Spring 2024 Graduation
  • Feb. 15: Last day to drop a Term I class
  • Feb. 22: Giving Day at Lipscomb
  • Feb. 28 - March 1: Mid-term grades due
Register for the Dec. 6 Battle of the Boulevard pregame dinner.
Nov. 28 Lighting of the Green image
Lighting of the Green sponsors graphic


Thank you to all the families, students, alumni and friends of Lipscomb who made Bisons Weekend 2023 an amazing experience. Enjoy these pictures for a glimpse of all the fun!
Bisons Weekend photo of button bar Bisons Weekend photo - Jammin' in the Library Bisons Weekend photo - chapel
Bisons Weekend photo - Theta Psi group BIsons Weekend photo - Pancakes with the President
Bisons Weekend photo - students and Lou Bison Bisons Weekend photo - Dr. McQueen Bisons Weekend - Lou Bison and parade
Bison Parent Prayer Gathering image
Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 5 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. We hope you will join us. Zoom link:


Hopefully, you are aware that FAFSA is changing for 2024-2025. This could impact the amount of aid your child is awarded for the new school year.
The Federal Student Aid Estimator created by the Department of Education (DoE) provides an estimate of how much federal aid the student may be eligible to receive. These estimates are based on the Student Aid Index (SAI), a measure to determine federal student aid eligibility. You can use this tool to estimate the federal student aid your student may be eligible for the 2024-2025 award year. You can get more information at
While we wait for the DoE to release the new FAFSA, you can go ahead and start the process by applying for a Federal Student AId (FSA) ID. We recommend that you make your FSA ID at least 3-5 business days before you start to apply because various offices need to validate your information. There is no penalty to get your ID early, so get your FSA ID as soon as possible. 


As graduation nears, below are links that might help with the question(s) you may have concerning transcripts and diplomas:

Questions regarding graduation?  Email

Billing or student account questions? Email

Financial aid/scholarships questions? Email


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


Spring Rush 2024
As we look to the Spring 2024 semester, we're thrilled to share some exciting news with you — Spring Rush 2024 is just around the corner!

Event Kickoff: Spring Rush 2024 will officially begin on Jan. 17 with the highly anticipated "Rush Around" event. This is a fantastic opportunity for all students interested in joining a Lipscomb University social club to explore and learn more about each club. Your student will receive all the details needed for a successful Spring Rush when they return to campus in January 2024.
Singarama 2024: ERAS
Exciting news! Tickets are now on sale for Singarama 2024: ERAS, a heartwarming journey through the stories that shaped Lipscomb in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Don't miss the chance to experience this captivating performance that celebrates the rich history of our university.
  • Dates: April 4-6, 2024
  • Venue: Collins Alumni Auditorium
  • Theme: ERAS - A journey through the stories that shaped Lipscomb in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Secure your seats HERE for this unforgettable event! Don't miss the opportunity to be part of an evening filled with music, nostalgia, and the incredible talent of our Lipscomb students. We can't wait to see you at Singarama 2024: ERAS! Purchase your tickets today and be a part of this special journey. Be on the lookout for information regarding a special parent dinner prior to Singarama!


College of Education holds inaugural pinning ceremony
The College of Education held its Inaugural Pinning Ceremony on Oct. 26. Faculty and staff recognized and welcomed our students who have been admitted to the teacher education program during the 2022-2023 school year. Dr. Leslie Cowell, dean of the College of Education, pinned teacher candidates with their official Lipscomb University name tag that they will wear during the practicum placements in PK-12 partner schools. Congratulations to our newest group of teacher candidates!
College of Education group photo
College of Education Guiding Truths
In alignment with the university's Impact 360 Strategic Plan, the College of Education sought to develop a common language around our call to be educators and how faith informs that call. We believe that God is the author of education, is engaged in education, and has a plan for education. We believe this makes education a deeply spiritual endeavor. In this work, we hoped to identify traits, characteristics, and competencies that distinguish Lipscomb COE candidates when graduating our program. We named our common language Guiding Truths and we look forward to sharing more with you during your time in the College of Education at Lipscomb.

Love, Serve, Seek, Equip
  1. LOVE: Christlike love is the foundation of our human interaction and fuels flourishing communities. Scriptural reference: I Corinthians 16:14
  2. SERVE: Selfless service is the impetus for creating caring communities of love and support for others. Scriptural reference: I Peter 4:10
  3. SEEK: Caring communities of love and support are driven by selfless educators who seek to continually grow, learn, and understand the lived experiences of others. Scriptural reference: Jeremiah 29:13; Proverbs 8:17
  4. EQUIP: Preparing educators to develop and lead flourishing communities is noble work to plant the seeds for love, service, and knowledge in other communities. Scriptural reference: 2 Peter 1:5; Matthew 5:16

During our College of Education Chapels this fall, the faculty, led by Dr. Suze Gilbert, introduced the College of Education Guiding Truths. In our first chapel, we had an opportunity to hear from Rob Touchstone, director of the Center for Vocational Discovery, as he talked with us about knowing our purpose. In our second chapel, Dean Leslie Cowell, shared with us the importance of empathy while two of our seniors, Ashley Zwiers (K-5 Elementary Education major) and Grayson Crockett (6-12 History Education major) shared their “why” for becoming a teacher.


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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