May Day details
May 6, 2017
Highlights of May Day 2017 will include:
May Day musical
Sondheim on Sondheim
This engaging contemporary musical revue features both well-known and seldom heard songs from Into the Woods, Company, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, and many other works. Exclusive video footage of Sondheim himself bridges the musical sections, offering insights into the artistic process and inspiration of one of our greatest living musical theatre artists.
Yoder Recital Hall
May 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.
May Day Run/Walk
A four-mile race/Nature Preserve walk sponsored by the Bluffton University Alumni Association with support from Bluffton Hospital. Register early to reserve your tech-fabric shirt. Medals awarded to top three finishers in each age/gender bracket. Trophies awarded to fastest male and fastest female.
7 a.m. check in and walk-up registration begins;
8 a.m. START four-mile race and Nature Preserve walk
9 a.m. Medals and trophies awarded
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
This exhibit showcases work created by all Bluffton University students in the arts programs in a variety of mediums including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Alumni choir sing and Reception
Revive your musical energies, share your talents with current students and take time to reflect on your experiences as a student. A reception follows in the Gilliom Room. The alumni choir will gather again to sing "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" to close the May Day ceremony.
Yoder Recital Hall
Class reunions and lunch
Come and reminisce. Reconnect with your classmates, renew friendships and celebrate Bluffton! Because of growing crowds, two venues have been established. A buffet luncheon will be available in Marbeck Center for alumni, family and friends through 1999. A picnic lunch will be available inside Burcky gym for alumni, family and friends of classes 2000-16; and for 2017 graduates, their families and current students .
Marbeck Center Commons and Burcky Gym
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tickets available online and at the door
MAY DAY CEREMONY
This event celebrates the end of an academic year, the beginning of a new chapter for graduates and the remembrance of times past for alumni. It includes the colorful Maypole dance performed by first-year students, crowning of the queen and king and recognition of graduating seniors.
Centennial Hall lawn