Save the Date: ​​​​​June 13-14, 2024

Are you ready to be a Blazer? Mark your calendar for Belhaven’s Freshmen Orientation!

These two days are packed full of events and activities that prepare you (and your parents) for your first year at Belhaven. We can't wait to see you on campus!

Registration will open Spring 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you've been accepted for admission, this event is for you! This two-day event includes family activities and separate breakout sessions for students and parents.

Nope! As long as you Pay Your $100 Enrollment Deposit by June 13th, you are able to attend Freshman Orientation!

Yes! We will provide dinner on Thursday, June 13th and lunch on Friday, June 14th. Grab-and-Go Breakfast will be available in the residence halls Friday morning for students who spend the night.

Yes! Admitted students are invited to spend the night on campus the night of Thursday, June 13th. Make sure that you complete the "Spend the Night on Campus" section of the Registration Form!

No. Belhaven cannot provide rooms on campus to parents and family members. However, there are many affordable hotels in the area. See the listing below.

Belhaven will provide you with a bed and mattress, but you will need to bring: a pillow, twinXL sheets and a blanket (or a sleeping bag!), towel, washcloth, and any toiletries.

We will be hosting female students in Lakeview Hall and male students in Robertson Hall. We will pair chosen roommates together, when space allows.

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Freshmen Orientation 2023

Schedule of Events: June 13-14, 2024

Time Event/Location
Thursday, June 13
1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Check-In – Student Center

Come Get the Tea! – Commons
3:00 p.m. Day 1 Kick-Off - Center for the Arts (CFTA)
4:00 p.m. Students – Student Development Session – Billy Kim International Center (BKIC)

Parents - BU Info Sessions – Center for the Arts
  • Academics
  • Student Care
  • Financial Aid
  • Athletics
  • Arts
  • Campus Life and Student Development
5:30 p.m. Dinner – Dining Commons

BU Signing –The Commons
6:30 p.m. Parents - Parent Panel with Reception – BKIC
(Parents dismiss from campus after Reception)
Evening Activities for Students:
6:30 p.m. Student Development Activities – Varying locations
9:00 p.m. Pops and Praise – Commons
10:00 p.m. Enjoy Residence Life
Midnight Lights Out!
Friday, June 14
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Overnight Pick-Up – Residence Halls
9:00 a.m. Honors Program Info Session - CFTA
9:30 a.m. Day 2 Kick-Off - CFTA
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Tours - Various Locations
10:00 a.m. All Athletes: Athletic Compliance Meeting - CFTA

Non-Athlete Registered Students: Meet Your Academic Advisor – Black Box
10:30 a.m. Athletes Registered: Meet Your Academic Advisor – CFTA
(Session to end at 11:00 a.m.)

ALL Not Registered: Advising & Registration – Various Locations
(Latest appointment to end at 3:30 p.m.)
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch on Admission – Dining Commons

Jonathan's Belhaven Experience

Belhaven University takes academics to the next level. You will be challenged by a rigorous academic program that separates you from the competition in your field, but you will also be given every tool needed to succeed. All the while, top quality professors will be walking through the process with you, making sure you become the best that you can be.

Jonathan, Sports Medicine, Tyler, TX

Travel Resources

Estimated mileage from:

  • Atlanta: 400
  • Birmingham: 245
  • Dallas: 400
  • Houston: 420
  • Memphis: 210
  • New Orleans: 180
  • St. Louis: 480

Note: This list is not an exhaustive list and we do not endorse any specific properties. Locations noted with an asterisk (*) offer a Belhaven discount.

Jackson

Ridgeland

Madison

Flowood/Airport

Fondren

B&Bs

Travel Resources

Estimated mileage from:

  • Atlanta: 400
  • Birmingham: 245
  • Dallas: 400
  • Houston: 420
  • Memphis: 210
  • New Orleans: 180
  • St. Louis: 480

Note: This list is not an exhaustive list and we do not endorse any specific properties. Locations noted with an asterisk (*) offer a Belhaven discount.

Jackson

Ridgeland

Madison

Flowood/Airport

Fondren

B&Bs

Directions: How do I get to Belhaven?

To the Main Campus:

  • From Jackson Airport take I-20 west to Jackson, MS.
  • Then take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.
  • Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.
  • Turn left onto Pinehurst Street which will be just past First Presbyterian Church.
  • Just a few blocks ahead the campus will be on your left.

To the Admission Welcome Center:

  • Take I-20 west to Jackson, MS.
  • Then take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.
  • Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.
  • Turn left onto Riverside Drive, which is the very next light.
  • Halfway down the hill, the Belhaven University Welcome Center will be on your right.
  • Visitor Parking will be in front of the building by the flagpole.
  • 855 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202

To the Main Campus:

  • From Memphis take I-55 south to Jackson, MS.
  • Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.
  • Turn left onto Pinehurst Street which will be just past First Presbyterian Church.
  • Just a few blocks ahead the campus will be on your left.

To the Admission Welcome Center:

  • From Memphis take I-55 south to Jackson, MS.
  • Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.
  • Turn left onto Riverside Drive, which is the very next light.
  • Halfway down the hill, the Belhaven University Welcome Center will be on your right.
  • Visitor Parking will be in front of the building by the flagpole.
  • 855 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202

To the Main Campus:

  • From New Orleans, LA take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.
  • Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.
  • Turn left onto Pinehurst Street which will be just past First Presbyterian Church.
  • Just a few blocks ahead the campus will be on your left.

To the Admission Welcome Center:

  • From New Orleans, LA take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.
  • Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.
  • Turn left onto Riverside Drive, which is the very next light.
  • Halfway down the hill, the Belhaven University Welcome Center will be on your right.
  • Visitor Parking will be in front of the building by the flagpole.
  • 855 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202

To the Main Campus:

  • From Birmingham, AL take I-20 west to Jackson, MS.
  • Then take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.
  • Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.
  • Turn left onto Pinehurst Street which will be just past First Presbyterian Church.
  • Just a few blocks ahead the campus will be on your left.

To the Admission Welcome Center:

  • From Birmingham, AL take I-20 west to Jackson, MS.
  • Then take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.
  • Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.
  • Turn left onto Riverside Drive, which is the very next light.
  • Halfway down the hill, the Belhaven University Welcome Center will be on your right.
  • Visitor Parking will be in front of the building by the flagpole.
  • 855 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202

To the Main Campus:

  • From Dallas, TX take I-20 east to Jackson, MS.
  • Then take I-55 north to Jackson, MS. Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.
  • Turn left onto Pinehurst Street which will be just past First Presbyterian Church.
  • Just a few blocks ahead the campus will be on your left.

To the Admission Welcome Center:

  • From Dallas, TX take I-20 east to Jackson, MS.
  • Then take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.
  • Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.
  • Turn left onto Riverside Drive, which is the very next light.
  • Halfway down the hill, the Belhaven University Welcome Center will be on your right.
  • Visitor Parking will be in front of the building by the flagpole.
  • 855 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202

Contact Us

Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

admission@belhaven.edu

BU letters displayed outside admission office

Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13