Transfer Students in OBVU 300

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

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 300 BVU Seminar, the below schedule pertains to you. Please let us know if you need help accessing your schedule.

Friday, August 23

7:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. - Residence Hall Move In

  • 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Students with the last name beginning with A through L will move in
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Students with the last name beginning with M through Z will 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. Those living off campus will not need to arrive until the lunch time unless you still need to submit forms to Health Services, Financial Assistance or Business Services.

7 a.m. – 1:30 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 - Dows Conference Center, Siebens Forum
Stop in Dows Conference Center, Siebens Forum, between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Offices of Business Services, Health Services and Campus Security/Auto Registration will be set up for your convenience in completing any unfinished transactions.   

2 p.m. - Welcome - 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. - New Student Processional - Victory Arch
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 new students 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

5:30 p.m. - Dinner - Dows Grand Ballroom
*Remember your Student ID for meals.

*Anything after this time is optional for off-campus students

6:45 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 p.m. - Presentation by GTC Dramatic Dialogues - Schaller Chapel
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 Introduction – Schaller Chapel
Take part in another BVU tradition as the Student Senate introduces you to the Beaver’s Creed. After you learn about the Beaver's Creed, as you leave the auditorium, you will sign the Beaver Log pledging your adherence to the standards of the BVU community as defined in the Beaver’s Creed.

9:45 p.m. - Beaver's Celebration
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 Schaller Chapel, Lamberti Recreation Center, the Cent Room, The Underground or the football field.