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If you have questions or need help with registering for Homecoming 2023 events, call 615.460.6723 or email

    All Weekend

  • Belmont Store Discounts
    02-08-2023 | The Belmont Store
    The Belmont Store is extending two special offers Wednesday through Saturday during Homecoming week: 25% off your entire purchase (in-store and online with promo code HOCO2023) and $10 Homecoming tees! Be sure to stop by and pick up some Belmont goodies. Click here to browse online.
  • Homecoming Book Drive
    02-08-2023 | Foutch Alumni House & Maddox Grand Atrium

    Belmont is partnering with Book'em to host a Homecoming Book Drive! Donate new or like-new books for children of all ages (0-18), from board books to chapter books. Bring book donations to the Alumni House between February 8—11 or the book collection tables in the Atrium before the big games.

    Click here to purchase books directly from Book'em's online wish list.

    Click here to learn more about Book'em.

    Wednesday, February 8

  • Homecoming Parade
    02-08-2023 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM | Tower Plaza
    Join us in ringing in Homecoming with a good, old-fashioned parade! Residence Halls and Student Organizations will be showing off their spirit in the historic lawn. All float submissions are being handled by Residence Life and Student Engagement.
  • Men's Basketball Watch Party
    02-08-2023 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM | Bottle Cap on 12 SouthRegister
    Join your fellow Bruins at Bottle Cap on 12 South to cheer on our Men's Basketball team from afar as they face Missouri State!

    Thursday, February 9

  • Alumni Non-Profit Fair
    02-09-2023 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Janet Ayers Academic Center Lobby
    Alumni working with non-profits are invited to connect with current students, faculty and staff about their work and how they are living out Belmont's vision of radically championing the pursuit of life abundant for all people.

    Click here to request a table for the event so you can share your story and connect! If you have any further questions, contact Keller Hawkins at
  • Build-a-Bruin
    02-09-2023 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Beaman A&B + LobbyRegister
    Students, faculty and staff are invited to “Build-A-Bruin during Homecoming Week. Photos of submitted bears will be available online and voted on via social media.
  • Pickleball Tournament
    02-09-2023 | 5:00 - 7:00 | Fitness & Recreation CenterRegister

    Enjoy a friendly Pickleball tournament with FitRec! The tournament is single elimination and limited to 16 teams, with opportunities for free play as courts free up.

    Enter the Fitness Center at the downstairs desk near the climbing wall fifteen minutes in advance of the tournament (4:45pm) to sign up. You can sign up as a pre-paired team if you're coming with a friend; otherwise, you will be paired with another single by FitRec. Equipment will be provided. Click here for directions and parking information.

    Friday, February 10

  • Homecoming Chapel
    02-10-2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Gabhart Chapel, Janet Ayers Academic Center

    Homecoming Chapel will be an alumni panel sharing about their Belmont journey, how it shaped them spiritually, and how it prepared them for the work they are currently doing.

    Christy Ridings (Psychology & Religion, 1995)

    Music led by:
    Tim Wildsmith (Music Business, 2005) & Becca Wildsmith (Design Communications, 2005)

    Alumni Panel:
    David Cistrunk (Commercial Music, 2019)
    Emily Falvey ( Songwriting & Music Business, 2018)
    Jeff McGinnis (Exercise Science, 1996)

  • Black Student Association & Black Alumni Network Tailgate
    02-10-2023 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Beaman A&B + LobbyRegister
    Calling all members of the Black Alumni Association! You’re invited to join your fellow alumni, as well as members of the Black Student Association, for a Basketball Tailgate in the Beaman Lobby + A&B on Friday, February 10 from 3:00—6:00pm.

    There will be live music, food, vendors and activities from fellow black Belmont Orgs. You're also invited to cheer on our Women's Basketball team directly after the tailgate. (Remember that Belmont enforces a clear bag policy.)
  • Women's Basketball vs. Evansville
    02-10-2023 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Curb Event Center

    Click here to purchase tickets to the game.

    You are also invited to join alumni and members of the Belmont community after the game to celebrate Betty Wiseman’s birthday.

    Saturday, February 11

  • Reunion Brunch Open House
    02-11-2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Fisher Center for the Performing Arts LobbyRegister
    Catch up with fellow Belmont grads at the Reunion Brunch! Taking place in the lobby of the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, there will be opportunities to connect with alumni from your college, various affinity groups, and those celebrating decade reunions (classes of 1983, 1993, 2003 & 2013). Find your table, pull up a chair and take a walk down memory lane.
  • Student Tailgate
    02-11-2023 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Outside Maddox Grand Atrium
  • Men's Basketball vs. UIC
    02-11-2023 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Curb Event Center

    Click here to purchase tickets to the game.

    Hampton Inn & Suites Green Hills is the presenting sponsor of the Homecoming game and is offering Homecoming visitors and fans the opportunity to win four courtside seats for the game. Click here to enter for a chance to win!

  • Homecoming After-Party
    02-11-2023 | 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM | The Valkyrie Premier Club at GEODIS ParkRegister
    Belmont alumni, faculty & staff are invited to cap off Homecoming with an off-campus celebration at a unique new venue: GEODIS Park’s Valkyrie. There will be special desserts provided and a cash bar. Join us for a fun-filled evening!

    Space will be limited, so RSVP now.

