60 in 6

Marbeck Center Board (MCB), intramurals, spiritual life and other campus organizations collectively plan at least 60 campus events in the first six weeks of each academic year. 

If you have questions about these events, this initiative, or other engagement-related questions, contact us at engagement@bluffton.edu.

2021 60 in 6...

FRIDAY, AUG. 27

Marbeck After Dark: Paint U
9 p.m., Neufeld Lawn
Things are about to get messy on the Neufeld lawn! Paint-U is a paint dance, so wear white and bring your best moves. Music provided by DJ Double K.  (Sponsored by Marbeck Center Board - MCB)

SATURDAY, AUG. 28

Bluffton Olympics

Student Engagement Preview Party       
6-8 p.m., Lincoln Lawn/Future Site of Knowlton Science Center
Come see a preview of student groups and organizations, churches and local businesses and be introduced to ways to connect and find your fit at Bluffton.  Free giveaways, refreshments, prizes and a photo booth! (Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement)

President's Reception     
8-9 p.m., Outside of Yoder
President Jane Wood invites you to a special dessert reception

Pop Culture Clash Trivia Game Show    
9 p.m., Yoder
This is your chance to impress your friends with your random trivia knowledge and win some awesome prizes! (sponsored by MCB)

SUNDAY, AUG. 29

Yoga in Yoder   
10 a.m., Yoder Lobby
Start your morning off right! Bring your yoga mat or borrow one of ours! All ability levels are welcome!

Meet the Ministry Team
10:30 a.m., Yoder Lobby
Bring your friends and meet the ministry team right before Sunday morning worship for some refreshments and fellowship.

Sunday morning worship
11 a.m., Yoder

#TheDamHeld Picnic     
5-7 p.m., Library Lawn
Our “Protect the Dam” plan worked last year! Dinner for all students, faculty and staff will be served. Bring a blanket and some friends and join us for lawn games and s’mores for dessert at the Fire Circle to celebrate the start of a new academic year. (Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement)

 

MONDAY, AUG. 30.

Things-you-forgot-at-home Bingo 
12:30 p.m., Bob's Place
Did you get up for class this morning and realize you forgot to pack your toothbrush? Or maybe you forgot to bring a shower caddy? Never fear – we’ve got you covered. Come to Bob’s Place and play bingo to win some things that you might have forgotten to bring when you moved in!  (Sponsored by MCB)

Bowling Alley Takeover
7-9 p.m., Southgate Lanes
Bring some friends to celebrate and unwind after completing your first day of fall classes! Enjoy free bowling and sand volleyball. Food and drinks are available for purchase. (Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement)

TUESDAY, AUG. 31

Fun by the Fire
9 p.m., Bassett Plaza
The first few days can be stressful. Join us for a relaxing evening of board games, cards and fellowship. (sponsored by OCMEA)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1

School Spirit Sign Making contest
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kiva
Stop by the Kiva over lunch to make and take a sign to support our fall athletes at their upcoming games. Snap a photo with your sign using #BlufftonOSE for a chance to win cash prizes. (sponsored by MCB)

Women Soccer
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field

Volleyball
7 p.m., Sommer Center

Hypnotist
8 p.m., The Commons
David Anthony is an award-winning entertainer that has performed all across the country in front of a variety of audiences. He offers a comedy hypnosis show where audience members become the stars of the performance leaving guests in tears from laughter. Come relax, unwind and be amazed! (Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and MCB)

THURSDAY, SEPT. 2

Chapel
11 a.m., Yoder
Host: Campus Ministries
It's the first chapel of the year! You'll want to check out this worship-filled event.

Thursday Night Spotlight: Make-A-Mat
8-9 p.m., Klassen Court
Decorate a welcome mat for your room or residence. Stop by Klassen Court (outside the Marbeck Center upper entrance) to decorate your mat! Up to 100 mats will be provided. (Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement)

Intramurals: Drop-in Sand Volleyball 
9:30 p.m., Sand Volleyball court

FRIDAY, SEPT. 3

Hawaiian Day
Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt, come support your fellow Bluffton athletes and get some fun freebies!

