The First Days on Campus

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. It is a time of tradition, fun activities, and new beginnings.

Male and female students walk in front of the chapel

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From move-in to the Victory Arch processional and more, there are many important events that take place 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.

Students walk across campus

Meet the Orientation Team

The Orientation Team is a group of students who are excited to help you make the transition to college life at Buena Vista University! They will be there for move-in and and all the fun of Welcome Week. Get to know them all!

Students take selfie by the lake

Resources for parents and others

Family Association

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.

Students pose for a photo in the Siebens Forum