Fall Welcome 2015

Friday, Aug. 28 - Saturday, Sept. 5

 

Detailed Schedule

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Monday - Saturday, Aug. 31 - Sept. 5, 2015

 

Schedule at a Glance

Move in day
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

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

Corner of College Ave. and Spring St. (across the street from Bren-Dell Hall) and on the Hirschy Complex Green

Rain Location: The Commons (Marbeck Center)

 

 

 

2:30 p.m.

President's Welcome

Sommer Center

 

 

 

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
Build Your Own Aquarium

Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)

     
 
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015

7:30-8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

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.

Lunch

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. 30, 2015

11 a.m.

Sunday Morning Worship

Yoder Recital Hall

 

 

 

12-1 p.m.

Lunch

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.

Dinner

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

     
9:30 p.m. Movie at the Shannon Theatre - sponsored by MCB Shannon Theatre, Main Street, Bluffton
 
Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
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 Sept. 1, 2015
10:45 a.m Opening Convocation Sommer Center
     
7 p.m. A Conversation with Marge Piercy Yoder Recital Hall
     
9:30 p.m. Comedic Magician Daniel Martin Founders Hall
     
 
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
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 Meet at the Marbeck Center Information Desk
     
 
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
11 a.m. Chapel Yoder Recital Hall
     
9:30 p.m. Pancakes. Coffee. TV. - Sponsored by MCB Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)
     
 
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
7 p.m. Sommer Center Spiketacular
Volleyball vs. Augustana
Sommer Center
     
9 p.m. Marbeck After Dark: S'More Tie-Dye

The Fire Circle (adjacent to Adams Bridge)
Rain location: Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)

     
 
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015
10 a.m. Sommer Center Spiketacular
Volleyball vs. Heidelberg
Sommer Center
     
Noon Beach Volleyball Tournament - sponsored by Student Senate Sand Volleyball Courts
     
2 p.m. Sommer Center Spiketacular
Volleyball vs. DePauw
Sommer Center
     
TBA Basketball Tournament - sponsored by Student Senate Outdoor Basketball Courts (adjacent to the tennis courts)