Congratulations! You have been accepted!

Welcome New Lions!
Welcome New Lions!

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?


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

  • Sign up for Lion Life Orientation!
  • Submit your $250 Advance Tuition Deposit. First-year students and sophomores are required to live on campus and housing assignments are determined on a first-come, first-served 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 Requirements for Enrollment
  • Learn about Lion’s Roar.  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!

Before You Move to Campus

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 applicable)
  • All official final high school and college/university transcripts, AP score reports, dual enrollment transcripts, and early college transcripts must be received BEFORE classes start in the fall. Any document received after classes start will NOT be considered for transfer credit, with no exceptions.
  • Contact your admissions 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.
  • Please make sure you have completed your FAFSA ( and all other financial aid paperwork. If you are a North Carolina resident, you must complete the residency form found online at Without the North Carolina Residency form completed, you will not be eligible to receive North Carolina monies, regardless of your award package. If you have questions, please contact your financial aid counselor. 


Parking/Parking Waiver

SafeColleges Online Training


  • Complete your housing application via the Res Life Portal to begin your housing assignment process and to select your meal plan.
  • Once completed, the Office of Residence Life will email you instructions for selecting your room.
  • Pack your belongings and check to ensure you do not bring any prohibited items. Visit the Residence Life FAQ page for more information on what to bring and what to leave at home.
  • Review Move-in information before your move-in day to prepare yourself for the big day!

Emergency Info

  • Make sure to log into your Self-Service and update your emergency information. The required information includes your own cell phone number that you will have access to while you are at Mars Hill University as well as the emergency contact phone number of the person you elect to be your emergency contact person. We would contact this person on your behalf, in the event of an emergency involving you.  A how-to video is provided here for your assistance.
  • Contact your admissions counselor with any questions.


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

Helpful Contacts


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

Phone: 828-689-1201


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


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: (for students with last names beginning with A – J)

Email: (for students with last names beginning with K – Z)