Summer registration

At Orientation...

Build your fall class schedule with an adviser, 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

Aug. 28-Sept. 5, 2020
The fall welcome program is a week of events designed to make the start of your college experience a positive one. Events for 2020 will be posted at a later date.

Last year’s schedule >

Kit guides 2017

Kit Guides

A "kit" is a baby beaver. We thought letting our growing Bluffton Beavers (current students) guide you through orientation would be a great way to give you the best perspective of Bluffton: what it's like to be a student. Kit Guides will introduce you and your family to the Bluffton community during orientation.

Orientation & registration

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


orientation & registration

Early registration - Saturday, April 4

Unfortunately, due to the Stay at Home Order, we are not able to host Orientation on April 4 on campus. However, we do not want to delay getting you registered for classes next fall. So sometime between now and April 9, the registrar’s office will contact those who registered for the April 4 orientation to go over class schedules and get you officially registered for fall classes!

While you will be registered for classes, there are other critical parts of  orientation (review of financial aid, billing and payment options, student ID, books, housing and campus fun) and we need to you sign up for one of our other orientation dates.

Friday, May 15
Monday, June 8
Friday, June 19

Orientation & registration is designed so you can complete both in only one day. You'll visit residence halls, interact with current students and meet with an adviser who will help you register for your first classes at Bluffton. We have sessions for your parents and other family members, so bring them along, too. 


Register for orientation 2020

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 orientation, please complete the following information: