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Family Weekend

Join us for Family Weekend 2018: October 19-21, 2018!

Have you been living vicariously through your student for too long? It's time you got a taste of Bethel student life for yourself! Join us for Family Weekend!

Share a meal with your student in Monson Dining Center, worship together in Chapel, and enjoy a concert, football game, or simply being together. Parents, we even have special sessions just for you - we want you to know how you can successfully support your student while they're at their home away from home. Bring the whole family - it's a perfect chance to experience campus life together!

Full Schedule

Family Weekend 2018 Highlights

Friday, October 19

Chapel

10:15–11 a.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1

Attend Chapel with your student and hear a message from Mark and Jan Foreman, co-authors of Never Say No. Mark is also the author of Wholly Jesus and lead pastor of North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, California. Jan is a gifted teacher and artist who facilitates partnerships with underprivileged women and children, both locally and in developing countries.

Volleyball vs. University of Saint Thomas

7 p.m. | Robertson Center (RC) Gym, Bethel Campus

Cheer on the Royals as they face the University of St. Thomas! Purchase tickets at the door. Visit the Bethel Athletics website for more information.

Family Weekend Jazz Orchestras Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)

Relax with the stellar sounds of jazz classics presented by the 11:15 and 5:40 Jazz Orchestras, Jason Harms, director. Free, no tickets required.

Family Weekend Social

8:30–10 p.m. | Royal Grounds, Brushaber Commons (BC)

Enjoy refreshments and dessert in the Commons with your student following evening activities.

Saturday, October 20

Prayer Breakfast

8–9:45 a.m. | The Underground, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2

President Jay Barnes and his wife Barb invite you to join other parents and families in a time of worship, fellowship, and mutual encouragement, followed by a time of prayer. We will pray for Bethel students, employees, and families. A hearty breakfast will be served. Cost: $15/person (not included in student meal plan). Registration coming soon.

Parent Sessions

10:15 a.m.–noon | Various locations

Want to learn what Bethel has to offer your student? Various sessions are available; details coming soon.

Football Game vs. Concordia College

1 p.m. | Royal Stadium, Bethel Campus

Cheer on the Royals as they face Concordia College! Purchase tickets at the gate at the special Family Weekend price of $3/ticket (free for children 5 and under). Visit the Bethel Athletics website for more information.

Women’s Soccer Game vs. Carleton College

1 p.m. | Ona Orth Athletic Complex, Bethel Campus

Cheer on the Royals as they face Carleton! Free, no tickets required. Visit the Bethel Athletics website for more information.

Men’s Soccer Game vs. Carleton College

3:30 p.m. | Ona Orth Athletic Complex, Bethel Campus

Cheer on the Royals as they face Carleton! Free, no tickets required. Visit the Bethel Athletics website for more information.

Pietas Honors Program Induction Ceremony

4–6 p.m. | Eastlund Room, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 2

This special program is for students in the Honors Program and their guests. The event is by invitation only.

Choral Ensembles Concert

7:30 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)

The Bethel Choir, Women's Choir, Men's Choir, and Festival Choir will present a fall choral concert and hymn sing. Free, no tickets required.

Sunday, October 21

Student-led Vespers Service

8 and 10 p.m. | Robertson Center (RC) Gym

Experience this special time of worship that has grown from a small residence hall gathering to a weekly service drawing thousands of young people from across the Twin Cities.


Update Your Info

Don’t miss out on any future fun activities for Bethel families! Update your info to make sure you get all the details on Family Weekend and other events just for you.

Lodging Info

Wondering where to stay during Family Weekend? Bethel has secured discounted rates for campus guests at several area hotels. View a list of hotels and request their "Bethel rate."

Questions?

The Office of Alumni and Family Relations is here to help.

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