New Student Orientation

June 8 & 9, 2023

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!

Registration will open in May.  Contact the admission office with any questions at 601-968-5940.

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 8-9. Check-in will be from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 in the McCravey-Triplett Student 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 8. You can pay online with credit card or mail check or money order.

How do I register?
Register will open late Spring 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 8 and lunch on Friday, June 9.

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 from 2022

Schedule will be updated May 2023.

Freshmen Orientation – Thursday, June 16, 2022
Time Students Parents
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Orientation Check-in
(McCravey-Triplett Student Center)
*Lunch will be offered in the dining commons for those who wish to dine on campusCost is $6 per person.
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Welcome to BU Session
(Center for the Arts)
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Students Dismiss
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Student Breakout Sessions
(Billy Kim International Center 200/202)
Parent Sessions
(Center for the Arts)
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Mix & Mingle/Dinner
(Student Center/Student Center Lawn, The Commons)
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dessert Party
(Residence Halls/Student Center)
Parent Panel
(BKIC 200/202)
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Closing: Movie
(BKIC 200/202)
Freshmen Orientation – Friday, June 17, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Honors Program & Study Abroad Info Sessions
(Center for the Arts RH & 103)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Worship and Welcome from the President
(Center for the Arts)
10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Athletic Compliance Meeting
(Center for the Arts)
10:15 a.m. –10:45 a.m. Meet your Advisor (Yellow Sticker)
(Flex Theatre at Center for the Arts)
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Advising and Registration (Blue Sticker)
(Various locations on campus - See back of nametag from check-in)
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Meet your Advisor (Green Sticker)
(Billy Kim International Center 105, 106, 200/202)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Residence Hall Tours
(Caldwell Hall, Helen White Hall, Lakeview Hall, Robertson & Wells Hall, University Village)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
(Student Center Dining Commons)