Schedule

Friday, October 3rd
Saturday, October 4th
Sunday, October 5th

Friday, October 3

Homecoming Check-in
9 a.m.-7 p.m. | Community Life Center lobby

Bethel Campus Store open (closed during chapel)
9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Brushaber Commons, 2nd level
Find Bethel apparel, books by Bethel authors, and so much more! Stop by and enjoy a special 20% alumni discount on.Bethel apparel and emblematic merchandise during Homecoming Weekend.

Homecoming Chapel
10:15-11 a.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center
Hear from Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does, and David Asprey '84, 2014 Alumnus of the Year.

Homecoming Lunch
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons, 3rd level
Experience lunch on campus, and enjoy the variety and appeal of Bethel’s buffet-style dining.
Special Homecoming price: $8.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 4-11. Purchase at the Monson Dining Center.

Bethel Old Campus Tour
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.  | Meet in Community Life Center lobby
Take a bus to the former Bethel campus on Snelling Avenue for a relaxed stroll and unique opportunity to tour some of the buildings (now owned by the Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps). Cost: $5; includes transportation. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Campus Tour—Inside Buildings
1 and 4 p.m. | Meet in Community Life Center lobby
Enjoy a guided indoor walking tour of Bethel's campus, and learn about some of the changes that have been made in recent years!

Insider's View of Football Practice
4 p.m.  | Royal Stadium (Bethel campus)
Catch the Royals' final practice of the week, as they prepare for their Saturday's opponent. Stay afterwards to worship with the team under the goal post and also to interact with players and coaches.

Royals Baseball Practice
4:30-6 p.m. | Hargis Park (Bethel campus)
Watch the Royals host an intra-squad scrimmage on the diamond with fellow alums and stay afterwards to talk with current players and coaches.

Platinum Alumni Dinner
4:30-6:30 p.m. (punch reception at 4 p.m.) | Eastlund Room, Community Life Center, 2nd level
A special dinner and program to honor our Platinum Alumni from the undergrad classes of 1939, '44, '49, '54, and '59.
Cost: $15/person; Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. 

Family Movie Night - "Planes: Fire & Rescue"
Doors open at 6 p.m., movie begins at 6:30 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center
Gather with other Bethel alumni and their families for a free movie night! Free and open to all. This movie is rated PG. Check out the online review from Focus on the Family's Plugged In.

Saturday, October 4

Bethel Seminary Class of 1964 Reunion Breakfast
8 - 9:45 a.m. | Seminary Lower Campus Center
This will be an opportunity for members of the Bethel Seminary Class of 1964 to reunite, to reminisce, and to celebrate 50 years of ministry following their graduation from Bethel. A delicious breakfast will be served, stories will be told, and everyone will hear from Bethel's leadership about what God is doing at Bethel Seminary. This event is free. Please RSVP to Tracy Rud in the Office of Church Relations at 651.638.6301 or church-relations@bethel.edu.

Homecoming Check-in
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Community Life Center lobby

Nursing Class of 1984 30-year Reunion Gathering
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Eastlund Room, Community Life Center, 2nd level
The undergrad Nursing Class of 1984 will gather for a time to reminisce and reconnect as we celebrate 30 years since our graduation! Continental breakfast will be served. Cost is $7.50 per person, to be paid that morning by cash or check. To RSVP for the reunion gathering, please email Barb Wilde Hoglund at b-hoglund@bethel.edu by Monday, September 22. 

Bethel Seminary Alumni Gathering
10 - 11 a.m. | Seminary Chapel
All Bethel Seminary alumni are invited to gather for a time of fellowship, worship, celebration and prayer. We will take time to honor the 2014 Bethel Seminary Alumnus of the Year - Chaplain John Morris S'86, as well as members of the Bethel Seminary Class of 1964. Free; all are welcome.

Nursing Department 30th Anniversary Celebration
10-10:45 a.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center, 1st level
Join us for a program celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Nursing at Bethel! Free; all are welcome.

