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July 10, 2012 (Jackson) - Welcome Week is coming August 18; freshmen and new transfer students can expect an exciting first week of college. The week is filled with many fun and informative activities that will help students prepare for college life at Belhaven. Check-in is at 9:00 A.M. in the Student Center.

JoBeth Petty, Director of Student Leadership, said, “Welcome Week is an exciting and fast-paced week, when new students can get connected and begin to make Belhaven University their home.” The Welcome Week Guide, provided at check-in, will give additional information about events, resources and staff. The schedule of events includes everything from academic orientation and meeting your major to fun fellowship, an off-campus road trip, square dancing and times of worship.

Orientation staff will give campus tours to help students and parents become more familiar with the campus. “Our orientation staff will be there to help and serve as valuable points of contact throughout this week of transition,“ adds Petty.

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. Welcome Week is also a good time for students to meet professors and staff while spending time with other classmates.

Welcome Week is not only designed to introduce students to Belhaven, but parents and families as well. All new Belhaven 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.

The parents schedule for Welcome Week will give parents a chance to meet faculty and staff, a look into college life and a glimpse into what is happening at Belhaven this year. For more information about Belhaven's Welcome Week, contact the Office of Student Leadership.