Fall Welcome 2012 Schedule
Our Fall Welcome program is designed to make the start of your college experience a positive one inside and outside the classroom. New students will arrive on Friday, Aug. 24 (3 days prior to the start of fall classes) and participate in many activities and events to get to know the campus before classes actually begin. You won t want to miss what this important program has to offer.
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Residential Student Check-in
Welcome to your home away from home! Residence Halls open at 9 a.m. Room keys will be distributed at the front desk of each building by your Hall Director and Residence Life Staff. Other staff and students will be available to answer questions and provide assistance.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
One Stop Center
Questions for the registrar's office and the business office can be answered by university staff. Payments may be made at this time, although it is not required. ID pictures may be taken and cars registered.
Location: Centennial Hall, Ground Floor
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Enjoy a complimentary lunch at one of two convenient locations.
Locations: Behind Bren-Dell Hall and Hirschy Hall lawn.
Transfer Student Orientation Session
All transfer students are requested to attend this session. Get answers to all your last minute questions!
Location: Stutzman Lecture Hall (Centennial Hall)
New students and families alike are invited to a special welcome program.
Location: Founders Hall
4 - 4:30 p.m.
Farewell to Families
Time to say good-bye!
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Welcome Group Session #1
New student will gather in small groups to discuss campus life in the first of a series of group sessions.
Location: Check signs posted on residence hall floors, lobbies or Marbeck Center.
5:15 - 7 p.m.
Dinner for New Students
Dinner will be served family style with your Welcome Group members by our student leaders followed by an exciting keynote from Dr. Mary Iiames '88.
Location: The Commons, Marbeck Center
Residence Hall Floor Meetings
Resident Advisors give tours of the halls and an introduction to residence life.
Location: To be posted on floor
Students gather to meet each other and participate in an entertaining and interactive introduction to Bluffton University. Hosted by our campus pastor, hall chaplains and Student Senate.
Location: Yoder Hall
Marbeck After Dark
Sponsored by MCB
Location: Bob's Place in Marbeck Center