Save the Date: October 20-22, 2023

Homecoming and Family Weekend is more than just an event. It’s an occasion to celebrate everything that’s unique and incredible about Belhaven University. Join us back on campus October 20-22, 2023 to enjoy special events, share memories, build new traditions, and reunite. Take a sneak peek at some of the fun events planned for Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Continue to check back frequently for details and updates surrounding our schedule of events. Additional information will also be shared via e-mail and Facebook.

Registration will open late summer 2023.

If you’re unable to join us, we hope to see you next year! Questions? Email or call 601-968-8719.

2023 Homecoming and Family Weekend Schedule

Parent and Family Check-In
3:00-5:00pm, Student Center Desk
 (Students and their families)
The time frame of this is being shortened from last year (12:00-5:00pm). This early time frame was to encourage people to attend “Belhaven Speaks,” which has been canceled. The 3:00-5:00pm will lead straight to dinner and Pep Rally & Highland Games.  

Alumni Award Recipients Meet and Greet
4:30-5:15pm, Joy Lackey, McCravey Triplett Student Center
This reception is for 2023 alumni award recipients and their spouses.

Alumni Awards Ceremony
5:30 PM, Dr. Billy Kim International Center
This will be a great time of fellowship and celebration.  Dinner will be served.  Tickets are $25, seats are limited. RSVP by Oct. 12th.

Pep Rally and Highland Games
7:30-9:00pm, Belhaven Bowl (All)
This will be the third annual Pep Rally and Highland Games, open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Alumni Tour of Campus
9:00 am, Welcome Desk, McCravey -Triplett Student Center.
Join the Alumni Office for a guided one-hour tour of campus.

50 Year Club
10:00 am, Dr. Billy Kim International Student Center, Room 202
All alumni from the classes of 1973 and earlier are invited to attend and reminisce.  Brunch will be served.  RSVP by Oct. 12th

Alumni Homecoming Tailgate
11:00 am, Belhaven Bowl, Stadium Operations and Media Center Patio
Join us under the alumni hospitality tent to watch the game and fellowship.  Lunch plates available for purchase.

Parent & Family Tailgate
11:00am-Halftime of football game (Belhaven Bowl) (Students and their families)
This will be a come-and-go table with snacks, giveaways, and games for families and students.  

Football Game: Belhaven vs. Methodist University
12:00 PM, Belhaven Bowl
Watch the game from the alumni hospitality tent or from the Belhaven Bowl.  Free Admission.

Mother and Daughter Tea
Immediately Following Football Game (BKIC 202) (ALL)
This will be the third annual Mother and Daughter Tea, open to all female students and visitors.

Father and Son Axe Throwing
Immediately Following Football Game (Location TBD) (All)
This will be a new event open to all male students and visitors. We attempted to add this event last year, but had significant issues scheduling a vendor.

Women’s Soccer: Belhaven vs. Wesleyan College
5:00 PM, Belhaven Bowl
Free admission.

Homecoming Dance
8:00pm (Auxiliary Gym) (Students)
This traditional event will be open to Belhaven students.

Homecoming and Family Weekend Worship
8:30 am, First Presbyterian Church N. State St., Jackson, MS 39202

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Alumni Awards 2022

Class Reunions

If you would like to help plan your class reunion, please contact Martha Hooey at 601-974-6381 or

Also, take a look at past Belhaven Yearbooks.

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn - Jackson/Madison
320 New Mannsdale Road
Madison, MS 39110
T: 601-420-0442 or toll-free at 877-782-9444

  • Rate: $139
  • Group Code: BHC
  • The last day to book at this special group rate is October 6, 2022.
  • Reservations must be cancelled 15 days prior to stay without any penalty.

Residence Inn - The District at Eastover
1248 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211
T: 601-362-8003

  • Rate: $129
  • Group Code: Belhaven Homecoming 2022
  • The last day to book at this special group rate is September 29, 2022
  • Reservations must be cancelled up to 2 days prior without any penalty.

Residence Inn – Jackson Airport / Pearl
108 Riverwind Drive
Pearl, MS 39208
T: 601-345-4242

  • Rate: $139 King / $169 Double
  • Group Code: BHC
  • The last day to book at this special group rate is October 6, 2022.
  • Reservations must be cancelled 15 days prior to stay without any penalty.

Staybridge Suites - Flowood
2620 Lakeland Drive
Flowood, MS 39232
T: 601-952-3234 ask for Belhaven Homecoming Group Rate

  • Rate: $159 Queen / $169 Double Queen
  • Group Code: BHU
  • The last day to book at this special group rate is Oct 7, 2022.
  • Reservations must be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to date of arrival.

Peachtree House – Airbnb
1523 Peachtree Street
Jackson, MS 39202
T: 601-953-4991

For more information about where to eat and exciting things to do in the area, check out Visit Jackson.

Great Places to Eat

Here is a list of some of our favorite places to eat (pdf), right near campus.

Campus Map / Parking

To avoid JSU football traffic, we recommend coming to campus from the I-55 and Fortification exit.

  • Parking is available in the lot at the intersection of Poplar Blvd and Olive Street.
  • Additionally, parking is available in the lot behind the Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Studio.
    • Turn into campus at the Peachtree and Euclid gate.
    • The entrance to the lot is just past Bitsy Irby to the left.

Good news! A parking garage is coming in the Fall of 2022.

Belhaven Bookstore

Shop Belhaven University apparel, merchandise, and gifts anytime at the Belhaven Bookstore online.

2023 Alumni Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Alumni Awards

University Mission Awards

  • Alumnus of the Year – Gabriel PradoContreras; 2013, 2011
  • Young Alumnus of the Year – Shellie Brown Kemp, 2012
  • Spirit of Belhaven – Bill Lytton, 1972

Marketplace Excellence Awards

  • Bettye Quinn Education – Elizabeth Baxter Sugg, 1969
  • Business Success – Christian Patterson, 2004
  • Ministry Influence – Frances Fitler, 1952
  • Scholarship Excellence – Tyler Hogan, 2008
  • Entrepreneurial – Adam Pierce, 2007
  • Arts Excellence – Cheri Gossman-Orr, 2000; Kristopher Orr, 2001

Service Awards

  • World Service – Fred Reid, Jr., 1985
  • Church Service – Joseph Parker, 1981
  • Community Service – Charlotte Wingard; 2019, 2021

Contact Us

Office of Alumni & Development

Phone: 601-968-8719

Belhaven University
Office of Advancement
1500 Peachtree Street, Campus Box 158
Jackson, MS 39202

Verse of the Year

Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.

Matthew 7:24