|Academic Affairs Office||College Hall, second floor||419-358-3317
|The academic affairs office provides services for registration and academic advising
and is the home of the dean of academic affairs, registrar and other academic-related
|Admissions Office||Houshower House
|The admissions office provides recruitment materials, works with new, transferring
and incoming students, orchestrates campus visits, and walks students through the
|Office of Adult and Graduate Studies||Mara Alva House
|800-488-3257, option 2
|The adult and graduate studies office offers adult and graduate programs at a flexible
and manageable pace. With both online, one night a week and in-class options, students
can pursue a professional degree or complete their bachelors on their time.
|Alumni Relations||Riley Court, Byers Hall
|Alumni relations, a part of Bluffton University’s advancement division, integrates
the colleges past, present and future by serving as a resource for those who have
attended the university. It is is instrumental in planning Homecoming, FareWelcome
Weekend and other alumni events.
|University Archives and
Mennonite Historical Collections
|The university archives and Mennonite historical collection houses many artifacts
from Bluffton’s past. The collection of historical yearbooks and photographs, World
War II correspondences, old publications of The Witmarsum and much more of Bluffton
University’s growing history can be viewed online, or in person by contacting the curator.
|Arts and Lecture Credit Program||Registrar’s Office
College Hall, second floor
|The arts and lecture programs offers a shared academic and cultural experience among
faculty, staff and students. Students are required to attend at least 60 arts and
lecture events over four years to graduate. Events include Forums, Friday Colloquiums,
art receptions, concerts, plays, author readings and more.
|Athletics Director||Sommer Center
|The athletics director works with the athletics program to schedule and coordinate
events, games and regular season activities for Bluffton’s sports teams. He manages
conference related material and works with alumni events, recruitment opportunities
and the sports camps and shootouts offered throughout the year.
|Bluffton University Nature Preserve||Augsburger Road|
|The Bluffton University Nature Preserve is home to 160 acers of woodland and grassland
trails, with a small lake wildlife habitat. It is open during daylight hours. Hikers
are encouraged to stay on the mowed trails and catch and release fishing is allowed
at the pond. It is known for the Swinging Bridge over Riley Creek. One of the newest
additions is the Moyer Nature Center to enhance science and recreational education.
1 University Drive
| 1-888-392-2930 or
|The bookstore is the place where students can rent or purchase and return textbooks
through the Textbook Butler program. The store also provides basic stationary, classroom and organizational supplies
as well as Bluffton merchandise.
|Buildings and Grounds||Bentley Road|| 419-358-3237
|Buildings and grounds provides groundskeeping, custodial, maintenance, plumbing, heating,
ventilation, air conditioning and other services to help ensure the university operates
comfortably and smoothly.
|Business Office||College Hall, first floor|| 419-358-3312
|The business office maintains student account information, billing and payroll. Human resources is also located in the business office. Students can add Beaver Bucks to their ID through the business office, as well as submit tax information and other forms for student employment.|
|Campus Information Desk||Marbeck Center
|The campus information desk is the main campus switchboard, the campus mailroom and
the box office. They coordinate the campus space reservation system and bulletin boards
across Marbeck that update for meetings, sessions and activities across campus.
|Center for Career and Vocation||Musselman Library, first floor
|The Center for Career and Vocation assists students in getting career ready and finding
their vocational calling. They help students learn more about their interests and
strengths, identify their passions and purpose, and explore majors and minors. Additionally,
they assist in developing job or internship search strategies, planning for graduate
school admission, finding post-graduate service opportunities, and creating a résumé,
cover letter or portfolio both in hard copy or online.
|Cross-cultural Programs Office||College Hall, second floor
|The cross-cultural programs office offers students insight and assistance with planning
their cross-cultural opportunity. Students can receive help locating opportunities,
discover more about the experiences Bluffton offers, receive assistance with passport
and visa registration, learn about trip financial aid, and much more.
|Counseling services||Health Center
Lower level Ropp Hall
|Counseling services offers students free and confidential assistance for mental health
issues and mental well-being. Students dealing with or coping with issues, problems
or concerns of any level are welcome to make an appointment.
