Homecoming 2014 schedule

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

9 a.m.-4 p.m.


10 a.m.-Noon

Art exhibit by Mike and Mark Kersey
"A Brush with Fantasy: The Paintings of Mr. Atomic."

Reception with the artists

Sauder Visual Arts Center, Albrecht Gallery
9 a.m.-5 p.m. bookstore
Receive 20% off on most items. Check out our new apparel, books, and other merchandise.

Marbeck Center

9 - 10:30 a.m. 

Book Launch
Swords to Plowshares by Lisa Weaver, illustrated by Amanda Huston '13, creative designer Alison King, published by Louise Matthews '78 and The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center.

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Discovery Day
Discovery Days are campus visits for high school students and their families. Register here.

Centennial Hall

9:30/10 a.m.

Baseball and Softball alumni games
Baseball and softball alumni are invited to play against the current teams. Bring your family to cheer. The baseball game starts at 9:30 a.m., the softball game at 10 a.m.

Emery Sears
Athletic Complex 
10 a.m.-noon

Volleyball alumni game

Sommer Center
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tailgate under the Tent
Alumni are invited to lunch courtesy of Greg and Donna Wannemacher. Learn about a new project for Bluffton's athletics program.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

picnic lunch for current and prospective students
Tickets sold at picnic site, $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-10.

Emery Sears
Athletics Complex
1 - 3 p.m.

Kid Zone
Activities for children ages 5-10 include a bouncy house, arts and crafts, football toss and bug train.

Emery Sears Athletics Complex
1:30 p.m.

Football game
The Beavers, led by new head coach Denny Dorrel, take on Hanover. Tickets may be purchased at the gate and are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children 4 and under.

Salzman Stadium
4 p.m. 

Ultimate Frisbee
Alumni and friends are invited to join current students for a pick up game of Ultimate.

Library green
5:15 p.m. President's Banquet reception Burky Gym
6 p.m. President's Banquet honoring alumni and donors
The President's Banquet celebrates achievement, service and charitable giving. Personal invitations will be sent to alumni award recipients, their guests and members of the President's Society, Noah C. Hirschy Society and Heritage Society. All others can reserve a place at the banquet for $25 online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu.
Founders Hall
2014 Alumni Award recipients
  • William Herr '61 will receive the Lifetime Service Award, which honors alumni who have dedicated their lives to heartfelt service to people, community or church.
  • Bethny (ricks '06) Brown will receive the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, presented to a graduate from the past 10 years who is distinguished through professional achievement or service.


Sunday, Oct. 5, 2013

2:30 p.m. Music Performance 
Let's all gather together for an uplifting performance by Concert Band, Camerata Singers and the Concert Band.
Yoder Recital Hall


Make lodging reservations early. Ask for Bluffton University rate.

Bluffton Comfort Inn - 419-358-6000
Drury Inn and Suites, 820 Trenton Ave, Findlay, OH 45840, 419-422-9700
Marriot Courtyard, 936 Greely Chapel Road, Lima, Ohio, 419-222-9000

For more information contact:
Julia Szabo
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
szaboj@bluffton.edu,  419-358-3245