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Save the Date: Homecoming 2017

Homecoming 2017 will take place Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8. Mark you calendars now and make plans to be a part of the festivities!

Questions?

Contact the Office of Alumni and Family Relations and let us know how we can help you. Wondering what other resources Bethel has for alumni? Check out the Alumni site or join the Alumni Facebook page.

Schedule

Friday, October 6

Homecoming Check-in
9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1
Stop by to ask questions, pick up a schedule of events for the weekend, and check in for reunions.

Bethel Campus Store Open
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Closed during Chapel) | Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
Find Bethel apparel, books by Bethel authors, and so much more! Stop by and enjoy a special 20% alumni discount on Bethel apparel and emblematic merchandise during Homecoming weekend.

Homecoming Chapel
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)
Worship with the Bethel community.

Homecoming Lunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 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.

Bethel Seminary Class of 1967 Reunion Dinner
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Eastlund Room, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 2
Members of the Bethel Seminary Class of 1967 and their guests are invited to attend a special dinner to reunite, reminisce, and celebrate 50 years of ministry since their graduateion from Bethel.

Family Movie Night
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)
Gather with other Bethel alumni and their families for a free movie night open to all.

Class of 1967 Dessert Reception
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 4
Members of the Bethel College Class of 1967 and their guests are invited to enjoy a time of visiting, laughing, and getting reacquainted.

Saturday, October 7

Homecoming Check-In
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1
Stop by to ask questions, pick up a schedule of events for the weekend, and check in for reunions.

Bethel Seminary Breakfast Open House
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Seminary Lower Campus Center (St. Paul Campus)
Join Bethel Seminary alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends for a taste of life on the St. Paul Seminary campus! 

Platinum Alumni Brunch
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (coffee reception at 8:30 a.m.) | Eastlund Room, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 2
A special breakfast and program to honor our Platinum Alumni from the undergraduate classes of 1942, '47, '52, '57, '62, and '67. Sponsored by the Royal Heritage Society.

Homecoming Shuttle
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Various stops on campus
For the convenience of campus guests, a Homecoming shuttle service will run with several stops throughout campus. As parking will be at a premium on Saturday (particularly in the West parking lot), we encourage you to park in the East Lot, the Seminary, or at the Anderson Center and take advantage of the free shuttle service!

Bethel Seminary Celebration
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Seminary Chapel
All Bethel Seminary alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends are invited to gather for fellowship, worship, celebration, and prayer. 

Department Open Houses
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Various locations on campus
A number of Bethel's undergraduate academic departments will host open house events on Saturday morning. Stop by to reconnect with faculty and other alumni and learn what's new in your department! Come back soon to see a list of participating departments.

Aqua Viva Reunion
10:00 - 11:00 am | Location to be determined

Bethel Campus Store Open
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
Find Bethel apparel, books by Bethel authors, and so much more! Stop by and enjoy a special 20% alumni discount on Bethel apparel and emblematic merchandise during Homecoming weekend.

Alumni Tailgate Picnic
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Royal Stadium (Bethel Campus)
Gather with the Bethel community for an alumni tailgate picnic at Royal Stadium before the big game against Carleton! We will have large tents for this event, so it will happen rain or shine. Open to all alumni. Alumni of '97, '02, '07, and '12 are especially encouraged to attend.

Homecoming Lunch
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Monson dining Center, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
For those who prefer to eat inside (rather than at the alumni tailgate picnic), lunch will be available in Monson Dining Center.

Football vs. Carleton College
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Royal Stadium (Bethel Campus)
Cheer on the Royals as they face the Knights! Please note admission to the footbal game is not included in the cost for the alumni tailgate picnic. Cost: $3 for all alumni and immediate family; free for children 4 and under. Purchase tickets at the gate.

Alumni Tent
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Royal Stadium - West End Zone

Homecoming Reunion Check-In
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Community Life Center, Level 1
Stop by to ask questions and check in for the class of '67 and '92 Reunions

Class of 1967 50-year Reunion Dinner and Party
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Eastlund Room, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 2
Gather with fellow alums from the class of 1967 as together you enjoy dinner, hear from several special guests, and spend plenty of time reminscing and reconnecting in celebration of your 50-year reunion.

Class of 1992 25-year Reunion Party
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Undergroud
Gather with fellow alums from the Class of 1992 for an evening of laughter, encouragement, and reconnecting as you celebrate your 25-year reunion.

Sunday, October 8 

Homecoming Hymn Sing Rehearsal
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)

Homecoming Hymn Sing
3:00 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)
Join Bethel alumni, families, and friends for a delightful afternoon of hymn singing.

Student-Led Vespers Service
8:00 and 10:00 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)
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.

Questions?
Contact the Office of Alumni and Family Relations and let us know how we can help you. Wondering what other resources Bethel has for alumni? Check out the Alumni site or join the Alumni Facebook page.

Update Your Info
Don't miss out on any of the fun! Update your info to make sure you get all the details on Homecomunity 2017 events and reunions.

Lodging Info
Wondering where to stay during Homecoming weekend? Bethel has secured discount rates for campus guests at several area hotels. View a list of hotels and request their "Bethel rate."

Update Your Info

Don’t miss out on any of the fun! Update your info to make sure you get all the details on Homecoming 2017 events and reunions.

Lodging Info

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