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Welcome Week Schedule

WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE 2017

New students will attend Welcome Week sessions from August 19th - 22nd. Welcome Week is designed to facilitate your transition to Belmont and get students connected to the Bruin community.

Students will be placed into a small group with 10-20 new students on Saturday night. This small group, known as your Towering Traditions Group (TT group), will be lead by a current upperclassmen student, also known as a Towering Traditions (TT) Leader. Your TT Leader has been trained to guide you through Welcome Week and the remainder of your first year.

MOVE-IN

New students will move onto campus on Friday, August 18th or Saturday, August 19th. You will find your assigned Residence Hall move-in day listed below. Due to the complex nature of moving 2,000 new students onto campus, all students must arrive on their assigned day and time. In mid-July, move-in day information will be sent to all new students with your move-in time.

Friday, August 18 - Patton, Bear House, Wright, and Maddox

Saturday, August 19 - Kennedy, Potter, Heron, Hail, and Pembroke

Sunday, August 20 - Hillside, Commons, Dickens, Thrailkill

Monday, August 21 - Russell and Horrell

For specific move-in information, please contact the Residence Life Office at:

Email: reslife@belmont.edu

Phone: 615.460.5802

Physical Location: Ground floor of Wright Hall (adjacent to Curb Parking Garage entrance)

Office Hours: Monday-Friday | 8:00am - 4:30pm

 

WELCOME WEEK CHECK-IN | Friday and Saturday

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Maddox Grand Atrium

Once you have officially moved into your Residence Hall, all students must officially check-in for Welcome Week on either Friday the 18th or Saturday the 19th. At check-in, you will receive a Welcome Week schedule and the number for your Towering Traditions Group.

 

WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE

Parents are invited to attend the following Welcome Week sessions with their new student:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

WELCOME WEEK CHECK-IN

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Maddox Grand Atrium

Once you have officially moved into your Residence Hall, all students must check-in for Welcome Week on either Friday the 18th or Saturday the 19th. At check-in, you will receive a Welcome Week schedule and the number for your Towering Traditions Group.

PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ PICNIC | Parents Welcome

4:45 - 6:00 PM | Main Lawn

Enjoy complimentary dinner with your fellow classmates and their families. The Belmont community will be bustling with excitement, live music, and great food! In case of inclement weather, the event will be located in the Curb Event Center.

MAIN SESSION 1: WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY | YOU’RE NOW A BRUIN! | Parents Welcome

6:30 - 7:15 PM

Welcome to Belmont! You’ve finally made it, and we are excited for you to be a part of our community. Join the Orientation Council, President Fisher, Tower Team Leaders and University Staff as you learn about the amazing journey you are about to begin.

TOWER JAM | Meet Your TT Group | Students Only

7:15 - 9:00 PM | Curb Event Center

At this time, students will meet their TT Group. Each TT group consists of 10-20 new students and is led by a Tower Team Leader (an upperclassman).

Parent Dismissal: As students meet their TT groups and continue the student-only programming for the remainder of the night, parents will be dismissed to enjoy the rest of the night.

Catholic Mass

9:30-10:30 PM | Janet Ayers Academic Center University Chapel

Catholic Mass will be held in the University Chapel and is open to anyone wishing to participate.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

COFFEE

8:00 - 9:00 AM | Maddox Grand Atrium

Coffee will be available to jump start your morning.

WORSHIP SERVICE | Parents Welcome

8:45 - 9:30 AM | Curb Event Center

Begin the Towering Traditions experience with a time of worship and celebration! This meaningful time of song, prayer, scripture reading, and short meditation from our University Minister sets the tone for the new year. All are welcome for this time of reflection and celebration.

MATRICULATION CEREMONY | Parents Welcome

9:45 - 10:30 AM | Curb Event Center

Each year, Belmont University welcomes its new students with a Matriculation Ceremony to signify their acceptance into the school’s academic program. Students recite the Community Commitment and Academic Integrity Pledges – which are commitments to themselves, to their peers, and to the University.

SUNDAY BRUNCH

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Harrington Place Dining

Before parents drop off their students for the semester, you are all welcome to join them for Sunday Brunch in the Harrington Dining Place. Students are able to use their meal plans. Parents wishing to eat on campus will need to use their pre-paid lunch ticket. At 1 p.m., students will begin participating in student-only programming. Parents, we ask for you to plan travel accordingly.

 


WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE CONTINUED | STUDENTS ONLY

 

 

Welcome Week Group Time

1:00 - 1:45 PM | Meet in Welcome Week Group Rooms

At this time, the student-only portion of Welcome Week begins. Once you have said goodbye to your family members, head to your breakout room to reconnect with your TT group.

Main Session 2: “A Community of Stories”

2:00 - 4:00 PM | Curb Event Center

Learn how your personal story is important and interwoven into the story of Belmont University, and its values during this first student-only main session.

Church Fair

4:00 - 6:00 PM | Maddox Grand Atrium

Now is the time to get plugged into a local church! The Office of University Ministries has invited more than 60 different local churches (representing various Christian denominations) to campus to give you a chance to meet church leaders, talk with Belmont students involved at each church, and begin the process of finding a new church home.

Dinner

4:30 - 6:30 PM | Harrington Place Dining

You’ll eat with your Tower Team Group during dinner, have the opportunity to visit the Church Fair, and have a little down time before evening activities.

Main Session 3: “A Community of Care”

6:30 - 9:00 PM | Curb Event Center

Hear more about Belmont’s commitment to core community values and the implications those values have for our day to day life.

Welcome Week Group Time

9:00 - 10:00 PM | Welcome Week Group Rooms

Reconnect with your Welcome Week Group and individual TT Family in your Welcome Week groups.

