Stay overnight on campus

Overnight visits are available to students who have completed their application to Bluffton University.  This is your opportunity to experience residence life first-hand.

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  • Schedule - Overnight visits are scheduled Sunday-Thursday evenings except during student breaks noted below. Arrive time is typically between 5-8 p.m. with your visit concluding after lunch the following day. A minimum two-day advance registration is required for overnight visits.
  • Overnight host - You will be matched with a Bluffton student as your overnight host. If you have friends or family you would like to stay with, just let us know.
  • Items to pack - pillow, blanket, towel and flip flops for the shower along with any personal items. Bring a jacket and comfortable walking shoes for your campus tour.
  • Cost - There is no cost for the overnight visit. All meals on campus are complimentary; however, you may want to bring some money for extras.
  • Family - Local hotel options are available for family members who plan to stay nearby. Mention that you are visiting Bluffton University for a discounted rate at some hotels.


Due to student breaks and finals, overnight visits will not be scheduled for the following dates in 2015-16:

Oct. 4-5  (Fall break)
Nov. 24-29 (Thanksgiving break)
Dec. 11-Jan. 11 (Finals & Christmas break)
March 6-13 (Spring break)
March 24-28 (Easter break)

The last date to request an overnight visit for 2015-16 academic year is April 28.