New Student Orientation

June 16 & 17, 2022

Incoming freshmen, mark your calendars for Belhaven’s Freshmen Orientation! These two days are designed to prepare you for your first year at Belhaven. We can't wait to see you on campus!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is New Student Orientation?
New Student Orientation is a time for students to meet fellow class members, interact with key faculty and staff, register for fall classes, buy books, get your student ID, and finalize your enrollment plans for August. It also gives you the opportunity of spending the weekend with your roommate and getting to know others in the freshman class. Don’t delay… complete your registration form today!

When will it be?
New Student Orientation will be held Thursday and Friday, June 17-18. Check-in will be from 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 in the Billy Kim International Center (see campus map).

Who should attend?
All freshmen that have been accepted for admission to the university, and their parents, are strongly encouraged to attend. There will be special information sessions just for parents.

Is there a cost?
There is no cost for New Student Orientation. However, if you have not paid your enrollment deposit of $100, you must pay that amount before June 16. You can pay online with credit card (through TouchNet on your Blazenet), or mail check or money order.

How do I register?
Register online today or you may call the Office of Admission at 800-960-5940 for more information.

Will meals be provided?
Yes! We will provide dinner on Thursday, June 17 and lunch on Friday, June 18.

Can I spend the night on campus?
Belhaven will not be providing rooms on campus to parents and students. However, there are several hotels in the area. Here are some suggestions that are near campus:

What if I cannot attend New Student Orientation?
We strongly encourage students to attend. This is a student’s time to interact with other incoming freshmen and sit down with their advisor to map out their fall schedule of classes. However, if you cannot attend, please e-mail

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 17, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Orientation Check-in – Billy Kim International Center
During this time, students have the opportunity to get official student ID, and register your vehicle.  The Bookstore and Shoe Bird (coffee shop) will be open during this time.
1:00 p.m. Welcome to BU Session – Center for the Arts
This “can’t miss” session is designed specifically for students and parents to get important information from key leaders and administrators from a variety of Belhaven divisions.
1:30 p.m. Students: Campus Connections – Various Locations
Parents: Parent Session – Center for the Arts
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come Get the Scoop! – The Commons
Enjoy some ice cream while learning the different ways to get connected and involved on campus!
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Student Athletic Compliance Meeting – Irby Hall 200
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner – The Commons
Dinner and games will be provided outside by The Commons, so feel free to eat when you’re able! You won’t meet a stranger!
6:35 p.m. Mississippi Braves Game (optional) – Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS
Friday, June 18, 2021
8:30 a.m – 9:00 a.m. Honors Program Info Session
9:00 a.m. Welcome from the President – Center for the Arts
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Students: Advising and Registration
At check-in on Friday, students will be given an assigned time and location to meet one-on-one with your faculty advisor to register for fall classes.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Residence Hall Tours:
  • Caldwell Hall
  • Helen White Hall
  • Lakeview Hall
  • Robertson Hall
  • University Village
  • Wells Hall
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch – Billy Kim International Center and Student Center