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 15!

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 2015-16

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 Weekend Schedule for Students

Saturday, August 15, 2015
8:30am Welcome Week Check-In (until 2:00pm)
Residence Hall Check-In
Student ID Card & Car Registration
The following areas will be open and available (8:30am-3:00pm):
Belhaven Bookstore
Business Office
Career Services
Mail Room
Student Leadership
Student Life
Shoe Bird Café
Think Center
Student Financial Services:
Business Office
Financial Aid
Student Accounts
10:00am University Village Tour
11:00am Lunch (until 2:00pm)
2:00pm University Village Tour
3:30pm Welcome Gathering/Welcome Week Kick-Off
Parent Orientation
Peer Group Huddles
5:30pm Campus-wide Cookout
8:00pm Starlight Cinema
Sunday, August 16, 2015
8:30am Continental Breakfast (until 9:30am)
Morning Worship with the church of your choice.
11:30am Lunch (until 1:30pm)
1:30pm Family Farewells
2:00pm Peer Group Huddles
Rec Day
4:45pm Dinner (until 7:00pm)
7:00pm Worship Night
8:15pm Community Connections
Monday, August 17, 2015
7:00am Breakfast (until 9:30am)
8:30am Academic Orientation
9:30am Faculty Facetime
11:00am Lunch (until 2:00pm)
Afternoon Academic Advising & Registration
Purchase Textbooks
Fitness Center Open House
Open Rec
Campus Tours
4:45pm Dinner (until 7:00pm)
7:00pm Peer Group Huddles
8:00pm Connecting Point
9:00pm FCA Huddle Kick-Off
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
10:00am Peer Group Huddles
11:00am Campus Connections (until 2:00pm)
11:00am Lunch (until 2:00pm)
2:00pm Campus Recreation Kick-Off
4:45pm Dinner (until 7:00pm)
8:00pm Connecting Point
9:00pm RUF Kick-Off
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Day & Evening Classes Begin
11:00am Pop-Up Event (until 2:00pm)
9:00pm Residence Hall Meetings
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Day & Evening Classes
9:00pm 321 Improv
Friday, August 21, 2015
Day Classes
7:00pm Luau
Saturday, August 22, 2015
2:00pm Connecting Point
6:00pm MS Braves Game
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Morning Worship with the church of your choice.
6:00pm Progressive Open Hall