Homecoming and Family Weekend

Homecoming and Family Weekend is more than just an event. It’s an occasion to celebrate everything that’s unique and incredible about Belhaven University. Join us back on campus October 21-23rd to enjoy special events, share memories, build new traditions, and reunite. Take a sneak peek at some of the fun events planned for Homecoming and Family Weekend!

Continue to check back frequently for details and updates surrounding our schedule of events. Additional information will also be shared via e-mail and Facebook.

Homecoming and Family Weekend Schedule

Comedy Show
7:00pm

Audience: Open to eveyone.

Spirit Day
11:00 am - 1:30pm

Audience: Open to everyone.

Parent and Family Check In
12:00am-5:00pm
Welcome Desk, McCravey-Triplett Student Center

Audience: Open to everyone.

Belhaven Speaks
2:00-3:30pm
Irby 200
Come gather for an alumni engagement forum that brings a wealth of talent to campus. Students and faculty are invited to hear from alumni who are fulfilling their Kingdom purpose. This will be a panel discussion with an opportunity for questions.

Audience: Open to everyone.

Alumni Networking Event
4:00-5:30pm
Joy Lackey, McCravey-Triplett Student Center
Belhaven Impact Group

Audience: Open to alumni.

Alumni Recipients Meet and Greet
4:30-5:15pm
President’s Dining Room, McCravey-Triplett Student Center
This reception is for alumni award recipients and spouses.

Audience: This reception is for alumni award recipients and spouses.

Alumni Awards Ceremony
5:30pm
Dr. Billy Kim International Center
This will be a great time of fellowship and celebration. Heavy horsd’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $25, seats are limited. RSVP by Oct. 17th.

Audience: Open to alumni.

Pep Rally and Highland Games
7:30-9:30pm
Belhaven Bowl

Audience: Open to eveyone.

Alumni Tour of Campus
9:00am
Welcome Desk, McCravey-Triplett Student Center
Join the Alumni Office for a guided one hour tour of campus.

Audience: Open to everyone.

50 Year Club
10:00am
Dr. Billy Kim International Center, Room 202
All alumni from the classes of 1972 and earlier are invited to attend and reminisce. Brunch will be served. RSVP by Oct. 17th.

Audience: Open to alumni.

Alumni Homecoming Tailgate
11:00am
Belhaven Bowl
Join us under the alumni hospitality tent to watch the game and fellowship. Lunch plates available for purchase.

Audience: Open to alumni.

Parent & Family Tailgate
11:00am
Belhaven Bowl

Audience: Open to everyone.

Football Game: Belhaven vs. Southern Virginia University
12:00pm
Belhaven Bowl
Watch the game from the alumni hospitality tent or from the Belhaven Bowl. Free admission.

Audience: Open to everyone.

All-Class Reunion Picnic
4:00pm
Helen White Commons
Come spark some new friendships and rekindle old ones. Stroll down memory lane and experience true “Belhaven hospitality” as we welcome you back to celebrate on the lawn between Hood Library and Helen White. Groove to the music, compete in lawn games, and fellowship in decorated class tents. Bring your own picnic, nonalcoholic beverages, tables, chairs, and pop ups. Contact Martha Hooey to reserve a space for your class tent, mhooey@belhaven.edu or 601-974-6381.

Audience: Open to alumni.

Mother and Daughter Tea
Immediately Following Football Game
Dr. Billy Kim International Center, Room 202

Audience: Open to everyone.

Father and Son Axe Throwing
Immediately Following Football Game
Belhaven Bowl

Women's Soccer: Belhaven vs. Covenant College
5:00pm
Belhaven Bowl
Watch the game from the Belhaven Bowl or from the All-Class Reunion Picnic. Free admission.

Audience: Open to everyone.

Men's Soccer: Belhaven vs. Piedmont
7:30pm
Belhaven Bowl
Watch the game from the Belhaven Bowl or from the All-Class Reunion Picnic. Free admission.

Audience: Open to everyone.

Homecoming Sneakerball
9:00-11:00pm
TBD

Audience: Open to students.

Homecoming/Family Weekend Worship
8:30am

First Presbyterian Church 1390 N State St., Jackson, MS 39202

Audience: Open to everyone.


Class Reunions

If you would like to help plan your class reunion, please contact Martha Hooey at 601-974-6381 or mhooey@belhaven.edu.

Also, take a look at past Belhaven Yearbooks.

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn - Jackson/Madison
320 New Mannsdale Road
Madison, MS 39110
T: 601-420-0442 or toll-free at 877-782-9444

  • Rate: $139
  • Group Code: BHC
  • The last day to book at this special group rate is October 6, 2022.
  • Reservations must be cancelled 15 days prior to stay without any penalty.

Residence Inn - The District at Eastover
1248 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211
T: 601-362-8003

  • Rate: $129
  • Group Code: Belhaven Homecoming 2022
  • The last day to book at this special group rate is September 29, 2022
  • Reservations must be cancelled up to 2 days prior without any penalty.

Residence Inn – Jackson Airport / Pearl
108 Riverwind Drive
Pearl, MS 39208
T: 601-345-4242

  • Rate: $139 King / $169 Double
  • Group Code: BHC
  • The last day to book at this special group rate is October 6, 2022.
  • Reservations must be cancelled 15 days prior to stay without any penalty.

Staybridge Suites - Flowood
2620 Lakeland Drive
Flowood, MS 39232
T: 601-952-3234 ask for Belhaven Homecoming Group Rate

  • Rate: $159 Queen / $169 Double Queen
  • Group Code: BHU
  • The last day to book at this special group rate is Oct 7, 2022.
  • Reservations must be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to date of arrival.

Peachtree House – Airbnb
1523 Peachtree Street
Jackson, MS 39202
T: 601-953-4991

For more information about where to eat and exciting things to do in the area, check out Visit Jackson.

Great Places to Eat

Here is a list of some of our favorite places to eat, right near campus.

Campus Map / Parking

To avoid JSU football traffic, we recommend coming to campus from the I-55 and Fortification exit.

  • Parking is available in the lot at the intersection of Poplar Blvd and Olive Street.
  • Additionally, parking is available in the lot behind the Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Studio.
    • Turn into campus at the Peachtree and Euclid gate.
    • The entrance to the lot is just past Bitsy Irby to the left.

Good news!  A parking garage is coming in the Fall of 2022.

Belhaven Bookstore

Shop Belhaven University apparel, merchandise, and gifts anytime at the Belhaven Bookstore online.

 

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Thank you for everyone that participated in Family Weekend in 2021! Take a look at the highlights captured in the video below.