Welcome New Lions!
Welcome New Lions!

Congratulations! You have been accepted!

As a Mars Hill University student, there is so much to look forward to: college classes, new friends, challenging professors, a dynamic campus life experience, research opportunities, experiential learning, the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and exploring nearby towns and the city of Asheville.

Your years at Mars Hill University will be full of opportunities for personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth! The versatility of a liberal arts education means you will graduate better prepared to delve into your chosen vocation. You will be quipped  with skills that will help you lead a well-rounded, well-informed life.

Mars Hill University offers an educational experience that truly moves mountains!

What now?

  • Visit Campus – If you haven’t had a chance to experience our warm community yet, make sure to schedule a private tour or attend one of our Accepted Students Visit Days held each fall and spring.
  • Financial Aid – Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to see your complete financial aid award letter.
  • Reach out to your personal admissions counselor.  Your admissions counselor and MHU student ambassadors will be contacting you to keep you informed!


Connect With Us on Social Media

We’d love to hear from you on our social media channels. Interact with fellow incoming students and keep up with what’s happening on The Hill through our official university accounts!

Instagram @MarsHillU  Twitter @MarsHillU    Facebook @MarsHillUniversity

Have you already decided that Mars Hill University is the place for you?

  • Submit your $250 Advance Tuition Payment. Freshman and Sophomores are required to live on campus and housing assignments are determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. After receiving your financial aid package, you will receive an email communication with instructions on how to pay the Advance Tuition Payment through Self-Service.
  • Watch your email for your login information for all of your Mars Hill accounts (housing, self service, email).  Once you have accessed your accounts, complete the Housing and Meal Plan Application or if you will be a commuter, fill out the Commuter Application.
  • Complete the Medical History Form
  • Register for Lion Life. This is a one day event where you will meet academic advisors, receive your Fall semester schedule, and meet your peers. Watch your email for the class schedule questionnaire that you will need to complete. It will be used to create your first semester schedule at MHU.

Welcome to the Mars Hill University Community!

In order to make your move-in process as smooth as possible, (see more information on move-in here) we want to ensure you are able to complete all necessary paperwork and processes prior to your arrival. Take a look at your checklist below to determine what you need to complete before move-in day.


  • Official Final High School Transcript
  • Official Final College Transcripts (if blank, not applicable
  • Contact your admissions counselor, {#Counselor#}, if you have questions about transcripts.

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid documents
  • Login to Self-Service to check for missing Financial Aid documents.
  • Contact your financial aid counselor if you have questions about financial aid documents.


  • Medical History Form
  • Vaccination Records
  • Additional Medical Requirements for specific groups: Contact your coach or group leader for more information.
  • Contact Stephanie Shelton if you have questions about medical requirements.

Parking/Parking Waiver

  • Parking Form (Residential & Commuter) or Parking Waiver Form
  • Contact Campus Security if you have questions about the Parking or Waiver forms.

Emergency Contact Information

  • Emergency Contact Information Form
  • Contact your admissions counselor at 1-866-642-4968 if you have questions about this form.

SafeColleges Online Training

  • SafeColleges Online Training Courses
  • Contact Jennie Matthews if you have questions about these courses. jmatthews@mhu.edu


  • Housing/Commuter Form

Housing Addendum

  • Housing Addendum Electronic Signature
  • Contact Residence Life if you have questions about these courses.

Helpful Contacts


Ask us about your being admitted, paying your deposit, taking a tour and our Lion Life orientation.

Phone: 1-866-642-4968

Email: admissions@mhu.edu

Website: Meet Our Team

Residence Life

Reach out to us if you have questions about the check-in and move-in process, housing assignments and residence life policies.

Phone: 828-689-1253

Email: residence-life@mhu.edu

Website: Meet Our Team

Financial Aid

Have questions about FAFSA or your financial aid package? We’re here to help you!

Phone: 828-689-1123

Email: cbuckner@mhu.edu (for students with last names beginning with A – J)

Email: twoody@mhu.edu (for students with last names beginning with K – Z)

Lion Life Orientation
April 17 — April 17
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Lion Life Orientation
May 22 — May 22
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Lion Life Orientation
July 10 — July 10
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Lion Life Orientation
August 19 — August 19
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