|Curriculum Resource Center||Musselman Library, 4th floor
|The curriculum resource center provides education students with materials to shape
their classrooms and bulletin boards while offering games, books and other materials
to help fill their curriculum and lesson plans. Other students may also utilize the
material for residence hall bulletin boards and projects.
|Development Office||Riley Court||419-358-3269|
|The development office, serving in the advancement division, works with alumni and
friends of the university who contribute to annual giving and donations that promote
campus innovation and growth.
|Dining Services||The Commons
|Dining services, operated by Sodexo, provides meals in Marbeck Commons, alternative
dining options at Freshens in Bob’s Place as well as full service banquet and catering
|Disability Services||Learning Resource Center
College Hall, third floor
|Disability services offers students, who need additional accommodations, the appropriate
arrangements to maximize their educational potential, develop independence to the
fullest extent possible and perform at a level limited only by their abilities, not
|Facilities Reservation||Marbeck Center||419-358-3216
|Campus facilities may be reserved for on-campus and community needs. Bluffton University
members may reserve spaces for campus use through an online space reservation portal. Reservation requests from off-campus may be made online. Contact Sodexo directly for catering services.
|Financial Aid Office||Spring Street||1-800-488-3257, option 3
|The financial aid office provides new, incoming and current students with the tools
and financial assistance to excel at Bluffton. A wide range of scholarships are available
based on academic achievement musical or artistic talent, community involvement and
more. They can also answer questions about financial resources, topics on federal
and state issues, financial aid application processes, grant and loan issues and much
|Fitness and Weight Training Center||Sommer Center|| 419-358-3216
|The fitness and weight training center is a well-equipped fitness facility available
to Bluffton students, faculty, staff and emeriti. Guests are permitted for a small
fee, based on season, guest type and special permissions.
|The intramural program, under the direction of the health and sports science departments,
provides health and fitness opportunities and a break from academic work. The program
offers a wide range of recreational sports and encourages a competitive and fun atmosphere
for both athletes and non-athletes alike, with t-shirts awarded to champions in each
|Learn and Earn program||419-358-3421
|The Learn and Earn program offers students employment on Bluffton’s campus, with the
ability for some to gain work experience in their area of academic study. Students
may receive eligibility for a campus job through financial aid awards. Work ranges
from two to ten hours per week with merit-based pay increase each year.
|Learning Resource Center||College Hall, third floor|| 419-358-3018
|The Learning Resource Center provides academic and personal support in the form of
study groups, tutoring, workshops and individual consultations. The center provides
aid with lessons in time management, note taking, reading, math, test taking and stress
management and much more. It additionally provides a quiet area to study and do homework.
|Musselman Library||Bluffton University||Call : 419-358-3262
|Musselman Library provides a large collection of on-campus literature, off-campus
texts through OhioLINK partnership, online databases, eBooks and texts, a memory archive,
personal librarian assistance and much more. The library also hosts a number of Arts
& Lecture credit events through the year, including First Tuesday Forum lectures and
|Lion and Lamb Peace and Arts Center||Riley Court
S. Spring Street
|The Lion and Lamb Peace and Arts Center promotes the study of peace and justice, cultural
understanding and nonviolent responses to conflict with an emphasis on these themes
for children. Utilizing arts and literature, the center offers resource, art collections
and programs for children, students and all people to focus on Bluffton’s themes of
peace and nonviolence. It is also the headquarters of International Connection (ICon).
|Lost & Found||Campus Information Desk
|The lost is found department provides a drop-off point for found or discarded items
on campus. Items can be turned in or claimed from the staff at the desk per request.
|Mail Room||Marbeck Center||419-358-3000|
|The mail room offers students on campus mail services for off-campus packages and
letters as well as on-campus mail distribution. The mail room is also utilized by
faculty and staff and other on-campus organizations to return exams, promote campus
activates and more.
|Marbeck Center||1 University Drive||419-358-3000
|Marbeck Center serves as the social, recreational and informational center on campus.
