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Belhaven University, formerly known as Belhaven College, is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to helping people grapple with the complex issues of life and to preparing them for positions of leadership in a rapidly changing society. A community of professors and students working together in a Christian environment, Belhaven emphasizes the importance of the individual. In addition to a strong traditional liberal arts program, Belhaven provides an atmosphere in which students can find purpose and meaning in life. Academic preparation and Christian experience go hand in hand at Belhaven.

Belhaven University, Jackson, MississippiEach student is encouraged to develop and grow to the best of his or her potential and to face the future with confidence and determination. Interwoven into academic preparation is a curriculum that emphasizes personal values and constructive attitudes toward work, other people, and the quality of life.

Belhaven strives for excellence in higher education. The College is dedicated to the belief that only the Christian liberal arts institution can educate men and women capable of totally purposeful action and direction.

Belhaven University, has a rich heritage of prominence in education dating back to 1883. In addition to traditional majors, programs of general studies are available. There are also pre-professional and certificate programs, as well as graduate degree programs.

Belhaven University has a long and productive history of relationship with the Presbyterian Church. Until 1972, the College was owned and operated by the Synod of Mississippi, Presbyterian Church in the United States, through a Synod-elected board of trustees. In 1972, the Synod gave ownership of the College to a self-perpetuating board of trustees. The College has a covenant relationship with the Synod of Living Waters of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and seeks to deepen its relationship with various other Presbyterian bodies. Faculty and staff members are drawn from various denominations, with the primary Presbyterian denominations represented being the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Presbyterian Church in America, and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The College receives both financial support and students from these three denominations.

Belhaven also provides Federal Government Required Consumer Information.

Belhaven University is a Mississippi nonprofit corporation, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) corporation.

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Location

Belhaven University in Jackson MSBelhaven University is located on a forty-two acre site near the heart of Jackson, the capital and largest city in Mississippi. Jackson, a growing center of industry, commerce, culture, and the arts, has expanded in population from 7,000 at the beginning of the century to a major metropolitan area encompassing about 400,000 individuals. Jackson prides itself on its residential areas, its impressive state and city office buildings, its spacious parks, and its progressive spirit.

The Belhaven University offices for adult and graduate programs are located in the LeFleur building at 4780 I-55 North, Suite 125, Jackson, MS 39211. In addition, many evening classes are held at this location. However, all MAT, MED, and MPA classes are located on the traditional Belhaven Campus at 1500 Peachtree Street, Jackson, MS 39202.

Every fourth year, Jackson hosts the prestigious International Ballet Competition, rotating with Varna, Bulgaria; Helsinki, Finland; and Moscow. The area's reputation for artistic variety extends beyond this international event and encompasses some of the finest regional theater, opera, ballet, and symphony groups, including: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Opera Association, New Stage Theatre, Ballet Magnificat, and Ballet Mississippi. Cultural facilities include the Mississippi Museum of Art, Municipal Art Gallery, Mississippi State Historical Museum, Museum of Natural Science, and Russell C. Davis Planetarium. Recreational facilities located in the Jackson area include the Mississippi Memorial Stadium, the Coliseum, Jackson Zoological Park, and the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Learn more about Jackson, Mississippi

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Directions: How do I get to Belhaven?

From Jackson Airport take I-20 west to Jackson, MS.  Then take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.  Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.  Turn left onto Pinehurst Street which will be just past First Presbyterian Church. Just a few blocks ahead the campus will be on your left. At the stop sign at Olive Street turn left into the parking lot. You can park in the Visitor Parking Circle in front of the student center.  The Admission Office is located on the 2nd floor of the student center.

From Memphis take I-55 south to Jackson, MS. Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.  Turn left onto Pinehurst Street which will be just past First Presbyterian Church. Just a few blocks ahead the campus will be on your left. At the stop sign at Olive Street turn left into the parking lot. You can park in the Visitor Parking Circle in front of the student center.  The Admission Office is located on the 2nd floor of the student center.

From New Orleans, LA take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.  Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.  Turn left onto Pinehurst Street which will be just past First Presbyterian Church. Just a few blocks ahead the campus will be on your left. At the stop sign at Olive Street turn left into the parking lot. You can park in the Visitor Parking Circle in front of the student center.  The Admission Office is located on the 2nd floor of the student center.

From Birmingham, AL take I-20 west to Jackson, MS.  Then take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.  Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.  Turn left onto Pinehurst Street which will be just past First Presbyterian Church. Just a few blocks ahead the campus will be on your left. At the stop sign at Olive Street turn left into the parking lot. You can park in the Visitor Parking Circle in front of the student center.  The Admission Office is located on the 2nd floor of the student center.

From Dallas, TX take I-20 east to Jackson, MS.  Then take I-55 north to Jackson, MS.  Take the Woodrow Wilson Street exit (Exit 98) and turn left at the second light onto State Street.  Turn left onto Pinehurst Street which will be just past First Presbyterian Church. Just a few blocks ahead the campus will be on your left. At the stop sign at Olive Street turn left into the parking lot. You can park in the Visitor Parking Circle in front of the student center.  The Admission Office is located on the 2nd floor of the student center.

Estimated mileage from:  
Atlanta
 400
Birmingham
 245
Dallas
 400
Houston
 420
Memphis
 210
New Orleans
 180
St. Louis
 480
Transportation:  
Ground:    Railroad Amtrak – 1-800-872-7245
Bus – Greyhound 1-800-231-2222
Air:  Jackson International Airport 1-800-435-9792
American, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, US Airway, United

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Campus

Located in a historical residential neighborhood, the Belhaven campus provides a pleasing setting for learning and growth. The campus combines the best of traditional southern architecture with contemporary utilization of space.

A highlight of the campus is the Belhaven lake. Surrounded by tranquil walking paths, students frequently spend hours on its banks. The lake also attracts canoeing enthusiasts and fisherman. Other recreational facilities include five tennis courts, a gymnasium, and an intramural and soccer bowl.

Take the Virtual Tour of our campus to get more of the flavor of Belhaven University.

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