Fall Welcome Week

Friday, Aug. 26 - Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

2016 Schedule at a Glance

 
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

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

 The Commons (Marbeck Center)

 

 

 

2:30 p.m.

President's welcome

Sommer Center

 

 

 

3:30 p.m.

Farewell to families

Transfer student reception

 

Gallery Lounge (Marbeck Center)

     

4  p.m.

Welcome group session #1

Welcome Group meeting locations

Check signs posted in residence halls and Marbeck Center

 

 

 

5:30 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
Paint-U

Neufeld Lawn

     
 
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

7:30-8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

The Commons (Marbeck Center)

 

 

 

8:30-11:50 a.m.

Welcome group session #2

The Commons (Marbeck Center)

 

 

 

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch

The 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

 

 

 

Midnight

Midnight movie

Shannon Theatre (Main Street, Bluffton)

 
Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

11 a.m.

Sunday morning worship

Yoder Recital Hall

 

 

 

12-1 p.m.

Lunch

The Commons (Marbeck Center)

 

 

 

12-6 p.m.

Bookstore open

Marbeck Center

 

 

 

2 p.m.

Learn & Earn: Orientation to campus work

The Commons (Marbeck Center)

 

 

 

2:30 p.m.

Learn & Earn: Position training

Check with your employment supervisor

     

5-6 p.m.

Dinner

The 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

 
Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
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 Aug. 30, 2016
10:45 a.m Opening Convocation Sommer Center
     
7 p.m. A conversation with Julie Burstein Yoder Recital Hall
     
9:30 p.m. Capture the Flag Hirschy Green
     
 
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
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 The Fire Circle (next to Adam's Bridge)
     
 
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016
11 a.m. Chapel Yoder Recital Hall
     
9:30 p.m. Pancakes. Coffee. Trivia. - Sponsored by MCB Bob's Place (Marbeck Center)
     
 
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016
6 p.m. Cross Country Beaver Invitational Nature Preserve
     
9 p.m. Marbeck After Dark: Laser Tag & S'Mores

Library Green
Rain location: Burcky Gym

     
 
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016
1:30 p.m. Football vs. Wilmington Salzman Stadium