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OCTOBER 29-30, 2021


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Full Homecoming Schedule and Registration Information


Thursday, October 28, 2021

6:00 p.m. | Barton Art Galleries presents the Friends of the Visual Arts Spring Lecture | Barton Art Galleries, Case Art Building
Featured speaker: Michael S. Williams, Consultant, Curator, and Founder of the Black on Black Project. For reservations or additional information, contact the Barton Art Galleries at or call 252-399-6476. Social distancing and masks are required.

Friday, October 29, 2021

12:00 p.m. | Annual Alumni Golf Tournament | Wilson Country Club
Grab your clubs and friends and join other alumni for a fun 18 holes. Space is limited, so register early via the online form. Check in begins at 10:30 a.m.

6:00 p.m. | Bulldog Bash | Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park | NEW in 2021
We’re painting Downtown Wilson blue! Bring your family and be in the company of the Barton community as we enjoy local food trucks and brews, activities, and music by The Embers. You won’t want to miss this inaugural event! A check-in station for Homecoming will be located at the Whirligig Park for your convenience. Address: 301 Goldsboro St. S, Wilson, NC 27893.

7:00 p.m. | Women’s Volleyball Match | Wilson Gym
Barton's Lady Bulldogs take on Chowan University in this conference match-up.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

9:00 a.m. | Check-In / Hospitality Tent Opens | Front of Harper and Hardy Alumni Halls
Be sure to register in advance! Pick up your registration packet and purchase a Commemorative Homecoming 2021 T-Shirt.

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Campus Highlight Tour | Bronze Bulldog
Take a tour of our beautiful campus with fellow alumni and friends. Learn more about the latest additions and updates occurring over the last few years. The tour is planned to last no more than an hour. Tours begin at 9 a.m. and will run hourly until 2:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. | ACC Class of 1970 50th Reunion Brunch | Hardy Alumni Hall
Members of the Class of 1970 gather to commemorate their awaited 50th Reunion with a brunch in Hardy Alumni Hall featuring guest speaker Tom Parham. A class photo will be taken. Please RSVP by Sept. 15, 2021 to CJ Holliday at The cost is $35 per person, which includes all weekend activities. Please mail checks to Bill Gallagher at 9435 Squirrel Hollow Lane, Charlotte, NC 28270. Special discount hotel accommodations may be reserved at the Country Inn and Suites by Radisson using the verbal code "ACC 1970 Reunion."

10:00 a.m. | ACC Class of 1971 50th Reunion | Hardy Alumni Hall
The Class of 1971 celebrate their 50th Reunion with a special gathering in the Hardy Alumni Hall. Over brunch, check out past editions of the Pine Knot and share memories from your college days as you catch up with friends and the Class of 1970. A class photo will be taken. To reserve your spot, please complete the registration form or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (252) 399-6383.

11:00 | Homecoming Fan Zone | Center Campus | NEW in 2021
Local food trucks and treats, live music, and fun activities for the kids! Tent packages available for organizations and groups to reserve and purchase by emailing

2:00 p.m. | Barton College v. Bluefield State | Electric Supply Company Field at Truist Stadium Let’s Go Bulldogs!
Individual game tickets available for purchase at through Wide Awake Wilson.

2:30 p.m. | Men’s Soccer Match | Athletic Complex
The Bulldogs face off in a conference match-up against Converse University.

8:00 p.m. | Homecoming Dance | Center Campus
Dance the night away and wrap up Homecoming underneath the big tent!




We are looking forward to hosting Barton and ACC alumni, faculty, staff, current students, and our campus community permitting COVID-19 guidelines. The Bulldog Bash on Friday night is open to all including the greater Wilson community.
Yes. We encourage all alumni to register for Homecoming to ensure that we can plan the best events. This year, we are including special incentives for registering, so please register as soon as you know that you will be able to join us. Registration can be completed at and is anticipated to open mid-August.
Consider the Fan Zone the gathering hub before the big game at 2:00 p.m.! The Fan Zone on Center Campus will feature local food trucks and treats, beer and wine, activities for the kids, and live music. Free to attend and open to all!
Tailgating will be limited to certain locations on campus. However, all are welcome to the Homecoming Fan Zone on Center Campus prior to the football game. Organizations and groups that wish to gather together are able to reserve and purchase a tent package. We encourage you to bring your lawn chairs and coolers (no glass) to gather on the lawn and enjoy music, food, and fun.

Note: Please help keep our campus clean! We ask that all who plan to tailgate help dispose of trash and use the recycling receptacles placed around campus.

Football tickets should be purchased separately at Detailed parking information is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
Parking is expected to be limited, so please plan accordingly! When arriving on campus for Homecoming weekend, you will be directed to a cash/card lot. A traffic and parking map will be posted on the main Barton website.
Wilson has a number of options for accommodations. Explore your options at for a detailed list.
Please email or call (252) 399-6383 with any questions you may have. We’re happy to help!

Homecoming Fan Zone Tents for Organizations and Groups

The perfect set up for the Fan Zone! Enjoy a prime spot located in the middle of the Fan Zone with easy access to all of the festivities. Skip the hassle of bringing your own tent and tables and spend more time with your group having fun!

Tent Package - $100 | Deadline to reserve: October 15, 2021
Package includes:

  • (1) reserved 20ft x 10ft Barton Blue tent
  • (2) tables with linens
  • (1) cooler with ice
  • (2) chairs

The Fan Zone will kick-off at 11:00am on Saturday. Groups who have reserved/purchased a tent may begin setting up no earlier than 10:00am. Breakdown and clean up should be completed by 4:00 p.m. in preparation for the Homecoming Dance later that evening.

Groups that purchase a tent package may bring their own food, beverages (no glass containers permitted), and decorations. A sign will be placed outside of the tent with the name of your group.

Groups are responsible for properly disposing of their trash and recycling once they are done. It is also expected that all groups maintain a welcoming atmosphere.

To reserve and purchase a group tent, please contact Addison Meinhardt, assistant director of alumni relations at or (252) 399-6383.


CONTACT US  •  252-399-6381


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2019 Golf Tournament Photos

Team photos and action shots!


Team photo from 2019 Homecoming Golf Tournament

2019 Homecoming Photos

Great friends and lasting memories!


2019 Homecoming King and Queen

Outstanding Recent Graduate Award:
Kasey Byzewski '14

Gary W. Hall Employee Service Award:
Amanda Humphrey Metts '97

Alumni Service Award:
Tracy O'Shields Mitchell '98

Alumni Achievement Award:
Scott Edwards Hemby '87

Distinguished Alumni Award:
James M. Adams, Sr. '68