Term Dates

October 16, 2014

Term 1 Ends

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Sheldon 

October 19, 2014

Term 1 Ends

Online courses

October 20, 2014

Term 2 Begins

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Online Courses, Sheldon

December 11, 2014

Term 2 Ends

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Sheldon

December 14, 2014

Term 2 Ends

Online Courses 

January 5, 2015

Term 3 Begins

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Newton, Ottumwa, Online Courses, Sheldon

January 12, 2015

Term 3 Begins

Mason City

February 26, 2015

Term 3 Ends

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Online Courses, Sheldon

March 1, 2015

Term 3 Ends

Online Courses

March 2, 2015

Term 3 Ends

Mason City

March 2, 2015

Term 4 Begins

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Newton, Ottumwa, Online Courses, Sheldon

March 5, 2015

Term 4 Begins

Mason City

April 30, 2015

Term 4 Ends

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Sheldon

May 1, 2015

Term 4 Ends

Online Courses

May 4, 2015

Term 5 Begins

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Online Courses, Sheldon

June 25, 2015

Term 5 Ends

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Sheldon

June 28, 2015

Term 5 Ends

Online Courses

June 29, 2015

Term 6 Begins

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Online Courses, Sheldon

August 20, 2015

Term 6 Ends

Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Denison, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, Lakes & Prairies, Le Mars, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Sheldon

August 23, 2015

Term 6 Ends

Online Courses

Course Schedules

GPS Location Codes Key For Course Schedules

  • CA - Carroll
  • CB - Council Bluffs
  • CR- Creston
  • DN - Denison
  • EC - Iowa Falls
  • EL - Online
  • EM - Emmetsburg
  • ES - Estherville
  • FD - Fort Dodge
  • LM - LeMars
  • MC - Mason City
  • MT - Marshalltown
  • NW - Newton
  • OT - Ottumwa
  • SH - Sheldon
  • SC - Spirit Lake
  • SP - Spencer

Booklists

Carroll Booklist

Council Bluffs Booklist

Creston Booklist

Denison Booklist

Estherville Booklist

Fort Dodge Booklist

Iowa Falls Booklist

Le Mars Booklist

Marshalltown Booklist

Mason City Booklist

Newton Booklist

Online Programs Booklist

Ottumwa Booklist

Spencer Booklist

Spirit Lake Booklist

Resources & Links

Book Information

View book information (ISBN number, title, edition, cost, etc).

View Book Info

BVU Library

You have access to a great array of library resources and services to assist you in your research.

BVU Library Website

Campus Connect

Register for classes, obtain class schedules, get report cards and make payments.

Campus Connect at Buena Vista University allows you to register for classes, obtain class schedules, make a payment and get your report cards, as well as other features.

Logging in to Campus Connect

1. Go to the Campus Connect website.

2. Enter your student ID and PIN.

3. Click on the yellow arrow button or press your Enter/Return key on your keyboard.


Registration

1. Log into Campus Connect.

2. Move your cursor over "Registration" and click "Add/Drop Courses."

3. Select a term and department from the drop-down menus (there are two departments for Education courses, "Education Core" and "Elementary Education."

4. Click "List Courses."

5. Click on "ADD" to the right of the class(es) for which you wish to register.

6. Click "Select a Different Term code or Department" to register for additional courses.

7. Click "Logout" when your schedule is complete.


Report Cards

Available 2-3 weeks after term

1. Log in to Campus Connect .

2. Move your cursor over "Registration" and click "View Schedule."

3. Select the term for which you want a schedule.

4. Click "Submit."


Make a Payment

1. Log in to Campus Connect.

2. Move your cursor over "Student Information" and click "Review/Pay Account."

3. Follow the instructions on screen to select the term and payment details.


Exiting Campus Connect

1. Click "Logout."

Visit Campus Connect

Campus Email

Official BVU E-Mail. 

BVU E-Mail

Career Services

BVU Career Services in Storm Lake and staff members at each location offer students assistance with their job search.

BVU Career Services

Financial Assistance

Scholarship and grant information and tools for students

BVU Financial Assistance

GPS Student Handbook

Your general guide for any questions or concerns.

View GPS Student Handbook

Internship Services

Internship Services at BVU help students find internships and coordinate with students, faculty and staff regarding academic credit for internships.

BVU Internship Services

My Courses (ANGEL)

Connect with your online class resources.

View My Courses (ANGEL)

Online Bookstore

Please use the following codes under the "Division" drop-down box when ordering from the website:

CA=Carroll, CB=Council Bluffs, CR= Creston, DN=Denison, EC= Iowa Falls, EL=Online, EM=Emmetsburg, ES=Estherville, FD=Fort Dodge, LM=LeMars, MC=Mason City, MT= Marshalltown, NW=Newton, OT=Ottumwa, SC=Spirit Lake, and SP=Spencer

Visit the Online Bookstore

Personal Authorization Number (PAN)

Each student is assigned a Personal Authorization Number (PAN). You have the option of changing this number. If you wish to grant access to a parent or other individual, you need to share your PAN with them. You will also need to provide your PAN number when calling about student records.

BVU personnel will not discuss student records with an outside party without that party's knowledge of the student's PAN.

Request your PAN

Registrar

Forms and other tools for students.

BVU Registrar

Smart Thinking

SMARTHINKING is a one-on-one online service to assist you with your tutoring needs. It is available to you at anytime and from anywhere. To use this new service, log on to My Courses (ANGEL) and click on the Smarthinking link.

Try Smart Thinking

Technical Support

Our help desk is available for your technical needs.

Technical Support

Our 2FIX Help Desk provides full support for online learners.  If you have questions about logins or need help using the e-Learning platform, the trained technicians can answer your questions.

Sending an e-mail to 2fix@bvu.edu will automatically create a support incident. You will be notified of progress in resolving this incident via e-mail to your e-mail account.

Contacting 2fix 

2FIX Help Desk Hours (Central Time)

Mon-Fri   8:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m.  
Sat-Sun   3:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m. 

Get Tech Help

Your PIN Number

Your PIN number gives you access to BVU's campus connect and allows you to register for classes and get your grades online.

Request your PIN