A family smiles for a photo at Parent & Family Weekend 2022.

Parent & Family Weekend

Parent & Family weekend is a fun-filled, family event designed to provide key connections and experiences for Belmont families.

From athletic events to concerts, student life presentations and exploring the great city of Nashville, Parent & Family Weekend provides the perfect weekend for family members to experience life at Belmont.

Parent & Family Weekend 2023: Schedule

Online registration for Parent & Family Weekend is now closed. You'll be able to register in person during check-in times on Friday and Saturday.

Looking for tickets to Belonging at Belmont: An Evening of Stories & Songs at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts? Click here to reserve your seats.

Have a question about registration? Ask Drew Miller (Communications Specialist for Alumni & Family Engagement) by sending an email to drew.miller@belmont.edu.

Friday, September 22

11:30am-1:00pm, 3:00pm-4:00pm | Located outside of the Foutch Alumni House

Who doesn’t like an updated family photo? Get your Family Photo taken by Belmont’s Professional Photographer (Sam) for free! We will give you access to the link to your photo to print or share.


12:00pm-8:00pm | Maddox Grand Atrium

Stop by the check-in table to pick up your Parent & Family Weekend All-Access Wristband & schedule.

12:00pm | Massey Performing Arts Center Atrium

Fridays in the fall, the School of Music offers their lunch concert series. Join us Friday at noon to hear Belmont’s talented students. Feel free to bring lunch and enjoy an outdoor concert featuring Belmont's string chamber orchestra.

1:00pm-1:45pm | Johnson Theater (located next to Johnson Center Lobby near 15th Ave)

Parents play such an important role 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.

2:00pm-2:45pm | Johnson Theater (located next to Johnson Center Lobby near 15th Ave)

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

3:00pm-3:45pm | Johnson Theater (located next to Johnson Center Lobby near 15th Ave)

This session will focus on the mental health and wellness of students as they adjust to college life. David Jaegar will lead a discussion on trends we are seeing at Belmont and how to best support your student.

4:00pm-4:45pm | Johnson Theater (located next to Johnson Center Lobby near 15th Ave)

Students succeed when we dedicate our support and resources to continuously improving their experiences in and out of the classroom. Please join David Sneed, Director of GPS and member of the Student Success and Flourishing Team, as you discover ways we can support your student and hear more about opportunities and resources designed to help students flourish at Belmont University.

2:00pm-4:30pm | Various Locations

Whether you are a first-time parent of a college student or a veteran, you may have questions to consult with university offices of academic departments. All offices and departments will be open during Belmont’s hours of operation from 8:00am-4:30pm on Friday. To schedule an appointment on Friday afternoon, email one of the below offices directly:

Leadership & Engagement Meet & Greet | Gabhart Flex & Beaman Lobby Offices
Your go-to for: Belmont Office of Leadership Development (BOLD), Greek Life, Student Clubs & Organizations, Student Government, Student Activities Programming Board, Student Involvement

Email: studentengagement@belmont.edu

Family Financial Wellness Session | Student Financial Services
Your go-to for: payment plans, scholarships, student loans, federal work study

Email: finaid@belmont.edu

Q&A with GPS (Growth and Purpose for Students)
Your go-to for: academic advising questions, major/minor exploration, planning on use of study abroad/internships/etc. and developing a 4-year academic plan

Email: gps@belmont.edu

Health Services
Your go-to for: required and recommended immunizations; evaluation, testing and treatment for illness and injuries; referral for chronic or specialized care, questions about health form or health insurance

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!

3:00pm-4:30pm | Main Lawn

A weekend at Belmont is just not complete without live music! Come enjoy some of Belmont's finest at Live on the Lawn—an event featuring student performers. This is the perfect opportunity to have a quintessential Belmont experience with your family and friends.

Recommendation: Stop by the Jack C. Massey Center and grab some gelato or coffee before heading to the lawn!

Live on the Lawn is brought to you by two student organizations: Music Row Promo & Women in Audio.

6:00pm | Curb Event Center

Come join the crowd and root for your fellow Bruins as they face off against Indiana State! Parking is FREE and single match tickets can be purchased for $8 at the Box Office outside the Curb Event Center.

