Families

Welcome to the BVU community!

Congratulations! Your son or daughter is about to embark on a new journey. All of your hard work, dedication and support have brought them to this point - the start of college. Over the next four years, he/she will be introduced to many opportunities that will challenge them to grow and develop on all levels.

The faculty, staff, and administration at BVU are all dedicated to providing a positive and rewarding educational experience for our students. We also recognize that this is significant step for you and your family so we have provided you with this web page with schedules for the first weekend and the first week of activities. Your student will be very busy from the time they move in all the way through to the following weekend. Encourage them to immerse themselves into the curricular and co-curricular events planned to acclimate them to BVU. If they do, they will have a much smoother transition.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or any other member of the Student Affairs staff.  Join the BVU Family Association by liking us on our facebook page or visiting our website at www.bvu.edu/family.


Friday, August 22 Schedule

The big day has arrived for your son/daughter – moving into their residence hall and the start of college.  At BVU we strive to make this move and transition as smooth as possible so there will be plenty of people there to assist you. To help prevent congestion around the residence halls, here are the suggested arrival times 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 a.m.

You and your student will be directed to your residence hall and the check-in table where you will get your room key and sign your housing contract.

MOVE-IN 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Once students have moved their things into their room; IMPORTANT, before unpacking, please go to Dows Conference Center in the Siebens Forum to complete the Validation/Registration process.  This will take 10-15 minutes and you will have ample time to set up your room afterwards. We appreciate your assistance in completing this process.

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - VALIDATION - REGISTRATION - Dows Conference Center, Siebens Forum
Students will complete their Registration process, verifying that they have arrived on campus, and for your convenience, offices from around campus will be set up so that you can complete any unfinished transactions.

7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. -  Brunch -Grand Ballroom
Sodexo Food Service will have brunch available at the Food Court with dining in the Dows Grand Ballroom. Students must bring their student ID card for their meal.  Parents and other guests are welcome to purchase brunch with cash or check.

2 p.m. - Welcome Address – Siebens Fieldhouse
Family and friends are invited to the Siebens Fieldhouse as the students are officially welcomed to BVU by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, the President of the National Alumni Association and the Orientation Team. 

2:30 p.m. - Victory Arch Processional to Schaller Memorial Chapel
Students will take part in their first BVU tradition: the ringing of the Victory Bell and march through the Victory Arch to Schaller Memorial Chapel.

2:45 p.m. - Founder’s Day Convocation – Schaller Memorial Chapel
Family and friend are invited to attend the annual Founder’s Day Convocation, another important BVU tradition. Special tributes will be paid to the students, but the convocation also establishes the academic foundation.

3:45 p.m. - President’s Reception – Lawn Eest of Schaller Memorial Chapel
President Fred and Susan Moore, cordially invite you, your student and guests to a special reception.  As you enjoy refreshments, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet many faculty and staff who will be working with students throughout their years at BVU.

4:15 p.m. - Goodbyes!
Students will bid family and friends farewll as they begin their BVU experience.