Homecoming 2021

Mark your calendars and save the date for Buena Vista University Homecoming, Oct. 15-17, 2021. There are a ton of fun events and activities planned for the weekend! 

Homecoming 2021

Pennant with Beaver logoReconnect with friends. Cheer on Beaver football. Celebrate BVU traditions at Homecoming, Oct. 15-17, 2021! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Homecoming 2021 Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 14

  • 7 p.m.: Virtual Alumni Trivia 
    Join alumni Mason McGrew ’20 & Guy Tannenbaum ’21 for virtual trivia! Register for the event

Friday, Oct. 15

  • All Day: Golf at Lake Creek
    BVU Golf Course at Lake Creek, 1 Clubhouse Drive, Storm Lake
    The golf course is open for alumni and friends to take in round of golf. Contact the BVU Golf Course at Lake Creek to set up a tee time at 712.732.1548. Prizes will be awarded. 
  • 8 a.m. - 5p.m.: Andre Wagner '10 Gallery Exhibit
    Social Sciences & Art Hall
    BVU alumnus Andre Wagner '10 will be an Artist-in-Residence this fall on the Storm Lake Campus. Students will have the chance to visit his studio and watch his work progress. Enjoy Andre's new photographic project which will be featured in the gallery.
  • 3-6 p.m.: The Foundry Open House
    524 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake
    Check out the newest addition to the Storm Lake community, BVU's idea incubator and co-working space. Enjoy a presentation at 5 p.m. by Gary Sterling, Director of Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship. 
  • 6 p.m.: Hall of Fame Banquet
    Siebens Forum
    The 2021 Inductees are: Mike Schimp ’86, Ben Smith ’01, Eric Bertelsen ’10, Margo
    (Muhlbauer) Hansen ’10, and the 1986 Wrestling Team. 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner. Registration required. 
  • 7 p.m.: Lip Sync Battle and Coronation
    Siebens Fieldhouse
    Students battle it out in a lip sync competition prior to crowning BVU's Homecoming King and Queen. Alumni, friends, and community members welcome to attend. The event will also be live streamed in the Beavers Together Facebook Group.
  • 7 p.m.: Neil Anders '11 Live Music
    Cru5h Dining, Siebens Forum
    Enjoy live music while reconnecting with friends and classmates.
  • 7 p.m.: Classes of '70 & '71 Social
    Cru5h Dining, Siebens Forum
    A great place to start reconnecting with your classmates. This is a casual reception with live music, appetizers and cash bar. Register for the event
  • 7:30 p.m.: 1970 Baseball Team Social
    Cru5h Dining, Siebens Forum
  • 7:30 p.m.: Classes of '20 & '21 Celebration
    Cru5h Dining, Siebens Forum
    The classes of 2020 and 2021 are invited back for a special reception with live music, appetizers and cash bar. Register for the event
  • All Evening: Alumni Homecoming Specials at Puff's Whitecap Inn
    Enjoy the evening with snacks and beverage specials at Puff's Whitecap Inn located at 1205 E. Lakeshore Drive.

Saturday, Oct. 16

  • 8 a.m. - 5p.m.: Andre Wagner '10 Gallery Exhibit
    Social Sciences & Art Hall
  • 9 a.m.: Admissions Fall Visit Day
    Siebens Forum
    Bring your future Beaver to campus! Register for the event
  • 9:30 a.m.: Cornerstone Guard Induction Brunch
    Larson Room, Siebens Forum
    Check-in at Fireside Lounge starts at 9:30 a.m. Welcome and brunch begins at 10 a.m. Registration required. Register for the event
  • 9 a.m.: Tailgate Opens
    Join us in the J. Leslie Rollins Stadium for a Beaver tailgate. Drive-in entrance is at the Southeast corner. Cost is $10/car and $15/RV plus game tickets $6/Adults, $3/Students and Seniors 65+. Bring your own tailgating food and beverage or grab something to eat on campus.
  • Special Gatherings at the Tailgate
    1986-1989 Football Team Gathering
    Celebrating 50 years of Women's Basketball Gathering
  • 10 a.m.: Self-Guided Campus Tours
    See the new Forum & library renovations
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Siebens Den
    The Harold Walter Siebens Den in the Forum will be open for visitors.
  • 11 a.m.: Beaver Boardwalk & Picnic Lunch
    South Forum Lawn
    Inflatables, Stuff-A-Plush, balloon animals, pictures with Buford, lawn games, Beaver treats, and much more. Picnic lunch available through campus dining. 
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Online and Graduate Programs Alumni & Student Gathering
    Beaver Boardwalk - South Forum Lawn. Register for the event
  • 11 a.m.: Beaver Market - New this year!
    Campus Parking Lot L - located east of Edson Hall
    The Beaver Market will feature a variety of local vendors.
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: ROTC Open House
    211 College Ave – located east of Edson Hall
  • 1 p.m.: Beaver Football vs Nebraska Wesleyan
    Peterson Field at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium
  • Immediately following the game: Fifth Quarter Fest
    Cordell '63 & Sandra Peterson Fireside Lounge, Siebens Forum
    Enjoy this favorite BVU tradition with appetizers, a free drink, and door prize drawings immediately following the game - compliments of the BVU Alumni Association. 
  • 5:30 p.m.: Celebrating 25 years of BVU Soccer
    Peterson Field at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium
    Beaver Women's Soccer vs. Dubuque at 5:30 p.m.
    Beaver Men's Soccer vs. Dubuque at 8 p.m.

More details to come! Schedule is subject to change. Any in-person events will follow CDC guidelines.