Orientation & registration

Bluffton University's orientation program is made up of two separate events. Summer orientation and registration is a day-long event held during the summer. Fall welcome week begins the Friday before classes begin in August.

  • Summer orientation
  • Summer orientation
  • Doing the Beaver Call
  • Future May Day Dancers?

Summer orientation & registration

Monday, June 11, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Summer orientation & registration is a one-day program designed to give students and families the information needed for the start of fall semester classes. Students will meet with an academic adviser to register for classes, visit residence halls and interact with current students. Parents and family members will learn about student support and meet other college parents in a series of structured sessions.
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Fall welcome

Aug. 24 -  Sept. 1, 2018

The fall welcome program is designed to make the start of your college experience a positive one - inside and outside the classroom. New students will arrive on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 (three days prior to the start of fall classes) and participate in many activities and events to get to know each other and the campus before classes actually begin. You won't want to miss what this important program has to offer.

Check out the schedule below to see what Fall Welcome Week activities were offered the previous year. The activities for 2018 will be confirmed later.  

Tentative schedule >>>