Friday, Oct. 14

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Alumni Art Show

BVU Art Gallery, Social Science & Art Hall


Baseball Golf Outing

Lake Creek Golf Course
Registration and lunch at noon, shotgun start at 1 p.m. Contact Coach Steve Eddie SL'00/MS'07 at eddies@bvu.edu for details and to register.

6 p.m.

Campus Tour

Meet at the Information Desk, Siebens Forum
One of several opportunities throughout the weekend to see campus again. Haven't been back in a while? Student tour guides will show you what's new!

6:30 p.m.

Cross Country, Track & Field Reunion

Siebens Forum 6
Appetizers and cash bar available.

7-9 p.m.

Theatre Mixer/Meeting on Tribute Performance

Lake Avenue Lounge, 615 Lake Ave. N, Storm Lake
Scattered rehearsals will follow running through midnight.

8:30-11:30 p.m.

Johnny Holm Band

Dows Grand Ballroom
Helping BVU celebrate 125 years! Cash bar and limited food options available.

Saturday, Oct. 15

9 a.m.

Theatre Rehearsals

Anderson Auditorium

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Alumni Art Show

BVU Art Gallery, Social Science & Art Hall

9-11 a.m.

Siebens Den Tours

Siebens Forum
The Siebens Den is a unique facility, housing the collected personal and business papers, memorabilia and archives of Dr. Harold Walter Siebens, the man who transformed the University and laid the foundation for its future. 

9 a.m. - Noon

BVU Archives Display


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

History of Buena Vista University Slideshow

Siebens Forum
A slideshow presentation of the History of BVU including fun photos from the past 125 years! This is a come-and-go presentation that will run throughout the day.

10 a.m.

Lawn Golf

Play a round of Lawn Golf before you head to the Picnic!

10 a.m.-
2:30 p.m.

Carnival and Activities

South Forum Lawn
Blow-ups, balloon artist, beaver tattoos, giant bubbles, photo tent, lawn golf, games and more!

10:30 a.m.

Campus Tours

Meet at the Information Desk, Siebens Forum
Haven't been back on campus in a while? Let one of the current student tour guides show you all that’s new and have a great time remising as you tour!

11 a.m.

The End Zone Picnic & Beer Garden

South Forum Lawn
The place to be before kick-off; then head to the stands or stay here to watch the game.

End Zone Beer Garden:

  • Keg draws
  • Additional bottled beverage options available
  • Must be 21 or older to enter, ID required for admittance

11 a.m.

Alumni Awards Luncheon

Siebens Forum, Larson Dining Room
A special event that includes the presentation of the 2016 National Alumni Association Awards. Being honored this year are:

  • Henry Olson Distinguished Service Alumni Award: Gwen (Lehnus) Martin SL’60
  • John Fisher Alumni Award: Kristine (Albertsen) SL’90 and Tom Obrecht SL’88
  • Keith Briscoe Alumni Award: Stephanie Gronau SL’98
  • Wendell Halverson Outstanding Friend Award: Dr. Bernadine Sikorski

Advance registration required, e-mail Amy Jones at jonesa@bvu.edu.

1 p.m.

Beaver Football vs. Luther College

J. Leslie Rollins Stadium & Peterson Field
Cheer the Beavers to a victory! Halftime will feature introduction of the National Alumni Association Award Winners as well as the student homecoming royalty.


Fifth Quarter Fest

Siebens Forum, Grand Ballroom
A favorite tradition with an anniversary twist! Drs. Beth (Rygh) Lamoureux SL’83 and Stan Ullerich SL’82 will serve as emcees for a "125 Years of BVU" trivia game.  Take a chance, answer a question and spin the wheel for fabulous prizes.  Appetizers and a free drink compliments of the National Alumni Association for all who attend.  Alumni, faculty, and all Beaver fans welcome!


1986 Playoff Football Team Social

Siebens Forum, Grand Ballroom
Watch for more details soon!

6:30 p.m.

Theatre Reunion Dinner

Siebens Forum 5

7:30 p.m.

Tribute Performance by BVU alumni

Anderson Auditorium
The public is welcome to attend.

Sunday, Oct. 16

10 a.m.

125th Chapel Service

Anderson Auditorium

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Alumni Art Show

BVU Art Gallery, Social Science & Art Hall

11 a.m.-
1:30 p.m.

Marquis Brunch

Siebens Forum, Grand Ballroom

3 p.m.

BVU Band and Choir Concert

Schaller Memorial Chapel
This performance will include special selections with alumni.  Alums wishing to attend should contact the faculty directors. Music will be sent in advance.