Royal Retreat

Royal Retreat
Date See below
Location CLC Lobby - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsPlease park in the West lot upon arrival and proceed to the check-in, which will be located at the Lundquist Community Life Center (lobby of Benson Great Hall).

What to bring: Sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, and money for snacks or shopping in the Bethel Campus Store.
Registration Registration coming in the fall. 

Event Dates

Sunday, November 17, 2024, 6:30 p.m. - Monday, November 18, 2024, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 16, 2025, 6:30 p.m. - Monday, February 17, 2025, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 23, 2025, 6:30 p.m. - Monday, March 24, 2025, 1:30 p.m.

Event Description

Whether you’ve decided on Bethel or are still exploring your college options, you’re invited to campus to experience life as a Bethel student. Join other high school seniors at this overnight event, where you'll have the chance to connect with future Bethel students, get to know your way around, and experience life in our community.

There’s no better way to get a head start on your Bethel experience or to help narrow your college decision. Registration is required!

Upcoming Dates

  • November 17-18, 2024
  • February 16-17, 2025
  • March 23-24, 2025

RSVP and reserve your spot below. Space is limited and registration will close once we’ve reached capacity.

Event Schedule

Sunday Schedule

  • Meet current students at Bethel and other accepted students
  • Experience our student-led Vespers worship service
  • Stay overnight with current Bethel student

Monday Schedule

  • Enjoy breakfast in Monson Dining Center
  • Attend Chapel
  • Meet with faculty in your area of study
  • Learn more about financial aid and paying for college
  • Talk with representatives from across campus

*Schedule subject to change


What to bring: Sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, and money for snacks or shopping in the Bethel Campus Store.

Conclusion of Event: The exact time this event will conclude may depend on your unique schedule.

For Parents and Guardians:

  • If your student is attending a Royal Retreat, join us for a parent session after you drop your student off.
  • If you are looking for overnight accommodations, check out our listing of hotels in the area.

This event is designed specifically for high school seniors who have been accepted to Bethel. If that's not you, we invite you to schedule your own personalized visit or sign up for one of our many other admissions events throughout the year!


Contact the Office of Admissons at 651.638.6242 or