The Office of Alumni Relations—host of Belmont’s annual Homecoming celebration—has announced the calendar of festivities slated for Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Saturday, Feb. 11.
The University invites all Bruins, past and present, to celebrate more than 130 years of innovative and educational excellence. All students, alumni, faculty, staff and families are welcome. Be sure to cheer on the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams Friday and Saturday amid their inaugural seasons in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Women’s game against Evansville will be televised on ESPN3 on Friday. Tickets for both games (Men’s and Women’s) are available.
“No matter where our lives have taken us since graduating from Belmont, so many paths began in this shared place where we discovered more deeply who we were and who we wanted to be,” said Chip Hayner, Director of Alumni & Family Engagement and the Executive Director of the Belmont University Alumni Association. “What makes Homecoming special is the opportunity for all of us as members of the Belmont community to realize how many of our individual paths now share common crossings, connecting us across generations, professions and life seasons. We’re excited to create meaningful spaces during Homecoming for you to experience these connections anew and remember why it’s so good to be part of the Belmont community.”
Events are highlighted below, and a complete list of all 2023 Homecoming events can be found at belmont.edu/homecoming. Final event details are being added, so check the website for additional information.
Homecoming 2023 Highlights
Wednesday, Feb. 8
- Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m. | Bell Tower Plaza
- Men’s Basketball Watch Party, 5 p.m. | Bottle Cap 12South
- Health Professions Graduate Student Mixer, 5 p.m. | Location TBD
- Massey College of Business Student and Alumni Mixer, 5 p.m. | Barbara Massey Rogers Center, First Floor Lobby
Thursday, Feb. 9
- Alumni Non-Profit Fair, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Janet Ayers Academic Center Lobby
- Build-a-Bruin, 3 – 5 p.m. | Beaman A&B + Lobby
- Pickleball Tournament, 5 p.m. | FitRec. Open to all faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Friday, Feb. 10
- Homecoming Chapel, 10 a.m. | Gabhart Chapel
- College of Law CLE, noon – 3 p.m. | Baskin Center
- Black Student Association and Black Alumni Network Tailgate, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Beaman A&B
- College of Law Mixer, 3 – 5 p.m. | 12S Taproom
- Women’s Basketball vs. Evansville, 6:30 p.m. | Curb Event Center
Saturday, Feb. 11
- Healthcare Heroes: How Therapy Dogs Change Lives!, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Janet Ayers Academic Center, 4th Floor Conference Room
- Reunion Brunch, 9:30 – 12:30 p.m. | Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
- Student Tailgate, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Outside Maddox Grand Atrium
- Men’s Basketball Game vs. UIC, 1 p.m. | Curb Event Center
- Homecoming After Party, 7:30 p.m. | The Valkyrie Premier Club at GEODIS Park