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Parent & Family Weekend Schedule

  PARENT AND FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2018

Online registration is now closed. Parents and Guests can register at Parent & Family Weekend check-in in the Grand Maddox Atrium on Friday, September 21 from 12pm-7pm or Saturday, September 22 from 7am-noon.

Reserve your hotel room today.
Click here for information about Nashville-area hotels. 

If you have questions or would like to modify your reservation, please call Holly Newsome at 615-460-6723 or email parents@belmont.edu.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Parent & Family Weekend online registration is now open. 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. If you have Parent & Family Weekend questions, please call us at (615) 460-6723 or email parents@belmont.edu.

CHECK-IN

Check-In for Parent & Family Weekend | Maddox Grand Atrium
Friday: 12:00pm-7pm
Saturday: 7:30am-2pm

Stop by the check-in table to pick up your Parent & Family Weekend schedule and nametags. Your PFW nametags 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 SCHEDULE:

Stop by The Belmont Store: located at the corner of Portland Ave and Belmont Blvd
Friday Hours: 8:30-6:00pm | Saturday Hours: 8:30-6:00pm

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% discount on all regular priced Belmont logo apparel and gifts.

Tour the Belmont Mansion
Friday: 10:00am-3:30pm | Guided Tours

Friday: 4:30-5:30pm | Open House
Sunday: 10:00am-3:30pm | Guided Tours

Listed as one of Nashville’s top twenty 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.

Rose Competition & Show
Saturday: 1:00-4:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am-4:30pm

This year, Belmont is host to the Rose Competition and Show conducted by the Nashville Rose Society. Over 30 of the most the most accomplished exhibiting rosarians from across Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky will compete for awards in multiple rose categories, displaying hundreds of beautiful roses in various colors and fragrances. The Show is open to the public admission is FREE. At 2:00pm on each day, a member of the Nashville Rose Society will conduct a workshop of “The Basics of Growing Roses”, followed by a tour of Belmont’s historic Rose Garden, which dates back to 1859 and contains over 200 roses.

Visit the Student-Run Businesses: House Of & Boulevard Record Shop
Friday and Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

House Of provides the Nashville community with a curated group of local designers and brands. The store opened in April 2016 and 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.

Fitness Center:

During your time at Belmont, be sure to stop by the Beaman Student Life Center to find your fit with Fitness and Recreation. Whether you’re taking a tour, scaling our climbing wall, or working out in the fitness center, FitRec is happy to be a resource for your well-being throughout your stay. Please review our hours of operation below, and check out our website (belmont.edu/FitRec) for more information.
Fitness Center Hours: Friday: 6:00am-11:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am-11:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm-11:00pm
Climbing Wall Hours: Friday: 4:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm-11:00pm

Belmont Leu Art Gallery
Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm, Sunday 1:00pm-7:00pm

Leu Foyer (located in the Lila D. Bunch Library):
Friends of the Arts Board Purchase Award Exhibition
A permanent collection of student works purchased by the FAB.

Leu Art Gallery (located in the Lila D. Bunch Library):
On Being Gandhi: The Art and Politics of Seeing
Named one of India’s top 15 rising artists by India Art Fair, photographer Shivaraju B.S. (a.k.a. Cop Shiva) captures masquerade and impersonation on the streets of Bengaluru, India. The exhibition features his images of a celebrated Gandhi impersonator, Bagadehalli Basavaraju.

Gallery 121 (located in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts):
Tending Toward Grazing: an exhibition of works by Emily Stokes
Stokes is an artist and educator living in rural northwest Iowa. She uses the language of symbols from her vast, agricultural surroundings to explore the political, religious, and demographic shifts that disrupt the comforts of stasis in rural America. The exhibition will include sculptural and two-dimensional prints that have been mounted onto shaped wood, as well as imagery that meshes acrylic painting with digital imaging.

The GIG: Gallery of Iconic Guitars
Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Adults and Youth 13+: $5 | Tickets can be purchased at the GIG
Belmont Students: Free with Belmont ID

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, SEPTEMBER 21

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

Stop by the check-in table to pick up your Parent & Family Weekend schedule and nametags. Your PFW nametags 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.

Jazz Small Group
Massey Performing Arts Center Atrium | 12:00pm 

Join Belmont University’s Jazz Small Group for free music during lunch. This performance is a part of Belmont’s Brown Bag concert series.

Parent Session #1 : Growth and Purpose for Students (GPS Office)
Beaman A&B | 1-1:45pm

The GPS (Growth & Purpose for Students) Office stands ready to help students in 3 primary areas: 1) questioning the major or changing the academic program; 2) how to be a better, more effective student; and/or 3) how to recover if academic issues/concerns arise. We have surrounded your student with excellent student leaders, faculty and staff who can direct them but no one knows your student as well as you. We want to inform you of the academic resources available to increase opportunities for successful, thriving students but also for those times when “life happens".

Parent Session #2 : Career & Professional Development Presents: “Helping Students Achieve Their Goals”
Beaman A&B | 2:00pm-2:45pm

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.  

Parent Session #3 : Making the Most of Your Student’s Study Abroad Experience
Beaman A&B | 3:00pm-3:45pm

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.

