Fall Welcome 2016

Friday, Aug. 26 - Saturday, Sept. 3

Schedule at a Glance

Move in day
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Residential Student Check-In

Residence Halls




9 a.m.-2:15 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m.

One Stop Center

Centennial Hall (Ground Floor)



9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bookstore Open

Marbeck Center




11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Welcome Picnic

The Commons (Marbeck Center)




2:30 p.m.

President's Welcome

Sommer Center




3:30 p.m.

Farewell to Families



4  p.m.

Welcome Group Session #1

Welcome Group meeting locations

Check signs posted in residence halls and Marbeck Center




5:30 p.m.

Dinner for New Students,

Community 101

The Commons (Marbeck Center)




8 p.m.

Residence Hall Floor Meetings

Residence Hall Floors




9 p.m.

Marbeck After Dark
Paint U

Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

7:30-8:15 a.m.


Commons (Marbeck Center)




8:30-11:50 a.m.

Welcome Group Session #2

Meet in Commons (Marbeck Center)




11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.


Commons (Marbeck Center)




1:30-3:40 p.m.

Welcome Group Session #3

Welcome Group Meeting Locations




4:30 p.m.

Bluffton Olympics Team Preparation

Welcome Group Meeting Locations


5-7 p.m.

New Student Picnic & Bluffton Olympics

Library Green




7 p.m.

Residence Hall Community Development Activity

Residence Hall Floors


Midnight movie

Shannon Theatre (Main Street, Bluffton)

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

11 a.m.

Sunday Morning Worship

Yoder Recital Hall




12-1 p.m.


Commons (Marbeck Center)




12-6 p.m.

Bookstore open

Marbeck Center




2 p.m.

Learn & Earn: Orientation to Campus Work

Commons (Marbeck Center)




2:30 p.m.

Learn & Earn: Position Training

Check with your employment supervisor


5-6 p.m.


Commons (Marbeck Center)




6:15 p.m.

Welcome Group Session #4

Welcome Group Meeting Locations




7:30-9:30 p.m.

Party on the Lawn Ice Cream Social & More!

Neufeld Lawn, sand volleyball court,
tennis & basketball courts

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
8 a.m. Classes begin!  
6 p.m.

Things-You-Forgot-at-Home BINGO - Sponsored by MCB

Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)
9:30 p.m. Residence Hall Floor Meetings Residence Hall Floors
10:30 p.m. All Hall Meeting Residence Hall Lobbies
Tuesday Aug. 30, 2016
10:45 a.m Opening Convocation Sommer Center
7 p.m. A Conversation with Julie Burstein Yoder Recital Hall
9:30 p.m. Capture the Flag Hirschy Green
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Student Involvement Fair - Sponsored by Office of Student Involvement Klassen Court (outside Marbeck Center)
4 p.m. Ultimate Frisbee - Sponsored by the Ultimate Frisbee Club Library Green
9 p.m. Celebration! - Sponsored by Hall Chaplains The Fire Circle (near Adams Bridge)
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2015
11 a.m. Chapel Yoder Recital Hall
9:30 p.m. Pancakes. Coffee. Trivia. - Sponsored by MCB Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016
6 p.m. Cross Country Beaver Invitational Nature Preserve
9 p.m. Marbeck After Dark: Laser Tag & S'Mores

Library Green
Rain location: Burcky Gym

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016
1:30 p.m. Football vs. Wilmington Salzman Stadium