Welcome Week - New Student Orientation

Welcome Week will be one of the most exciting and fast-paced times of your college life. Not only will you meet many of the students, faculty and staff who make up the Belhaven family, but you will also learn your way around campus and begin to make Belhaven University your home. The staff in the Office of Student Leadership is responsible for the planning and implementation of Welcome Week. Feel free to contact our office if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you on August 26!

Office of Student Leadership
Phone: 601-968-8990
Email: stleadership@belhaven.edu
Parents, we have a schedule just for you too! See the Parent Welcome Week page.

2017 Peer Leaders

You can view the schedule the for Welcome Week below, through our Belhaven App (free on Apple iTunes or Google Play) or download it in a PDF. Inside the App you will find the complete Welcome Week guide – with information about peer leaders, RAs and student organizations, as well as the complete schedule.

Welcome Weekend Schedule for Students

Saturday, August 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. Welcome Week Check-In (until 2:00 p.m.)
Residence Hall Check-In
Student ID Card & Car Registration
The following areas will be open and available:
Student Financial Services (8:00am – 3:00pm):
Business Office
Financial Aid
Student Accounts
Belhaven Bookstore (8:00pm – 7:00pm)
Center for Career & Calling (12:00pm -3:00pm)
Mail Room (11:00am-3:00pm)
Student Leadership (8:30am – 3:00pm)
Student Life (8:30am – 3:00pm)
Shoe Bird Café (8:30am – 9:00pm) 
Think Center (11:00am – 3:00pm)
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00 p.m.)
3:30 p.m. Welcome Week Kick-Off       
Parent Orientation
Peer Group Huddles
6:00 p.m. Campus-wide Dinner
Live Music, Dessert and Games
Sunday, August 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (until 9:30am)
Morning Worship with the church of your choice
11:30 a.m. Lunch (until 1:30pm)
1:30 p.m. Family Farewells
2:00 p.m. Peer Group Huddles
Rec Day
4:45 p.m Dinner (until 7:00pm)
7:00 p.m. 321 Improv
Monday, August 28, 2017
7:00 a.m. Breakfast (until 9:30am)
9:00 a.m. Orientation Session (For students who did not attend B&U Day in June or July)
10:30 a.m. Faculty Talks
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00pm)
1:00 p.m. BlazeNet/Canvas Training Session
Afternoon Academic Advising & Registration
Purchase Textbooks
Open Rec
Campus Tours (Office of Student Leadership, Cleland Hall)
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 7:00pm)
7:00 p.m. Peer Group Huddles
8:00 p.m. FCA Huddle Kick-Off 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. Campus Connections (until 2:00pm)
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00 p.m.)
2:00 p.m. International Student Meeting
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 7:00pm)
7:00 p.m. Peer Group Huddles
8:00 p.m. RUF Kickoff
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
All Day Day and Evening Classes Begin
11:00 a.m. Pop-up Event (until 2:00 p.m.)
9:00 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings
Thursday, August 31, 2017
All Day Day & Evening Classes
Friday, September 1, 2017
8:00 p.m. Luau
Saturday, September 2, 2017
2:00 p.m. Connecting Point at the Outlets of Mississippi
6:00 p.m. MS Braves Game
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Morning Worship with the church of your choice.
6:00 p.m. Progressive Open Hall
7:30 p.m. Community Connections
Coffeehouse with Drakeford
Monday, September 4, 2017 (Labor Day Holiday)
7:00 a.m. Breakfast (until 9:30am)
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00pm)
2:00 p.m. Connecting Point at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park