Volleyball
5 p.m., Sommer Center (Free Leis)   

Women Soccer 
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field (Free sunglasses)

Hula Hoop Contest 
6:45 p.m., Sommer Center Plaza

Volleyball
7 p.m., Sommer Center

Marbeck After Dark: Karaoke and Froyo
9 p.m., Bob's Place
FREE froyo for the first 100 students! (Sponsored by MCB)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 4

Volleyball Tailgate Day
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sommer Center Plaza
Join us for music and yard games and support our volleyball team! Use your meal swipe outside today for a tailgate-style lunch!

Volleyball
10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sommer Center

Mud Volleyball tourney
7 p.m., Field at back of Buildings and Grounds parking lot
Dig out some old clothes and join in some muddy fun! Teams will be assigned randomly at the start of the event. (Sponsored by MCB)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 5

Men's Golf
Colonial Golfers Club (Harrod, Ohio)

Dorm Room Décor
8 p.m. in Bob's Place
Tap into your creative side and get a head start on the week long social media contest for best dorm room décor! Prizes at the end of the week for best room and floor (Sponsored by BEO)

MONDAY, SEPT. 6

Men and Women Golf
Colonial Golfers Club (Harrod, OH)

What Would You Do For $ 
11:30 a.m., The Commons

Men Soccer
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field

Cooking demonstration
8 p.m., Berky Hall
(sponsored by BUNA)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 7

Women Soccer
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field

Walk to Dairy Freeze for free ice cream!
7 p.m., meet at Marbeck Desk

Intramurals: Drop in Sand Volleyball 
9:30 p.m., Sand Volleyball court

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8

Student Engagement Fair
11 a.m.-1p.m., Marbeck Center first floor

Walk to Shirley's for free popcorn!
7 p.m., meet at Marbeck Desk

THURSDAY, SEPT. 9

Chapel
11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall
Host: Campus Ministries

Church fair
11a.m.-1 p.m., The Commons

Thursday night spotlight: Saturday morning cartoons
9 p.m. in Bob's Place 
(sponsored by MCB)

Intramurals: Drop in Sand Volleyball
9:30 p.m., Sand Volleyball Court

FRIDAY, SEPT. 10

Dodgeball and Donuts
9 p.m., Burcky Gym
Host: FCA

SATURDAY, SEPT. 11

Football Tailgating/Football Game
1:30 p.m., Salzman Stadium

Campus wide picnic
5 p.m., Lawrence and Louise Matthews' house - Nature Preserve

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12

Women Soccer
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field

Card Tournament
8 p.m., Bob's Place

MONDAY, AUG 13

BINGO
12:30 p.m., Bob's Place

Men Soccer
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field

BINGO
9 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 14

Tie Dye
9 p.m., Bob's Place
Bring your favorite white accessories and make some fun tie dye creations!

Intramurals: Drop-in Cornhole/Spikeball
9:30 p.m., Copeland Court

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15

Pet a Pup
6 p.m., Sommer Center Plaza
Meet some furry friends courtesy of our very own faculty and staff before heading to the volleyball game!

Volleyball
7  p.m., Sommer Center

THURSDAY, SEPT. 16

Chapel
11 a.m., Library Field
Host: Campus Ministries

Health, Mathematical & Natural Sciences Lawn Social
5:30 p.m., Meet at Shoker
* Rain date is Sept. 20

Cleveland Brass Works
7 p.m. Yoder Recital Hall
Free admission for Bluffton University students

Rock, Paper, Scissors club 
9 p.m., Bob's Place

Intramurals: Drop-in Cornhole/Spikeball
9:30 p.m., Copeland Court

FRIDAY, SEPT. 17

Campus Wide Scavenger Hunt
8 p.m., Bob's Place

SATURDAY, SEPT. 18

Men and Women Golf
Beaver Fall Classic at Bluffton Golf Course

Pedal with the President
10 a.m., meet at Klassen Court

Mens Soccer 
1 p.m., Soccer Field

Hammock Park Grand Opening  
8 p.m., Hammock Park on library lawn
Host: Student Senate

SUNDAY, SEPT. 19

Men and Women Golf
Beaver Fall Classic at Bluffton Golf Course, TBD

Student Chipping Competition
Bluffton Golf Course, TBD   
Come support the Beaver golf teams and win some prizes of your own!         