Event starts at 7:30pm | Doors open at 6:30pm | Tickets required | Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

This is an intimate, conversational concert at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts during Parent & Family Weekend. Throughout the event, a standout group of Belmont alumni will reflect on how their time at Belmont influenced their unique post-Belmont paths, both as performers and industry professionals. Featuring performances by Belmont alumni Blake Pendergrass, Daniel Ethridge, Sawyer, Josie Dunne and Jake Wesley Rogers.

Tickets required: Tickets are required in addition to your Parent & Family Weekend registration. Question about tickets? Stop by our Parent & Family Weekend check-in tables in the Maddox Grand Atrium for details.

Click here for tickets.

Saturday, September 23

7:30am-9:30am | Harrington Place Dining Hall

Enjoy breakfast food and beverages as fuel for the fun day ahead and make connections with members of the Belmont community! Show your Parent & Family Weekend coupon you received at Check-in for a free meal.

8:00am-12:00pm | Maddox Grand Atrium

Stop by the check-in table to pick up your Parent & Family Weekend All-Access Wristband and schedule.


8:00am | FitRec Fitness Room

Express Cycle: 30-minute cycle class designed to jump start your day.

9:00am-9:45am | Gabhart Chapel in Janet Ayers Academic Center

You are invited to join us for a dynamic Chapel Service led by Belmont’s University Ministries team. We’ll feature President Greg Jones and his wife, Senior Fellow of Christ-Centered Visioning and First Lady, Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones.

10:00am-12:00pm | Jack C. Massey Center

Stop by and check out the new Jack C. Massey Center. This building opened August 2023 and houses several key Belmont departments and resources including Transformational Hub, Data Collaborative, Cone Center for Entrepreunership, BruinShop, Office of Student Success and Flourishing and much more!

10:00am-11:00am | Admissions Welcome Center in Jack C. Massey Center

Now that we are six weeks into the semester, we know you might have questions about how to best support your student. As you are enjoying the open house in the Jack C. Massey Center, stop by the Admissions Center for this come-and-go meet-and-greet and connect with key staff to get your questions answered.

11:00am-2:00pm | Main Lawn

*featuring food trucks, live music & more!

Kick off your Saturday afternoon with our Belmont Family Festival! Music entertainment will be provided by some of our most talented students. This is the perfect time to enjoy a Nashville fall afternoon, eat amazing food by several local food trucks and connect with other families.

NOTE: In case of inclement weather, additional seating will be in the new Jack C. Massey Center.

12:00pm | Located at the white fence by the Main Lawn

Join the rest of the Belmont community for an enthusiastic welcome and brief remarks by our University President, Dr. Greg Jones.

12:00pm-2:00pm | Main Lawn

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 their business pitch! We will showcase the innovation, creativity and success of our outstanding entrepreneurship students and alumni.

2:30pm-3:30pm | Crockett Center for Athletic Excellence

It’s Bruin Time! Belmont’s 45-thousand square foot facility features two full courts for basketball and volleyball, a training and strength & conditioning space, a video room with a theatre-style section, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, conference rooms, equipment rooms and team lounge areas. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see this world-class facility for our Bruin student athletes!

5:00pm | Curb Event Center

It’s a BLUE OUT against Evansville—wear your Belmont Blue and cheer on the Bruins! Free t-shirts available while supplies last. Parking is FREE and Single Match tickets can be purchased for $8 at the Box Office outside the Curb Event Center.

Enjoy a Night in Nashville on Saturday evening of Belmont University’s Parent & Family Weekend! We invite you to venture beyond campus and discover the authentic charm of Nashville through the work of our gifted alumni. Explore a diverse array of Belmont alumni-owned businesses, from trendy eateries to boutique shops, and savor the unique flavors and creative spirits that make Belmont’s impact on Nashville so remarkable. Embrace the Belmont family’s entrepreneurial spirit and make cherished memories in the heart of this dynamic city.

Eating: Slim & Husky's | NoBaked Cookie Dough | Biscuit Love | The Grilled Cheeserie | Baked on 8th | Rolled4Ever Ice Cream | Tempo | Tennessee Rebel BBQ | Narrow Gate Coffee Co

Shopping: Consider the Wldflwrs | Ranger Station | Abednego | Magpies | Modiste | Daybreak Arts | Hoop House

Experiences: HOME: Helping Our Music Evolve | Meliora Movement | Project 2231 | The Escape Game | The Lotus Room | Complexion

Sunday, September 24

Nashville is home to a diverse array of churches. Visit Belmont's website to find a list of churches, service times and locations.

