B & U Day for Freshmen

June 28-29, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

What is B & U Day?
Freshman B & U Day is a time for new 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, finalizing financial aid, setting up a payment plan, etc. It also gives you the opportunity of spending the night with your roommate and getting to know others in the freshman class.

See highlights from past B&U Days.

When will it be?
The date is set for Thursday and Friday, June 28-29, 2018. Registration will begin at 4:00 pm in the Student Center (see campus map).

Who should attend?
All freshmen that 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 enrollment and housing deposits before you arrive.

How do I register?
Register online (link will be added spring 2018).  Be sure to include what you plan to major in, even if it is “undecided.” We will assign you an advisor based on your intended major.

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 you are registered for classes for the fall and will mail your schedule to you.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 28

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Advocates available to speak with parents about financial aid
Student Center – 2nd floor
4:00 p.m. Residence Hall check-in
Student Center
5:30 p.m. Dinner
Student Center
6:30 p.m. Activities for Students – Billy Kim International Center
Parent Talk – session just for parents with a group of current student parents; (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) - Irby 200
8:00 p.m. Time of worship - for students only
Billy Kim International Center
8:30 p.m. Pops in the Courtyard - for students only
University Village Courtyard
9:00 p.m. Rec Time in Auxiliary Gym and Bowl Stadium
Midnight Lights out!
Friday, June 29
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast – for students that spend the night
8:00 a.m. Check-In for those that did not arrive on Thursday
Billy Kim International Center
8:30 a.m. Welcome/Instructions for the day
Billy Kim International Center
9:30 a.m. Students - Blazenet training and assessment
10:00 a.m. Parent session – financial aid/student accounts overview
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Security Office will be taking pictures for student IDs
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
Dining Commons – Student Center
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Advocates available to speak with parents about financial aid by appointment only
Student Center – 2nd floor
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Advising/Registration