Fall Welcome  2013

Friday, Aug. 23 - Saturday, Aug. 31


Detailed Schedule

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 
Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 
Monday - Saturday, Aug. 26 - Aug. 31, 2013


2013 Fall Welcome Schedule at a Glance

Move in day
Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

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

Behind Bren-Dell Hall and Hirschy Hall

Rain Location: The Commons (Marbeck Center)




2:30 p.m.

President's Welcome

Sommer Center




3:30 p.m.

Transfer Student Orientation Session

Stutzman Lecture Hall (Centennial Hall)




3:30-4:30 p.m.

Farewell to Families



4:45  p.m.

Welcome Group Session #1

Welcome Group meeting locations

Check signs posted in residence halls and Marbeck Center




6 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

Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

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




8 p.m.

Residence Hall Community Development Activity

Residence Hall Floors

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

11 a.m.

Sunday Morning Worship

Yoder Recital Hall




12-1 p.m.


Commons (Marbeck Center)




12-6 p.m.

Bookstore open

Marbeck Center




1:30 p.m.

Perkins Loan Entrance Interview

Commons (Marbeck Center)




2:30 p.m.

Learn & Earn: Orientation to Campus Work

Commons (Marbeck Center)




3 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




7-9 p.m.

"Dancing in the Street" Ice Cream Social & More!

Main Street, Bluffton

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
 8 a.m. Classes begin!  
7 p.m.

Shaving Cream Wiffle Ball - Sponsored by MCB

Library Field
9:30 p.m. Residence Hall Floor Meetings Residence Hall Floors
10:30 p.m. All Hall Meeting Residence Hall Lobbies
Tuesday Aug. 27, 2013
10:45 a.m.- 12 p.m. Opening Convocation Founders Hall
7:30 p.m. A Conversation with Lorene Cary Yoder Recital Hall
9 p.m. Things-You-Forgot-At-Home BINGO - Sponsored by MCB Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)
 Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
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
7 p.m. Trip to the Whippy Dip - Sponsored by MCB Meet at the Marbeck Center Information Desk
9 p.m. Celebration! - Sponsored by Hall Chaplains Meet at the Marbeck Center Information Desk
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
11 a.m. Chapel  Yoder Recital Hall
9 p.m. -11 p.m. Bowl for a Buck! - Sponsored by MCB Southgate Lanes (Meet at the Information Desk)
Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Bethany Sommer Center
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hope Sommer Center
9 p.m. Marbeck After Dark: Laser Tag - Sponsored by MCB Neufeld Hall Green
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
10 a.m. Beach Volleyball Tournament Sand Valleyball Courts
12 p.m. Volleyball vs. Marietta Sommer Center
2 p.m. Volleyball vs. Alma Sommer Center
2 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Huntington Sears Athletic Complex