Homecoming

Friday, Oct. 14

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Alumni Art Show

BVU Art Gallery, Social Science & Art Hall
“From BVU to MFA and Beyond” – work by BreAnn Kathman SL'10, Nicole Nee SL'13, Dan Perry SL'01 Kristen Tripp SL'11, Chase Wu SL'03, Jessica Yang SL'12, and Leereyna Lopez Leyva SL'12.
Artists will be having presentations/workshops during the day. Check back for updated information, including times and locations.

Noon

Baseball Golf Outing

Lake Creek Golf Course
Registration and lunch at noon, shotgun start at 1 p.m. Contact Coach Steve Eddie SL'00/MS'07 at eddies@bvu.edu for details and to register.

5-7 p.m.

Alumni Art Reception

Social Sciences and Art Hall
Stop in, enjoy the display and visit with artists, faculty and fellow alums! Learn more...

6 p.m.

Campus Tour

Meet at the Information Desk, Siebens Forum
One of several opportunities throughout the weekend to see campus again. Haven't been back in a while? Student tour guides will show you what's new!

6 p.m.

Softball Game: Beaver Alumni vs. current Softball Team

For details or to register to play, contact Coach Mandie Berneking at bernekinga@bvu.edu.

6:30-8 p.m.

Cross Country, Track & Field Reunion

Puffs Whitecap Inn, 1205 E. Lakeshore Dr., Storm Lake

7 p.m.

1978 Football Team Dinner

Zimmy's Bar & Grille, 1520 Lake Ave. North, Storm Lake
Contact Russ Hoffman SL'81 at russ@rueterco.com.

7-9 p.m.

Theatre Mixer/Meeting on Tribute Performance

Lake Avenue Lounge, 615 Lake Ave., Storm Lake
Scattered rehearsals will follow running through midnight.

7-8:30 p.m.

Classes of '90, '91 & '92 Cluster Reunion Reception

Lake Avenue Lounge, 615 Lake Ave., Storm Lake
Contact Eric Tammes SL'91, tammese@gmail.com.

7 p.m.

Coronation of BVU Homecoming King & Queen

Siebens Fieldhouse

7:30 p.m.

Campus Tour

Meet at the Information Desk, Siebens Forum

8:30-11:30 p.m.

Johnny Holm Band

Dows Grand Ballroom
Helping BVU celebrate 125 years! Cash bar and limited food options available.

Saturday, Oct. 15

9 a.m.

Theatre Rehearsals

Anderson Auditorium

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Alumni Art Show

BVU Art Gallery, Social Science & Art Hall

9 a.m.

Wrestling Practice Session

Siebens Fieldhouse
Open to the public.

9-11 a.m.

Dr. Harold Walter Siebens Den Tours

Siebens Forum
The Siebens Den is a unique facility, housing the collected personal and business papers, memorabilia and archives of Dr. Harold Walter Siebens, the man who transformed the University and laid the foundation for its future.

9 a.m. - Noon

BVU Archives Display

Library

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

History of Buena Vista University Slideshow

Siebens Forum
A slideshow presentation of the History of BVU including fun photos from the past 125 years! This is a come-and-go presentation that will run throughout the day.

10 a.m.

Lawn Golf

Play a round of Lawn Golf before you head to the Picnic! Pick up your clubs and scorecard on the South Forum Lawn and then head to the Arch!

10 a.m. through halftime

Carnival and Activities

South Forum Lawn
Blow-ups, balloon artist, beaver tattoos, photo opportunity, lawn golf/games, cotton candy, beaver tails and more!

10:30 a.m.

Campus Tours

Meet at the Information Desk, Siebens Forum

11 a.m.

Wrestling Clinic

Siebens Fieldhouse
Contact Coach Jeff Breese at breesej@bvu.edu for more information or to register.

11 a.m.

The End Zone Picnic & Beer Garden

South Forum Lawn
The place to be before kick-off; then head to the stands or stay here to watch the game.

All you can eat picnic lunch serving:

  • Burgers, brats, corn dogs, chicken, cole slaw and fresh fruit
  • Enjoy Beaver Tails and Cotton Candy for dessert!
  • $7.25 per person

End Zone Beer Garden:

  • $2 Keg draws
  • Additional bottled beverage options available
  • Must be 21 or older to enter, ID required for admittance

11 a.m.

Alumni Awards Luncheon

Siebens Forum, Larson Dining Room
A special event that includes the presentation of the 2016 National Alumni Association Awards. Being honored this year are:

  • Henry Olson Distinguished Service Alumni Award: Gwen (Lehnus) Martin SL’60
  • John Fisher Alumni Award: Kristine (Albertsen) SL’90 and Tom Obrecht SL’88
  • Keith Briscoe Alumni Award: Stephanie Gronau SL’98
  • Wendell Halverson Outstanding Friend Award: Dr. Bernadine Sikorski

Advance registration required, cost is $15/person. E-mail Amy Jones at jonesa@bvu.edu.

1 p.m.

Beaver Football vs. Luther College

J. Leslie Rollins Stadium & Peterson Field
Cheer the Beavers to a victory! Halftime will feature introduction of the National Alumni Association Award Winners as well as the student homecoming royalty. The 1978 and 1986 Football teams will be recognized.

Postgame

Fifth Quarter Fest

Siebens Forum, Grand Ballroom
A favorite tradition with an anniversary twist! Drs. Beth (Rygh) Lamoureux SL’83 and Stan Ullerich SL’82 will serve as emcees for a "125 Years of BVU" trivia game.  Take a chance, answer a question and spin the wheel for fabulous prizes.  Appetizers and a free drink compliments of the National Alumni Association for all who attend.  Alumni, faculty, and all Beaver fans welcome!

Postgame

1986 Playoff Football Team Social

Siebens Forum, Grand Ballroom

6:30 p.m.

Theatre Reunion Dinner

Siebens Forum 5

7:30 p.m.

Tribute Performance by BVU alumni

Anderson Auditorium
Performance is open to the public – no tickets required!

Sunday, Oct. 16

10 a.m.

125th Chapel Service

Anderson Auditorium

11 a.m.-
1:30 p.m.

Marquis Brunch

Siebens Forum, Grand Ballroom

  • Adults: $14.50/Children 12 & under: $7.25
  • Senior Citizens 62 & older: $12.75

Noon

Choir rehearsal with Alumni

Schaller Memorial Chapel

1 p.m.

Band rehearsal with Alumni

Schaller Memorial Chapel

3 p.m.

BVU Band and Choir Concert

Schaller Memorial Chapel
This performance will include special selections with alumni.  Alums wishing to attend should contact the faculty directors. Music will be sent in advance.