Guest Information

This information is for Saint Paul guests attending Undergraduate, Adult Undergraduate, Graduate, or St. Paul Seminary commencement activities. Guests in San Diego can find more details at Seminary San Diego Commencement.

Ceremony Seating

Benson Great Hall seating is on a first-come basis, no ticket is required. When the Great Hall is filled guests will be directed to overflow seating with closed-circuit viewing of the ceremony.

Young Children

Because the ceremony is formal and the acoustics are lively, you are encouraged to make other arrangements for babies and young children. Children must be supervised at all times. Overflow seating with closed-circuit viewing of the ceremony is available.

Accessibility

All facilities and parking on campus are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For accessible seating in Benson Great Hall, please arrive early. Ushers will assist guests with special seating needs or hearing needs. If you need a sign language interpreter or have questions about accessible seating or other needs, please email Conference and Event Services at conference-event@bethel.edu. The route from the ceremony to the reception is a moderate walking distance with stair and elevator options. A limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available, ask an usher about availability.

Photography and Videography

Photography and videography are permitted in Benson Great Hall for brief timeframes. Quickly return to your seat after taking photos of your graduate to free up the aisle for other guests. Tripods are not allowed; monopods are permitted. A professional photographer will take individual photos of graduates as they receive their diploma cover on stage during the ceremony. To order your photo, visit www.pictureplace.com (event name is "Bethel") or call 651.426.0232. A videographer will record each ceremony. You can order a copy online for $10 each.

Maps and Directions

Get maps and directions to Bethel University. Benson Great Hall is in the Community Life Center near the West Lot. Parking is available in the West or East Lot.

Questions?

College of Arts and Sciences (traditional undergraduate)
Stef Holm
s-holm@bethel.edu

College of Adult and Professional Studies (adult undergraduate)
caps-gs-commencement@bethel.edu

Graduate School
caps-gs-commencement@bethel.edu

Seminary Saint Paul
Meg Thorson
mm-thorson@bethel.edu