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Foundations is the next step in preparing and equipping you to successfully transition to Belmont. This summer program focuses on your academic transition by providing academic planning, class registration, financial aid and many other sessions that will assist you in completing enrollment functions before you start the academic year.  Other sessions will help you begin to think about how you will engage in campus life and successfully navigate the collegiate environment.  Foundations is a two-day program for first year students and a one-day program for transfer students offered in June.  It has two distinct tracks – one for you and one for your parents.

Registration for Foundations

Online registration opens in early March and students who have submitted an enrollment deposit to Belmont University will receive an email from orientation@belmont.edu.  

Student register for Foundation throught their MyBelmont account.  Click here for instructions on how to create a MyBelmont account and register for Foundations.

Students must submit their enrollment deposit before they can register for orientation.

Wait List
To maintain a quality experience for our new students each session is limited.  Registration is based on a first come, first registered system.  Once a session has reached its capacity the session will automatically close to new registrations. 

If you are unable to register for your preferred session please register for your next choice.  After registering for your next choice session email orientation@belmont.edu and request to be put on the wait list. In your email please note your first and last name, your BUID, your preferred dates, and the reason for the accommodation.

The waitlist is evaluated on a weekly basis beginning April 20, 2015 and all final decisions will be made by June 1, 2015.

2015 Foundations Sessions

Foundations dates are listed below.

  • Transfer Session - Monday, June 15
  • First-Year Session #1 - Tuesday & Wednesday, June 16 & 17
  • First-Year Session #2 - Wednesday & Thursday, June 17 & 18
  • First-Year Session #3 - Thursday & Friday, June 18 & 19
  • First-Year Session #4 - Monday & Tuesday, June 22 & 23
  • First-Year Session #5 - Tuesday & Wednesday, June 23 & 24
  • First-Year Session #6 - Wednesday & Thursday, June 24 & 25
  • First-Year Session #7 - Thursday & Friday, June 25 & 26

Daily Schedule

Sessions on day 1 will begin in early morning.  Student activities go through the evening.  Parent activites end before dinner so that they can experience and explore Nashville culture with a evening out on the town.  Day 2 begins in the early morning and ends at approximately noon.  For travel plans on day 2, we highly suggest booking flights no earlier than 3pm in order to have ample time to travel to the airport and check-in for your flight.  A full daily schedule for session will be released in late Spring.  

Click here to view a draft of the schedule.  The First-Year Student schedeule is on pages 1-2 and the Transfer Student schedule is on page 3.  Although some minor adjustments to the schedule may still occur before June the start and end times will remain the same.

Packing List for Students

  • For all early arrivals, food will not be provided, so bring cash for food
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes (casual)
  • Linens, pillows, towels, and toiletries for on-campus stay
  • AP/IB scores or dual enrollment transcripts (if applicable)
  • Health Form (due TBD)

Foundations for Parents

Foundations for parents runs concurrent with your student's orientation sessions. Parents have the opportunity to attend information sessions hosted by Residence Life, Student Financial Services, and numerous other campus offices. Further, parents will connect with other first year parents, faculty and key administrators through a variety of social and academic programs. 

We recognize that this is a transitional time for the entire family.  Whether this is your first student attending a higher education institution or your last we will work to support you and your student so that they will succeed at Belmont.


Please review our Frequently Asked Questions page.  If you have additional questions please feel free to email orientation@belmont.edu or call the Office of New Student and Parent Programs at 615-460-6407.