Fall Welcome - First week
Monday, Aug. 17, 2020
12:30 and 9 p.m.
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! Due to social distancing protocols, this event will be limited to the first 20 participants at each event. Sponsored by MCB.
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. This year, first-year students will be involved in a virtual Opening Convocation. The featured speaker will be Eric Kurtz, executive director of Mennonite Church Committee, 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.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Involvement Fair
Learn more about Bluffton's student involvement program. Various campus organizations will have displays highlighting their groups and activities. Appropriately distanced, of course! Check out a complete list of opportunities for student involvement. – Sponsored by the office of student involvement.
Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Give Away
Bassett Plaza, outside lower level of Marbeck Center
See (and taste) what all the buzz is about around locally-owned Shirley's Popcorn with a FREE bag of popcorn! The first 50 student will receive a FREE snack-sized bag of Shirley's Famous "Chicago Style" popcorn. Make sure you line up at least six feet apart! Sponsored by MCB
Library Field, (Founders as a rain location)
Join the campus community in worship at the first chapel of the school year. Planned by students and the campus pastor, this weekly event will encourage you in your faith. Our service will be conducted with appropiate safe social distancing protocols.
Thursday Night Spotlight: Make-a-Mask
Klassen Court, outside upper entrance to Marbeck Center
Everybody is wearing one, so why not make your mask unique? Here is your chance to decorate your mask any way you'd like. Stop by Klassen Court (outside the Marbeck Center upper entrance) any time from 9-10 p.m. to decorate your mask! Up to 100 masks will be provided.– Sponsored by Office of Student Involvement
Marbeck After Dark: Dorm Decor DIY
The Commons, Marbeck Center
Are your room walls looking a little bare and boring? Don't worry, we've got your covered! Come to this DIY event to create some cool art and decor for your room. With a wide range of projects for any skill level, this event is for anyone. Even if arts and crafts are not your thing, swing by for the refreshments! - Sponsored by MCB
MCB Presents: Minute to Win It
You've seen the show, but have you tried the games yourself? They're harder than they look! Compete against your friends in some minute challenges to win awesome prizes! Everything from bottle flipping to balloon popping, we have a game for you! - 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. Plans are in process for the COVID-19 edition of 60 in 6.