• Lillie Burke

Homecoming starts next week

February 13 marks the week that brings together all Belmont has to offer: culture, intelligence, basketball and free t-shirts.

Next week marks the beginning of Destination Belmont, the annual homecoming week at Belmont.

The week begins with a kick-off event on Monday in the Beaman with many free t-shirts and food.

Katee George, a member of Program Board, said that SAPB had a hand in planning this event.

“We decided that this event should be more of a kick-off so students can get excited and learn about the events happening during the week that they need to attend,” she said in an email.

Tuesday and Wednesday will include events like an orchestra concert in MPAC with Teresa Cheung, the Polar Bear Run 5K, a lecture from Distinguished Faculty Award recipient Dr. Peter Kuryla and a homecoming chapel with medical missionary and Belmont alumnus Dr. Eric McLaughlin.

The sports start on Thursday with the women’s basketball game against USC Upstate. An alumni-student basketball game during halftime is a new event this year, said George. An art reception at the Leu Gallery will also be at 4 p.m.

On Friday, students can visit Rose Park to see the baseball season opener versus Evansville, and then go to the pep rally and bonfire in the auxillary parking lot near Kennedy Hall, an annual tradition at Belmont. SAPB, SGA, IFC and Panhellenic have come together to create the event, which includes free giveaways for students, George said.

The end of the Homecoming week will be on Saturday, Feb. 18. The baseball team will play Kansas at Rose Park at 1 p.m., alumni events will start at 4 p.m., the annual tailgate starts at 4 p.m. and the basketball doubleheader against ETSU starts at 5 p.m. that evening.

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