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Spring Orientation Schedule

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2020

10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Residence Hall Move-In | Various Locations

New students move into their residence halls as assigned by the Office of Residence Life in their move-in packets. The resident halls will open on January 5, 2020 at 10:00am. Students will be able to move into their room at this time.


MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020

SCHOOL OF MUSIC PLACEMENT ASSESSMENTS

Students who have auditioned for and been accepted to the School of Music and who have declared music as their major must participate in placement tests that will be used during academic advising later today. Refer all questions related to Music Placement Tests directly to School of Music at 615-460-6408. 

8:00 a.m. | Check-in for New Music Majors | Wilson Music Building Lobby 

8:15 a.m. | Music Theory Placement Test [Students Only] | Wilson Music Building 121 | Required of all new music majors

8:45 a.m. | Secondary Piano Placement Test [Students Only] | Wilson Music Building 108 | Required of all new music majors

9:30 a.m. | Aural Skills Placement Test [Students Only] | Wilson Music Building 121 | Required of all new music majors who have experience in aural skills and seek advancement placement


STUDENT & PARENT SESSIONS

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Spring Orientation Check-In | Beaman Lobby

Check-in with the Towering Traditions Orientation Program. Pickup your schedule booklet, nametag, complete your pre-registration and FERPA forms, and visit the Office of Campus Security to take your picture for your Belmont ID and pick up your parking decal if you previously registered online. 

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. | Welcome from the President | Massey Performing Arts Center

Welcome to Belmont! We are so excited that you're here for your Spring Orientation experience. In this opening session, you will meet the Orientation Council - your student-led crew that is here to help you navigate the ins-and-outs of life at Belmont. You will also hear from President Fisher as he officially welcomes you to the Belmont community!

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Spiritual Life at Belmont | Massey Performing Arts Center

Belmont believes that your spiritual life is a crucial aspect of your holistic development. This session gives you a glimpse into how Belmont approaches faith and spirituality.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | The Belmont Education | Massey Performing Arts Center

The Belmont education is designed to make our students informed and engaged citizens who think critically, act ethically and communicate effectively. In this session, we will cast a vision of academic life at Belmont - painting a picture of all the exceptional learning experiences awaiting you!

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. | Mental Reset | Massey Performing Arts Center

Everyone needs a break...here is yours. Take 15 minutes to stretch, to connect with the person sitting behind you or to grab some fresh air.

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. | Life Under the Tower | Massey Performing Arts Center

We want you to make the most of your Life Under the Tower. From internships, to leadership opportunities, to student organizations, to Study Abroad trips, we want you to make the most of your Life Under the Tower. In this session, the Division of Student Life will paint a picture of life at Belmont. 

11:30 - 11:40 a.m. | Bruin Books | Massey Performing Arts Center

Bruin Books is Belmont’s textbook ordering system designed to offer students an easy, seamless, price-competitive, and direct-ship service. In this session, we will cover all things Bruin Books making your book selection process as simple as possible.

11:40 – 11:55 a.m. | Investing in Your Belmont Education | Massey Performing Arts Center

The Office of Student Financial Services assists students and parents in developing a plan to successfully invest in their Belmont education. This session will provide information on payment schedules, tuition, fees, and other information associated with your student account.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch | Harrington Place Dining

It's time to eat! Follow the crowd as you enjoy the amazing offerings of the Harrington Place Dining located in the Johnson Center. Lunch is complimentary. 


STUDENT ONLY SESSIONS

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Community of Care | Johnson Center Theater

Here at Belmont, we believe caring is cool. At this main session, hear more about Belmont's commitment to each other, our commitment to our core community values, and the implications these commitments have for our day-to-day life together. Lineup includes: Campus Conduct, Campus Security, and Title IX.

1:30 – 1:50 p.m. | Student Academic Preparation | Johnson Center Theater

Simply put, we want you to succeed in getting your degree! Getting your degree requires an intentional plan. In this session, the Office of Growth & Purpose of Students (GPS) and the Office of the Registrar will give you the tools necessary to start creating your academic plan. This interactive presentation will answer all your questions on how to plan towards your degree, use Classfinder, and be prepared for the registration process.   

