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 24!

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.

Peer Leaders 2018

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 Week Schedule for Students

Friday, August 24, 2018
8:30 a.m. Welcome Week Check-In
Residence Hall Check-In
Student ID Card & Vehicle Registration
All campus offices are open and available, including the following:
Student Financial Accounts
Business Office
Financial Aid
Student Accounts
Belhaven Bookstore (until 7:00 pm)
Center for Career & Calling
Mailroom
Student Leadership
Student Life
Shoe Bird Café (until 9:00 pm)
Think Center
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00 pm)
1:00 p.m. Academic Advising and Registration (until 4:00 pm)
4:30 p.m. Welcome Week Kickoff & New Student Commissioning
Parent Orientation
Peer Group Huddles
6:15 p.m. Campus-wide Dinner with Live Music, Desserts, Games
TBD Women's Soccer - Alumni Game
Saturday, August 25, 2018
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (until 9:30 am)
11:30 a.m. Lunch/Brunch (until 1:30 pm)
1:30 p.m. Family Farewells
3:00 p.m. Food Truck Festival
4:45 p.m. Peer Group Huddles
6:00 p.m. Mississippi Braves Game
Sunday, August 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (until 9:30 am)     
Morning Worship with the church of your choice
11:30 a.m. Lunch/Brunch (until 1:30 pm)
2:00 p.m. Peer Group Huddles
Rec Day
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 6:30 pm)
7:00 p.m. Community Connections
8:15 p.m. Connecting Point
Monday, August 27, 2018
7:00 a.m. Breakfast (until 9:30 am)
8:00 a.m. Academic Advising & Registration (until 5:00 pm)
9:00 a.m. Orientation Session & New Student Commissioning (students who did not attend summer orientation)
10:00 a.m. Faculty Talks (students who did not attend summer orientation)
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00 pm)
Campus Connections (until 2:00 pm)
2:00 p.m. International Student Meeting
Afternoon Purchase Textbooks
Campus Tours
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 7:00 pm)
7:00 p.m. Student-Athlete Kickoff (student-athletes only)
8:00 p.m. Peer Group Huddles
9:00 p.m. FCA Kick-off
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
7:00 a.m. Breakfast (until 9:30 am)
Morning Fall semester classes begin
9:35 a.m. Chapel - section 1
11:00 a.m. Chapel - section 2
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00 pm)
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 7:00 pm)
5:00 p.m. Women's Soccer Scrimmage vs. Mississippi College
9:00 p.m. RUF Kick-off
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
7:00 a.m. Breakfast (until 9:30 am)
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00 pm)
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 7:00 pm)
7:30 p.m. Athletics Pep Rally
9:00 p.m. Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings
Thursday, August 30, 2018
7:00 a.m. Breakfast (until 9:30 am)
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00 pm)
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 7:00 pm)
7:00 p.m. Football vs. Millsaps College - Belhaven Bowl Stadium
TBD Intervarsity Kick-off
Friday, August 31, 2018
7:00 a.m. Breakfast (until 9:30 am)
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00 pm)
TBA Volleyball vs. Rust
Volleyball vs. Central Baptist
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 7:00 pm)
5:30 p.m. Women's Soccer at Millsaps College
8:00 p.m. Luau
Saturday, September 1, 2018
TBA Volleyball vs. MUW
9:30 a.m. Community Service Projects
2:00 p.m. Connecting Point at the Outlets of Mississippi
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 6:30 pm)
7:30 p.m. Movie Night
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Morning Worship with the church of your choice
2:30 p.m. Sunday Fun Day (various options):
Deep South Pops                      
Movie Matinee
Ultimate Frisbee & Games
Volleyball
Basketball
Fitness Center Open House
Board Games
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 6:30 pm)
6:00 p.m. Progressive Open Hall
Monday, September 3, 2018
All Day Labor Day Holiday
7:00 a.m. Breakfast (until 9:30am)
11:00 a.m. Lunch (until 2:00 pm)
2:30 p.m. Connecting Point at Le Fleur's Bluff State Park
4:45 p.m. Dinner (until 6:30 pm)