Welcome Week

During Welcome Week, we officially welcome new students and their families into the Buena Vista University community and welcome back our returning students.


From move-in and validation to the Victory Arch Processional and Convocation, there are many important events during Welcome Week. There are also social activities designed to help new students get acclimated and involved in the co-curricular programs at BVU, as well as activities designed for families and returning students.

Live Video

Aug. 25, 2019: see live video as new students are officially welcomed to Buena Vista University, then make the traditional procession through Victory Arch.

To see live video on your computer or mobile device, like Buena Vista University on Facebook. If you have questions or experience any issues, please contact the webmaster.

Welcome: 1:30 p.m., Siebens Fieldhouse
Procession through Victory Arch: 2 p.m.


Schedule of Events

Welcome Week is full of activities designed to help students get off to a great start at BVU. Take a look at everything we have planned!

Welcome Week Schedule

Family Association

Resources for the families of BVU students

BVU recognizes that this is significant step for you and your family, and we are dedicated to making this a successful transition. Learn more on the BVU Family Association website.

BVU Family Association