First Year Orientation – FYO

January 12-15, 2019

FYO is your introduction to life as a Mars Hill University student. You’ll get acquainted with the campus, find out about opportunities to get involved, meet with your instructor and First Year Mentor for your First Year Seminar class, explore the culinary offerings of Pittman Dining Hall, and learn about other opportunities as a Mars Hill student. But it’s not all work — there also are movies and other entertainment options, and plenty of down time to relax.

January 2019 First Year Orientation Schedule

Note:  All events are MANDATORY for incoming new students, commuter, Early College, and transfer students unless otherwise stated.  Students enrolled in a FYS111 course are considered “New Students”.  All incoming students not enrolled in an FYS111 course are considered “Transfer Students”.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Residential Student Check-In ONLY/Residence Hall Room Set Up: Blackwell Administrative Building, 12–2 p.m.
Commuter Student Check-In ONLY: Blackwell Administrative Building, 2–3 p.m.
FYO Session #1: Day Hall 202, 3–3:45 p.m.
Residence Life Meeting: Redway Dining Room, Pittman Dining Hall, 4–5 p.m.
Dinner: Pittman Dining Hall, 5–6 p.m.
Welcome and Call to Honor Ceremony: Belk Auditorium 6–6:30 p.m.
Neon Nights: Blue Lounge, Wren Student Union, 6:30 p.m.
(Note: On Saturday, MHU will provide dinner. The student is responsible for his/her own meals for breakfast and lunch.)

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Brunch: Pittman Dining Hall Continental Breakfast, 9:30–11 a.m.
Warm Brunch, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
FYO Session #2, Day Hall 202, 1–2 p.m.
Financial Aid Session: Belk Auditorium, Wren Student Union, 2–3 p.m.
Dinner: Pittman Dining Hall, 4:30–7 p.m.
Meet S’more Friends: Blue Lounge, Wren Student Union, 7 p.m.
(Note: On Sunday, MHU will provide breakfast and lunch. Your meal plan begins with dinner.)

Monday, January 14, 2019

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Pittman Dining Hall, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
New and Transfer Students Academics Session: Belk Auditorium, Wren Student Union, 8:30–9:45 a.m.
Optional Foreign Language Placement Test: Wall 104, 10–11 a.m.
Optional Math Placement Test: Wall 109, 10–11 a.m.
Meet Academic Advisor (and optional advising adjustments): Advisor’s Office, 10 a.m.–12 noon
FYO Session #3: Day Hall 202, 1–2 p.m.
Bingo, sponsored by Campus Activity Board: Ferguson Atrium, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

First Day of Classes!

Watch your MHU email and Daily Announcements for more events and campus notifications.

Questions should be directed to Mr. Darryl Hylton, Director of First Year Engagement, at dhylton@mhu.edu.