Fall Welcome - Saturday

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

The Commons, Marbeck Center

8:30-11:40 a.m.
Welcome Group Session #4
Stutzman Lecture Hall, Centennial Hall, and Main Street, Bluffton
In another split 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. Students will be also introduced to the Village of Bluffton, its services and businesses and learn more about how they work to meet the needs of students.

Time Bluffton Cares
meet in Stutzman Hall
Bluffton Village Introduction
meet at First Mennonite Church
fellowship hall
8:30-9:30 a.m. Groups 1 - 4 Groups 9 - 12
9:35-10:35 a.m. Groups 5 - 8 Groups 1 - 4
10:40-11:30 a.m. Groups 9 - 12 Groups 5 - 8

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Commons, Marbeck Center

1 p.m.
Bluffton Olympic Team Preparation

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

2 p.m.
Bluffton Olympics
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 to create your flag and prepare to compete for the the highly sought after ‘Welcome Week’ shirts!

4 p.m.
President's Reception
Moyer Center, Bluffton University Nature Preserve
President Dr. Jane Wood invites you for a special dessert reception following the Bluffton Olympics festivities.

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

6-9 p.m.
Welcome Group Session #5
Bob’s Place and Kreider Room, Marbeck Center
This split session takes a respectful look at the Bluffton community through developing multicultural competence and maintaining personal integrity through Bluffton’s honor system. 

Time Multicultural Competence
Bob’s Place, Marbeck Center
Honor Code
Kreider Room, Marbeck Center
6 p.m. Groups 5 & 6 Groups 7 & 8
6:30 p.m. Groups 7 & 8 Groups 5 & 6
7 p.m. Groups 9 & 10 Groups 11 & 12
7:30 p.m. Groups 11 & 12 Groups 9 & 10
8 p.m. Groups 1 & 2 Groups 3 & 4
8:30 p.m. Groups 3 & 4 Groups 1 & 2

9 p.m.
Pop Culture Clash - Interactive Game Show
Yoder Recital Hall
Pop Culture Clash is a game show that allows the entire audience to be a part of the game from the minute the emcee is announced until the moment the winner is awarded a prize of $200!