Olympics

Fall Welcome - Saturday

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast

The Commons, Marbeck Center

8:30-11:40 a.m.  
Welcome Group Session #3

In this split session, students rotate through several activities designed to help you gain a better understanding of our community values and expectations, and provide opportunities for community building and relationship development. See schedule below for times and locations for your Welcome Group for each of these sessions.

Bluffton Cares
Stutzman Lecture Hall, Centennial Hall
In this session, students will learn about Bluffton’s community of care and the important role we all share in recognizing when someone in our community is in need and how to respond appropriately. Information shared in this session is required for all new students.

Multicultural Competence
Yoder Recital Hall
This session takes a respectful look at the Bluffton community through developing an awareness of our world’s and our own cultural values and bias while working towards multicultural competence.

Bluffton Olympic Team Preparation
Welcome group meeting locations
Finalize your group’s strategy for Bluffton Olympics – learn the games and rules, and get excited for this beloved annual event! (Welcome Groups 1 – 8)

Bluffton Olympics – Part 1
Bluffton University Nature Preserve
Think you’ve got what it takes to best your peers in this traditional Bluffton event? Get together with your orientation group and prepare to compete for the highly sought after ‘Welcome Week’ shirts!

Bluffton Olympics – Part 2
North Field (corner of Bentley and Augsburger Road, north of stadium)
The games continue in the second part of this traditional fun competition!

Time Bluffton Cares Multicultural
Competence
Olympic
Preparation
Bluffton Olympics 1
Bluffton Olympics 2 Break
8:30-
9:30 a.m.
Groups
5-6
Groups
3-4
 Groups
1-2
  Group
11
 Groups
9-10
 Groups
7-8
9:35-
10:35 a.m.
Groups
7-8
Groups
5-6
 Groups
3-4
  Groups
1-2
 Group
11
 Groups
9-10
10:40-
11:40 a.m.
Groups
9-10
Groups
7-8
 Groups
5-6
  Groups
3-4
 Groups
1-2
 Group
11

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch

The Commons, Marbeck Center

1:30-4:40 p.m.
Welcome Group Session #3, continued

Time Bluffton Cares Multicultural 
Competence
Olympic
Preparation
Bluffton Olympics 1
Bluffton Olympics 2 Break
1:30-
2:30 p.m.
 Group 
11
 Groups 
9-10
 Groups 
7-8
  Groups 
5-6
Groups 
3-4
Groups 
1-2
2:35-
3:35 p.m.
 Groups 
1-2
 Group 
11


  Groups 
7-8
Groups 
5-6
Groups 
3-4, 9-10
3:40-
4:40 p.m.
 Groups 
3-4
 Groups 
1-2
    Groups 
9-10
Groups 
7-8
  Groups 
5-6, 11

5-6 p.m.
Dinner
The Commons, Marbeck Center

6-9 p.m.
Welcome Group Session #4
Stutzman Lecture Hall, Centennial Hall
This session in an introduction to maintaining personal integrity through Bluffton’s honor system and Community of Respect. See schedule below for times and locations for your Welcome Group for each of these two, 30-minute sessions.

6 p.m.      Groups 5 & 6
6:30 p.m.      Groups 7 & 8
7 p.m.      Groups 9 & 10
7:30 p.m.      Groups 3 & 4
8 p.m.      Groups 1 & 2
8:30 p.m.      Group 11

6:10-8 p.m.
President's Reception
College Hall Lawn
President Jane Wood invites you to a special dessert reception. Walk over with your Welcome Group at your scheduled time.

6:10 p.m.   Group 8            7:10 p.m.   Group 4
6:20 p.m. Group 9   7:20 p.m. Group 7
6:30 p.m. Group 10   7:30 p.m. Group 1
6:40 p.m. Group 5   7:40 p.m. Group 2
6:50 p.m. Group 6   7:50 p.m. Group 11
7 p.m. Groups 3      

9 p.m.
Bluffton Trivia Challenge
Neufeld Lawn
It may seem trivial, but what's not to love? Questions. Answers. And refreshments!

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