Fall Welcome Week

Friday, Aug. 24 - Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

Fall Welcome is a week of events designed to make the start of your college experience a positive one. 

2018 schedule at a glance

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Residential student check-in Sommer Center

9 a.m.-2:15 p.m.,
3:30-4:30 p.m.

One Stop Center Sommer Center
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bookstore open Marbeck Center
11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Welcome picnic The Commons, Marbeck Center
2:30 p.m. President's welcome Sommer Center
3:30 p.m. Transfer student reception Gallery Lounge, Marbeck Center
3:30-3:45 p.m. Farewell to families  
4  p.m. Welcome group session #1 Welcome Group meeting locations

Check signs posted in residence halls and Marbeck Center

5:30 p.m. Dinner for new students, Community 101 The Commons, Marbeck Center
8 p.m. Residence hall floor meetings Residence hall floors
9 p.m. Marbeck After Dark
Paint-U
Neufeld Lawn
 
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018
7:30-8:15 a.m. Breakfast The Commons, Marbeck Center
8:30-11:50 a.m. Welcome group session #2 The Commons, Marbeck Center
11:45 a.m. -1 p.m. Lunch The Commons, Marbeck Center
1:30-3:40 p.m. Welcome group session #3 Welcome group meeting locations
4:30 p.m. Bluffton Olympics Team Preparation Welcome group meeting locations
5-6 p.m. Bluffton Olympics Library Field 
6-7 p.m. Block Party & New Student Picnic Bren-Dell Green & Centennial Lawn
7:30-9:30 p.m. President's reception Houshower House Back Lawn
 
Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018
11 a.m. Sunday morning worship Yoder Recital Hall
12-1 p.m. Lunch The Commons, Marbeck Center
12-6 p.m. Bookstore open Marbeck Center
2 p.m. Learn & Earn: Orientation to campus work The Commons, Marbeck Center
2:30 p.m. Learn & Earn: Position training Check with your employment supervisor
5-6 p.m. Dinner The Commons, Marbeck Center
6:15 p.m. Welcome group session #4 Welcome group meeting locations
7:30-9:30 p.m. Party on the Lawn Neufeld Lawn, sand volleyball court,
tennis & basketball courts
 
Monday, Aug. 27, 2018
8 a.m. Classes begin!  
12:30 p.m.

Things-You-Forgot-at-Home BINGO    Sponsored by MCB

Bob's Place, Marbeck Center
9 p.m.

Things-You-Forgot-at-Home BINGO
Sponsored by MCB

Bob's Place, Marbeck Center
9:30 p.m. Residence hall floor meetings Residence hall floors
10:30 p.m. All hall meeting Residence hall lobbies
 
 
Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018
10:45 a.m Opening Convocation Sommer Center
7 p.m. A Conversation with Jonas Beiler Yoder Recital Hall
9:30 p.m. DIY Night Bob's Place, Marbeck Center
 
 
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Student Involvement Fair
Sponsored by Office of Student Involvement
Upper level of Marbeck Center 
4 p.m. Ultimate Frisbee
Sponsored by the Ultimate Frisbee Club
Library Green
6 p.m. Trip to Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Company Meet in the Kiva, Marbeck Center
9 p.m. Campfire Social - Sponsored by Hall Chaplains The Fire Circle, next to Adam's Bridge
 
 
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
11 a.m. Chapel Yoder Recital Hall
9:30 p.m. Donuts. Coffee. TV. - Sponsored by MCB Bob's Place, Marbeck Center
 
 
Friday, aug. 31, 2018
9 p.m.  Marbeck After Dark: Bubble Soccer Sommer Center
 
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018
1:30 p.m.  Football vs. Wooster Alumni Field, Emery Sears Athletic Complex
6 p.m. Super Smash Bros. Tournament Bob's Place, Marbeck Center