Homecoming 2023

Oct. 20-21, 2023

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Signature Weekend Events





11:00 A.M. | Alumni Association 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 Homecoming Registration form. Check in begins at 9:30 a.m.

6:00 P.M. | Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony

Kennedy Family Theatre

Celebrate the achievements and contributions of our outstanding former student-athletes and leadership who have left a mark on Barton’s athletic legacy. Join us as we honor their dedication and excellence. To register, please visit: https://www.barton.edu/hof-induction/

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6:30 P.M. | Bulldog Bash at the Whirligig Park

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro St. S, Wilson, NC 27893

Bring your family and be in the company of the Barton community as we enjoy local food trucks and brews, activities, and live music. A check-in station for Homecoming will be located at the Whirligig Park for your convenience.




9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. | Campus Tours

Bronze Bulldog

9:30 A.M. | Torchbearers Induction Ceremony & Reception

Hardy Alumni Hall

Calling all Class of 1973 Alumni! Torchbearers, the 50 Year Legacy Society, invites alumni celebrating their 50th year since their first graduation to be inducted and celebrated. RSVP required: for more information, call (252) 399-6544 or email alumni@barton.edu

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11:00 A.M. | Tailgating on the Lawn

Center Campus

Local food trucks and treats, live music, and fun activities for the kids! Tent packages available for organizations and groups to reserve and purchase via the Homecoming Registration form.

2:00 P.M. | Football Game: Barton vs. Wingate University

Electric Supply Company Field at Truist Stadium

Individual game tickets available for purchase through the Barton Athletics website.

6:30 P.M. | Celebration of Distinguished Alumni

Hardy Alumni Hall

Celebrate our 2023 Alumni Award winners at the Celebration of Distinguished Alumni. Join us as we commemorate their achievements and the legacy they have created for the Barton community. Tickets available for purchase by emailing alumni@barton.edu

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8:00 P.M. | Homecoming Dance

Center Campus

Dance the night away and wrap up Homecoming underneath the big tent!



Who is invited to Homecoming?

  • We are looking forward to hosting Barton and ACC alumni, faculty, staff, current students, and our campus community. The Bulldog Bash on Friday night is open to all including the greater Wilson community.


Do I need to register for Homecoming?

  • Yes! We encourage all alumni to register for Homecoming to ensure that we can plan the best events. Registration can be completed at www.barton.edu/homecoming.


Where can I tailgate?

  • Join us on Center Campus starting at 11:00 A.M. to tailgate before the big game! Center Campus will be the gathering hub and will feature local food trucks and treats, beer and wine, activities for the kids, and live music. Free to attend and open to all!

    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.


How do I purchase Football tickets?


Where can I park on campus?

  • Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis 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 can be found on the main Barton website.


Where can I stay in Wilson?


I have a specific question not listed here. Whom should I contact?

  • Please email Katie Thomason, Director of Development and Alumni engagement, at alumni@barton.edu or call (252) 399-6544 with any questions you may have. We’re happy to help!

Homecoming Fan Zone Tents for Organizations and Groups

The perfect setup for Tailgating on campus! Enjoy a prime spot located in the middle of the Center Campus 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! Brewmasters will be on Center Campus where your group can redeem the drink tickets included in your package.

Tent Package – $150 | Limited quantities available! Reserve before October 6, 2023

Package includes:

(1) reserved 20ft x 10ft tent

(2) tables with linens

(5) chairs

(10) Brewmasters drink tickets for your group


Tailgating on the Lawn 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 use the Homecoming Registration form. For questions, please contact Katie Thomason, director of development and alumni engagement at alumni@barton.edu or (252) 399-6544.

Watch the Homecoming 2022 Highlight Film

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