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COVID-19 Response

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 at an outside clinic, or have been in direct contact (within six feet for more than 15 minutes—with or without a mask) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, call the COVID-19 Hotline at 651.635.8500.

We are committed to staying safe, healthy, and together this fall. 

In the midst of unprecedented challenges, our world needs Christ-centered education more than ever—and that's why we invited students back to campus this fall. While life looks a little different, we're ready to do what we've always done at Bethel: prepare students to be ethical and engaged leaders who make a difference in their communities, their churches, and our world.

Our Community Commitment

While many things have changed, one thing has stayed the same: Bethel is committed to providing students and employees with a safe, vibrant, Christ-centered community in which to learn and grow. Because studying and working together is a privilege, we also ask that each member of our community commits to caring well for one another this fall.

Expectations for collective safety and wellbeing efforts will be clearly communicated, supported with policies and procedures, and reinforced with visual reminders on campus. By prioritizing the health of our neighbors, we'll demonstrate what it means to have a living faith and transform the world around us.  

Safety and Wellbeing

Learn more about the work of almost 20 teams who have developed exceptionally compassionate and comprehensive plans to integrate safety with meaningful community life.

Community Life

Wondering what campus life will look like this fall? Explore frequently asked questions about residence life, Chapel, dining services, athletics, and more.

Academic Excellence

Find out more about our face-to-face and virtual course offerings, schedule changes, and co-curricular activities.

Behind the Decisions

We know this season is challenging for students and employees alike. Our decision-making approach is grounded in the latest guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and informed by the work of colleges and universities nationwide. As we develop policies, protocols, and procedures, we take into account the unique needs, strengths, and culture of the Bethel community.

Sign Up for Bethel Alert

If we need to cancel any classes or events, we will notify the community via the Bethel Alert system. You can sign up to receive these notifications online



Questions about COVID-19 and Bethel's response plan should be directed to covid-19@bethel.edu