Commencement Weekend

The class of 2014 will celebrate
baccalaureate and commencement
on May 4.

Baccalaureate will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 4, in Sommer Center. It will feature speakers from the class of 2014 and faculty. No tickets are required for this event.

Following the baccalaureate service a complimentary meal will be served to graduates and their families in The Commons at Marbeck Center.

Commencement begins at 2 p.m. in Salzman Stadium, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, commencement will be held in Students participate in commencement ceremonySommer Center. In the event that commencement is held indoors, each graduate will be given a limited number of complimentary tickets to share with family and friends. Overflow seating will be available in Burcky Gymnasium with viewing via closed circuit television.

Seating for guests unable to manage stadium steps is limited.  Email to request special needs seating.

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May Day, Saturday, May 3
May Day is a celebration of Bluffton's past, present and future. Graduates from the traditional undergraduate program are honored at the May Day ceremony in the morning. Following the 11 a.m. May Day ceremony, a picnic is available for graduates and their parents. Students with a meal plan can use their student I. D. card to pay for the meal. Families may purchase tickets through the campus box office, or 419-358-3456.  Orders should be received by April 25.  Price is $8 adult and $5 for children ages 3-7 for the picnic lunch. >>> May Day schedule

May Day

May Day Dance

At Bluffton the May Day celebration represents the end of a school year for students, the beginning of a new chapter for seniors and the remembrance of times past for alumni. The tradition weaves together past, present and future around the May Pole in a never-ending circle. >>> more


2013 commencement speaker

Lima mayor David Berger will present the commencement address. Berger has been mayor of Lima since 1990, He holds Lima's record for most consecutive terms in office.

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Commencement 2012

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