University-Wide Fall Kickoff and Other Opening Events

University-Wide Fall Kickoff and Other Opening Events
Date Tuesday, August 24 - Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location Various campus locations - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
RegistrationRSVP for all opening events on one form! Please respond by August 18. Register

Event Description

Join the entire Bethel employee community on Tuesday morning, August 24, as we start the new academic year by thanking God for his faithfulness to us through the last year and looking to Him with joy and hope in our future. All employees are invited to a breakfast and a gathering that will include worship and a presentation by President Allen. Following this are additional opening meetings for various groups. Please wear your name badge if you have one.

Review the complete lineup of opening events below. For specific retreat or workshop details, open the relevant links.


Tuesday, August 24

  • 7-8:30 a.m. | All-Employee Breakfast (arrive anytime during this service window; no ticket needed but please RSVP)
    Monson Dining Center (Brushaber Commons Level 3) | sponsored by People and Culture

  • 8:45-9:45 a.m. | All-Employee Gathering
    Benson Great Hall (Community Life Center Level 1) | sponsored by President's Office, Provost's Office, and Christian Formation and Church Relations

  • 10-11:45 a.m. | All-Faculty Convocation (staff are welcome to attend if desired)
    Benson Great Hall (Community Life Center Level 1) | sponsored by Provost's Office

  • 12-1 p.m. | All-Faculty Lunch (no ticket needed but please RSVP; seating in Underground, 3900 Grill, or outdoors)
    Atrium (Brushaber Commons Level 2) | sponsored by Provost's Office

  • 1:15-3:30 p.m. | CAS Faculty Retreat
    Lakeside Center | sponsored by CAS Academic Affairs

  • 1:30-4:45 p.m. | Seminary Faculty and Staff Workshop 1
    Anderson Center 301E | sponsored by Seminary Dean's Office

Wednesday, August 25

Thursday, August 26


Contact the Office of the Provost at


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