At Belmont, it all starts with TT.
Towering Traditions (TT) is the unforgettable orientation experience welcoming new Bruins into the Belmont story. Our goal is simple: we want to connect you with the Belmont community as you set your college trajectory to align with your goals and dreams. We know beginnings aren’t everything, but they matter. TT is your Belmont beginning, designed to get you on the right start.
THINGS TO DO
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
In order to prepare for course registration, all students are encouraged to watch these important videos before your summer orientation session. During your orientation session, you will meet with your academic college to learn more about specific courses and requirements for your major. All students will have an advisor hold on their account. This hold will be removed right before course registration on the day of the student’s orientation session.
Click here to download the printable course planning worksheet mentioned in the Planning Your Schedule video.
Each virtual orientation session is a one-day event that begins at 10:00 A.M. Central Daylight Time. Be sure to join the session for your assigned date. As a reminder, you’ll only be able to register for courses on the day of your scheduled orientation session.
Some orientation events require the use of Zoom to participate. Click here for a quick start guide to using the software.
On Campus Session Schedule
Virtual Session 1
June 11, 2021
Virtual Session 2
June 18, 2021
The Orientation Council (OC) consists of ten Belmont students who are here to journey with you through your Towering Traditions experience. The OC will be the hosts for your virtual summer orientation experience and are here to assist in your transition to Belmont. Here is the team:
Faith and Social Justice
Important How-To Videos
Medical History Form
Signing Up for
Vehicle or Bike
How to Set Up
Student Financial Services
Accepting or Declining
Bruin Bucks vs.
How to Access
Mental Health Services
Engaging in Your
Faith at Belmont
Still unsure what you need to complete before the first day of classes? Don't worry - we have you covered! Take a read of the below tasks and start crossing items off of your list!
REGISTER FOR SUMMER SERIES SESSIONS
Belmont's Summer Series provides you the opportunity to continue to your orientation journey throughout the summer! Here is how it works: On select Tuesdays at 1 PM CST, you will have the chance to join a virtual session to learn more about exciting ways to connect to life at Belmont. Summer Series topics include: Join a Student Club and Organization, Student Financial Services, Spiritual Life on Campus, Study Abroad, and much more! During each session, you will have the chance to get your questions answered. Click here to view the list of sessions and register for our Summer Series events.
Submit Health Insurance/Immunization Forms
Belmont University requires that all students utilize their Health Portal to complete the Belmont Medical History, Immunization Records, and verification of health insurance, and manually enter all dates from Immunization records by the end of Summer Orientation session. To learn how to submit your Medical History Forms, click here. To learn how to complete your Medical Consent Form, click here.
Sign Up for 'Belmont Alerts'
Belmont Alerts is Belmont University’s emergency messaging system. Starting on June 1, 2021, you will be able to sign up to receive text alerts and emails in the event of a campus closure or emergency. When the time comes, please add your cell phone number to the Belmont Alerts system. To do this, sign in to myBelmont and select Belmont Alerts from the Campus Security and Safety folder on the left side of this page. Once the Belmont Alerts page opens, use the “Contact Type” field to enter the cell phone numbers that you want to receive Belmont Alerts. You are welcome to add family members to these contacts. Once finished, simply close the Belmont Alerts window. For more information, click here for Belmont Alerts.
Register for Belmont's Leadership Connections
The Belmont Office of Leadership Development, BOLD, is a great way for First Year Students and Transfer Students to continue their leadership journey at Belmont. It’s also a great way for new leaders to get involved and begin to learn and practice leadership.
Students who take advantage of campus-wide leadership development opportunities will have a chance to participate in various training and development workshops, retreats, conferences, and other challenging experiences to prepare for leadership roles on and off campus.
Start now! If you are interested in more leadership development experiences at Belmont, fill out this short form and let us know!
Log into BruinLink to discover campus-wide leadership and engagement opportunities and be on the lookout for emails giving you directions on next steps.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns once you’ve arrived on campus. We’re happy to help!
Set Up Your BruinPrint Account
Welcome to BruinPrint, Belmont's student print station system. Operating through a network of hi-speed printers located throughout the academic buildings and many of the dorms, BruinPrint will offer a variety of printing options including Print Anywhere. This special feature will allow students to send print jobs from their phones, tablets, personal laptops, or from campus computer labs for pickup at any BruinPrint station on campus. The BruinPrint system provides a consistent user experience while also meeting the diverse printing needs of Belmont University's student body. Click here for complete information on BruinPrint.
Financial Aid Checklist
Due Date: Completed throughout the summer
Once you have been officially accepted to the university and paid your enrollment deposit, you will want to make sure you are taking care of all the key financial processes. Click here see the Financial Aid Checklist.
ORDER YOUR TEXTBOOKS
Due Date: July 31, 2021
Bruin Books is Belmont University's completely online textbook ordering system designed to offer a seamless, price competitive and direct-ship service for all your textbook needs. The portal for ordering will be open from July 12th through July 31st. You will learn more about Bruin Books at summer orientation as well as email communication to your Belmont e-mail account. In the meantime, please visit Bruin Books for full details.
Register Your Vehicle or Bicycle
Due Date: August 1, 2021
If you plan on riding in style by bringing a bicycle or a vehicle to campus in the fall, make sure you register with campus security. Click here for instructions.
Complete Alcohol Edu/Sexual Assault Prevention
Due Date: Part 1 due September 30th. Part 2 due November 30th. Invitations to participate will not be emailed out until July/August.
AlcoholEDU is a web-based alcohol prevention program currently used at more than 500 colleges and universities across the country. It uses the latest prevention techniques and scientific research to educate students about the impact of alcohol on the mind and body. AlcoholEdu will enable you to make informed choices regarding the use of alcohol and the behavior of peers. All survey responses are strictly confidential.
AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention (SAP) registration instructions can be found on MyBelmont under "Campus Life" tab. You then will be required to complete part 1 of Alcohol EDU and Haven by September 30 and complete part 2 of Alcohol Edu and Haven by November 30. Failure to complete these tasks on time will result in a hold being placed on your account.
** As responsible citizens, participants in Towering Traditions Summer Orientation are doing their part to limit personal interactions as we all seek to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A limited number of employees will be present on campus to make this event possible, and all will undergo strict protocols for social distancing and personal hygiene.