Fall Welcome 2014

Friday, Aug. 22 - Saturday, Aug. 30


Detailed Schedule

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
Monday - Saturday, Aug. 25 - Aug. 30, 2014


Schedule at a Glance

Move in day
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

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 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. 23, 2014

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. 24, 2014

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

9:30 p.m. Movie at the Shannon Theatre - sponsored by MCB Shannon Theatre, Main Street, Bluffton
Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
8 a.m. Classes begin!  
8:30 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. 26, 2014
11 a.m Chapel Yoder Recital Hall
7 p.m. Shaving Cream Wiffle Ball - Sponsored by MCB Library Field
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
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
6 p.m. Trip to the Whippy Dip - Sponsored by MCB Meet at the Marbeck Center Information Desk
7:30 p.m. Conversation with Ken Bain Yoder Recital Hall
9 p.m. Celebration! - Sponsored by Hall Chaplains Meet at the Marbeck Center Information Desk
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
10:45 a.m. Opening Convocation Founders Hall
9 p.m. Laser Tag - Sponsored by MCB Neufeld Hall Green
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
TBA Bluffton cross country invitational  
3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Heidelberg Sommer Center
5 p.m. Volleyball vs. Albion Sommer Center
9 p.m. Marbeck After Dark: Build Your Own Aquarium Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
8:30-11 a.m. Community Clean-up meet at Marbeck Desk
10 a.m.-noon Worship workshop Yoder Recital Hall
10 a.m. Volleyball vs. Denison Sommer Center
2 p.m. Volleyball vs. Geneva Sommer Center
6:30 p.m. Beach Volleyball Tournament - sponsored by Student Senate Sand Volleyball Courts