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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.

Viewing your Foundations Confirmation

Click here for a pdf with instructions including pictures to view your Foundations Confirmation.  Please note that when you registered for Foundations it captured your major listed at that time.  If you have changed your major after registering for Foundations please follow the instructions below.

  • Click here for a pdf with instructions including pictures to view your Academic Major.

Housing & Packing List for Students

During Foundations students only stay on-campus in the residence halls.  For students arriving the evening before their scheduled session early arrival housing is available.  All first-year students stay the evening between their two days. Evening social programming is provided so that students are able to meet their future classmates.

  • For all early arrivals, food will not be provided, please 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 

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.

Parent Housing

There is no on-campus parents housing available during Foundations sessions.  Local accommodations are available from a variety of hotels in close proximity to campus.  For a list of suggestions please view the Frequently Asked Questions page. 


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.