July 22, 2011 (Jackson) - Belhaven is buzzing with excitement over the upcoming fall semester. The countdown has begun, and our Welcome Week is starting the year off with a bang on Saturday, August 20.

Welcome Week starts at 9:00 a.m. in the Student Center and is designed for our new class of freshmen and transfer students. Hear from and meet our faculty and staff, and start moving in and making Belhaven your home away from home. Spend some time with the many students you will be sharing this exciting time of your life with.

Belhaven has filled up the week with many fun and informative activities for students scheduled every day. The Welcome Week Guide, you will receive at check-in, will give you more information about the schedule, events, and staff introductions. Make your way around the campus and get a bearing on where everything is located.

Belhaven's Student Center will be set-up to take care of every need. Students can turn in all necessary forms and paperwork while getting their mailbox key, student ID card and car decal.

New Belhaven parents, we haven't forgotten about you. Welcome Week is not only designed to introduce students to Belhaven, but parents and families as well. All parents will receive their own packets at check-in that will include their own agenda and guide to Belhaven. Parents will also have an orientation and welcome dinner.

Among meeting faculty and staff, parents will get a glimpse of their child's college life and what's happening at Belhaven this year. This will be a great chance for our Belhaven family to meet your family.

For more information about Belhaven's Welcome Week, contact the Office of Student Leadership.

Belhaven proudly stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.