More than 1,500 guests flooded Belmont’s campus for the annual Parent and Family Weekend September 23 – 25 and found a plethora of opportunities to experience life at Belmont.
The Offices of Study Abroad, Career & Professional Development, Counseling Services and Student Success & Flourishing offered key information sessions throughout the weekend. These topical sessions provided parents with an opportunity to learn more about the resources and opportunities for all students.
“Parents and families are a critical part of our Belmont community,” said Assistant Dean of Students Ryan Holt. “Parent and Family Weekend is one of my favorite weekends in the fall. It is such a joy seeing families back on campus reconnecting with their student and experiencing all Belmont has to offer.”
On Friday night, parents and guests had the chance to get a first-hand look at the new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts by attending the Parent & Family Weekend Songwriters’ concert. This writer’s round highlighted Belmont alumni who are making an impact in the music industry with a lineup featuring Walker Burroughs, Emma Klein, Taylor Bickett and Blake Pendergrass.
The Saturday afternoon Festival on the Boulevard provided the pinnacle event for the weekend, featuring Nashville food trucks, a family fun zone and live music. One of the crowd favorites was the Entrepreneurship Village, which featured more than 20 Belmont student and alumni entrepreneurs showcasing their businesses.
Parent and Family Weekend is a collaborative event hosted by several offices, including the Office of Student Formation, Office of Development, Alumni Relationship and Center for Entrepreneurship, and is supported by the Office of Event Services.