Community Connection: Chalk-a-Lot

Community Connection: Chalk-a-Lot
Date Tuesday, October 27, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location West Parking Lot - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
RegistrationRegister today! Register
SponsorsOffice of Human Resources in collaboration with Jackie Batres Bonilla (Christian Formation and Church Relations), Leah Haiden (Human Resources), Jan Jessup (Conference and Event Services), Jacob Manning (Registrar's Office), Suzi Nelson (Academic Affairs), Christine Osgood (Center for Wellbeing), Miranda Powers (Student Life), Avis Soderstrom (Conference and Event Services), Amanda Thompson (Conference and Event Services)

Event Description

This is the first in a series of Community Connection events for students, faculty, and staff. Community Connections are opportunities to connect and have fun in spite of this crazy pandemic!

You're invited to participate in a chalk art contest in the West Lot. Join the fun in one or both of these ways:

  • Form a team and create a gratitude-themed chalk design in an assigned parking spot.
  • View the finished designs, vote on your favorite, and enjoy apple cider and warm donut holes.

Whether you want to participate as a viewer or as a chalker and viewer, please register!


7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Chalk teams create their artwork anytime during this time block.
1:30-3:30 p.m. | Open house: Viewers stop by during 30-minute windows.

Chalk Team Details

  • Form a team of up to 5 people, decide on a team name, and register by Friday, October 23.
  • Teams can be a mix or match of students, faculty, and staff. Receive upfront bonus votes if your team represents more than one of these community areas. Two areas (for example, 1 faculty + 3 students): 10 bonus votes. Three areas (for example, 2 staff + 1 student + 2 faculty): 20 bonus votes.
  • Plan a chalk design with a gratitude theme. Your parking spot will be roughly 9 x 17 feet.
  • On Tuesday, October 27, pick up a bucket of colored chalk and a parking spot assignment map in the Conference and Event Services Office (CLC121) between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Complete your chalk design by 12:30 p.m.
  • Use only the chalk provided. No other art materials please!
  • Voting is simply people's choice. First place: Each team member receives 3 gift cards for a Royal Grounds beverage or a Monson Dining Center meal. Second place: Each team member receives 2 gift cards of their choice. Third place: Each team member receives 1 gift card of their choice.
  • Winners will be announced in e-announcements the next day. (Winning teams will receive an email.)

If Tuesday, October 27, is a bad weather day, the contest will be rescheduled for Thursday, October 29. Registrants will be alerted via email by noon on Monday.


Contact Conference and Event Services at or 651.638.6090.


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