May Day 2017

May Day Run/WalkMaypole danceKing and queenMinistry teams reunion Alumni Choir SingMay Day Musical

May 5-6, 2017

Weather plan
Due to the forecast of flooding rains through Saturday, the 2017 May Day Ceremony will be held inside Founders Hall on Saturday. Graduating seniors are to meet in Stutzman Hall at 1 p.m. to process to Founders. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. A celebration for the class of 2017, complete with celebration cupcakes, will be held in Bob's Place following the ceremony.

May Day is the traditional end-of-the-academic-year celebration which intertwines the past with alumni reunions, the present by honoring this year's graduates, and the future when honored first-year students perform the traditional Maypole dance. Classes ending in a 2 or 7, and the class of 2016, will celebrate reunions. Mark your calendars, contact your classmates and plan to attend.
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THE BOX OFFICE is open weekdays from 8a.m.-11 p.m. and is located at the Information Desk in Marbeck Center. Or buy online

Baccalaureate and commencement services will be held May 7, 2017.  

History of May Day

Historical May Day Dance photo

At Bluffton the May Day celebration represents the end of a school year for students, the beginning of a new chapter for seniors and the remembrance of times past for alumni.  >>> more...

May Day Musical

The Music Man, 2011

The 2017 May Day musical will be "Sondheim on Sondheim"  by Stephen Sondheim,  May 5 - 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall >>more 

May day 4-mile run/walk

Andy Chaffee nears the finish line

Proceeds of the morning run/walk benefit the Bluffton University Alumni Association. Trophies and medallions are presented. >>> more