Roar Orientation -Spring Students

Sunday, January 8, 2023, 2-4pm: New student check-in 
Location: Ferguson Math Science Building, Ponder Atrium
New students will check-in, make sure all documentation is complete and receive the keys to their room.

Sunday, January 8, 2023, 6-8pm: Treats and Tie-Dye
Location: McConnell Hall (The Loft)
New students will enjoy snacks and bonding time, while creating memories. Free T-shirt!

Monday, January 9, 2023 – 8:30am: Academics at MHU
Location: Ferguson Math and Science Room 135

Monday, January 9, 2023 – 9:15am:  Get Connected/Involved at MHU
Location: Ferguson Math and Science Room 135

Monday, January 9, 2023 – 10am: Meet with Advisor

Roar (orientation)- Fall Students


We look forward to seeing you become a Mars Hill Lion! Roar is a multi-day orientation program that all new students participate in prior to the beginning of their first semester at Mars Hill University. You’ll get acquainted with the campus,  meet friends, find out about opportunities to get involved, meet with your instructor and First Year Mentor for your First Year Seminar class, and participate in continuing and new traditions.

Some highlights include:
March Through the Arch
Students will ceremonially march through the Mars Hill College arch onto the
Upper Quad where they will meet with their families for the family send-off

Neon Nights
Join a game of glow in the dark capture the flag, play lawn games, dance,
and enjoy the night with a fun neon twist.

Tacos & Tie Dye
Enjoy a taco snack while tie-dying a traditional first-year MHU t-shirt. Lawn
games will be set up along with music.

True North
Students will participate in an MHU Tradition Event hosted by Mars Hill
Chaplain Rev. Stephanie McLeskey

Traditional Hat Signing
As an MHU Tradition Event, students will receive an MHU hat to be signed by
fellow students, faculty & staff.

Music Jam on the Quad w/Food Trucks (Daddy D’s & Strictly Wings
This event is designed to unite & honor cultures of our mountains, utilizing
traditional Appalachian, Jewish American, Native & African American music,
instruments & dance. Come on out, bring your musical toys and dance shoes,
lawn chair & your water and be ready to ENJOY!