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Spring Break Housing Request

Spring Break is considered a "closed break" and the residence halls will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17th, and will re-open at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26th. If students need to stay on campus during this time-frame, they should click on this link http://www.bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/break-request.dot and fill out their information. Dining Services will close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17th, and will not re-open until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26th.  The deadline to submit any break requests is Wednesday, March 15th.


As part of the 24/7 For Your Safety initiative, the Office for Student Affairs, in cooperation with Edwards Auto Center, encourages all BVU students to Check Your Ride before you travel for Spring Break.  Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17 and present your student ID to have an Edwards technician give your vehicle a quick safety inspection.  Edwards technicians will check all of your fluid levels, check all your belts and hoses, and check your tire pressure.  The best part is….  IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! 


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.

2017 Commencement Fair Sponsored by the Registrar’s Office
Seniors - Please plan to attend the 2017 Commencement Fair on Wednesday, March 15th from 11am to 1pm or 3pm to 5:30pm in Forum Room 5! This is your opportunity to check off a number of items from your graduation preparation checklist! And register to win door prizes!
• Order cap, gown, and class ring
• Check your graduation requirements with the Registrar
• Senior Class Gift
• Share career plans
• Complete exit process toward graduation with the Business Office
• Stay connected to BVU through the Alumni Office
• Plan your future events with Event Services


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.

Congratulations 2017 Senior of the Year Semi-finalists!

Congratulations to the 2017 Senior of the Year semi-finalists!  BVU full time faculty and staff have nominated the following students for the Senior of the Year Award: Kacee Baker, Danielle Coyne, Lindsey Graham, Colin Hansen, Luke Hastie, Samantha Hirschman, Elizabeth Kim, Tarynne Kinghorn, Tyler Larson, Lan Nguyen, Jaelyn Olson, Sarah Schlichte, Haley Stevens, Matthew Tennyson, Katie Turnquist and Hanna Zinn.  Nominees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated leadership both in and out of the classroom and shown the ability to set personal and career goals that have impacted not only their lives, but the lives of those around them.  

All Storm Lake Seniors will begin voting on Sunday, February 12 to select five finalists.   Finalists will then be interviewed by members of the BVU National Alumni Association Board of Directors who will choose the 2017 Senior of the Year.  


The Student Association of Social Workers is offering an educational service trip to St. Louis, MO on April 6-9 where they will be learning about the strengths, weaknesses and history of the community.  Students will be exploring social work agencies and serving the populations connected to those agencies.  Outside of service work, the students are encouraged to explore activities and attractions that St. Louis has to offer.  Cost of this trip is $20 per student and is sponsored by the BVU Weekend Programming Committee. 

A.W.O.L. is BVU's alternative spring break program. In the past sixteen years we have sent 641 volunteers 160,000 miles to volunteer 28,000 hours of service! We have volunteered in five different countries and ten different states.

A.W.O.L. Mission: To immerse students in different cultures, heightened social awareness, and to advocate life-long social action through service on a local, regional, national and international level.

Here are the trip descriptions for A.W.O.L. 2017 leaving March 18.  For details of each trip, visit the A.W.O.L. website at http://www.bvu.edu/bv/community-service/awol.dot

Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism

Economic Development in Marginalized Communities

Tackling Poverty and Serving Youth

Got Social Justice?


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

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