BVU Family Association

Active and knowledgeable parents enhance their own student's experience and personal success, and share in the tradition of excellence and distinction at BVU. Our promise is to provide information, access and opportunities for involvement.


Welcome to the Buena Vista Family Association! We are dedicated to meeting the needs of parents and family members of current students. We know your goal is our goal — a graduate equipped with the benefits of an excellent liberal arts education, infused with strong values and prepared to live and work in today's global society.

Our New Student Orientation program offers you the opportunity to meet and network with each other, with our faculty, staff and administrators, and with other wonderful students. In the fall, our annual Family Weekend event is designed to allow you to reconnect with your student and interact with staff, faculty and community members while taking part in fun programs and cheering on the Beavers at exciting intercollegiate athletic events. Spring showcases the Scholars Day celebration, the Student Recognition program and other celebrations of BVU students’ success.

We hope that you will find some time to become familiar with this website; it is a primary resource for helpful information. Please know that you are welcome on campus anytime to attend special lectures, performances and athletic events. You don't need an excuse to visit; you are a part of Buena Vista University.  We also invite you to follow us on Facebook by “liking” us at BVU Family Association.


Go Beavers!

At Buena Vista University, we're proud to be the Beavers. Learn the history of our mascot, and meet Buford T. Beaver.