Information for Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Belhaven University! We look forward to working with you every step of the way as you achieve your educational goals. Here are some important reminders as you prepare for class.

Fill out the FAFSA

Apply for Federal Financial Assistance by filing the free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Be sure to list Belhaven University as one of the colleges to receive the results of your evaluation.  Our school code is 002397.

Student Services Advisor

When you are accepted into a program at Belhaven University, you will be assigned a Student Services Advisor.  Your advisor is  a resource for you throughout your time at Belhaven and is available to answer questions, hear your concerns, and encourage you as you progress through your program.  Please contact Belhaven Memphis at 901-896-0184 or email memphis@belhaven.edu.  The student services offices are open Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 6:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

E-mail

Upon acceptance as a student at Belhaven University you will receive a Belhaven e-mail address.  You should check your email address daily as all official communication from Belhaven University will come to your Belhaven e-mail address.  Your student services advisor will notify you when this email is set up You will need this email address to log into BlazeNet, our online student information portal and Canvas, our online learning management system. In BlazeNet you will find instructions for forwarding your Belhaven email to your personal e-mail account.

BlazeNet

BlazeNet is our online student information system.  This is the place where students can find information related to their grades, schedule, account information, making a payment, financial aid, registration for classes, and so much more.  It is also the central location where campus departments post information specific to current students.  This is where you can read announcements, download forms, read policies and access documents from departments across campus.  You will receive a welcome email from your student services advisor with instructions for logging into BlazeNet.

Canvas

Canvas is the learning management system that Belhaven uses to support the on campus classes you will be taking.  Each professor will instruct you as to the specific use of Canvas for their class.  Typically, you will submit your assignments, access additional resources for your class, and communicate outside of class with your professor and classmates through Canvas.  You can access Canvas through a link in BlazeNet.

Orientation

Your student services advisor will notify you when orientation will be held on campus.  It is generally one to two weeks prior to the start of classes.  As soon as your e-mail account is set up, you will also be registered for an online orientation class in Canvas.  We recommend that you view the online orientation in Canvas prior to attending the live orientation on campus.  Both are important to your success as a student at Belhaven University.  Your student services advisor will send you log in information on the Canvas orientation class.

Books For Your Classes

You do not need to purchase books for your classes.  Part of the tuition and fees you pay covers the use of textbooks for live classes you attend on campus.  (This does not apply to doctoral students attending on campus residency courses).  You may pick up textbooks as early as two weeks prior to the start of each class you will be attending.  You will need provide a copy of your course schedule (available in BlazeNet) and your student ID number to the bookstore associate at your respective campus.  You must return the books at the conclusion of each course.  Students are allowed to check out books for no more than two courses at a time. 

Social Media

Keep up with what is happening at your campus on social media.  “Like” the Belhaven Memphis Facebook page.  In addition, follow the Belhaven University Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Adult Studies Blog site for regular news, events, and information about the University.