Grandparents Day 2023

Grandparents Day 2023
Date Friday, April 14, 2023
Registration Registration is now closed.
SponsorsOffice of Family Relations

Event Description

There’s a special connection between a grandparent and a grandchild, no matter their age. Bethel University’s 11th annual Grandparents Day is an opportunity for Bethel students and their grandparents (or grandfriends) to celebrate that special connection.

Schedule of Events:

9:30–10:10 a.m. | Check-In
Lobby, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 1
Check-in and receive your Grandparents Day materials, then mingle with other grandparents and enjoy some coffee before chapel. Guests who are unable to check in during this time may visit the Hospitality Center, located in the Underground, to collect their materials.

10:20–11 a.m. | Chapel
Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 1
Join your student for Chapel to hear a great message from Cesar Castillejos!

11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Lunch
Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 3
Experience lunch on campus with your grandchild (as their schedule allows) and enjoy the variety and appeal of Bethel's buffet-style dining. Your Grandparents Day registration includes a ticket for lunch. Students may use their meal plan or flex dollars. If your student doesn't have a meal plan or flex, they may purchase lunch at the entrance to Monson Dining Center for the special Grandparents Day rate of $10. Lunch is included in registration for Grandparents Day.

11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Hospitality Center and Photo Booth
The Underground, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 2
Stop by between 12:15-1:15 p.m. to meet President Allen! Looking for a place to spend some time connecting with your grandchild or to unwind while they're in class? Visit the Grandparents Day Hospitality Center, where you can enjoy refreshments, read the newspaper, get to know other grandparents, or simply relax. Also, be sure to stop by the photo booth with your grandchild to take a selfie as a memento of your time spent together!

11:15 a.m.–noon | Class Without a Quiz: Spanish for Travelers
Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 4

11:15 a.m.–noon | Class Without a Quiz: Physics
BC432, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 4
How physics gives insight on God's existence, nature, and word.

11:15 a.m.–noon | Class Without a Quiz: Math and Computer Science
BC468, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 4
Have you ever wondered about the nature of infinity? What is it? Is it a number or something else? Can infinity be studied mathematically? Is it interesting? Does it reveal anything about God?

12:30 p.m. | Campus Tour
Admissions Guest Center, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 2
Join student hosts from Bethel's Office of Admissions for a one-hour indoor walking tour of campus. The tour will depart from the Admissions Guest Center.

1-1:45 p.m. | Class Without a Quiz: Communication
Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 4

1-1:45 p.m. | Class Without a Quiz: Bio the Heart
BC432, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 4

1-1:45 p.m. | Class Without a Quiz: Neuroscience
BC468, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 4
Cherish the memories. Did you know that the way you experience a day can affect how fast time seems to pass? Learn about how the brain processes memory, and how you can alter your day to make time slow down and the memory of it more robust.

1-1:45 p.m. | Class Without a Quiz: BUILD
Eastlund Room, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 2
BUILDing Relationships: How the Bethel BUILD program influences your grandchildren and the Bethel community as a whole.

Other Options Throughout the Day:

9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Closed during Chapel) | Campus Store
Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 2
Be sure to check out all the great merchandise at the Campus Store (next to the Grandparents Day Hospitality Center). You'll receive a special Grandparents Day 20% discount on apparel so you can show your Bethel pride!

10 a.m.–midnight | Residence Hall Visiting Hours
Various Locations on Campus
The Office of Student Life has extended visiting hours for residence halls. Accompany your grandchild and experience his/her living community.


Contact the Office of Family Relations at or 651.638.6462.