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End of the Year Shuttle to Omaha Eppley Airport
Any student who lives far enough away from campus who will be flying home at the end of the semester is eligible for this service. The end of the year shuttle will leave on Friday, May 26 at 8:00 AM. Cost for non-international students is $15. Please stop by the GSLC or contact Mark Shea at sheam@bvu.edu to sign up or if you have any questions.

Buenafication Day is BVU's day of service, and one our most beloved campus traditions. On this day, classes are not scheduled and everyone on campus gives back to their community.  The day begins in the morning as students, faculty and staff take part in a kickoff ceremony. Students then serve their community either by doing work on Buena Vista's campus, or going out into the Storm Lake community.  You can view the 2017 Buenafication Day schedule at https://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/buenafication-day/schedule.dot


Coming up soon is the Student Recognition Dinner honoring BVU students for their outstanding student achievements in academic and leadership roles. Parents with students receiving an honor should have received their invitation in the mail in mid-March. Please make sure that you RSVP by Monday, April 17th as seating is limited.  We hope to see you on Saturday, April 29th for the Student Recognition Dinner!  Questions may be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs or the Office for Student Affairs.


Attend the Annual Commencement Brunch Buffet held on Saturday, May 27, 2017!

• The brunch buffet will be served through the Food Court with seating in the Dows Conference Center and Grand Ballroom located in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum.

• Brunch will be served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The price for the meal is $10.00; the cost for children 6 & under will be $6.00.

• Tickets may be purchased at the Sodexo Food Service Office between 8am-4pm through Friday, May 26th, with ticket also being sold from 9-11 am Commencement morning in the foyer outside Anderson Auditorium or at the food court entrance during service time. We would encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance so as to make your Commencement Day run as smooth as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the brunch, please do not hesitate to contact Sodexo Food Service at 712-749-2430.


The offices of Academic Affairs and Student Services join together each spring to recognize our outstanding student achievements in academic and leadership roles. The Student Recognition Dinner will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Dows Grand Ballroom.  Electronic invitations will be sent to qualifying students by mid-March.  Parents of students being honored will receive invitations via U.S. Mail during the third week of March. The Recognition Dinner concludes in ample time for attendees to enjoy the spring theatre production if they so choose.


Looking for a Valentines Day gift for your student?   Purchase “Beaver Bucks” for them to use in the Late Night Grill or the Common Grounds Coffee Shop.  Send your check to BVU Business Office, 610 West 4th Street, Storm Lake, IA  50588 and indicate who you are purchasing “Beaver Bucks” for.  Sodexo Food Service will load the value on your student’s ID.  Here’s a great buy on “Beaver Bucks”:

$20.00 purchases $25 in Beaver Bucks

$40.00 purchases $50 in Beaver Bucks

$75.00 purchases $100 in Beaver Bucks

(Note: “Beaver Bucks” will transfer from semester to semester, but not year to year).

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

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