Welcome Week • August 18-27, 2022

Welcome Week at Belhaven University begins August 18! The Office of Student Development is excited about welcoming you to your new home and introducing you to the many wonderful opportunities you have as a new Blazer. This week is full of fun and purposeful activities for new and returning students as well as opportunities to get to know our campus and community.

Events are open to all Belhaven students unless otherwise noted. See the full schedule below, and email sdevelopment@belhaven.edu with any questions.

RESIDENTIAL STUDENT CHECK-IN & MOVE-IN
8:30am-12:00pm
Center for the Arts Lobby, Various Residence Halls

The first stop on campus before moving in, Check-In will have vital information for your first days at Belhaven. Here, you’ll receive your Welcome Week packet and meet with various departments. After stopping by the Welcome Week Check-In, students can check into their residence hall. If students are unable to move in at this time, please contact the Residence Life staff prior to August 18.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer residential students, family, and guests.

FAMILY LUNCH (OPTIONAL)
11:00am-2:00pm
Bailey Dining Commons
Enjoy a complimentary delicious meal with family and new friends. Tickets for new students and up to two guests provided at Check-In.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students, family, and guests.

COMMUTER CHECK-IN
2:00-4:00pm
Center for the Arts Lobby
This event is open to new freshman and transfer commuter students, family, and guests.

WELCOME WEEK KICKOFF
4:00-4:30pm
Center for the Arts Auditorium
Join other new students and families and hear from Belhaven leaders as they welcome you into the Belhaven family.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students, family, and guests.

Legacy families are welcome to dine with the Alumni Office.  Enjoy your complimentary meal in the Cooper Room located in the back of the Bailey Dining Commons. 

PARENT AND GUEST SESSION
4:30-5:00pm
Center for the Arts Auditorium
Parents and guests will remain in the auditorium for a heart-warming and encouraging address.
This event is open to family and guests of new students.

PEER GROUP MEETINGS
4:30-5:30pm
Irby Classrooms
Meet your Peer Group and Peer Leaders! Students will gather with other new students to make friends, learn about life at Belhaven, and prepare for upcoming events.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students only.

BLAZER WALK / FAMILY GOODBYES
5:30-6:30pm
Commons, Student Center Lawn
Commemorate the beginning of your career at Belhaven by participating Blazer Walk through campus with your Peer Group.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students, family, and guests.

PEER GROUP DINNER
6:30-7:30pm
Bailey Dining Commons
Students will join together with their Peer Groups to share a complimentary meal and celebrate the day.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students only.

BELHAVEN BLOCK PARTY
7:00-9:00pm
Preston Commons (Peachtree and Pinehurst Lawn)
Relax and unwind with new friends with games, activities, and snacks!

BREAKFAST*
7:30-9:00am
Bailey Dining Commons

MORNING WORKOUT
9:00-9:45am
Heidelberg Gymnasium: Auxiliary Gym
Start the day strong and refreshed with a low-impact morning workout, led by Belhaven staff.

PREP FOR SUCCESS
10:00-11:30am
Warren A. Hood Library
Join the Office of Student Care to plan out your semester! Get your free Belhaven planner and create a first-year vision board.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students only.

COMMUTER LUNCH
11:30am-12:30pm
Bailey Dining Commons
Commuters are welcome to a complimentary lunch at the Bailey Dining Commons. Get your lunch tickets at the Student Center booth.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students only.

LUNCH*
11:30am-1:00pm
Bailey Dining Commons

READY, SET, COLLEGE
3:00-4:00pm
Billy Kim International Center
What happens when you... Have questions about a grade? Need help with a roommate issue? Start feeling homesick?? Prepare for your college experience with this choose-your-own adventure game, complete with surprises and prizes along the way!
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students only.

BU SEMINAR #1: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A BLAZER
4:00-5:00pm
BKIC 200 & 202
We are excited to welcome you to your new home! Explore what it means to be a Belhaven Blazer and learn more about yourself, your classmates, and your school. Hear from faculty, staff, and student leaders about why Belhaven is a special place and how you can be successful as a student here.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students only.

PEER GROUP DINNER*
5:00-6:30pm
Bailey Dining Commons

MOVIE NIGHT
7:00-9:30pm
Belhaven Bowl (Rain Plan: Billy Kim International Center 200 & 202)
Don’t miss this outdoor movie night with new friends! Snacks and drinks provided.

*The cost of meals is covered for those on the student meal plan. Others may purchase breakfast for $5.00 and lunch/dinner for $7.00 in the Dining Commons.

DISCOVER JACKSON TOURS
9:30am, 11:00am
Meet at Keyhole
The Discover Jackson tour will introduce students to their new, beautiful, and historic home of Jackson, Mississippi.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students only.

LUNCH*
11:30am-1:30pm
Bailey Dining Commons

BU SEMINAR #2: TO SERVE, NOT TO BE SERVED, PEER GROUP CHALLENGE
3:00-5:00pm
BKIC 200 & 202
The Belhaven University motto is “To Serve, Not to be Served.” Learn what this means and how they can make a difference during their time at Belhaven.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students only. 

BLAZER KICKBACK
5:00pm
Various locations around campus
Whether you're an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in-between, we have something for you! Check out our tailgating area and cheer on the Belhaven football team at their scrimmage happening at 5:30pm.

BELHAVEN TRIVIA NIGHT
8:00-9:00pm
Bailey Dining Commons
Test your knowledge about Belhaven University for a chance to win prizes.

*The cost of meals is covered for those on the student meal plan. Others may purchase breakfast for $5.00 and lunch/dinner for $7.00 in the Dining Commons.

WORSHIP AT THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE
Various Times and Locations
 

CLASSROOM TOURS
4:00-5:00pm
Various locations around campus
Bring your class schedule for a personal guide to each of your classrooms.
This event is open to new freshman and transfer students only. 

PEER GROUP DINNER*
5:00-6:30pm
Bailey Dining Commons 

RESIDENCE HALL CRAWL
7:00-9:00pm
All Belhaven Residence Halls
See the residence halls and meet residence life staff with this epic experience! Each residence hall will provide different snacks, drinks, and activities, so be sure to visit them all.

*The cost of meals is covered for those on the student meal plan. Others may purchase breakfast for $5.00 and lunch/dinner for $7.00 in the Dining Commons.

WELCOME BACK COFFEE AND TEA
9:00am-2:00pm
Student Center Lawn 

MEET YOUR MAJOR
Time TBA
Various locations around campus 

WELCOME BACK BBQ
5:00pm
Commons, Student Center Lawn

CELEBRATING YOU: CULTURE CONNECT
4:00-6:00pm
BKIC

MANDATORY RESIDENCE HALL MEETING
9:00pm
Location TBA

SELFIE TOUR
11:30am-1:00pm
Various locations around campus 

CAMPUS-WIDE WORSHIP
9:00-10:30pm
BKIC 200 & 202

HEALTH FEST
9:00am-12:00pm
BKIC 200 

KICKIN’ IT WITH CAMPUS REC
7:00-9:00pm
Rugg Arena, Auxiliary Gym, Belhaven Bowl

BLAZER BEACH BASH
8:00-10:00pm
The Commons, Student Center Lawn

BLAZER COMMUNITY CONNECT
9:00am-12:00pm
Meet at Billy Kim

 

We had so much fun welcoming students to campus last August and can't wait to meet our new students in 2022!