Here’s a look back at some of the major highlights of this past Academic Year. We’re so excited for what 2018-2019 brings!

Abbey Players


A Christmas Carol

Wait Until Dark



Academic Awards

We are so excited to have had so many students be honored at this years Academic Awards! Read all about it here.

Athletic Awards Banquet

The Belmont Abbey Athletics Department celebrated success honoring over 100 student-athletes at its annual Athletics awards ceremony presented by Publix.  Read all about it here.

Adrian Award

We congratulate Dr. Julia Beeman, the winner of the 2017-2018 Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence. Read all about it here.

James Buie Scholarship

Last year Belmont Abbey College, the Gaston County Police Department and Gaston County Schools announced the James Buie Scholarship Program which provides a full scholarship for selected students in pursuit of a Criminal Justice degree at Belmont Abbey College. Read all about it here.

Employee Awards

Dr. Bill Thierfelder and Abbot Placid graciously thanked all employees for their contributions and recognized employees attaining milestones or retiring. Read all about it here.



Belmont Abbey Baseball battled 11th-ranked Columbus State through 21 combined innings Monday afternoon but fell short in both games of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional championship round, 5-0 in 12 and 10-7. Read all about it here.


Belmont Abbey Cheerleading celebrated big wins on Saturday, taking its division and Grand Champion honors at the 2018 Clash of the Conferences Collegiate Cheer Competition. Read all about it here.


The Belmont Abbey men’s cycling team swept the podium Sunday, taking the top three spots in the Atlantic Coast Cycling Conference Championship’s Criterium. Read all about it here.


BAC Debate

Southern Forensic Championship

The Belmont Abbey Debate Team returned from Spokane, Washington after competing in the International Public Debate Association’s National Championship. In individual debate, four of six students broke into the top 32 for their divisions, and all advanced into the top 16 rounds.


Our Benedictine Volunteers Erin Kunkel, Brianna Mosby, Andrew Vickers, and David Radoszewski have returned! Read all about it here.

Newman Guide Again!

Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., is recommended in the 2018-2019 edition of The Newman Guide, the flagship project of The Cardinal Newman Society that recommends 28 Catholic colleges, universities and higher education programs for excellence in faithful Catholic education. Read all about it here.

New Study Abroad Opportunity

Belmont Abbey College has partnered with the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano–UCSC) to provide an amazing opportunity for a select group of students to study in Milan, Italy for the full Fall Semester of 2018.  Read all about it here.

Honors College

At a time when liberal arts education seems increasingly imperiled by the rise of career-focused and STEM programs, Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina has recently founded the Honors College, a program dedicated to reading and discussing the Great Books of the Western tradition. Read all about it here.

U.S. News & World Report ranked top 10 again!

Once again, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Belmont Abbey College in the Top 10.  Read all about it here.

Solar Eclipse

 We kicked off the semester with a Solar Eclipse viewing party! Read all about it here.

Homecoming 2017

 Homecoming 2017 was a blast! Read all about it here. You can find all the information on Homecoming 2018 here!

The Right Reverend Oscar C. Burnett, O.S.B.,

Seventh Abbot of Belmont Abbey

The Right Reverend Oscar C. Burnett, seventh abbot of Belmont Abbey, died peacefully in the Lord, on Tuesday evening, November 21. Read all about it here.

 Graduation 2018

Where do four years go? Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Read all about it here.

The Lipscomb Family: An Abbey Success Story

It started with mom, she wanted more for herself and sought out the place that would help her achieve her goals. Read all about it here.

Alumna opens her own business

Owners MacKenzie Miller and Bob Venero hosted a soft opening for friends and family Saturday night, and Nole will be fully open to the public starting 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. Read all about it here.

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