Information for Parents
Knowing that your child is being taken care of can make it a little easier to send them off to college. We are here to give your students the support, opportunities, and resources they need to develop as creative and critical thinkers. UMHB is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal-arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, yet remains one of the most affordable private universities in the South.
If you're the parent of a prospective student, you can visit our Admissions site for more information or find frequently asked questions and family events below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If your child lives in a dorm, his or her box number will be available on myCampus. Once logged in to myCampus, click on My Account and then "Campus Box Number." All of our dorms share the same address of 900 College Street, Box Number 1234, Belton, TX 76513 (where 1234 is your student's actual box number).
We are not permitted to disclose a student's grades to anyone without express, written consent from the student. Federal legislation, known as FERPA, protects student privacy. It is possible for a student to complete a FERPA consent form with the Registrar's office.
There are several ways to post payments to student accounts. Ensure that you know your child's student ID to make certain that your payment is attributed to your child.
In addition to weekly chapel services, our BSM provides dozens of ministry opportunities for students. We also have an active chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life, Catholic Student Organization, and several student-led Bible studies.
It's easy for parents to load up cash on a student's CruCard. This money can be used to purchase food at numerous local vendors and goods at CVS Pharmacy. It can also be used to pay for printing on university printers, and it is honored by most campus offices. It's easy to add CruCash to your student's card at myCruCard.
Dining Dollars are only associated with your meal plan. They may only be used on-campus at Residential Dining, 1845 Grill, Chick-fil-A Express, Starbucks, and Mabee Market. They expire at the end of each semester. For further information, visit UMHB Dining Services.
CruCash can be used at those locations, various off-campus merchants and vending machines. These funds carry over each semester and can be refunded once you permanently leave campus.
Students can use Cru Cash at a growing number of on-campus and off-campus locations. See the full list of locations.
Come experience our learning environment and traditions. More than anything, we want to create an environment where you can connect with your student.
- Discover how your student decorated their room after you left on Move-In Day.
- Visit with professors over brunch.
- Get fired up at the pep rally by learning the “Cru Spirit Dance.”
- Attend a football game at Crusader Stadium.
Cru Camp is UMHB's official orientation for new incoming students. Accepted students will have the opportunity to attend a variety of sessions to help them transition to UMHB, as well as be advised and registered for classes. The first year of college is a season of change and transition for both students and parents. For most parents, the adjustment of no longer having their child at home can be tough. Combining that with new financial aspects that come with someone attending college, parents realize any resource that can be helpful is welcomed, and we want to provide you with whatever help we can!More Information
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Hilton Garden Inn Temple
1749 Scott Blvd.
Temple, TX 76504
Distance to UMHB: 8.9 miles
Holiday Inn Temple-Belton
5247 S General Bruce Dr
Temple, TX 76503
Distance to UMHB: 4.4 miles
Residence Inn Temple
4301 S General Bruce Dr
Temple, TX 76502
Distance to UMHB: 4.8 miles
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Belton, TX 76513
Distance to UMHB: 7.5 miles
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Temple, TX 76504
Distance to UMHB: 8.5 miles
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Temple, TX 76504
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416 S. Main Street
Salado, TX 76571
Distance to UMHB: 10.6 miles