 
MONDAY, AUGUST 21

Music Placement Assessments

8:00 - 10:00AM | Wilson Music Building 121

Music Placement Assessments are for Music Majors only. If you have auditioned for and been accepted to the School of Music and declared music as your major, you must arrive promptly to take the music placement assessment. The results of the assessments will provide vital information related to the planning of your academic schedule. These placements are for both August Orientation students as well as student re-takes from June Orientation sessions.

Welcome Week Group Time

9:00 - 10:00 AM | Welcome Week Group Rooms

Reconnect with your Welcome Week Group and individual TT Family as we kick off Monday.

Main Session 4: “A Community of Learning”

10:00 - 11:30 AM | Curb Event Center

The combination of a professional and liberal arts education creates a unique environment at our university. Hear more about academic resources at Belmont designed to help you succeed.

Lunch

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Harrington Dining Place

We recommend the salad bar…with a side of fries if you want to keep it salty.

Student Employment Fair

11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM | Maddox Grand Atrium

If you are interested in a job on-campus or working with an organization in the Nashville community, you will want to take advantage of our employment fair. Bring a copy of your fall semester schedule, and come prepared to interview with several different representatives.

Solar Eclipse Experience

12:30 - 2:00 PM | The Main Lawn

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event you won’t want to miss. Join us on the lawn as we together watch science happen. You won’t want to miss this!

Classroom Tours with TT Group

2:00 - 3:00 PM | Welcome Week Group Rooms

Finding your way around to your classes on day 1 can be challenging. Bring your class schedule and get the ins and outs on how to navigate your first day of classes.

August Course Registration: Only For Students Who Did Not Attend June Orientation

2:00 - 4:30 PM | First Year Students | Johnson Theater

2:20 - 4:30 PM | Transfer Students | Beaman A&B

If you have not yet registered for courses, you will need to attend this course registration opportunity. By the end of this 2-hour session, your fall semester course schedule will be ready to go. Make sure to know your my.belmont login information for this session.

Organize Your Room

3:00 - 4:30 PM | Your Residence Hall

Sometimes, you just need space to organize your room and settle in to life in your new home. Head to your residence hall, and meet your neighbors as you finish setting up your room.

Dinner

4:30 - 7:00 PM | Harrington Dining Place

Main Session 5: Bruin Blitz

7:00 - 9:00 PM | Curb Event Center

The biggest, craziest, loudest, and most spirited Belmont Bruins fans go to Bruin Blitz. Athletic events bring the campus together so get ready to learn the cheers, chants, and moves so you be ready for game day. You will also learn about other involvement opportunities in this key Welcome Week event.

Beaman Breakdown

9:00 - 10:30 PM | Curb Event Center

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

Welcome Week Group Time

9:00 - 10:00 AM | Welcome Week Group Rooms

I bet you miss these people. Start the day with your TT crew.

Math Placement Information Session

9:00 - 10:00 AM | Beaman A&B

More information to come.

Main Session #6 | “Your Community”

10:00 - 11:15 AM | Curb Event Center           

For our final main session, hear from members of the Orientation Council on making the most of the Belmont community.

SERVE Kick-Off | Mayor Megan Barry

11:00 - 11:15 AM | Curb Event Center

Join us in the Curb Event Center as we kick off SERVE, a student-wide day of community service, with Nashville's own Mayor Megan Barry!

Lunch

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM | Harrington Dining Place

Make sure to fuel up before heading out to SERVE!

LOAD SERVE BUSES

12:30 PM | Various Locations

It is time for SERVE! Find your TT Group, and load your specific bus to head to your SERVE site. *Make sure to wear your SERVE t-shirt, wear tennis shoes, and be hydrated.

SERVE

1:00 - 4:30 PM | Various Nashville Locations

Belmont strives to be Nashville’s university, and we demonstrate that through our commitment to serving our city. During this time, you will have an opportunity to visit with and serve a local organization with your Tower Team Family. (Two hours of Convocation credit is received for participating in SERVE – Belmont Student ID card required).

International Student Luncheon + Orientation

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM | Frist Dining Hall (located in Inman 4th floor)

This luncheon is required for all new international students on F-1 and J-1 visas. 

New International Student Orientation

2:00 - 4:00 PM | Massey Business Center 103

This orientation session is required for all new international students on F-1 and J-1 visas.

 

Family Dinner

4:30 - 7:00 PM | Welcome Week Group Rooms

Meet in your Welcome Week Group Rooms, and then enjoy a dinner together swapping favorite Welcome Week moments

Mandatory Residence Hall Meetings

7:30 - 9:00 PM | Your Residence Hall

Each residence hall has a mandatory floor meeting before the start of the academic semester. Ask your Resident Assistant for more information.

Life Under the Tower

9:00 - 10:00 PM | Bell Tower

End your Welcome Week experience with the annual gathering of new students at the Bell Tower the night before classes begin. This event brings the spirit of Belmont forward from past to the present as we come together “to ensure Belmont College of days more glorious and opportunities more abundant.” (Quoted from a Founder’s day address by Dr. Gabhart, March 11, 1963).

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

Opening Convocation Program

10:00 - 11:00 AM | Curb Event Center

Dr. Bob Fisher, University President, will give the opening year address to the Belmont community. (One Convocation Credit received – Belmont ID required for credit.)

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

BruinLink Fair

4:00 - 5:30 PM | South Lawn

The annual BruinLink Fair is an opportunity to learn more about our Student Organizations, University Ministries, Greek Life, campus departments and more. Come join us to discover more about the Belmont community and ways to get involved! Visit: bruinlink.belmont.edu for more information!

 

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