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Parent & Family Weekend Schedule

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PARENT AND FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2017

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Parent & Family Weekend online registration closes on Tuesdsay, September 19 at midnight. Families not able to register online prior to the weekend may register onsite at the Parent & Family Weekend check-in table located in the Maddox Grand Atrium Lobby. 

CHECK-IN

Check-In for Parent & Family Weekend | Maddox Grand Atrium | Noon-7 p.m. 
Stop by the check-in table to pick up your Parent & Family Weekend schedule and wristband. Your wristband will give you free access to our movie screenings, the Beaman Student Life Center Fitness center (including the rock climbing wall and fitness classes), breakfast in Harrington Place Dining on Saturday, Belmont Mansion Tours and the tailgate lunch on Saturday.

When you have a moment throughout the weekend:

Stop by The Belmont Store: Located at the corner of Portland Ave and Belmont Blvd
Friday Hours: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM | Saturday Hours: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM 
Pick up your Belmont gear and check out all of the greatness The Belmont Store has to offer. For Parent and Family Weekend, receive a 15 percent discount on all regularly priced Belmont logo apparel and gifts.

Visit the Student-Run Businesses: House Of & Boulevard Record Shop
Friday and Saturday: 11 AM - 7 PM

House Of provides the Nashville community with a curated group of local designers and brands. The store opened in April 2016 an employs 15 students from a variety of majors who actively learn about brand management, marketing, sales, and supply chain management. Over 30 local designers are featured in the store and work with the students to learn more about pricing, promoting, and running a business.

Boulevard Record Shop began featuring new and used vinyl records, live shows, and music accessories when it opened in 2016. Record Shop works closely with United Record Pressing (a local vinyl distributor) to stock vinyl music to serve Belmont students and the Nashville area. In addition, the store converts to a music venue at night allowing Belmont student bands and local musicians to play in a neighborhood with no other music venue.

Tour the Belmont Mansion

Friday: 10 AM – 3:30 PM | Guided Tours

Friday: 4:30 - 5:30 PM |  Open House

Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM | Guided Tours 

Listed as one of Nashville’s Top 20 tourist attractions, Belmont Mansion attracts visitors from all over the country. The Belmont Mansion is an Italianate villa constructed between the years 1849 and 1853. Through the years, it has been the summer home for Nashville socialite Adelicia Acklen and her family, temporary headquarters of the Union army and an all girls college. One of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the South, with 36 rooms and 19,000 square feet, the entire Belmont estate was built, furnished, and landscaped by the Acklens and boasted such luxuries as lavish gardens, art gallery, bowling alley and zoo. A National Historic Site since 1971, Belmont Mansion currently operates as a house museum, maintained by the Belmont Mansion Association.

Fitness Center Hours of Operation

Friday:  6 AM – 8 PM, Saturday:  8 AM – 8 PM, Sunday:  1 PM – 8 PM

Belmont Leu Art Gallery

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 8 - 4:30 PM

Brady Haston, Robin Paris, and Tom Williams: Monuments and Structures

The abstract paintings of Brady Haston and the photographic abstractions of Robin Paris and Tom Williams provide a new perspective for interpretation of our environment. While Haston’s work takes specifically from Nashville’s obscure landmarks and urban reference points, Paris and Williams explore the generalized rhetoric of political or commemorative monumentality of figurative monuments.

The GIG: Gallery of Iconic Guitars

Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM, Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

The Gallery of Iconic Guitars (GIG) at Belmont is Music City's premier venue designed to celebrate some of the rarest and iconic guitars and stringed instruments ever known. The GIG features an intimate experience for visitors to view these prized instruments up-close, along with historically and technically in-depth information on each. It is our hope that these magnificent instruments and their stories serve to inspire legions of music enthusiasts from all generations.


FRIDAY

Check-In for Parent & Family Weekend | Maddox Grand Atrium | 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by the check-in table to pick up your Parent & Family Weekend schedule and wristband. Your wristband will give you free access to our movie screenings, the Beaman Student Life Center Fitness center (including the rock climbing wall and fitness classes), Breakfast in Harrington Place Dining on Saturday, Belmont Mansion Tours, and the tailgate lunch on Saturday.   

Concert Band Performance | Massey Performing Arts Center Atrium | 12:00 PM 
Join Belmont University’s Concert Band for free music during lunch. This performance is a part of Belmont’s Brown Bag concert series.

Parent Session #1 :Making the Most of Your Student’s Study Abroad Experience

Gabhart Student Center | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Parents play such an important part in helping a student determine when, where and how to study abroad. Come meet with the Office of Study Abroad to learn more about Belmont’s study abroad offerings, the study abroad application process and how to support your child throughout their study abroad experience.

Parent Session #2 : Career & Professional Development Presents: “Helping Students Achieve Their Goals”

Gabhart Student Center | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This session will be focused on how parents can help their children find career success. Parents will receive an overview of career development at Belmont, meet the Career Development Team, and learn how they can support their college student.  

