Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a fun-filled weekend loaded with activities for the whole family! The 2018 Family Weekend is scheduled for Friday, September 21, through Sunday, September 23. Students and their families will enjoy a candlelight dinner in the dining hall Friday night, along with fun activities on Center Campus. A full day awaits you on Saturday and includes a complimentary shuttle to the Athletic Complex for men’s and women’s soccer, and to Downtown Wilson for music, giveaways, and dancing. In addition, the Parents and Family Association will meet, all parents and family members are encouraged to attend. On Sunday, there will be a Bagel Brunch provided on the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza with a chance to take a family photo with our mascot!

Register for Family Weekend

For more information, contact Student Activities at 252-399-6386 or email us at

Family Weekend Schedule


5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Welcome Tent, Hamlin Student Center

Candlelight Dinner
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Dining Hall
(Students and families; cost included)

Evening Activities
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Center Campus
Inflatables, music, and more!

Center Campus Jam
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Center Campus


Parents Association Meeting
9 a.m.
Hardy Alumni Hall

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dining Hall
(Guests will be responsible for cost.)

2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Running every 30 minutes
Campus Location: Centennial Alumni Bell Tower
Athletics Location: Barton College Athletics Complex (2 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Downtown Locations: Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park (2 p.m. – 8 p.m.), Paul V. Berry Park (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

Downtown Artisan and Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Downtown Wilson

Barton Men’s and Women’s Soccer
1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Barton College Athletics Complex

Downtown Beats and Eats
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Downtown Wilson
Food trucks, music, and other vendors!

Downtown Merch Search
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Various Merchants, Downtown Wilson
Explore various merchants downtown for a chance to win a Downtown Merchant Prize Pack! Barton students and families will receive discounts to these merchants as well!

Downtown After Dark
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Paul V. Berry Park, Downtown Wilson
Music, light show, and refreshments!


Bagel Brunch
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza, Howard Chapel
Enjoy breakfast and take family photos with Bully the Bulldog!
(Cost included)