B & U Day for Freshmen

June 5-6, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

What is B & U Day?
Freshmen B & U Day is a time for students to meet with a faculty advisor to schedule their classes for the fall semester and to complete necessary business items before school begins, such as having an I.D. card made, setting up a library account, setting up an internet address, etc. It also gives you the opportunity of spending the weekend with your roommate and getting to know others in the freshman class.

See highlights from B&U Day 2012.

When will it be?
The date is set for Thursday and Friday, June 5-6. Registration will begin at 4:30 pm in the Student Center (see campus map).

Who should attend?
All freshmen, who have been accepted for admission to the university, and their parents are encouraged to attend. There will be programs provided for parents.

Will meals be provided?
Yes!  Dinner on Thursday and continental breakfast and lunch on Friday will be provided for students and parents.

Is there a cost?
There is no cost for B & U Day. We even cover the cost of food. However, please make sure you have paid your application fee, enrollment and housing deposits before you arrive.

How do I register?
Online registration will open spring 2014 for FR B & U Day. Please call 601-965-7038 for more information.

What should I bring with me to B & U Day?

  • Casual clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Toiletries (towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc)
  • Bedding (sleeping bag or sheets and pillow)
  • Spending money (to purchase your books that might be available & other Belhaven paraphernalia)
  • Sweater or jacket (just in case)
  • Your Belhaven T-shirt (if you have one already)
  • Your official final high school transcript with graduation date (if you haven't sent it to us already)
  • Vehicle information (if you plan to have a car on campus when you move-in in August)
  • A smiley face (for your Belhaven ID)

Can I spend the night on campus?
Yes!  We strongly encourage students to spend the night in the residence halls so that you can get to know your roommate and others in the freshmen class.  However, parents will be responsible for their own lodging.   Here are a few suggestions:

What if I cannot attend B & U Day?
We strongly encourage students to attend. This is a student's time to interact with other incoming freshmen and sit down with their advisor to map out their fall schedule of classes. However, if you cannot, please fill out the online form and select "will not attend". In the weeks following B & U Day, your admission counselor will make sure the student is placed into class for the fall and will mail their schedule to them.

Schedule of Events (tentative)

Thursday
3:00 p.m  Choir Auditions—please contact Valerie Tate at 601-974-6494 to get more information
4:30 p.m. Residence Hall check-in – Student Center
5:00 p.m. Athletes meet with Coaches
6:00 p.m. Dinner – Entergy Pavilion
7:00 p.m. BU—U Know?
8:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social
9:00 p.m. Time of worship
9:30 p.m. Enjoy residence life or one of the following group activities: Auxiliary gym open for basketball; Corner Pocket open for pool, ping pong, and air hockey; Ping Pong in Wells lobby; Ultimate Frisbee in the “bowl”
Midnight  Lights out!
Friday
8:00 a.m. Placement test – Center for the Arts - Room 151
9:00 a.m. Check-in – Center for the Arts – main lobby
9:30 a.m. Welcome/Instructions for the day – Center for the Arts – Concert Hall
10:30 a.m. Blazenet training for students
10:30 a.m. –
12 noon
Security Office will be open during this time to have picture made for student i.d.
11:00 a.m. –
2:00 p.m.
Lunch in the Dining Commons – Student Center
12:00 noon –
3:00 p.m.
Advising/Registration – check your folder for time and location
1:00 p.m. –
3:00 p.m. 
Security Office will be open during this time to have picture made for student i.d.

See what fun we had at B&U Day!

Emily, Dance Major

"Last summer I came to B&U day at Belhaven to sign up for my classes and prepare for school in the fall. However, the part that I enjoyed most was getting to meet some of my future classmates. We had fun activities that made it easy to get to know people. Throughout the weekend I met my roommate and some of my best friends today. B&U day really got me excited to be starting school in August."

Emilee Jones
Birmingham, AL
Dance Major

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