Office and Department Availability | Various Locations | 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Whether you are a first-time parent of a college student or a veteran, you may have questions to ask of university offices or academic departments. All offices and departments will be open during Belmont’s hours of operation from 8 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. on Friday. To schedule an appointment on Friday afternoon, email one of the below offices directly:

> Study Abroad: Your go to for study abroad opportunities, Belmont USA, May semester travel opportunities | Email: studyabroad@belmont.edu

> Student Organizations & Activities Your go to for Greek Life, Student Clubs & Organizations, Student Government | Email: soa@belmont.edu

> Student Financial Services: Your go to for payment plans, scholarships, student loans, federal work study | Email: finaid@belmont.edu

> Growth and Purpose for Students: Your go to for general academic advising and support questions, academic major & career exploration, developing a 4-year academic plan, the sophomore experience | Email: gps@belmont.edu

Health Services: Your go to for health insurance or health form questions, visits for acute and chronic illnesses, physical exams | Email: healthservices@belmont.edu

Not seeing the office you want to connect with on our list? Email orientation@belmont.edu and we will help you out!

Women’s Soccer Match | Rose Park (1 mile from campus) | 4:00 PM

Our Bruins vs. Ohioo Valley Conference rival Eastern Illinois Panthers | We’re celebrating Four F’s – Parent/Family weekend, Athletics Hall of Fame weekend, Fiftieth Anniversary of BU Women in Sport & the simple fact that it’s Friday!  Come join the crowd and cheer on your fellow Bruins! Free admission for all fans. 

Parent and Family Weekend Pop-up Barre Fitness Class | South Lawn | 5:00 PM

Join Neighborhood Barre as they lead members of the Belmont community through a fun barre class. Barre classes incorporate small isometric movements that work your muscles to fatigue and we hope to see you there for a fun and invigorating workout with our friends from Neighborhood Barre!
*Note: In the event of rain, the class will be moved to the FitRec Gym.

Women’s Volleyball Match | Curb Event Center | 6:00 PM 

Belmont Bruins vs. Morehead State Eagles | We continue our celebration of the Four F’s - Parent/Family weekend, Athletics Hall of Fame weekend, Fiftieth Anniversary of BU Women in Sport & the simple fact that it’s Friday!  Take an easy walk to the Curb and cheer on your fellow Bruins! Free admission for all fans.

Prism Vocal Collage | Massey Concert Hall | 7:00 PM

Celebrate Parent Weekend with two performances featuring School of Music choral and vocal ensembles. The 7 p.m. concert will feature numerous student vocalist groups listed in the line-up below. Prism is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets can be purchased when you register for Parent and Family Weekend or through the Curb Box Office (615.460.8500).

Line-up:
Chorale
Musical Theatre
Opera Theatre
Pops
Prismatics
Southbound
Voxology
Women’s Choir

Three Sisters | Troutt Theater | 7:30 PM

By Anton Chekhov, adapted by Sarah Ruhl | A Collaboration with Verge Theater

Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters—school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina—yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. Three Sisters is the portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams.

Get your tickets when you register for Parent and Family Weekend or call the Curb Box Office at 615.460.8500.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for Faculty, Staff, Senior Citizens, Alumni and non-Belmont students, and free for Belmont Students.

Movie Screening: Despicable Me 3 | Johnson Center Movie Theater | 8:00 PM

Come enjoy the family favorite Despicable Me 3 in Belmont's state-of-the art Johnson Theater. The beautiful Johnson Theater is equipped with Dolby Atmos immersive audio system making Belmont Motion Pictures the first and only university-based film program capable of showing commercial films and developing and producing theater-ready films in the Atmos format.

Prism Vocal Collage | Massey Concert Hall | 8:30 PM

Celebrate Parent’s Weekend with two performances featuring School of Music choral and vocal ensembles. The 8:30 p.m. concert will feature numerous student vocalist groups listed in the lineup below. Prism is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets can be purchased when you register for Parent and Family Weekend or through the Curb Box Office (615.460.8500).

Beltones
Chamber Singers
Company
Jazzmin
Phoenix
Session
University Singers

Movie Screening: Despicable Me 3 | Johnson Center Movie Theater | 10:00 PM

Come enjoy the family favorite Despicable Me 3 in Belmont's state-of-the art Johnson Theater. The beautiful Johnson Theater is equipped with Dolby Atmos immersive audio system making Belmont Motion Pictures the first and only university-based film program capable of showing commercial films and developing and producing theater-ready films in the Atmos format.


SATURDAY

Check-In for Parent & Family Weekend | Maddox Grand Atrium | 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by the check-in table to pick up your Parent & Family Weekend schedule and wristband. Your wristband will give you free access to our movie screenings, the Beaman Student Life Center Fitness center (including the rock climbing wall and fitness classes), Breakfast in Harrington Place Dining on Saturday, Belmont Mansion Tours, and the tailgate lunch on Saturday.  

