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A weekend of festivities is planned each year for Homecoming weekend.  Alumni, parents, current and prospective students are all encouraged to enjoy a fall day on Bluffton's beautiful campus.

Mark your calendar for Homecoming 2018 for the traditional football game, Homecoming court, President's Banquet and much more.

Oct. 12-14, 2018

Traditional Homecoming activities include the President's Banquet honoring alumni and donors on Saturday evening, athletics reunions, a concert and, of course, the football game on Alumni Field. 


Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

3 p.m. Author Book Signing
Class of 1974 alumnus, Samuel H. Hancock, Ed.D. will introduce his new book Lord help me ... I have a date! www.thehancockgroup1.com 
Reading Room, Musselman Library
7 p.m. Football/Track Alumni reunion ca. 1970-75
Sam Hancock, Nate Fields and Larry Milan are organizing a get-together in Bluffton. Please email Sam Hancock for details hha101@aol.com
Bluffton Comfort Inn Hotel

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

8:30-10:30 a.m. Volleyball practice
Volleyball alumnae are invited to practice with our current team! Email Coach Yarnell if you plan to come yarnells@bluffton.edu

Sommer Center

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art exhibit
"Reconstruction" by John Sousa. Computer-compiled photographic images printed with UV-cured inks over a textured surface of paint and collage fragments with transparent glazes on honeycomb aluminum panels. 

Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Induction to Educator Preparation Ceremony
Alumni and parents are invited to witness this induction ceremony.

Yoder Recital Hall

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Hall of Fame Induction
Michele Durand `88 and Scott Bergman '06 will be inducted into the Bluffton University Athletics Hall of Fame at 11:45 following an 11 a.m. buffet brunch. Space is limited, so email your reservation early to clayc@bluffton.edu

Sommer Center

1 - 2 p.m. 

Meet and Greet Tent
Stop by to meet Bluffton's new president, Dr. Jane Wood. 

Emery Sears
Athletics Complex 
1 -2 p.m. 

Kid Zone 
Inflatables available for kids ages 5-10. Snap pictures with mascots
J. Denny and Jenny! 

Emery Sears 
Athletics Complex
1:30 p.m.

Football Game 
Cheer on your Beavers as they face Manchester on our Alumni Field! Purchase tickets at the gate: Adults $6, seniors (age 60 and up) $5, youth $3, Free under the age of 5. 

Salzman Stadium

Introduction of Hall of Fame inductees and Alumni Award recipients followed by Homecoming court coronation 

Salzman Stadium 
4 p.m. 

Ultimate Frisbee 
Alumni and friends are invited to join current students and faculty for Ultimate - a Homecoming tradition. 

Library Green 
6 p.m. 

President's Banquet Honoring Alumni and Donors 
Dr. Jane Wood will preside as we celebrate milestones of achievement, service and generous giving. Honorees include Outstanding Young Alumni Michael Stulman '08 (in absentia), Lifetime Service Awardee Richard Ramseyer '57 and members of the President's Society, Heritage Society and Noah C. Hirschy Legacy Society. Reservations required by Sept. 28. Contact alumni office at 419-358-3456 or clayc@bluffton.edu 

Marbeck Center 

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018

2:30 p.m. Music performance 
Inspiring music performed by talented students from Bluffton's instrumental ensembles. Enjoy their performance in a world-class recital hall! No tickets required.
Yoder Recital Hall
3 p.m.

Volleyball match
Beavers vs. Transylvania

Sommer Center



Make lodging reservations early. Ask for the Bluffton University rate.

Bluffton Comfort Inn - 419-358-6000
Marriot Courtyard, 936 Greely Chapel Road, Lima, Ohio, 419-222-9000
Drury Inn and Suites, 820 Trenton Ave, Findlay, OH 45840, 419-422-9700

For more information contact:
Julia Szabo
Director of Alumni Engagement
szaboj@bluffton.edu,  419-358-3245

Alumni awards

Michael Stulman '08 (in absentia) and Richard Ramseyer '57 will be honored at the President's Banquet Saturday evening. 


Inflatables are available at the KID ZONE 1-2 p.m. for children age 10 and under. 

Athletics Hall of Fame

Michele Durand '88 and Scott Bergman '06 will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame following a buffet brunch.