Buford's Information To Share

Summer is flying by! Students will be returning to campus soon!  You will receive information and reminders throughout these next few weeks to help your student(s) prepare for their move to campus. If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs.



After 3:00 PM on Sunday, the 28th, students will need to call the RA on Duty--the number will be posted in their residence hall.  If students have any questions prior to moving in, please call the Office for Student Affairs at 712-749-2123.

MOVING TO CAMPUS?  WHAT TO BRING: Visit the Residence Life website for a list of things to bring to campus as well as things not allowed in the residence halls. https://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/moving-in.dot If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Student Affairs at 712-749-2123.

New and Transfer Residential Students:


To limit congestion around the residence halls, here are the suggested times for new students to arrive on campus on Friday, August 26, which is according to the distance you are from campus.   

                         Miles from Campus                 Move-In Time

                          0-75                                        8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

                        76-120                                       9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

                        121-150                                    10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

                        150-250+                                  11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

FAMILY WEEKEND will be held on September 23rd-25th, 2016. Parents can register by clicking on the below link:

BVU offers a student health insurance plan that can help your student avoid interruptions in their education due to unforeseen medical expenses.  Info on the plan can be found at www.chpstudent.com  If your student already has insurance coverage, please direct them to that same site to complete the “waiver” form so they can opt-out of the BVU coverage.  Deadline to opt-out is September 9. Contact the Business Office with questions—712.749.2041.

REMINDER: The Business Office sent out statements so please be watching your mail. Call the Business Office with any questions at 712-749-2041. “We are happy to help!”

Beaver Athletics Weekly will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest Beaver Athletic events and results.  You will receive the newsletter via e-mail on a weekly basis throughout the year.  http://bvuathletics.com/fanzone/Beaver_Athletics_Weekly

New Wind Chimes on Campus
If you notice the new sounds of wind chimes near doors at various locations across campus, know they are there to be sound markers for our students on campus who are blind or visually impaired. We ask everyone to help support efforts to assist these students with independent mobility by not touching or attempting to move the chimes. Thank you!

“Beaver Bucks” are convenient!
Students can use “Beaver Bucks” in the Centennial Room/Snack Bar or Common Grounds Coffee Shop. “Beaver Bucks” may be purchased in the Business Office at any time during the year and Sodexo Food Service loads the value on the student’s ID. Beaver Bucks will transfer from semester to semester, but not year to year. The cost for Beaver Bucks is as follows:

25 Beaver Bucks…. $20
50 Beaver Bucks…. $40
100 Beaver Bucks…$75

Outdoor Rec House Equipment Available
The Outdoor Recreation House has the following equipment available for students to use at no cost to them; just stop at the Rec House and Trevor will assist students with signing out what they need.
Camping Gear:  Tarps, Sleeping Bags, Backpacks
Water Gear:  Kayaks & Canoes, Paddleboards, Life Jackets, Paddleboats
Bike Gear:  Bikes
Sports Balls:  Basketballs, Volleyballs, Soccer Balls, Footballs, Kickballs
Miscellaneous:  Golf Clubs for Lawn Golf, Frisbees, Hula Hoops, Disc Golf

The Tack, BVU’s award-winning, online student newspaper, invites you keep up-to-date on all the news about BVU by visiting its website at http://www.bvtack.com/. While there, be sure to click on “Subscribe” (http://www.bvtack.com/subscribe/) to start getting The Point, the paper’s weekly eNewsletter that comes directly to your email inbox and contains the top headlines for that week. You can also follow The Tack ONLINE on Facebook or @thetack on Twitter for news updates and links