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Schedule

Monday, September 27

Chapel

10:20-11 a.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 1

Wednesday, September 29

Chapel: SEM Alumnus of the Year Joel Johnson '80, S’86

10:20-11 a.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 1

Friday, October 1

Homecoming Check-In & Information Central

9–10:30 a.m. | Loggia, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 1
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Ticket Office, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 1

Campus Store Open (closed during Chapel)

9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Campus Store, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 2

Find Bethel apparel, books by Bethel authors, and so much more! Stop by and enjoy a special 20% Homecoming discount on Bethel apparel during Homecoming weekend.

Chapel

10:20-11 a.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 1

Homecoming Lunch

11 a.m.-1p.m. | Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons, Level 3

Experience lunch on campus, and enjoy the variety and appeal of Bethel’s delicious buffet-style dining. Special Homecoming price: $9 for adults; $4.50 for children ages 4–11. Purchase at the Monson Dining Center (credit/debit cards preferred).

Family Movie Night: Sing

7 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 1

Gather with other Bethel alumni and their families for a movie night open to all! This event is FREE. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Register today!

Class of 1970 & 1971 50-Year Reunion Dessert Reception

7-9 p.m. | The Hendrickson | 1750 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN

Members of the Bethel College Class of 1970 and 1971 and their guests are invited to enjoy a time of visiting, laughing, and getting reacquainted at the 50-Year Reunion Dessert Reception! This event is being hosted by Doug (‘70) and Marcia Carlson at The Hendrickson (luxury apartment complex) and is included in the Class of 1970 and 1971 reunion package. Registration is now closed.

Saturday, October 2

Alumni Football Game and Breakfast

Game 7:30 a.m. | Breakfast 9:30 a.m. | Royal Stadium—Practice Field

Whether it's been 2 or 20 years since you last stepped on the field at Royal Stadium, you still have Navy and Vegas running through your veins. Register today!

Homecoming Check-in & Information Central

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Loggia, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 1

Homecoming Visit Saturday

9 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Underground, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 2

As one of our favorite days of the year, we invite you to tour campus, hear from current students and alumni, enjoy brunch with our Admissions team, and attend an optional sporting event of your choice. Registration is now open!

Platinum Alumni Coffee

9:30-11:30 a.m. | Eastlund Room, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 2

We invite all undergraduate alumni from the classes of 1946, '51, '56, '61, and '66 to join us at the Platinum Alumni Coffee. This event will include a brief program and chance to meet President Ross Allen. Registration is now closed.

Baseball Alumni vs. Alumni Game

10 a.m.-noon | Hargis Park

Baseball alumni of all ages and abilities are invited to play in a fun, friendly competition of alums vs. alums. If there are not enough alums for a game, we'll still hold an alumni batting practice. Registration is now open.

Campus Store Open

10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Campus Store, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 2

Find Bethel apparel, books by Bethel authors, and so much more! Stop by and enjoy a special 20% Homecoming discount on Bethel apparel during Homecoming weekend.

Bethel Alumni Marketplace

10 a.m.-1 p.m. or Online | Community Life Center (CLC) Lawn

Shop from alumni businesses while making a difference for BU! A portion of your purchase will go towards the Bethel Fund when you buy from these businesses during the week of Homecoming. Shop in-person from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or online during Homecoming week!

Petting Zoo

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | Community Life Center (CLC) Lawn

Tommy's Petting Zoo is a Bethel University favorite! They will be near our Bethel Alumni Marketplace from 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Stop by to see the 20+ petting zoo animals!

Bethel at 150: Celebrating the Changing Campus Profile

10:45 a.m. | University Library, Hagstrom Center (HC), Level 3

Join us on a visual tour through 150 years of change to Bethel's physical campus. Learn more!

Homecoming Lunch

11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 3

Experience lunch on campus in the Monson Dining Center at a special Homecoming price: $9 for adults; $4.50 for children ages 4–11. Purchase at the Monson Dining Center (credit/debit cards preferred).

