Homecoming 2014 schedule

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


The Lion and Lamb has recently published a new children's book, Swords to Plowshares. Stop by the center for a reception with author Lisa Weaver and illustrator Amanda Huston `13. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center
9 a.m.-5 p.m. ART EXHIBIT
A Brush With Fantasy: The Paintings of Mr. Atomic includes paintings by Toledo-based artists and twin brothers Mark and Mike Kersey.

Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center

10 a.m. - noon

Enjoy refreshments and meet artists Mark and Mike Kersey.

Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual 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 alumni game
Baseball 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 alumni game has been cancelled.

Emery Sears
Athletics Complex 
10 a.m.-noon

Volleyball alumni game

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

ALUMNI Tailgate Tent
Join J. Denny, alumni and friends for fellowship and a complimentary lunch and to learn about the Alumni Field project. Email alumni@bluffton.edu to reserve lunch for you and your family members.

Emery Sears Athletics Complex
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

picnic lunch for current and prospective students
Families of current and prospective students are invited to a picnic under the big tent. 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


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 Burcky Gym
6 p.m. President's Banquet honoring alumni and donors
The President's Banquet celebrates achievement, service and charitable giving. Personal invitations with complimentary tickets will be mailed to Alumni Award recipients, their special guests and members of the President's Society, Heritage Society and Noah C. Hirschy Legacy Society. All others can reserve a place at the banquet for $25 online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu. Reservations required through before Sept. 26.
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. No tickets required.
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