And J Denny Beaver is….


J Denny and Jenny invite Tyson Goings to The Reveal

Consider this your invitation to The Big Reveal of the 2022-23 J Denny and Jenny performers.

want to get in the suit? apply today!

On Jan. 28, between the men’s and women’s basketball games against Transylvania University, Bluffton University will reveal which students are in the J Denny and Jenny Beaver suits. The men’s game starts at 2 p.m. in the Sommer Center, and the reveal is expected to take place at approximately 3:15 p.m.

Throughout the year, the mascots can be found at admissions, advancement and community events. They also routinely cheer on athletes at sporting events. Multiple university students portray the beaver couple, and the chosen few in the suit must pass a competitive selection process that includes a written application, an in-person interview and an audition in the suit.
    Applications accepted through Sunday, Feb. 5. >

J Denny came on the scene in fall 2010 to honor Dr. J. Denny Weaver, professor emeritus of religion and longtime faculty athletics representative at Bluffton. Jenny was introduced in fall 2014 to help J Denny spread campus spirit.

The reveal will kick off the application process for the next round of Beavers to be selected for the 2023-24 academic year. Just 47 students have served as either J Denny or Jenny Beaver. 

Purchase tickets online for the ball games.

An early Bucky Beaver mascot

Why the Beavers?

Named the Beavers in the late 1920s, Bluffton’s mascot has taken a few different forms.