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Homecoming 2017 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 6

Homecoming Check-in

9 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 (closed during chapel)

9 a.m.–4 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.

Homecoming Chapel

10:15–11 a.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1
Worship with the Bethel community as we hear from a great Homecoming speaker.

Homecoming 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 delicious buffet-style dining. Special Homecoming price: $8.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 4–11. Purchase at the Monson Dining Center.

Bethel Seminary Class of 1967 Reunion Dinner

5:30–7 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 graduation from Bethel Seminary. Free for Class of ’67 alumni and a guest; pre-registration is required. Learn more about this and other Bethel Seminary events taking place over Homecoming.

Family Movie Night"Cars 3 "

6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1
Gather with other Bethel alumni and their families for a free movie night open to all. Please note: this movie is rated PG.

Class of 1967 Dessert Reception

7–10 p.m. | Olson Boardroom
Members of the Bethel College Class of 1967 and their guests are invited to enjoy a time of visiting, laughing, and getting reacquainted. Dessert will be served. This event is included in the Class of 1967 reunion package. Event is free for Class of ’67 alumni and a guest, but pre-registration is required. Learn more about your Class of 1967 reunion!  

Saturday, October 7

Homecoming Check-in

8 a.m.–2 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

9–10 a.m. | Seminary Lower Campus Center (St. Paul Campus)
Join Bethel Seminary alumni, student, staff, faculty, and friends for a taste of life on the St. Paul seminary campus! Learn more about this and other Bethel Seminary events taking place over Homecoming.

Platinum Alumni Brunch

9–11 a.m.| Eastlund Room, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 2
A special breakfast and program to honor our Platinum Alumni from the undergrad classes of 1942, '47, '52, '57, and '62. Sponsored by the Royal Heritage Society. Cost: Free for reunion alumni and a guest; pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

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 lot, or at the Anderson Center and take advantage of the free shuttle service!

Bethel Seminary Celebration

10–11 a.m. | Seminary Chapel
All Bethel Seminary alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends are invited to gather for fellowship, worship, celebration, and prayer. We’ll honor our Seminary Class of 1967 alumni and hear from 2017 Bethel Seminary Alumnus of the Year. Free; all are welcome. Learn more about this and other Bethel Seminary events taking place over Homecoming.

Department Open Houses

10–11 a.m. | Various locations on campus
A number of Bethel’s undergrad 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.

Agua Viva Reunion

10–11 a.m. | Location to be determined

Gather with past Agua Viva mission teams to reconnect, hear updates on communities served, and share testimonies and stories from their time in Honduras.

Bethel Campus Store Open

10 a.m.–6 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 a.m.–1 p.m. | Community Life Center (CLC) Lawn
Gather with the Bethel community for an alumni tailgate picnic on the CLC Lawn before the big game against Carleton! We will have a large tent for this event, so it will happen rain or shine. Open to all alumni. Alumni of '97, '02, '07, '12 are especially encouraged to attend. Pre-registration cost: $12/adult, $9/children 4–12. Free for children 3 and under. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Pre-registration deadline is Thursday, September 21, so register today!

Homecoming Lunch

11 a.m.–1 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 at a special Homecoming price: $8.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 4–11. Purchase at the Monson Dining Center.

Football vs. Carleton College

1–4 p.m. | Royal Stadium (Bethel Campus)
Cheer on the Royals as they face the Knights! Please note admission to the football 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

1–4 p.m. | Royal StadiumWest End Zone
Stop by the Alumni Tent to connect with members of your National Alumni Board, pick up an alumni gift, and be sure we have your updated information. Bring your "Royals in-training" as we’ll have free, fun activities for kids!

Royal Athletic Association Tent

1–4 p.m. | Royal Stadium—West End Zone

BethelBiz Tent

1–4 p.m. | Royal Stadium—West End Zone
Join the movement! BethelBiz, in partnership with Bethel’s Department of Business and Economics, will be hosting a tent for business and economics students, faculty, and alumni. It’s a great place to make connections with leaders from Target, U.S. Bank, Deluxe, UnitedHealth Group, and many others.  

Biokinetics Department Tent

1–4 p.m. | Royal StadiumWest End Zone (Tent)
Stop by the Biokinetics Department tent to connect with alums in your field, learn about research by current students, visit with faculty, and find out what’s new and exciting in the Biokinetics Program.

Education Department Tent

1–4 p.m. | Royal StadiumWest End Zone (Tent)
Bethel’s Education Department will be hosting a tent during the Homecoming football game for education alumni, students, and faculty. Stop by to connect with alums in your field, learn about what current students are doing, visit with faculty, and find out what’s new and exciting in the Education Department!

Homecoming Reunion Check-in

4–7 p.m. | Community Life Center Lobby (CLC) Level 1
Stop by to ask questions and check in for the Class of 1967 and 1992 Reunion Parties.

Bethel Seminary Class of 1967 Informal Dinner

Saturday, October 7 | 5 p.m. | Roseville, Minn.
Members of the Bethel Seminary Class of 1967 and a guest are invited to enjoy a relaxing dinner and time for fellowship at Morris and Sandy Anderson’s home, located at 888 Brenner Ave.

Roseville, MN 55113. A map will be provided at Friday’s Seminary Class of 1967 Reunion Dinner and after the Bethel Seminary Celebration on Saturday morning. This event is free, but we ask that you pre-register so we can plan for dinner. Register today!

Class of 1967 50-year Reunion Dinner and Party

5–9 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 reminiscing and reconnecting in celebration of your 50-year reunion. Cost: Complimentary for Class of 1967 alums and a guest, but registration is required. The registration deadline is Thursday, September 21. Learn more and register today!

Class of 1992 25-year Reunion Party

6–9 p.m. | Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 4
Gather with fellow alums from the Class of 1992 for an evening of laughter, encouragement, and reconnecting as you celebrate your 25-year reunion. Enjoy a buffet of heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Cost: $10/person in advance; $15/person walk-ups. The online registration deadline is Thursday, September 21. Learn more and register today!

Sunday, October 8

Homecoming Hymn Sing Rehearsal

1:30–2:45 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)
Interested in singing in the hymn sing choir? More information and registration will be coming soon!

Homecoming Hymn Sing

3 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)
Join Bethel alumni, families and friends for a delightful afternoon of hymn singing, Cost: Free; a free-will offering will be taken at the event.

Student-led Vespers Service

8 and 10 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.