Office & Department Availability
Various Locations | 2:00pm-4:30pm

Whether you are a first-time parent of a college student or a veteran, you may have questions for University offices or academic departments. All offices and departments will be open during Belmont’s hours of operation from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Friday. To schedule an appointment on Friday afternoon, email one of the below offices directly:

  • Student Organizations and Activities: Your go-to for Greek Life, Student Clubs & Organizations, Student Government and Student Involvement. Email: orientation@belmont.edu

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

  • Growth & Purpose for Students: Your go-to for academic advising questions, career exploration, developing a 4-year academic plan and 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 and physical exams. Email: healthservices@belmont.edu

Intramural Tailgate Games
South Lawn | 2:00pm-6:00pm

Hosted by Fitness and Recreation, Tailgate Games will allow Belmont students and their families to enjoy some classic, casual recreation! Tailgate games will consist of a doubles corn hole tournament, ladder golf, and Kanjam! So warm up your throwing arm and get ready. Location and Registration details to come. For more information, stay connected with FitRec by going to Belmont.edu/FitRec.

Women's Soccer Match: Belmont Bruins vs Morehead State Eagles
Rose Park (1000 Edgehill Avenue) | 6:30pm

We’re celebrating "Friday Night Fútbol" with "Singles Night” for this important conference match-up.  If you've been looking for love in all the wrong places, head over to Rose Park, located 2 minutes from campus, and enjoy our fun take on "Love Connection!" Free admission, parking & prize drawings for all fans!

Prism Vocal Collage
Massey Concert Hall | 7:00pm

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. Prism is free.

Lineup: Women's Choir, Opera Theatre, Southbound, Chorale, Musical Theatre, Voxology and student group Prismatics

Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz 
Black Box Theater | 7:30pm

Just when you thought you'd heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz's acclaimed dramatic thriller is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don't know can hurt you. For ticket information, 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: Incredibles 2
Johnson Center Movie Theater | 8:00pm and 10:30pm

Everyone’s favorite superheroes are back in Pixar’s “Incredibles 2.” Spend the night watching this family favorite in Belmont’s beautiful new Johnson Theatre.

Prism Vocal Collage
Massey Concert Hall | 8:30pm

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. Prism is free.

Lineup: Jazzmin, Chamber Singers, Company, Pops, University Singers, Phoenix, and the student group Beltones

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

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

Stop by the check-in table to pick up your Parent & Family Weekend schedule and nametags. Your PFW nametags 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 Family Weekend Dash with the Dean
Beaman Lobby | 7:30am

Looking for a fun and healthy way to explore historic Belmont Blvd. and surrounding neighborhoods?  Grab your sneakers and join the Fitness and Recreation staff and celebrity guest, Dean of Students Dr. John Delony, for the third annual PFW Dash with the Dean! We will provide a variety of routes for all ages and stages of fitness. All you have to do is meet us in the lobby of the Beaman Student Life Center at 7:30 AM, and we will handle the rest.

Worship Service
University Ministries Office – located in the Gabhart Student Center | 8:15am-9:00am

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 | 9:00-10:30am 

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

Tower Talks
Johnson Center Theater | 10:30am-11:45am

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

10:30–10:45 a.m. | Keynote by Dr. Burns: 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.

10:45–11:45 a.m. | Dr. Stephen Eaves + CVPA Faculty: A brief introduction by Dean Stephen Eaves is followed by informative presentations by CVPA faculty regarding new degrees in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising (Jamie Atlas), Interior Design (Rebecca Moore) and Experiential Design (James Pierce). Open Q&A will follow.

President’s Welcome
Bell Tower | 12:00pm

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 | 12:00pm-2:00pm

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: Featured at the Tailgate
Bell Tower Lawn | 12:00pm-2:00pm

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.

Hitch Building Open House
Hitch Building | 12:00pm-1:00pm

The 3rd and 4th floor of the Hitch building has been transformed to 22,000-square-foot of new studio, instructional and creative spaces. The concept for the space is “Mad Scientist meets Mid-Century Modern,” resulting in an industrial look with open ceilings, glass walls to utilize all available light, and sealed, concrete floors. Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design courses are taught in the space.

Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz
Black Box Theater | 2:00pm | Post-Show Talk Back at 2pm Showing

Just when you thought you'd heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz's acclaimed dramatic thriller is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don't know can hurt you. For ticket information, contact 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 I Belmont Bruins vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars
Curb Event Center I 2:00pm

We’re celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Belmont Volleyball with "Ice Cream Cones in the Curb!"  Let us treat you to a cool afternoon snack and free "Belmont Mom/Dad" T-Shirts (while supplies last)!  Plus, all attendees will have a chance to win free Baskin Robbins for a year!  Not one month, or two months…a whole year of free ice cream! Free admission for all fans!

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

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!

Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz 
Black Box Theater | 7:30pm

Just when you thought you'd heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz's acclaimed dramatic thriller is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don't know can hurt you. For ticket information, contact 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, SEPTEMBER 23

Morning: Nashville is home to a diverse array of churches. Visit Belmont's website to find a list of churches, service times and locations: http://www.belmont.edu/university-ministries/churches.html

Afternoon Trolley Tours: 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. Tickets are $32 per ticket for adults and $18 for youth with the Parent and Family Weekend discount. To order tickets, visit www.trustedtours.net/belmont and enter the coupon code familybel3 to receive your Belmont Parent and Family Weekend discounted price.

Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz
Black Box Theater | 2:00pm

Just when you thought you'd heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz's acclaimed dramatic thriller is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don't know can hurt you. For ticket information, contact 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.

Reserve your hotel room today.
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If you have questions or would like to modify your reservation, please call Holly Newsome at 615-460-6723 or email parents@belmont.edu.