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Parent & Family Weekend Schedule



SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2018


Parent & Family Weekend online registration will open early August 2018. 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 for Parent & Family Weekend | Maddox Grand Atrium | Friday, 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.


A full schedule of all Parent and Family Weekend events will be posted in early July 2018. 


Tour the Belmont Mansion | Tours Offered on Friday and Saturday

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.

Tour The GIG: Gallery of Iconic Guitars | Tours Offered on Friday and Saturday

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.

Concert Band Performance | Friday at Noon

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

Parent Information Sessions | Friday Afternoon

On Friday Afternoon, several offices will hold information sessions geared toward's Belmont parents. Past sessions include: Study Abroad, Career & Professional Development, and Parent Programs. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the various opportunities available for your students throughout the semester. 

Office and Department Availability | Friday Afternoon from 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.

Prism Vocal Collage | Friday Night Performances

This traditional Friday night favorite features the School of Music choral and vocal ensembles. The concert will feature numerous student vocalist groups showcase the diverse talent present at Belmont. Prism is free, but a ticket is required. Tickets are free and can be reserved when you register for Parent and Family Weekend.

Theatre Production | Friday and Saturday Showings

Belmont's extraordinarly talented theatre students highlight their work by performing one production multiple times throughout Parent and Family Weekend. You won't want to miss an opportunity to see Belmont's Theatre program in action while you are on campus! Get your tickets when you register for Parent and Family Weekend in August.  

Friday Night Movie Screening | Friday Night

On Friday, we will showcase the beautiful Johnson Theater by showcasing a family friendly movie. The 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.

Worship Service | Saturday Morning

Parents and Students 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 | Saturday Morning

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 | Saturday Morning

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. 

President's Welcome | Saturday at Noon

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 | Saturday Lunch

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. 

Open Mic Night | Saturday Night

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!

Nashville Trolley Tours | Sunday

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 discounted for guests attending Parent and Family Weekend. You can purchase tickets when you register for Parent and Family Weekend.