Fall Welcome - Saturday

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Location: The Commons, Marbeck Center

8:30 - 11:50 a.m.
Welcome Group Session #2

In this required session, you will hear from students, faculty, staff and community members on your safety and security, choices related to alcohol, the Bluffton honor system and community of respect, and learn more about the places that make up your new community.
Location: Leave from The Commons, Marbeck Center

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: The Commons, Marbeck Center

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

This split session takes a further look at Bluffton's academic, career and vocation programs and takes a global and respectful look at the Bluffton community. One session focuses on ways to help ensure your success in the classroom, including vital information on the academic program, and career and vocation exploration to help you make the most of your academic experience. The other session includes fun and stimulating activities that focus on promoting understanding and sensitivity to the values of our diverse college community.
Location: Check with your welcome group leader for location

4:30 p.m.
Bluffton Olympic Team Preparation

Finalize your group's strategy for Bluffton Olympics – learn the games and rules while getting excited for this beloved annual event!
Location: Welcome group meeting locations

5 - 6 p.m.
Bluffton Olympics

Think you've got what it takes to best your peers in this traditional Bluffton event? Get together with your orientation group to create your flag and prepare to compete for the ultimate bragging rights!
Location: Library Field 

6 - 7 p.m. 
Block Party & New Student picnic
Location: Bren-Dell Green & Centennial Lawn

7:30-9:30 p.m.
President's Reception

President Dr. Jane Wood invites you to the Houshower House for a dessert reception.
Location: Houshower House back lawn