Student accommodation at Lipscomb

Your accommodation

Lipscomb University International Study Center offers students four options for on-campus living in Nashville. All options are dormitory-style halls or apartment-style buildings and provide the classic American university accommodation experience.

Bedrooms are furnished, and all buildings include computer labs, wireless internet, laundry services, social rooms, and Cable TV. Your residential hall director and resident assistants will support you and help you to settle in.

Female-only residence halls


Located near the student center with space for 325 female residents, Elam is a traditional residence hall. Elam has a common-shared lobby with TVs and an interior courtyard, plus lots of bathroom and laundry facilities for everyone to share.


Conveniently located in the heart of campus and recently renovated, Johnson provides traditional rooms, which share community bathrooms, as well as suite-style rooms with bathrooms. Johnson has space for 292 students and has 3 TV lobbies, a kitchen and a courtyard.

Male-only residence halls

High Rise

Lipscomb's largest male residence hall is located next to Allen Arena. It has capacity for 381 residents, with shared bathrooms and vending machines on each floor. High Rise was renovated in 2015.


With space for 136 students, Sewell is Lipscomb’s smallest male residence hall. There is a large lobby with TVs and ping pong tables, two community bathrooms on each floor, and vending machines for resident’s needing a quick snack.

Food and drink

All students who live on campus will need to have a meal plan. International Study Center students can buy the Unlimited Freshmen Experience meal plan to use when eating at the University’s dining halls.

There are several options to choose from when it comes to food. Bison Café in the Bennett Campus Center serves freshly prepared food for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a cafeteria-style setting. The Food Court, also in the Bennet Campus Center is home to fast-food options, including Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Papa John's Pizza, and more. 

Nashville is a culinary treasure, known for meat-and-three diners, fiery fried chicken and fluffy biscuits as well as a strong farm-to-table community. Students can take advantage of the quality global cuisine located off campus.

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