Welcome Week

Schedule of Events

During Welcome Week, we officially welcome new students and their families into the Buena Vista University community and welcome back our returning students. See the full schedule of events!

Students walk across campus

Friday, Aug. 27

8 a.m.-NoonMove-In and ValidationResidence Halls
Noon-12:30 p.m.Family GoodbyesResidence Halls
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Sack LunchesPick up in the Mack Lounge 
1:30 p.m.Welcome AddressSiebens Fieldhouse
2 p.m.New Student Procession & ConvocationFieldhouse to Schaller Memorial Chapel
2:30 p.m.O-Team Activities and Group MeetingsForum Lawn and Residence Halls
3:30 p.m.Get settled and Mini GamesResidence Halls
7 p.m.DinnerCampus Dining
8:30 p.m.PlayfairLamberti Recreation Center
9:30 p.m.Evening Activities
Bubble Soccer, Football Field
Basketball/Games, Rec Center
Lawn Games/Bonfire, Rec House
Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag, Forum Lawn
All across campus!

Saturday, Aug. 28

8:45 a.m.Breakfast SandwichesResidence Halls
9:15 a.m.GTC Dramatic DialoguesSchaller Memorial Chapel
Noon-2:30 p.m.Explore Storm LakeDowntown Storm Lake
3 p.m.Beaver OlympicsForum Lawn
5 p.m.Beaver Pizza PartyCentral Campus
7:15 p.m.O-Team Group MeetingsResidence Hall Lounges
8 p.m.O-Team Lip Sync BattleAnderson Auditorium
8:30 p.m.Comedy Sportz ShowAnderson Auditorium
9:30 p.m.Evening Activities
Ultimate Frisbee, Football Field
Basketball/Games, Rec Center
Bingo and Ice Cream, Patio
All across campus!

Sunday, Aug. 29

8 a.m.BreakfastCampus Dining
11 a.m.-1 p.m.LunchCampus Dining
1:30-2 p.m.Closing CeremonyAnderson Auditorium
2:15-3 p.m.Introduction to University SeminarClassrooms
3-3:45 p.m.Success ToolsClassrooms
3:45-5 p.m.Classroom ToursAround campus
5:30 p.m.All Student picnicSouth Forum Lawn
9:30-11:30 p.m.Welcome Back Concert: Johnny Holm BandCentral Campus

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

Meet the Orientation Team

The Orientation Team is a group of students who are excited to help you make the transition to Buena Vista University! Get to know them all!

Students take selfie by the lake