Bethel Campus Store open
10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Brushaber Commons, 2nd level
Find Bethel apparel, books by Bethel authors, and so much more! Stop by and enjoy a special 20% alumni discount on Bethel apparel and emblematic merchandise during Homecoming Weekend.

Campus Tour—Inside Buildings
10 a.m. | Meet in Community Life Center lobby
Enjoy a guided indoor walking tour of Bethel's campus, and learn about some of the changes that have been made in recent years!

Seminary Alumni Reception
11 a.m. - noon | Seminary Chapel Pavilion
Light refreshments will be served. Free; all are welcome. No registration needed.

Nursing Department Open House
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Nursing Department, Hagstrom Center, 2nd level
Tour the nursing labs, classrooms, and faculty areas and celebrate the growth of this rapidly expanding department. Free; all are welcome.

Homecoming Women's Soccer vs. Macalester
11 a.m. | Ona Orth Athletic Complex (Bethel campus)

Homecoming Indoor Picnic
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Monson Dining Center
Gather with other Bethel alumni, their families, and current Bethel students for an indoor picnic lunch! Pre-registration picnic price: $6.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 4-11. Walk-up picnic price: $8.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 4-11.

Kids Zone
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Bethel Underground
Bring your future Royals to enjoy some fun children's activities and meet Roy the Royal!
No charge for Kids Zone.

Homecoming Football Game vs. Concordia-Moorhead
1 p.m. | Royal Stadium (Bethel Campus)
Cheer on the Royals as they face the Cobbers!
Cost: Discounted admission rate of $3 for all alumni and immediate family; free for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets at the gate.

BethelBiz
1 p.m. | Royal Stadium—West End Zone (Tent)
Join the movement! BethelBiz will be hosting a tent for business and economics students, faculty and alumni. It’s a great place to make connections with leaders from Target, U.S. Bank, Deluxe, UnitedHealth Group and many others!

Alumni Baseball Game
4 p.m. (following the football game) | Hargis Park (Bethel campus)
Join or watch baseball alumni in friendly competition against the current Royals team and get to know Brian Raabe, head baseball coach.

Homecoming Reunion Check-in
5 -7 p.m. | Community Life Center lobby

Class of 1964 Reunion Dinner
5-6:30 p.m. | Eastlund Room, Community Life Center, 2nd level

Reunion Reception
5:30-6:30 p.m. | Brushaber Commons, 2nd level
Alumni from the Classes of '74, '84, '94, '04, and '09 will have the opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with classmates and with alumni from other reunion classes. Hearty Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Cost: *See Reunion Package below

Royal Celebration
7-8 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center
Don't miss this entertaining, high-energy celebration of Bethel's traditions, stories, and legacy featuring the creative direction of Joy ('89) Donley and Michael Pearce ('87) Donley (of Triple Espresso), and highlighting 2014 Alumnus of the Year David Asprey '84. Free, all are welcome.

Class Reunion Parties
8 p.m.
Class of 1964: Eastlund Room, Community Life Center, 2nd level
Class of 1974: Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons, 4th level
Class of 1984: Bethel Library, Hagstrom Center, 3rd level
Class of 1994: Bethel Underground, Brushaber Commons, 2nd level
Class of 2004: 3900 Grill, Brushaber Commons, 3rd level
Class of 2009: Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons, 3rd level
Cost:* See Reunion Package below

*Reunion package: $15/person for the undergrad Classes of '74, '84, '94, '04, '09; Free for the Class of '64. The package includes the Reunion Reception (or Class of '64 Dinner), Royal Celebration, and Class Reunion Party. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday, October 5

Homecoming Hymn Sing
3 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center
Join Bethel alumni and friends for a delightful afternoon of hymn singing led by Tammie Junkans, pastor of blended worship at Calvary Church in Roseville, assisted by the Calvary Worship Choir. Cost: Free; a free-will offering will be taken at the event.

Student-led Vespers Service
8 and 10 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center
Experience this special time of worship that has grown from a small residence hall gathering to a weekly service drawing thousands of young people from across the Twin Cities.

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