Virtual Welcome Week Schedule

Sunday, August 16 – Tuesday, August 18

In order to start you off on the right track, we are kicking off your Belmont career with Welcome Week. Welcome Week is designed to connect you to our community, prepare you for all facets of life at Belmont, and help you feel at ease as you enter into this next chapter of life. Not to mention, Welcome Week is full of unforgettable experiences! We hope that you dig deep during these next three days. Ask questions. Meet people. Be yourself. Soak in the memories. This is your college journey, and we hope you fully lean into this experience. Welcome to Belmont!

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Scroll down the page to join sessions throughout the day—All times are Central.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

Sunday

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT

Worship Service

Begin your Sunday Towering Traditions experience with a time of worship and celebration. This meaningful time, led by our University Ministry Staff, sets the tone for the academic year. Visit here to learn more about Spiritual Life at Belmont. Want to learn more about University Ministries at Belmont? Click here.

Sunday

9:00 PM CT

CATHOLIC WELCOME MASS

Join members of University Catholic for the first Mass of the semester on FB live where we will encounter Jesus Christ and one another.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17

Monday

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT

OPENING SESSION

Join the Orientation Council as we kick off your virtual Welcome Week experience. During this session, you will meet the OC and hear from key Belmont staff and faculty as you learn about the journey you are about to begin.

Have a Question?

Needing help? Don’t hesitate to reach out. Email the orientation office below or jump into our virtual help desk to get your questions answered! The virtual help desk is open from 10am-4:30pm CT on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM CT

MEET YOUR

TT GROUP

It is time to meet your TT group. Each TT group consists of 10 new students and is led by a Tower Team Leader (an upperclassman). Jump in on the fun and get connected to your Bruin community! You’ll need your MyBelmont username and password to access this session.

Monday

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM CT

STUDENT LIFE AT BELMONT

KEY RESOURCES FOR THE FALL SEMESTER

Life at Belmont is beyond in-class academics. In this session, you will hear from key Student Life staff about all of the virtual and in person ways to get connected to the Belmont community. You will also learn about the resources available to help students thrive while at Belmont.

Have a Question?

Needing help? Don’t hesitate to reach out. Email the orientation office below or jump into our virtual help desk to get your questions answered! The virtual help desk is open from 10am-4:30pm CT on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM CT

VIRTUAL MEET YOUR ACADEMIC COLLEGE

Academic life regularly happens within your academic college. This session gives you a chance to meet the professors and other new students in your college. You’ll need your MyBelmont username and password to access this session.

This session will formally welcome all new students who are part of the Belmont Honors Program. Students will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Mimi Barnard (Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education) and Dr. Bonnie Smith Whitehouse (Director of Honors), as well as say hello to other new Honors students in small breakout rooms.

Monday

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT

HONORS MEET YOUR COHORT

HONORS STUDENTS ONLY

Needing Help Navigating Classes Online?

Click here to watch several tutorial videos ranging from how to submit an assignment on Blackboard, to how to view your grades. You’ll need your MyBelmont username and password to access this resource.

Before we kick off our night time activities, reconnect with your TT group. If you don’t know your TT group, email orientation@belmont.edu, and we will help you out! You’ll need your MyBelmont username and password to access this session.

Monday

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM CT

TT GROUP NIGHT RECONNECT

Monday

7:45 PM – 8:30 PM CT

BRUIN

CONNECT

Bruin Connect is the perfect way to end your first day of your virtual Welcome Week experience! This is your chance to sit back and connect with the Orientation Council, TT Leaders, and other new Bruins. Choose between multiple zoom room gatherings as you connect with others based on your interests. Don’t miss out on this must attend event! You’ll need your MyBelmont username and password to access the Bruin Connect Session.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

Tuesday

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM CT

MAIN SESSION

MORNING WELCOME WITH THE OC + STORYTELLING PART I

Stories have the power to connect us, to shape us and to inspire us. As you enter the Belmont community, you are bringing your story into the Belmont story. And now, your community is colliding with other people’s story. In this session, we will explore how our diverse stories will strengthen the Belmont community.

Have a Question?

Needing help? Don’t hesitate to reach out. Email the orientation office below or jump into our virtual help desk to get your questions answered! The virtual help desk is open from 10am-4:30pm CT on Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM CT

STORYTELLING PART II WITH TT GROUP

In this session, you will take what you have learned from storytelling part I and bring this to your TT group. You’ll need your MyBelmont username and password to access this session.

America’s women fought for the right to vote for decades. In spite of overt racism and corruption, on August 18, 1920. Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment, thus ensuring the right to vote could not be denied based upon sex. Cities across the U.S. rang bells in celebration. Nashville did not. We need your help to break the historic silence. At noon on August 18, bells will ring out all over Nashville. Belmont’s Carillon will be ringing, and we encourage you to pause to honor this moment in history and ring a bell from your location (download the Ringing Bell app).

Tuesday

12:00 PM CT

RINGING OF THE BELLS

Tuesday

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CT

CONNECT WITH UPPERCLASS STUDENTS FROM YOUR COLLEGE

What better way to learn the ins-and-outs of your academic college than connecting with upperclassman from your college. In this student panel Q&A session, hear from current students in your college as they share their pro tips on making the most of your Belmont education.

Have a Question?

Needing help? Don’t hesitate to reach out. Email the orientation office below or jump into our virtual help desk to get your questions answered! The virtual help desk is open from 10am-4:30pm CT on Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM CT

COMPLETE THE CIRP + KIVA

FOR FRESHMEN ONLY

At Belmont, we believe we were created to serve. The Freshmen Kiva Initiative is first-hand experience designed to help incoming students learn how to put this belief into action. Students will also complete the CIRP survey. Watch the below videos, check your email for your KIVA code and CIRP code, and complete these tasks. Contact Help Desk or TT Leader if you have questions.

What Is

KIVA

Why KIVA

At Belmont

How To Participate

In KIVA

Video About

CIRP

Before we kick off our night time activities, reconnect with your TT group. If you don’t know your TT group, email orientation@belmont.edu, and we will help you out! You’ll need your MyBelmont username and password to access this session.

Tuesday

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM CT

TT GROUP NIGHT RECONNECT

Tuesday

7:45 PM – 9:00 PM CT

RESIDENCE HALL MANDATORY MEETING + CONNECT WITH YOUR HALLMATES

Each Residence Hall has a mandatory meeting before the start of the academic semester. This is your chance to learn more about life in the residence hall as well as connect with your hallmates. You’ll need your MyBelmont username and password to access this session.

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