Academic discovery

It doesn’t just happen in the classroom.

Bluffton provides many artistic and cultural events to supplement learning in the classroom.

You are invited!

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Academic presentations

Forum and Friday Colloquium presentations are gathering of students, faculty, staff and community for interdisciplinary conversation and discovery and are open to the public.

  • Forum is held weekly featuring guest speakers, faculty and occasionally students during the First Tuesday in the Library presentation. Unless indicated differently, Forum is held at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.
  • Friday Colloquium is a venue for Bluffton faculty to present their research. It is held twice monthly at 4 p.m. in the Centennial Hall, Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Academic presentations

Music, theatre and visual arts

Most music performances and visual arts exhibits are free and open to the public. If tickets are required, please visit the online ticket page

Fine arts events

Arts and Lecture Credit

We feel it is so important for students to experience these events, that Arts and Lecture academic credit is available for attending select arts events and academic presentations. Browse the registrar’s calendar for the most accurate list of Arts and Lecture events