Party on the Lawn

Fall Welcome - Sunday

Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021

10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Yoga
Yoder Recital Hall Lobby
Start your morning off right! Bring your yoga mat or borrow one of ours! All ability levels are welcome!

10:30 a.m.
Meet Your Ministry Team
Outside Yoder Recital Hall
Bring your friends and meet the ministry team right before Sunday morning worship for some refreshments and fellowship.

11 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship
Yoder Recital Hall
New students are extended a special invitation to the first on campus Sunday worship service. Come worship with us!

11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bookstore open
Campus bookstore, Marbeck Center
The bookstore will be open to purchase books, supplies and other school gear.

Noon-1 p.m.
Lunch

The Commons, Marbeck Center

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Welcome Group Session #4 (Sunday Sessions)
In this continuation of Saturday’s split sessions, students complete their final session on providing a better understanding of our community values and expectations, opportunities for community building and relationship development. See schedule below for times and locations for your Welcome Group for each of these sessions.

Time Bluffton Cares (WB)
(Stutzman)
Multicultural 
Competence
)Yoder)
Break
1:30-
2:25 p.m.
Groups
1-3
Groups
7-9
Groups
4-6, 10-13
2:30-
3:25 p.m.
Groups
4-6
 Groups 
10-13
Groups
1-3, 7-9

3:45 p.m.
Learn & Earn: Orientation to campus work
The Commons, Marbeck Center
If you are planning on working on campus, you will want to attend this session. All new students will meet our dedicated supervisors, learn about Bluffton's dynamic work program and discover their potential in our campus work community.

5-7 p.m. 
#TheDamHeld Party
Library Field
Our “Protect the Dam” plan worked last year! Dinner for all students, faculty and staff will be served. Bring a blanket and some friends and join us for lawn games and s’mores for dessert at the Fire Circle to celebrate the start of a new academic year.

7:30 p.m.
Welcome Group Session #5
Welcome group meeting locations
This is the last of the formal welcome group sessions. It’s a chance to process your first few days and ensure your readiness for classes on Monday! 

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