Orientation session

Tips for a successful orientation

More than just another campus tour, at orientation you will make new friends, register for classes, have fun and learn about your campus community.

Orientation & registration

Bluffton University's orientation program is made up of two separate events. Orientation and registration is a morning event held during the spring and summer. Welcome week begins the Friday before classes begin in August.

orientation and registration
dates for 2023

  • April 15
  • May 12
  • May 22
  • June 5
  • June 23
  • June 26
  • August TBD

Register for orientation 

Students who have sent in their $100 advance deposit are eligible to register for orientation and registration.

If you have been accepted as a new student at Bluffton and want to register for orientation to enroll in classes, we encourage you to send in your advance deposit today. It can be sent to:

Bluffton University
Office of Admissions
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104

You can also use a credit card to pay your deposit.

To register for the August 2023 orientation, please contact your admissions counselor.

What to expect

Summer registration


Build your fall class schedule with an advisor, learn the specifics about Bluffton's academic program and meet current students and future classmates. 

Meet Bluffton faculty members and support staff, interact with “new” and “experienced” college parents and receive information about student success. 

Fall Welcom 2017

Fall welcome

The fall welcome program is a week of events designed to make the start of your college experience a positive one.