Parent and Family Weekend Fun Run and Walk | Beaman Student Life Center Lobby | 7:30 AM
Looking for a fun and healthy way to enjoy the beautiful and historic Belmont area?  Grab your sneakers and join the Fitness and Recreation staff for the second annual PFW Fun Run and Walk!  Meet in the lobby of the Beaman Center at 7:30 a.m. From there, we will divide up by activity and distance before we head out for some morning exercise!

Worship Service | Janet Ayers Academic Center Chapel | 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM 

You are invited to join us for an ecumenical worship service led by Belmont students and the University Ministries team. As we sing, pray, hear scripture together, we will hear ways that God is at work on Belmont’s campus and look forward to the year ahead.

Meet Your Neighbors Breakfast | Harrington Place Dining | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Come experience our beautiful dining hall as you enjoy breakfast, free with your PFW wristband. Breakfast seating will be arranged by regions, providing you an opportunity to connect with other families from your state.

Tower Talks | Johnson Center Theater | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Get a glimpse into the student experience at Belmont! Hear from faculty, staff, and students about distinctive opportunities available here. Tower Talks are brief, focusted presentations and offered by campus experts ready to share important content, outcomes and ways our students benefit from getting actively involved. 

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM |  Keynote: Hear firsthand from Belmont's Provost, Dr. Thomas Burns, on all of the great opportunities available at Belmont, and how to maximize the Belmont education.

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM | Entrepreneurship: Belmont's Entrepreneurship program has been named a National Model Undergraduate Program for excellence in entrepreneurship education as well as a national Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program by the Princeton Review. Learn more about the many ways students across campus can get involved through academic coursework, co-curricular organizations, student-run businesses and more. 

11:10 AM -11:30 AM | Songwriting: Belmont's Songwriting Program is celebrating 10 years of excellence. Listen and watch as a member of the songwriting faculty and his student create a song in our midst. 

President's Welcome | Bell Tower | 12:00 PM

Join the rest of the Belmont community as we gather at the Tailgate site for remarks by our University President, Dr. Robert Fisher.

Tailgate Picnic | Bell Tower Lawn | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

Enjoy a relaxing Southern BBQ lunch. Music entertainment will be provided by some of our most talented students. This is the perfect time to enjoy a Nashville fall afternoon, eat some good food and connect with other families. NOTE: Inclement weather—Beaman Student Life Center.

Entrepreneurship Village | Bell Tower Lawn | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Entrepreneurship Village is a chance for you to meet Belmont's student entrepreneurs. You will have the opportunity to meet the owners and hear his/her business pitch! We will showcase the innovation, creativity, and success of our outstanding entrepreneurship students and alumni.

Three Sisters | Troutt Theater | 2:00 PM

By Anton Chekhov, adapted by Sarah Ruhl | A Collaboration with Verge Theater

Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters—school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina—yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. Three Sisters is the portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams.

Get your tickets when you register for Parent and Family Weekend or call the Curb Box Office at 615.460.8500.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for Faculty, Staff, Senior Citizens, Alumni and non-Belmont students, and free for Belmont Students.

Volleyball Match | Curb Event Center | 2:00 PM

Belmont Bruins vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels

Celebrate National Innergize Day as we give away Free Massage Gift Cards, Volley(stress)balls, Travel pillows and more!  Come join the crowd and cheer on your fellow Bruins! Free admission for all fans.

Open Mic Night | Curb Café | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

Don’t be shy…step up and give it a try! Bring your instrument or tracks, your talent and your moxie! If you aren’t up for the challenge, you can always come hear the Belmont talent in full form. Join the fun!

Three Sisters | Troutt Theater | 7:30 PM

By Anton Chekhov, adapted by Sarah Ruhl | A Collaboration with Verge Theater

Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters—school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina—yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. Three Sisters is the portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams.

Get your tickets when you register for Parent and Family Weekend or call the Curb Box Office at 615.460.8500.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for Faculty, Staff, Senior Citizens, Alumni and non-Belmont students, and free for Belmont Students.


SUNDAY

Morning: Nashville is home to a divese array of churches. Visit Belmont's website to find a list of churches, service times and locations: Nashville Church Directory.

Afternoon: A trip to Belmont isn’t complete without enjoying the great city of Nashville! To help you explore all Music City has to offer, Belmont is partnering with Trolley Tours Nashville to provide you a low cost Nashville excursion option. You can order your trolley tickets when you register for Parent and Family Weekend. Tickets are $32 for adults and $18 for youth with the Parent and Family Weekend discount. You can purchase tickets when you register for Parent and Family Weekend.

Three Sisters | Troutt Theater | 2:00 PM

By Anton Chekhov, adapted by Sarah Ruhl | A Collaboration with Verge Theater

Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters—school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina—yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. Three Sisters is the portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams.

Get your tickets when you register for Parent and Family Weekend or call the Curb Box Office at 615.460.8500.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for Faculty, Staff, Senior Citizens, Alumni and non-Belmont students, and free for Belmont Students.

“I do believe in the power of a Belmont education, and that power can transform lives and can change the world,” said Fisher. “All through this 125-year history we’ve experienced, the unlikely has turned into the unprecedented.”