Transfer students are enrolled in a seminar class based on the number of hours you are transferring to BVU. Check your course schedule. If you are enrolled in OBVU 100 University Seminar, the below schedule pertains to you. Please let us know if you need help accessing your schedule.
Friday, August 22
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Residence Hall Move-In
You will be directed to your residence hall and the check-in table where you will get your keys and sign your housing contract. Members of the O-Team and other student organizations will assist you with moving in. You will also meet your RA and Residence Hall Advisor. Before you unpack your room, please go to Dows Conference Center to complete your Registration process.
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Validation - Registration Dows Conference Center, Siebens Forum
This is your chance to make sure all business has been completed with Health Services, Financial Assistance, Business Services and all other BVU offices. You will also be able to purchase a parking permit at this time. Be sure to bring a copy of your health insurance card and ID. A brunch will be provided for students and available for parents to purchase at this time as well.
8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m - Lehnus Campus Store
Beat the rush by going to the Lehnus Campus Store in the Forum to pick up all of your first semester books and supplies. Don't forget to bring your class schedule!
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, the President of the National Alumni Association and the Orientation Team.
2:30 p.m - Victory Arch Processional
Take part in your first BVU tradition: 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 Chapel
Your family and friends are invited to attend the annual Founder’s Day Convocation, another important BVU tradition. Special tributes will be paid to you and your classmates and you will be presented with the academic foundation.
3:45 p.m - President’s Reception – Top of the Forum
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. - Transfer Seminar Introduction - Hansen 8
Head to the Forum to learn about your transfer experience at BVU. Meet your instructor, co-advisor, and members of the O-Team. Get your questions answered about how you can maximize Welcome Week and the entire BVU experience.
5:30 p.m. - Dinner - Dows Ballroom
You can sit at a table designated for other transfer students and learn more about other transfer students that will be attending BVU this year.
*Remember your Student ID for meals.
*Anything after this time is optional for off campus students.
6:30 p.m. - Floor Meetings
Return to your residence hall where everything you’ll ever want to know about where you are living will be discussed at your first floor meeting. Ask questions as your RA reviews important information about life on campus, life in the residence halls, life in the classroom, as well as upcoming activities. This is also an excellent opportunity to have some quality time with your roommate and floor mates
8:00 p.m. - 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!
10:00 p.m. - Evening Activities
Join the O-Team and residence life staff in a variety of evening activities and get to know your classmates. Your choice of activities at the Fieldhouse, Outdoor Rec or the football field.