2:00 – 2:10 p.m. | Travel to Course Registration Planning Rooms | Various Locations

Students will travel to Course Registration locations

2:10 – 3:00 p.m. | Course Registration Planning by Academic College/Major | Required of all students

Students learn the course registration process from the academic college/major and will build a course schedule before class registration opens. 

3:00 p.m. | Course Registration Opens

By participating in Spring Orientation, you receive pre-access to register for spring courses. Your class registration access will be open today, January 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. until tomorrow, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. This period will allow you to modify your schedule after you leave Course Registration and before current Belmont students have access to the system. On January 7, 2020 at 7:00 a.m., the general class registration period will reopen for all current Belmont students for the add/drop period. The last day for registration/schedule changes/drop with refund, is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by 11:00 p.m.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | New Student Dinner | Harrington Place Dining in Johnson Center Dining Hall

New Students enjoy a complimentary dinner prepared by the Belmont Dining Services. Use your meal coupon that you received at check-in to get your free meal.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Meeting Your Bruin Community | Meet in Johnson Center Dining Hall

Join the Orientation Council and connect with other new students. The group will meet in the Harrington Place Dining Hall, and then connect in one of the many student spaces on campus. This relaxed gathering will provide you with an opportunity to meet your fellow Bruins!


PARENT SESSIONS

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Administrative Resources for Parents | Gabhart Student Center

Belmont offers an educational experience allowing students to develop critical thinking skills through a liberal arts education while also pursuing a specific academic discipline. The Office of the Registrar will provide information on academic policies, regulations, and information regarding your student's enrollment. 

1:30 - 2:50 p.m. | Life at Belmont | Gabhart Student Center

Life at Belmont is full of possibilities and opportunities. In order to give you a fuller picture of Life at Belmont, the next session highlights several key departments on campus. Lineup includes: Career & Professional Development, Study Abroad, Campus Security, Student Support, Leadership Opportunities, Health & Wellness, Student Organizations & Activities, and Parent Programs.

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. | Parent Reception | GIG and Student Art Gallery 

This break will give parents a chance to stretch your legs and see Belmont's GIG (Gallery of Iconic Guitars). Key faculty and staff will also be present to answer questions and help you connect to the Belmont community.  

3:45 p.m. | Reconnect with your Students | Various Locations

Most students will complete course registration between 3:30-4:00 p.m. You will be able to connect with your student once they complete course registration and the parent programming concludes. Students will continue our student only programming with the New Student Dinner at 5:00 p.m. in the Harrington Place Dining.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020 | STUDENT ONLY SESSIONS

7:15 a.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dining Hall Hours

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. | Free Breakfast in Nashville with the Orientation Council | Gabhart Student Life Center

One of the great things about Belmont is that it's located in the amazing city of Nashville! Start your morning off right by joining the Orientation Council as we go and grab breakfast in one off the great Nashville spots. This meal is on the house!

11:00 a.m. | Campus Tour | Meet in the Beaman Student Life Center Lobby

If you want to get a better feel for campus, join us on this student led campus tour. In this tour, we will make sure you feel comfortable navigating campus for your first day of classes.  

Taking Care of the Details            

We know that the start of your semester is a busy time filled with last minute appointments and details. We’ve designed the orientation schedule so that you can visit on-campus offices as well as run important errands. At this time, the Orientation Council will be available to help point you in the right direction to take care of your last-minute needs. 

All on-campus offices are open from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. today.  Walk-in appointments are available at many offices you may wish to visit and these offices can assist you in answering questions you might have regarding your time at Belmont. We’ve created a list of suggested items that can help you get your academic year started.

  • Visit Student Financial Services for any personal questions regarding your student account or tuition payment options 
  • Visit Belmont Central to add Bruin Bucks to your student account 
  • Stop by Campus Security to pick up your Belmont Student ID or parking decal 
  • For any questions regarding transfer credits from previous institutions, visit the Office of the Registrar located in the Gabhart Student Center 
  • Log into your MyBelmont account to adjust your schedule or review it 
  • If needed, visit Counseling Services, Disability Services or Health Services for assistance in setting up your continuation of care  
  • Visit a local department or grocery store to get final supplies before classes start


Students Living on Campus

For those living on campus, students will receive more information about move-in after housing assignments are made in early December. Generally speaking, move-in will be held between 12:00pm and 5:00pm on Sunday, January 5th. More specific individual information will follow in December.