Friday, August 24
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Brunch
Make your way to the Dows Grand Ballroom for your first official meal as a new student at BVU. Bring your student ID card with you. Parents and other guests are welcome to purchase brunch with cash or check.
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Validation
If you have not submitted all required forms and payments you will be directed to the Forum where you can meet with Health Services, Financial Assistance and Business Services to complete your requirements. Be sure to bring a copy of your health insurance card and ID.
2:00 p.m. - Welcome Address – Siebens Fieldhouse
Bring your family and friends to the Siebens Fieldhouse as you are officially welcomed to BVU by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
2:30 p.m - Victory Arch Processional
Take part in your first BVU traditions: the ringing of the Victory Bell and marching through the Victory Arch to Schaller Memorial Chapel.
2:45 p.m. - Founder’s Day Convocation – Schaller Memorial Chapel
Your family and friends are invited to attend the annual Founder’s Day Convocation, another important BVU tradition. Special tributes be paid to you and your classmates and new students will be presented with the academic foundation.
3:45 p.m - President’s Reception – Lawn West of Schaller Chapel
President Fred Moore and his wife, Susan, cordially invite you, your parents and guests to a special reception. As you enjoy refreshments, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet many faculty and staff who will be working with you throughout your years at BVU.
4:15 p.m. - Goodbyes!
Bid your family and friends farewell as you begin your BVU experience.
4:30 p.m. - Introduction to University Seminar – Anderson Auditorium
Learn all about University Seminar and the Footprint Project you will be participating in this weekend. After this brief introduction, you will be divided into groups to have your first meeting with your University Seminar class. Meet your instructor, co-curricular advisor, peer mentor and O-Team helper.
5:45 p.m. - Dinner with your University Seminar Classmates and Instructors - Dows Grand Ballroom
*Remember your Student ID for meals.
8:00 p.m. - Presentation by GTC Dramatic Dialogues - Anderson Auditorium:
Join GTC Dramatic Dialogues and their theatrical approach to important college issues! Bring your thinking cap and be prepared to talk and ask questions!
9:30 p.m. Beaver’s Creed Celebration – Lamberti Recreation Center
Take part in another BVU tradition as the Student Senate introduces you to the Beaver’s Creed. After learning about the Beaver’s Creed, as you leave the auditorium, you will sign a canvas pledging your adherence to the standards of the BVU community as defined in the Beaver’s Creed. From Anderson you will head to the Rec Center for music, a root beer keg and other fun activities.