Sauder Visual Arts Center in spring

Senior Week

Alumni: Extend a guiding hand to graduates

Remember your last week on Bluffton’s campus? That feeling of “Now what do I do?” after completing your final final and turning in your final paper.

This year, the alumni relations office hosted FareWelcome Week to help soon-to-be graduates say “farewell” to their undergrad time and “welcome” to the Bluffton alumni network.

Homecoming will be time for alumni to celebrate and reminisce, while FareWelcome Week focused on seniors as they prepare to graduate and become alumni.

A welcoming environment

Welcome graduating seniors as they transition into alumni. Watch for details for commencement 2023.

Stay engaged

While May Day morphed into a week focusing on graduating seniors, you are important to us! Events held in spring 2022

  • Wednesday with President Wood: Receive campus updates from Dr. Jane Wood via Zoom.
  • Beaver Coloring Page Future Beavers, ages 5-12, enter the Bluffton Beaver coloring contest for an opportunity to win one of three prizes! Decorate and email a copy of the final artwork to Winners were featured on Bluffton’s social media accounts. 
  • Homecoming/Alumni Weekend: All alumni reunions will be held during Homecoming weekend. Mark your calendar for Oct. 15, 2022. 

FareWelcome Week Events

seniors: This is a week to celebrate YOU!

With events like the Senior Toast and Senior Send-Off, we are excited to guide the way as you transition into alumni.

  • Riley Creek Festival
    • Start the Senior Week with the annual student-led Riley Creek Festival. Inflatables! Food Trucks!
  • Final ______ Senior's Choice
    • It’s senior’s choice. The class of 2023 will have their pick of the final event of the semester. Watch for details later. You won’t want to miss this!
  • FareWelcome Week Social Media Kickoff
    • Help us kick off FareWelcome week!
  • Baccalaureate
    • A worship service with the speaker chosen by the graduating class.
  • Senior Toast
    • Open to graduating seniors only. Dr. Wood will address the class one final time before commencement.
  • Commencement
    • As you walk across the graduation stage, you will be welcomes into the alumni community.
  • Alumni Welcome Reception
    • A time for faculty/staff to mingle with the class of 2023 and their families.