Virtual Homecoming

Kathy Dickson '03, Alumni Association President

Homecoming Week: Oct. 19-24

In response to COVID-19, Bluffton University created #ProtectTheDam, a comprehensive return-to-campus plan that protects our faculty, staff, students and campus community. 

In addition to extra sanitizing and cleaning, social distancing and wearing masks, there will be no campus visitors or guests during the fall semester, except for recruiting visits that are managed through the admissions office. 

This means we are bringing Homecoming 2020 to your home!

Virtual Homecoming 2020


Monday-Friday,
Oct. 19-23
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Legacy Student Campus Visits
The admissions and alumni offices invite alumni with children who are juniors or seniors in high school to schedule an in-person campus visit during Homecoming Week. All legacy students who visit campus during Homecoming week will receive a special gift!

Schedule your campus visit today.

Monday-Saturday,
Oct. 19-24
  Virtual Races hosted by the cross country/track and field program
Join us in running or walking a 1600-, 3200- or 5000-meter course anytime Homecoming week. Results will be posted on www.blufftonbeavers.com on Sunday Oct. 25.

Fee of $20 includes t-shirt to be mailed to you. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Registration form and additional information >

Monday,
Oct. 19
6 p.m. Conversation with President Wood and Cabinet Members
Join a Zoom conversation focused on student life, athletics and academics.

President Wood will be joined by Phill Talavinia, vice president for student life and athletics, and Dr. Lamar Nisly, vice president and dean of academic affairs.

Zoom address will be provided for all who register online.

Tuesday,
Oct. 20
6 p.m. Conversation with President Wood and Cabinet Members
Join a Zoom conversation focused on enrollment, advancement and fiscal affairs.

President Wood will be joined by Robin Bowlus, vice president of advancement and enrollment management, and Art Woodruff, vice president of fiscal affairs.

Zoom address will be provided for all who register online.


Tuesday,
Oct. 20
7 p.m. Virtual reunion for English, writing and TESOL majors
Reconnect with faculty and classmates, as well as interact with alumni from different eras!

Register online to receive the Zoom address.

Tuesday,
Oct. 20
8 p.m. Virtual reunion for Spanish majors
You’re invited to join other Spanish-major alumni and faculty for a special virtual reunion via Zoom!

Register online to receive the Zoom address.

Wednesday,
Oct. 21
7 p.m. Celebrate 100 years of cheer
Join Meg Short '16, interim cheer coach, for a reunion of former cheerleaders and stuntsmen to celebrate Bluffton's 100th year of cheer! RSVP to receive the Zoom address.
Thursday,
Oct. 22
7 p.m. Science department reunion
The science department invites you to join in a virtual reunion with faculty and former classmates. Encourage your friends to join us!

Register online to receive the Zoom address.

Thursday,
Oct. 22
8 p.m. Business department Virtual Meet and Greet
Reconnect with faculty, classmates and other alumni, and  meet and network with current students! 

Register online to receive the Zoom address.

Thursday,
Oct. 22
8 p.m. Education department reunion
Join faculty for a time of conversation and reconnection. Don't forget to encourage your former classmates and friends to attend! 

Register online to receive the Zoom address.

Homecoming, Saturday,
Oct. 24
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Volleyball vs. Adrian College
Cheer on the Beavers during their two-game series with Adrian College. There will be a 30-minute break between games one and two. In order to #ProtectTheDam, Bluffton will be limiting fans to students, faculty and staff. A livestream link is available for families and off-campus guests for the 11 a.m. contest and 1 p.m. match.
Saturday,
Oct. 24
1:30 p.m. Football vs. Adrian College
Join us in supporting our student-athletes by Beaver Tail-Gating from home! In order to #ProtectTheDam, Bluffton will be limiting fans to students, faculty and staff. A livestream link is available for families and off-campus guests. 
Saturday,
Oct. 24
11:59 p.m. Final chance to submit virtual race times
Race times and GPS/video evidence is due to be published in the overall race results. Submit times to Coach Kaylea Jachno at jachnok@bluffton.edu.
Sunday,
Oct. 25
2:30 p.m. Fall Choral Concert (Livestream only)
This event will be livestreamed for families and off-campus guests. This concert is not open to the public. Join us via live stream.
Sunday,
Oct. 25
3 p.m. Home Cross Country meet (Livestream only)
The cross country team will be competing in the 1600- 3200- and 5000-meter run against Manchester and Transylvania. A live stream link will be provided for families and off-campus guests.

other options:

We want to hear from you!
We love staying in contact with our alumni. One way we do that is through Alumnotes. Let us know what you've been up to and share updated contact information.

Merchandise 
Need some new Bluffton University gear? We have two options for purchasing items!

Through Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, purchase a sweatshirt at the Bluffton University Bookstore and get 25 percent off a blanket. Use promo code BUNDLEUP.

Hoodies for the Homeless campaign will be active until Dec. 31. Use promo code HOODIES25 to get 25 percent off all sweatshirts and outerwear items.

For more information contact:
Claire Clay '18
Alumni relations manager
clayc@bluffton.edu, 419-358-3456

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