Schedule

Friday, October 25
Saturday, October 26
Sunday, October 27

Friday, October 25

Family Weekend Check-In/Information
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
CLC Lobby, Community Life Center, 1st level
Stop by to pick up your name tags, tickets for the weekend, football passes, and schedule of events.

Bethel Campus Store Open
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed during chapel)
Brushaber Commons, 2nd level
Stop by and enjoy a special 20% Family Weekend discount on Bethel apparel and emblematic merchandise!

Chapel with your Student
10:15-11 a.m.
Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center, 1st level
Experience one of the hallmarks of Bethel: Chapel, featuring student-led worship and an inspiring speaker. Duffy Robbins, who is considered one of the leading voices in youth and family ministry, will speak as part of the Chapel series LIFE in Christ.    

Family Weekend Lunch
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons, 3rd level
Special Family Weekend Lunch price: $8.50/adult; $4/child (ages 4-11)

StrengthsFinder 101
1-4 p.m.
BC468, Brushaber Commons, 4th level
As part of the Bethel experience, most students take the StrengthsFinderTM tool to discover more of who God has created them to be. We invite you to this three-hour interactive session to promote deeper understanding and conversation with your son or daughter. We'll explore 3 questions: What is the StrengthsFinder? Who am I?/Who are you? How can this information be embraced?

In order to participate in this session, you must purchase the StrengthsFinder 2.0 book (available online or at your local bookstore), take the online StrengthsFinder assessment as explained in the book, and submit your top five themes to parents@bethel.edu by Friday, October 18. Be sure to download and bring all of the supplementary StrengthsFinder materials available upon receiving your results.

The session is free, but reservations are required. Facilitated by Nikki Daniels, M.A., Associate Professor; Program Director, Bethel University.

Attend a Class
2:50-4 p.m.
We've chosen 2 options for parents to experience a Bethel class: Christianity and Western Culture or Humanities I. Space is limited. Stop by Family Weekend Check-In/Information by 2:30 p.m. on Friday for details.

Campus Tour
3 p.m.
CLC Lobby, Community Life Center, 1st level
Enjoy a guided indoor tour of Bethel's campus.

Bethel Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert
7:30 p.m.
Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center, 1st level
Relax with the stellar sounds of Bethel’s talented jazz musicians.
Free. No tickets required.

The Odd Couple - Female Version
7:30 p.m.
Bethel Theatre, Clauson Center, 1st level
You never really know someone until you live with them. So it goes with friends Olive Madison and Florence Unger in Neil Simon's classic comedy with a twist. Content comparable to a PG-13 movie.
Cost: $10/adult; $6/student. Call 651.638.6333 for tickets.

Saturday, October 26

Family Weekend Check-In/Information
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
CLC Lobby, Community Life Center, 1st level
Stop by to pick up your name tags, tickets for the weekend, football passes, and schedule of events.

Prayer Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m.
3900 Grill, Brushaber Commons, 3rd level
Experience fellowship and mutual encouragement as you join President Jay Barnes and other parents and family members to pray for Bethel students, staff, and families. Continental breakfast menu.
Cost: $5/person (not included in student meal plan).

Bethel Campus Store Open
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brushaber Commons, 2nd level
Stop by and enjoy a special 20% Family Weekend discount on Bethel apparel and emblematic merchandise! 

Parent Sessions (choose one)
10:15-11:15 a.m.

"Letting Go—How Does That Work?"
BC468, Brushaber Commons, 4th level
This discussion will focus on the balance between encouraging your student to develop his or her own individuality yet maintaining a healthy connection. Learn how to do that delicate dance of connection and concern without control. Facilitated by Dan (Bethel faculty associate) and Judy Rotach, licensed therapists and Bethel parents.

 "Sophomores: Slump or Jump?"
Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons, 4th level
The second year can prove especially challenging for college students. The Office of Campus Ministries is examining this issue by asking, "How can Bethel use multiple campus partners to disciple sophomores?" Join the conversation as we share findings, teach discipleship models, and look to the future. Facilitated by Campus Pastor Laurel Bunker.

"Career Development and Calling Resources for Your Student"
The Underground, Brushaber Commons, 2nd level
Learn about the variety of resources and tools that Bethel offers to help your student achieve success after graduation, including networking, identifying and building upon one's skills and strengths, approaching the job search process effectively, and more. Facilitated by Dave Broza, Director, Office of Career Development and Calling.

Family Weekend Lunch
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons, 3rd level
Special Family Weekend Lunch price: $8.50/adult; $4/child (ages 4-11)

Royals Football vs. Gustavus
1 p.m.
Royal Stadium, Bethel campus 

Women's Soccer vs. Hamline
1 p.m.
Ona Orth Complex, Bethel campus

Men's Soccer
1 p.m.
at Hamline

Women's Volleyball
3 p.m.
at St. Thomas

Bethel Music Department Fall Concert
7:30 p.m.
Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center, 1st level
All of Bethel’s choirs, the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra combine talents for a splendid evening of music that features something for everyone.
Free. No tickets required.

The Odd Couple - Female Version
7:30 p.m.
Bethel Theatre, Clauson Center, 1st level
You never really know someone until you live with them. So it goes with friends Olive Madison and Florence Unger in Neil Simon's classic comedy with a twist. Content comparable to a PG-13 movie.
Cost: $10/adult; $6/student. Call 651.638.6333 for tickets.

Sunday, October 27

Community Worship Service
10:30 a.m.
Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center, 1st level
Gather with the Bethel community for a meaningful time of praise and worship and message from Campus Pastor Laurel Bunker.

The Odd Couple - Female Version
2:30 p.m.
Bethel Theatre, Clauson Center, 1st level
You never really know someone until you live with them. So it goes with friends Olive Madison and Florence Unger in Neil Simon's classic comedy with a twist. Content comparable to a PG-13 movie.
Cost: $10/adult; $6/student. Call 651.638.6333 for tickets.

Visiting Hours, Residence Halls
Regular visiting hours will be observed over Family Weekend. Check out the Residence Life webpage to see the visiting hours schedule. Visitation is by invitation only. All visitors must leave at the designated hours.

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