Campus Food Options | Hours of Operation

Friday 8:00am-5:00pm | Closed Saturday | Sunday 2:00pm-8:00pm

Friday & Saturday 8:00am-8:00pm | Closed Sunday

Friday 7:30am-3:00pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday

Friday 7:30am-3:00pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday

Friday 7:30am-3:00pm | Closed Saturday | Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm

Friday 7:30am-3:00pm | Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm | Closed Sunday

Friday 11:00am-8:00pm | Closed Saturday | Sunday 11:00am-8:00pm

Additional Activities

Friday & Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm | Located on the first floor of the new Jack C. Massey Center

Plan to visit our new larger BruinShop with an entirely new and expanded Belmont logo assortment! The new BruinShop is unlike any other campus store with new vendors and fashion including local Nashville, Faith & Inspiration and Fall Trend products. Free Belmont Family car decal with any purchase of $20.00 or more (while supplies last).

Friday & Saturday: 10:00am-4:30pm, Sunday 1:00pm-4:30pm (last admittance at 4:00pm)

*Free with your Parent & Family Weekend wristband

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 10:00am-5:00pm | Foutch Alumni House

Needing a space to relax, connect or grab a cup of coffee? Stop by our Hospitality Center. Staff and students will be present to answer your questions and make connections!

Friday & Saturday 10:00am-3:30pm, Sunday 11:00am-3:30pm | Belmont Mansion

Registered guests of Parent & Family Weekend are welcome to receive self-guided tours of Belmont Mansion at the discounted rate of $5 when you show your Parent & Family Weekend wristband. Children under 12 and Belmont students (with ID) are free.

Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm | Belmont Mansion

Registered guests of Parent & Family Weekend are welcome for a free walk-through of Belmont Mansion when they show their Parent & Family Weekend wristband. Capacity is limited to 200 people at a time.

Friday & Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm

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

Where the Well Things Are opened in August 2021 to serve as Nashville’s one-stop-shop for wellness. Focusing on wellness for your mind, body and soul, the Belmont students who launched Well Things seek to provide the Nashville community with a fresh take on wellness. Whether you’re looking for healthy snacks, fitness gear or eco-friendly products, Well Things has everything you need to stay healthy and mindful!

Fitness Center: Friday 6:00am-11:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-11:00pm | Beaman Student Life Center

Rock Climbing Wall: Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm, 11:00pm-1:00am, Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm | Beaman Student Life Center

During your time at Belmont, be sure to stop by the Beaman Student Life Center to find your fit with Fitness & 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. Check out our website for more information.

Friday & Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm, Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm | Leu Art Gallery (located in Lila D. Bunch Library)

Home Remedy is a solo exhibition of paintings by local artist Kelly S. Williams. Williams is an artist with a commitment to painting that stems from a deep, abiding love for trompe l’oeil, figurative realism and genre painting. Working primarily in oil on canvas, Williams creates still life paintings rich in color, pattern and an embedded emotional heft.

Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm | Leu Center for the Visual Arts

Leu Center for the Visual Arts Lobby

Whodunit? by Gregory Santos

Whodunit? is a series of thirty-six unique monoprints combining the processes of lithography and screen printing created by Denver-based artist Gregory Santos. The screen-printed series is inspired by the classic board game Clue!

Gallery 121 (located in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts)

The Show You Are About To See

This exhibition showcases a diverse set of works exploring the relationship between humor and art through sculpture, video, painting and photographic media. The exhibit challenges viewers to consider the possibility of humor being both silly and intelligent while demonstrating how being funny can serve as a framework for artistic practice and messaging.

Frederick Hart Studio Museum (located in the Lila D. Bunch Library)

Friday & Saturday 10:00am-4:30 pm, Sunday 1:00pm-4:30pm (last admittance at 4:00pm)

*Free with your Parent & Family Weekend wristband

The Frederick Hart Collection is not only a permanent museum and repository of sculptor Frederick Hart’s work located on Belmont University’s campus; it is also a recreation of Hart’s home studio in Hume, Virginia. The Studio Museum offers an extensive presentation on Hart’s innovative use of clear acrylic resin, the medium Hart pioneered to cast figurative forms which he described as “sculpting with light,” in addition to multiple mediums from early maquettes to completed works by Hart. The Hart Studio Museum is the largest permanent collection of Hart’s work available for public viewing.