Oct. 20-21, 2023
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20
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/
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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. | Campus Tours
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
11:00 A.M. | Tailgating on the Lawn
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 email@example.com
8:00 P.M. | Homecoming Dance
Dance the night away and wrap up Homecoming underneath the big tent!
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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
(1) reserved 20ft x 10ft tent
(2) tables with linens
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (252) 399-6544.
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