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Baccalaureate Service in Schaller Chapel
Saturday, May 21, 2016; 10:30 a.m. 

It is with great pleasure that Buena Vista University will be hosting the Baccalaureate Service in honor of the Class of 2016. This program will be a special blessing and sending service compiled by members of the Class of 2016, along with the BVU community members. 

Ritually marking the close of the undergraduate years, the Baccalaureate provides an occasion to remember that we do not belong to ourselves and that our true vocations or deepest callings, are discovered only by committing ourselves to the service of the common good.

Admission Ticket/Cap and Gown Pick Up

Tickets can be picked up during cap & gown distribution on the stage of Anderson Auditorium (located in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum):

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 18, Thursday May 19 and Friday May 20 in Anderson Auditorium, located in Siebens Forum.
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m Commencement Day at the table outside Anderson Auditorium

2016 Minnesota Vikings Game Day Intern Finalists Named

Congratulations to Kassi Kommes, Ashley Lemke, and Janice Timmerman for being named as finalists for the 2016 Minnesota Vikings Game Day Internship Program. Finalists will be interviewed by the Vikings PR Staff later this month. Those selected will work in the press box this fall and assist members of the local and national media attending and covering home games, plus any home postseason contests. These internships provide an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the National Football League and professional sports, to learn about the public relations field, and to network with members of the Vikings front office and the media. 


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 at the end of the semester. Simply go to Edwards Auto Center, 1301 N. Lake, during the week of Thursday, May 12 – Thursday, May 19 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!!!


Students can take a break from studying for finals and come to the Food Court from 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16th for a great breakfast! Faculty and staff will be serving some favorite breakfast items such as French toast sticks, muffins, scrambled eggs, breakfast pizza, etc. prepared by the Sodexo staff. Enjoy playing Bingo in Dows and win some prizes!

BVU Library- Finals Schedule
The BVU Library will be open until 1 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, Monday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 17.  The Library will be open until Midnight on Wednesday, May 18 for our last night of the academic year.  Beginning on Thursday, May 19 the Library will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday for the summer.  Good luck on finals and congratulations Class of 2016!

Summer Housing Applications Now Available

The Summer Housing Application is now available online at http://bvu.edu/bv/residence-life/summer-housing.dot.  Those students who are employed by BVU and/or pursuing academic endeavors during the summer are being given first priority to reside on-campus. Only BVU students are eligible to live on-campus in summer housing. Housing assignments are administrated based on submitted application date and employment status. Due to summer conferencing schedules, all students hoping to reside on-campus for a given summer must be able to move to their summer location by noon on May 23, 2016. All residence hall and university policies remain in effect during the summer months. Applications for summer residence are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 to the Office for Student Affairs.

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!

Commencement Web Page is Open
The Commencement web page is open and has all the current information about May 2016 graduation.  December graduates are encouraged to take care of ordering their tickets and cap and gown for commencement now.  Use the link here to access the information for graduates on the BVU website. http://www.bvu.edu/commencement

“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

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The Beaver Athletics Weekly will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest Beaver Athletic events and results. Sign up today using the form at http://www.bvuathletics.com/fanzone/Beaver Athletics_Weekly

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