At Mars Hill, there are countless ways to get involved outside of the classroom. From clubs and organizations to Greek life, athletics and volunteer opportunities, there is something for everyone to take part in! Be sure to also check out all of the events happening around campus.
PAWS is a co-curricular program that serves to complement the MHU liberal arts curriculum, and is a graduation requirement for traditional undergraduate students. In order to complete the requirement students must attend 42 events, spread across four different categories, over four years (student who are at MHU for less than four years will have that number prorated). You must attend 7 events in each of the four categories and 14 additional events from any category! *Pro Tip* Attend 6 events a semester; one from each category and two electives! This will allow your last semester to be open for other opportunities!
Program Requirements: Attend 42 PAWS events between orientation and graduation (prorated for transfers)
Attend 7 events in each of the PAWS Categories and attend 14 additional electives from a category of choice
The Housing and Residence Life Office strives to make the residence halls a “home away from home” for students. One question you will be asked on your housing contract is your residence hall preference. Take a look at the Residence Halls descriptions to determine which building you would prefer to live in.
Our Center for Student Success works closely with academic and student affairs to help students succeed at Mars Hill. All first-year students will participate in First Year Connections, which is designed to help students engage with resources, programs, events and the community.
Join in on the Mars Hill traditions starting your first week with Welcome Week activities. Find interest groups at our Involvement Fair and hike Bailey Mountain with President Floyd in the fall. You will also explore your academic options at our Majors & Minors Fair, which takes place every semester. Every October, celebrate MHU during Homecoming week. As the semester winds down and exams are about to begin, you can de-stress with Puppy Day and Late Night Breakfast—one of our favorite days on campus!