Best of Bob's Tournament (pt. 1)
9 p.m., Bob's Place  
Challenge your friends to a series of competitions featuring our very own games in Bob’s Place

MONDAY, SEPT. 20

Women Soccer
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field

Gaming night
8 p.m., Esports Center, Neufeld Hall

TUESDAY, SEPT. 21

Cooking Demo
8 p.m., Berky Hall
Host: BUNA              

Intramurals: Drop-in Cornhole/Spikeball 
9:30 p.m., Copeland Court

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22

Bob Ross night
8 p.m., Bob's Place

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23

Chapel
11 a.m., Library Field
Host: Campus Ministries

Thursday night spotlight: Popcorn Bar Social
9 p.m., Bob's Place
Host: Brave Spaces

Intramurals: "Stress Release" Dodgeball/Knockout Basketball
9:30 p.m., Copeland Court

FRIDAY, SEPT. 24

Wiffle Ball tournament
7 p.m., Neufeld Lawn

SATURDAY, SEPT. 25

Parents Weekend
Invite your parents and family to hang out with you on campus this weekend.

Bluffton Discovery Day
Around the village

Oktoberfest
5 p.m. in the stadium parking lot
Join us for good food, cold rootbeer, music and games.

Block party
8 p.m., Outside Founders Hall
(Sponsored by MSO)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 26

Intramurals: Crossnet Competition 
2 p.m., Sommer Center (registration required)

Let's Make a Deal
8 p.m., Bob's Place

MONDAY, SEPT. 27

Bingo 
12:30 p.m., Bob's Place

Faculty Follies
8 p.m., Bob's Place

TUESDAY, SEPT. 28

Bubble Soccer 
8 p.m., Founders Gym
(Sponsored by MCB)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29

Men soccer vs. Defiance
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field
Beach theme

Chopped
8 p.m., Burky Hall
Host: BUNA

THURSDAY, SEPT. 30

Chapel
11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall

Powder Puff Game
6 p.m., Salzman Stadium 

Homecoming Bonfire
9 p.m., Fire Circle

FRIDAY, OCT. 1

Mocktails and Talent Show
8 p.m., Bob's Place

SATURDAY, OCT. 2

Homecoming Tailgate
beginning at 10 a.m.

Football & Volleyball games

Intramurals: Bass Fishing Competition
7 a.m. Oct. 2 through 7 p.m. Oct. 3, Nature Preserve
Registration required

Party at the Preserve
9 p.m. 
Cap off homecoming week with a free outdoor movie, free food and lots of fun at the Nature Preserve!

SUNDAY, OCT. 3

Women Soccer
1 p.m., Soccer Field

Intramurals: Bass Fishing Competition
until 7 p.m., Nature Preserve (registration required)

Best of Bob's Tourney (pt 2)
9 p.m., Marbeck Center
Another chance to challenge your friends to a series of competitions using the games in Bob’s Place

MONDAY, OCT. 4

Trivia in the Commons
Noon, The Commons
Win cash prizes just for being present in the Commons and answering random trivia questions

Women Soccer 
1 p.m., Soccer Field

Men Soccer
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field

Rock painting
8 p.m., Bassett Plaza

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6

Men Soccer
3:30 p.m., Soccer Field

THURSDAY, OCT. 7

Chapel
11 a.m., Library Field
Host: Campus Ministries

Thursday night Spotlight
9 p.m. , Bob's Place
Host: BUNA

FRIDAY, OCT. 8

Ice Cream Flights
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bassett Plaza
Enjoy several kinds of ice cream and toppings before fall break! (sponsored by Office of Student Engagement)

 

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