BUYA Tailgate

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Sports and Recreation Center (SRC) Parking Lot

Alumni 10 years out or less are invited to join the Bethel University Young Alumni (BUYA) group for a FREE tailgate prior to the big game! Registration is now open.

This event is sponsored by:

Men’s Soccer vs. College of St. Scholastica

12:30 p.m. | Ona Orth Athletic Complex

Cheer on the Royals as they take on the Saints!

Football vs. Gustavus Adolphus College

1-4 p.m. | Royal Stadium

Experience the updated Royal Stadium and cheer on the Royals as they face the Gusties! All alumni and their families receive FREE admission into the game!

Alumni Tent 

1-4 p.m. | Royal Stadium

Stop by the Alumni Tent to connect with fellow alumni, update your information, and pick-up your FREE alumni t-shirt!

Academic Department Tent

1-4 p.m. | Royal Stadium

  • BUILD
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Education
  • History | Philosophy | Political Science
  • Social Work

Women’s Soccer vs. College of St. Scholastica

3:30 p.m. | Ona Orth Athletic Complex

Cheer on the Royals as they take on the Saints!

Baseball Recent Alumni vs. Current Royals Game

4-6 p.m. | Hargis Park

Play against the current Bethel Royals in a nine-inning game on their turf infield! Stay afterwards to connect with players and coaches. Register today!

Royal Reunions

5:30-8 p.m. | Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 3

The classes listed below are invited to enjoy an evening reconnecting with friends at Royal Reunions! Hang out in a fun atmosphere, eat delicious food, take photos, and tell stories of your time here at Bethel. Walk-up registration will be accepted at $20/person.

Check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. outside the Monson Dining Center. Once you check-in you’ll have a chance to grab food and head over to your designated reunion space to mingle and reconnect with your fellow alumni! At 7:15 p.m., President Ross Allen will share a greeting and an update on where Bethel is headed. Following his message, alumni will be able to stay in the Monson Dining Center or head to their breakout reunion (if applicable).

We are pleased to host the following cluster reunions during Homecoming 2021:

  • 45-Year (1975, 1976, 1977) | A breakout reunion has been planned for this group!
  • 40-Year (1980, 1981, 1982)
  • 35-Year (1985, 1986, 1987)
  • 30-Year (1990, 1991, 1992) | A breakout reunion has been planned for this group!
  • 25-Year (1995 & 1996)
  • 20-Year (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • 15-Year (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • 10-Year (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • 5-Year (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 1-Year (2020)

Volleyball vs. Gustavus Adolphus College

7 p.m. | Robertson Center (RC) Gym

Cheer on the Royals as they take on the Gusties! All alumni and their families receive FREE admission into the game!

Class of 1970 & 1971 50-Year Reunion Dinner

6-9 p.m. | Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons (BC), Level 4

Gather with fellow alums from the Class of 1970 and 1971 as together you enjoy dinner, hear from special guests, and spend plenty of time reminiscing and reconnecting in celebration of your 50-year reunion. This event is included in the Class of 1970 and 1971 reunion package. Registration is now closed.

Sunday, October 3

Homecoming Hymn Sing

2-3 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC), Level 1

Join our Music and Theatre Department as we praise God in song and celebrate His faithfulness to Bethel for 150 years! In commemoration of the university’s 150th anniversary, this event will feature a special selection of hymns through the decades led by department chair Jonathan Veenker and director of choral activities Merrin Guice Gill. Honored guests will include professor of music emeritus Dennis Port as well as a legacy of Bethel presidents: Carole Spickelmier and Jill Jezierski (daughters of Bethel’s third president Carl and Nancy Lundquist), George and Darleen Brushaber (fourth president), Jay and Barb Barnes (fifth president), and Ross and Annie Allen (sixth and current president). 

Music alumni: Whether you’re a vocalist or instrumentalist, you are invited to sing with current Bethel choir members on stage for two choral anthems. Learn more and register to participate in this combined choir.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free hymn sing and the reception that follows, so invite your friends, family, and neighbors! Registration is now open! If you have a question, call the Office of Christian Formation and Church Relations at 651.638.6372.