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Family Weekend 2017 Schedule

Friday, November 3

Family Weekend Check-in/Information
9 a.m.–7:30 p.m. | Community Life Center (CLC) Lobby Level 1
Stop by to pick up your name tags, tickets for the weekend, and a schedule of events.

Bethel Campus Store
9 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed during Chapel) | Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
Stop by and enjoy a special 20% Family Weekend discount on Bethel apparel!  

Chapel with Your Student
10:15–11 a.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1
Attend Chapel with your student and hear a message from the president of Kanakuk Kamps, Dr. Joe White.

Family Weekend Lunch
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
Experience lunch on campus, and enjoy the variety and appeal of Bethel’s buffet-style dining. Special Family Weekend lunch price: $8.50/adult; $4/child (ages 4-11). Purchase at the Monson Dining Center.

Parent Enrichment Seminar: “Launching 101" with Christine Osgood
2–3 p.m. | Location TBD
A discussion with a panel of current parents. This seminar is free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited. 

BUILD Program Family Dinner
5–7 p.m. | Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 4
Welcome to the Bethel community! Receive BUILD Program updates and reconnect with students in the BUILD Program. This family dinner is for students and families currently enrolled in the BUILD program. The dinner is free, but pre-registration is required.

Women’s Hockey vs. University of Wisconsin - River Falls
7 p.m. | Bethel University Arena—National Sports Center, Blaine, MN
Cheer on the Royals! Purchase tickets at the door. Visit the
Bethel Athletics website for more information.

Family Weekend Wind Symphony Fall Concert
7:30 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)
Sit back and enjoy an exciting concert of old and new band favorites presented by the Wind Symphony under the direction of Steven Thompson. Free, no tickets required.

Bethel University Theatre production: TBD
Time TBD | Bethel Theatre, Clauson Center (CC) Level 1
Details to come.

Parent/Family Social
8:30–10 p.m. | Royal Grounds, Brushaber Commons (BC)
Enjoy refreshments and dessert in the Commons with your student following the concert and theatre performance.

Saturday, November 4

Family Weekend Check-in/Information
8 a.m.–noon | Community Life Center Lobby (CLC) Level 1
Stop by to pick up your name tags, tickets for the weekend, and schedule of events.

Prayer Breakfast
8–9:45 a.m. | Bethel 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). Pre-registration required. 

Bethel Campus Store
10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
Stop by and enjoy a special 20% Family Weekend discount on Bethel apparel!

Session: The R.E.A.L. Bethel Experience
10:15–11 a.m. | Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 4
Don’t just survive –
thrive. Students who thrive in college succeed academically, manage the demands of college, have healthy relationships, and take care of themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Deb Sullivan-Trainor, vice president and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, will share ways in which Bethel and families can help students thrive. This session is free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited.  

Session: Study Abroad Overview
11:15 a.m.–noon | Bethel Underground, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
Bethel offers more than 30 semester, and interim study abroad opportunities. Vincent Peters, associate dean of off-campus programs/international studies, will discuss Bethel's approach to study abroad and how it is academically integrated; the various study abroad program options available; financial aid, health, safety and security matters; parents' role in helping students to plan their study abroad experience; and success stories from Bethel study abroad participants. This session is free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Open House: Office of Career Development and Calling: "Helping Your First- & Second-Year Student"
11 a.m.–Noon | CC322, Clauson Center (CC) Level 3
Visit the Office of Career Development and Calling to learn about the variety of resources and tools that Bethel offers to help your student achieve success after graduation, including networking, identifying and building upon one's skills and strengths, approaching the job search process effectively, and more.

Family Weekend Lunch
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
Experience lunch on campus, and enjoy the variety and appeal of Bethel’s buffet-style dining. Special Family Weekend lunch price: $8.50/adult; $4/child (age 4–11). Purchase at the Monson Dining Center.

Football Game vs. Augsburg University
1 p.m. | Royal Stadium, Bethel Campus
Cheer on the Royals as they face the Auggies!
Purchase tickets at the gate at the special Family Weekend price of $3 per ticket (free for children 5 and under).

Honors Program Induction
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.

Family Weekend Choral Concert
7:30 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)
Grab your family and enjoy a fall choral concert with the the Bethel Choir, Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chapel Choir, and Festival Choir. Free, no tickets required.

Bethel University Theatre production: TBD
Time TBD | Bethel Theatre, Clauson Center (CC) Level 1
Details to come.

Sunday, November 5

Bethel University Theatre production: TBD
Time TBD | Bethel Theatre, Clauson Center (CC) Level 1
Details to come.

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.