    Educational Events

  • How to Network | Alumni Panel
    02-08-2023 | 10:00AM - 10:50AM | Johnson Large TheaterRegister
    Networking is an essential part of navigating a successful career in the entertainment industry. Students will learn from an alumni panel of industry pros who are also leaders in their networking organizations. We will discuss networking basics, the dos and don'ts of networking, and how to build an authentic network based on your personality and career goals.
  • Health Professions Graduate Student Mixer
    02-08-2023 | 5:00 PM | 4th Floor Boardroom, Barbara Massey Rogers Center
    Come for a meet & greet with students in diverse health programs. Learn about their motivations and paths. Open to all! Please email your RSVP to Beth Bowman at
  • Jack C. Massey College of Business Student & Alumni Mixer
    02-08-2023 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM | Barbara Massey Rogers Center, First Floor Lobby

    The Jack C. Massey College of Business invites both current students and alumni to a fun mixer event! This event provides a great opportunity for Massey undergraduate and graduate students to connect with Massey alumni as they share information and advice, as well as academic and career experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to choose topic tables based on business majors and key industries to network.

    Students, click here to register.

    Alumni, click here to register.

  • Climate Change and the Global Response
    02-08-2023 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | McWhorter 110

    WELL Core credit: Intellectual Well Being

    How do nations make the transition away from fossil fuels and simultaneously address competing (and often seemingly more urgent) priorities such as poverty, economic development, and human rights? Join Dr. Leah A. Dundon as she discusses these challenges and why there is cause for optimism.

    Dr. Dundon is the Director of the Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative. She is also a practicing environmental attorney with the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., and holds a research appointment in environmental engineering at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.

  • College of Music: Composition Honors Recital
    02-08-2023 | 7:30 PM | McAfee Concert Hall
    Cheer on our composition students as they perform their own original works.
  • Re-cover, Re-form | MFA Alumni Show
    02-09-2023 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM | Leu Art Gallery in Bunch Library
    Re-Cover, Re-Form is an MFA alumni response to the 2023 Inaugural Tennessee Triennial theme of RE-PAIR selected by Dr. Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. Each of these artists speak to the function of art for positive change, meaning that art can operate as a critical force in society and ultimately enhance the human experience. A variety of media are explored in this show to connect and engage the viewer in unique ways. From traditional modes of artistic expression like photography and sculpture, to those influenced by advances in digital technologies, this show evokes the vast power of art by celebrating the creative approaches of our alumni.

    Exhibiting alumni artists include Chuck Ärlund (’20), Heriberto “Eddie” Palacio III (’20), Lisa Bachman Jones (’21), Maddie Ryan (’21), Danny Broadway (’22), Le Dillingham (’22), Allie Horick (’22), and Jackie Lucas (’22).

    This exhibition is on view through February 27, 2023.
  • College of Music: String Chamber Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra
    02-09-2023 | 7:30PM | McAfee Concert Hall
    University Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra made up of 80+ instrumentalists with more than 50 string players. Programming includes masterworks of the symphony and concerto.
  • Simmons Lecture: An Examination of Sport Fandom
    02-10-2023 | 10:00AM | 4th Floor Boardroom, Barbara Massey Rogers Center

    Why do we care so much about a game?
    An examination of sport fandom
    with Dr. Ted Peetz

    *WELL Core credit in cultural wellbeing is available for attendees of this event!

    Fitting for a homecoming week celebration, this lecture will provide an overview and analysis of sport fandom. The presentation will discuss the impact of sport in the lives of fans and spectators and the importance of sport for society at large. By detailing his own fan journey, Dr. Peetz will explore theories of sport fandom and his research in sport consumption behaviors.

    The 2023 Dr. Robert E. Simmons Distinguished Faculty Lectureship recipient is Dr. Ted Peetz, Associate Professor in Sport Administration. The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ Dr. Robert E. Simmons Distinguished Faculty Lecture is named after Dean Robert Simmons who was a visionary academic leader and strong supporter of the liberal arts at Belmont University (then Belmont College).

  • College of Law CLE
    02-10-2023 | 12:00PM - 3:15PM | Randall & Sadie Baskin Center, Room 157Register
    Come back to campus to hear your professors present! The College of Law is hosting its annual alumni CLE event where professors will speak on their various research projects. This event will also feature an alumni judiciary panel moderated by Judge Jeffrey Usman.
  • College of Law Mixer
    02-10-2023 | 3:30PM - 5:00PM | 12 South TaproomRegister
    Join us at 12 South Taproom immediately following the College of Law CLE event to reconnect with your fellow College of Law alumni!
  • Healthcare Heroes: How Therapy Dogs Change Lives!
    02-11-2023 | 8:30AM - 10:30AM | Janet Ayers Academic Center, 4th Floor Conference RoomRegister

    This is a College of Health Sciences & Nursing WELL Core & Continuing Ed event.

    Come hear Belmont alumna and Associate Professor Christi Williams share about her volunteer work as a registered pet therapy team alongside her Labrador retriever, Layla. Together, they have volunteered in various settings, including pediatric rehabilitation, pediatric oncology, and the neuro ICU.

    Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:00, followed by a presentation from 9:00 to 10:00 and a book signing from 10:00 to 10:30.

    You will receive one hour of complementary continuing education credit for this event (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work) or Certificate of Completion.

    Registration is required, and the first 100 registrants will receive a complementary book from Christi.

If you have questions or need help with registering for Homecoming 2023 events, call 615.460.6723 or email