Fall Welcome Week

Friday, Aug. 24 - Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

Fall Welcome is a week of events designed to make the start of your college experience
a positive one. 

2018 schedule at a glance

Friday, Aug 24, 2018
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Residential student check-in Sommer Center
9 a.m.-2:15 p.m.,  3:30-4:30 p.m.  One Stop Center Sommer Center
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bookstore open Marbeck Center
11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Welcome picnic The Commons, Marbeck Center
2:30 p.m. President's welcome Sommer Center
3:30 p.m. Transfer student reception Gallery Lounge, Marbeck Center
3:30-3:45 p.m. Farewell to families  
4  p.m. Welcome group session #1 Welcome Group meeting locations
Check signs posted in residence halls 
and Marbeck Center
5:30 p.m. Dinner for new students, 
Community 101
The Commons, Marbeck Center
8 p.m. Residence hall floor meetings Residence hall floors
9 p.m.                                              Marbeck After Dark 
Paint-U
Neufeld Lawn
     
SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2018
7:30-8:15 a.m.                                      Breakfast                 The Commons, Marbeck Center
8:30-11:50 a.m. Welcome group session #2 The Commons, Marbeck Center
11:45 a.m. -1 p.m. Lunch The Commons, Marbeck Center
1:30-3:40 p.m. Welcome group session #3 Welcome group meeting locations
4:30 p.m. Bluffton Olympics Team Preparation Welcome group meeting locations
5-6 p.m. Bluffton Olympics Library Field 
6-7 p.m. Block Party & New Student Picnic Bren-Dell Green & Centennial Lawn
7:30-9:30 p.m. President's reception Houshower House Back Lawn
     
SunDAY, AUG. 26, 2018
11 a.m.                                              Sunday morning worship                  Yoder Recital Hall
12-1 p.m. Lunch The Commons, Marbeck Center
12-6 p.m. Bookstore open Marbeck Center
2 p.m. Learn & Earn: Orientation 
to campus work                              
The Commons, Marbeck Center
5-6 p.m. Dinner The Commons, Marbeck Center
5-6 p.m. Bluffton Olympics Library Field 
6:15 p.m. Welcome group session #4 Welcome group meeting locations
7:30-9:30 p.m.                               Party on the Lawn Neufeld Lawn, sand volleyball court, 
tennis & basketball courts
     
MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2018
8 a.m.                                               Classes begin       
12:30 p.m. Things-You-Forgot-at-Home BINGO
Sponsored by MCB
Bob's Place, Marbeck Center             
9 p.m. Things-You-Forgot-at-Home BINGO
Sponsored by MCB
Bob's Place, Marbeck Center
9:30 p.m. Residence hall floor meetings Residence hall floors
10:30 p.m. All hall meeting Residence hall lobbies
     
TUESDAY AUG. 28, 2018
10:45 a.m                              Opening Convocation  Sommer Center
7 p.m. A Conversation with Jonas Beiler Yoder Recital Hall
9:30 p.m. DIY Night Bob's Place, Marbeck Center
     
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018
11 a.m.-1 p.m.                                     Student Involvement Fair
Sponsored by Office of Student Involvement
 Upper level of Marbeck Center 
4 p.m. Ultimate Frisbee
Sponsored by the Ultimate Frisbee Club
Library Green
6 p.m. Trip to Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Company Meet in the Kiva, Marbeck Center
9 p.m. Campfire Social - Sponsored by
Hall Chaplains 
The Fire Circle, next to
Adam's Bridge
     
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2018
11 a.m.                                   Chapel Yoder Recital Hall
9:30 p.m. Donuts. Coffee. TV. - Sponsored by MCB Bob's Place, Marbeck Center
     
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2018
9 p.m.                     Marbeck After Dark; Bubble Soccer Sommer Center
     
SaturDAY, Sept. 1, 2018
1:30 p.m.                           Football vs. Wooster                                     Alumni Field, Emery Sears
 Athletic Complex
6 p.m. Super Smash Bros. Tournament Bob's Place, Marbeck Center
     

 

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