It features Freshens at Bob’s Place, The Commons dining facility, lounges, the bookstore,
post office, student organization offices, meeting rooms and more. It serves as a
home base for personal involvement and community at Bluffton.
|Multicultural Student Development Center||Hirschy Breezeway
|The Multicultural Student Development Center promotes academic and personal growth
and development of minority and international students at Bluffton. The center offers
academic and personal counseling, meeting and studying spaces, liaison services, diversity
programs and other helpful resources. It is also the home to the Multicultural Student
|Office of Student Engagement||Marbeck Center||419-358-3218
|The office of student engagement works to embrace and enrich student leadership, focusing
on promoting leadership in Bluffton’s more than 60 student groups and organizations.
The office works to unite this base of student organizations through a variety of
programs, including workshops, resources, and service opportunities.
|President's Office||College Hall, second floor||419-358-3000
|The president’s office is home to Bluffton’s president, Dr. Jane Wood.
|Public Relations||Riley Court
S Spring Street
|Public relations provides on and off campus resources and materials for major events,
campaigns, innovation and other advancement information. They also write campus and
community wide news stories, press releases and feature articles, as well as maintain
campus social media and various other tasks.
|Residence Life Office||Riley Court
S Spring Street
|The residence life office focuses on life in the residence halls and apartments, an
essential part of the collegiate experience. They promote community growth and building
friendships through communal living atmospheres, activities and more. The office works
with residence life staff, provides housing questionnaires for new and incoming students,
coordinates room draw, assists with maintenance requests and much more.
|Registrar's Office||College Hall, second floor||Call: 419-358-3321
|The registrar’s office provides administrative services to both current and prospective
students, faculty, families and alumni. The office coordinates class registration
and schedule changes, graduation certification, grade reporting and transcript processing
and other tasks involving academics requests and questions.
|Sauder Visual Arts Center||Sauder Visual Arts Center
S Spring Street
|The Sauder Visual Arts Center is home to Bluffton University’s art department, the
Hester Graphic Arts Studio and the Grace Albrecht Gallery. The facility provides state-of-the-art
studios for drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design and
more. Several exhibitions are hosted each year with the annual senior exhibit and
the annual juried art exhibit featuring art produced within the arts center studios.
||7 a.m.-8 p.m.: 419-303-5116
8 p.m.-7 a.m.: 419-303-3121
|Campus security ensures the safety of Bluffton University students while on campus.
Security monitors campus throughout the evening to ensure buildings are secure. They
also act as campus police and can report vehicle violations, drug and alcohol abuse,
sexual misconduct, weapons and other crimes to the student life office or other local
|Spiritual Life Office||Riley Court
S Spring Street
|The spiritual life office services as the home for Bluffton’s spiritual life organizations.
Chapel involving student led worship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, SERVE and
Bible studies are a few of the office’s main events. Staffed by the campus ministry
assistance, the spiritual life office promotes the integration of the community during
worship while being shaped by the Mennonite values of respect, peacemaking and service.
|Sports Information||Sommer Center||Call: 419-358-3241
|Sports information provides sports records, game day info and schedules, rosters and other sports related materials for Bluffton's men’s and women’s teams. Records, rosters and game day info can also be found online at blufftonbeavers.com.|
|Sports Medicine||Sommer Center
|Sports medicine provides student athletes with basic care, rehabilitation and injury
assistance caused by or involving concussions, sprains and strains, minor injuries,
ice baths and other basic physical aid.
|Student Life Office||College Hall|| 419-358-3247
|The student life office challenges and supports student learning, discovery and growth
in a community environment of respect and service. The office serves as a key resource
and advocate for development of all students at Bluffton, and to ensure the university
provides a safe, welcoming and diverse environment.
|Technology Center||Centennial Hall lower level|| 419-358-3459
|The technology center provides computer-related services and technologies to students,
faculty and staff members at Bluffton. Equipment rentals, printing services, scanning,
IT service, classroom assistance and design and productivity software are also available.
|Technology Help Desk||Berky Hall||419-358-3600
|The technology help desk provides free technical help with personal computers, campus
networks, virus scanning software, Microsoft Office media, email password resets,
H-Drive mapping, and other valuable on-campus technical assistance.
|Writing Center||Musselman Library, first floor
|The Writing Center offers free feedback and edits on writing projects to help students strengthen their reports or personal writing. The center is staffed by students typically majoring in education and English, offering peer tutoring and resume building material for student workers. The center can assist with brainstorming, organizing drafts, preparing reports, revising essays and basic grammatical error proofreading.|