Fall Welcome - First week
Monday, Aug. 30, 2021
Bob's Place, Marbeck Center
Did you get up for class this morning and realize you forgot to pack your toothbrush? Or maybe you forgot to bring a shower caddy? Never fear – we’ve got you covered. Come to Bob’s Place and play bingo to win some things that you might have forgotten to bring when you moved in! Sponsored by MCB.
7 - 9 p.m.
Bowling Alley Takeover
Southgate Lanes, 9700 N Dixie Highway, Bluffton (just head south on Main Street)
Bring some friends to celebrate and unwind after completing your first day of fall classes! Enjoy free bowling and sand volleyball. Food and drinks are available for purchase!
Residence hall floor meetings
Check signs for location
Resident advisors welcome all residential students.
All hall meeting
Residence hall lobbies
Hall directors will introduce residence life staff, hall custodians and ministry assistants, and share expectations for the year.
10:45 a.m. - noon
Copeland Court, Sommer Center
This formal assembly marks the official opening of the academic year.. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Daniel Hughes ’03, a pastor and community activist from Cincinnati who will address the themes of the summer reading text, and every new student will be introduced. Report to the location as instructed by your Becoming a Scholar instructor.
A Conversation with Convocation speaker
Yoder Recital Hall
First-year students have the exclusive opportunity to hear from this year’s convocation speaker.
Fun By the Fire
Bassett Plaza, outside lower level of Marbeck Center
The first few days can be stressful. Join us for a relaxing evening or board games, cards and fellowship near a glowing fire.
Sponsored by OCMEA
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sign Making Contest
The Kiva, Marbeck Center
Stop by the Kiva over lunch to make and take a sign to support our fall athletes at their upcoming home games. Snap a photo with your sign using #BlufftonOSE for a chance to win some cash prizes.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement.
Hypnotist David Anthony LIVE
The Commons, Marbeck Center
David Anthony is an award-winning entertainer that has performed all across the country in front of a variety of audiences. He offers a comedy hypnosis show where audience members become the stars of the performance leaving guests in tears from laughter. Come relax, unwind and be amazed! Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and MCB.
Yoder Recital Hall
Join the campus community in worship at the first chapel of the school year. Planned by students involved in campus ministries, this weekly event will encourage you in your faith.
Thursday Night Spotlight: Make-a-Mat
Klassen Court, outside upper entrance to Marbeck Center
Is there any better way to celebrate welcome week? The Office of Student Engagement brings you Make a Mat! Your chance to decorate your own welcome mat for your room or your own residence. Stop by Klassen Court (outside the upper entrance any time from 8-9 p.m. to decorate your mat! Up to 100 mats will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement.
Hawaiian Day @ the Games
Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and get some fun freebies at the games!
3 p.m. – Volleyball game (Sommer Center) – free leis
3:30 p.m. – Women’s Soccer game (soccer field) – free sunglasses
7 p.m. – Volleyball game (Sommer Center) – Hula Hoop contest starts at 6:45 p.m. on the Sommer Center plaza.
Come to compete and win prizes or just to cheer on your friends!
Marbeck After Dark: Karaoke and Froyo
Bob’s Place, Marbeck Center
Karaoke and Froyo are back by popular demand! Take the stage to sing some of your favorite songs, or just come and support your friends. Either way – FREE froyo for the first 100 students! Sponsored by MCB.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Volleyball Tailgate Day
Sommer Center Plaza
Join us for music and yard games throughout the day and support our volleyball team! Use your meal swipe outside today for a fun tailgate style lunch! Volleyball games are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Field at back of Buildings and Grounds parking lot
Dig out some old clothes and join in some muddy fun! Teams will be assigned randomly at the start of the event. Sponsored by MCB.
But wait, there’s more
The fun continues with 60 in 6, 60 events planned over the first six weeks of the new school year.