Moving onto campus

Get Excited!

  • New students will move in on Tuesday, Aug. 13. 
  • Returning students, who are athletes or student leaders will return to campus in early August. Those who are not fall athletes or student leaders, will move in on Aug. 17 and 18. 

Complete Day One Ready forms prior to arrival

We want you to be ready on Day One! As a friendly reminder, you will not be able to check in to your residence hall if these forms and items are not complete. For those approved to live off campus, you will not be able to participate in athletic activities and/or attend classes until these forms are completed.

First Year Bluffton and transfer Students

Day One Ready:
Login at and click on the Admissions tab at the top and then into Day One Ready. Everything you need to complete is listed there. Instructions were provided during summer orientation. Contact Christy Garmatter, director of student success at or 419-358-3662 if you have questions. 

Move in 2021

Are you not looking forward to carrying your belongings to your new room? Let us help! Student leaders, ministry team members, and maybe even faculty or staff members will descend upon your vehicles on Aug. 13, 2024, to help move belongings to your room. Now setting up your room? That’s all on you!

Check in at Sommer Center

 - Ropp and Hirschy Annex residents: 8-9:30 a.m.|
 - Hirschy and Bren-Dell residents: 9:30-11 a.m.


Returning students

Day One Ready:
Your Day One Ready forms are located under the Student Life tab at If you have not completed all Day One Ready forms before 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, you must arrive to campus after 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, after all forms are submitted.

Tuesday, Aug. 6, after 5 p.m.

Check in at your residence hall lobby

Pastoral assistants, MAC lead event coordinator
 - Sunday, Aug. 11, 2-3 p.m.

Ministry assistants, President’s Ambassadors, BaS mentors, MAC, Student Senate
 - Monday, Aug. 12, 2-5 p.m.

Check in at your residence hall lobby

 - Wednesday, Aug. 14, 8-10 a.m.

Cross country, men’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s golf
 - Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1-3 p.m.

Check in at Sommer Center

 - Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
 - Sunday, Aug. 18, 1:30-4:30 or 6-8 p.m.

Check-in at your residence hall lobby

Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 19