Family Weekend Activities


Greetings, Bulldog Families!

Here is your schedule for the 2023 Barton College Family Weekend. Please secure your accommodations for these dates as hotels can fill quickly. Visit for a list of hotels in the area. We look forward to seeing you on Barton’s campus in the fall. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Campus Life at

2023 Fall Barton College Family Weekend Activities Schedule

Friday, September 15, 2023

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hamlin Student Center, Office of Campus Life

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Meet the Bulldogs at Casita Brewing Co.
217 South St. S. Wilson, NC 27893 — Whirligig Park
Miss Mini and Sandband Band will be performing. Safari Eatz Food Truck will be on site.



Saturday, September 16, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Check-In at Hardy Alumni Hall (outside)
Location: Lower level of the Hamlin Student Center

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Coffee with Leadership
Location: Hardy Alumni Hall

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Jostens – College Rings for Juniors and Seniors 
Location: Hamlin Student Center



11:00 a.m.
Tailgate Cookout with AVI

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Tailgate Contest Center Campus
Can your tailgate outshine the rest? Show your Barton spirit in your own creative way. Winner will be announced at 3:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Street Revival Band at Family Tailgate

4:00 p.m.
Football Game – Barton vs. UVA Wise Truist Stadium

Purchase Tickets

7:00 p.m. 
Family Roulette Karaoke in BC Bistro
Head on over after the game – An online wheel will choose your song. Please enjoy dinner in our incredible Culinary Center located in the top of Hamlin Student Center, in the BC Bistro, behind the Hamlin Student Center, or at one of the many restaurants in the Wilson Community.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Barton College understands the importance of family and value of spending quality time together. Today, we ask that you spend as much time with your student as possible. Enjoy brunch in our Culinary Center, take a walk around campus and let your student give you a tour, while sharing their favorite things about college and life … make beautiful memories. Please feel free to use our amazing campus facilities while visiting.



9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Farewell Brunch in Culinary Center
Location: Culinary Center, on the upper level of Hamlin Student Center
Students will use their dining plans to cover the meal.
Thank you for spending the weekend with your students and all of us at Barton College. We wish you safe travels home. Until next time …





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