Fall Welcome 2015
- Day 4 and beyond

Monday, Aug. 31

8 a.m.


6 p.m. Things-You-Forgot-at-Home BINGO
Sponsored by MCB

Did you get up this morning and realize you forgot to pack your toothbrush? Or maybe you didn't bring a shower caddy? Never fear - we've got you covered. Come to Bob's Place and play Bingo to win some things you may have forgotten.
Location: Bob's Place, Marbeck Center


9:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Floor Meetings

Resident advisors welcome all residential students.
Location: Check posted signs


10:30 p.m.
All Hall Meeting

Hall directors will introduce residence life staff, hall custodians and hall chaplains, and share expectations for the year.
Location: Residence Hall Lobby

Tuesday, Sept. 1

10:45 a.m.
Opening Convocation
This formal assembly marks the official opening of the academic year. New students are welcomed into the university community by faculty, staff and returning students. The featured speaker will be Marge Piercy, author of the first eyar students' summer reading, He, She and It. New students are expected to be present for this important speech and returning students are encouraged to attend. Arts & Lecture credit will be offered for this event.
Location: Sommer Center
Note: 9:30 a.m. classes will end at 10:20 a.m.


7 p.m.
A Conversation with marge piercy
First-year students will have the exclusive opportunity to hear from this year's convocation speaker, Marge Piercy.
Location: Yoder Recital Hall


9:30 p.m.
Commedic Magician Daniel Martin
Sponsored by MCB
Award-winning comedic magician Daniel Martin will perform. You do not want to miss this great show!
Location: Founders Hall



Wednesday, Sept. 2

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Involvement Fair               

Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement
Learn more about Bluffton's student involvement program. Various campus organizations will have displays highlighting their groups and activities. www.bluffton.edu/studentlife/involvement/
Location: Klassen Court (outside Marbeck Center)


4 p.m.
Ultimate Frisbee
Sponsored by the Ultimate Frisbee Club

Everyone is invited to come and be a part of this traditional campus event! Come to play or come to watch one of the unofficial official sports of Bluffton.
Location: Library Field


6 p.m.
Trip to the Whippy Dip
Sponsored by MCB

If you're looking for a mid-week break, you've found the perfect one. Join us for a walk to the Bluffton Dari Freeze, known affectionately as the Whippy Dip to Bluffton students. Don't sweat, the ice cream is on us.
Location: Meet at the Marbeck Center Information Desk


9 p.m.
Sponsored by the Hall Chaplains

Come out for an informal evening of singing and sharing.
Location: at the Bluffton University Nature Preserve. Meet at the Marbeck Center Information Desk.



Thursday, Sept. 3

11 a.m.
Join the campus community in worship at the first chapel of the school year. Planned by studetns and the campus pastor, this weekly event will encourage you in your faith.
Location: Yoder Recital Hall


9:30 p.m.
Pancakes. Coffee. TV.
Sponsored by MCB
Take a load off and enjoy pancakes topped any way you like. Stick around and watch some TV with your new friends.
Location: Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)


Friday, Sept. 4

7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Augustana
Come cheer on the Beavers at the third annual Bluffton Volleyball Sommer Center Spiketacular tourney!
Location: Sommer Center


9 p.m.
Marbeck After Dark: S'More Tie-Dye

It's Marbeck After Dark! End the week by eating s'mores and tie-dying your Welcome Week shirts. We will also have white t-shirts available if you didn't get a shirt throughout the week. Bring a friend and your appetite!
Location: The Fire Circle adjacent to Adams Bridge. (rain location: Bob's Place, Marbeck Center



Saturday, Sept. 5

10 a.m.

Volleyball vs. Heidelberg
The third annual Sommer Center Spiketacular continues.
Location: Sommer Center


Beach Volleyball Tournament
Team sign-up opportunities will be in Marbeck Center throughout the week. Sponsored by Student Senate
Location: Sand volleyball courts


2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. DePauw

The third annual Sommer Center Spiketacular continues.
Location: Sommer Center


Basketball Tournament
Join the fun on new outdoor basketball courts. Team sign up opportunities will be in Marbeck Center throughout the week. Sponsored by Student Senate
Location: Outdoor basketball courts (adjacent to the tennis courts)