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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)

Worship with the Bethel community as we hear from Nick Hall S'11, visionary and founder of PULSE Movement.

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. Registration for this event is now closed. 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)

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,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. Dessert will be served. This event is included in the Class of 1967 reunion package. Registration for this event is now closed.

Saturday, October 7

Alumni Football Game and Breakfast

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

Join alumni football players in a pickup game (plan to arrive between 7 and 7:30 a.m.), and stay for a light breakfast. Following the pickup game, football alumni are invited to join the Royals for their team meeting in CC313 (locker room and showers are available to those that need it). The 2007 NCAA regional and MIAC champion team is strongly encouraged to come and celebrate their 10-year anniversary and be honored at halftime against Carleton.

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 FREE event 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. This event is full and no longer accepting registrations.

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, or the Seminary lot, 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.

Alumni Baseball Game

10 a.m.–noon | Hargis Park (Bethel campus)

Join in playing or just come to watch Bethel baseball alumni in a friendly alums vs. alums game on the new turf infield.

Primetime 10th Anniversary

10:30–11:30 a.m. | Bethel Library, Main Campus

Celebrate 10 years of Primetime at BU Library! At this special anniversary, sponsored by Friends of the BU Library and the Office of the Provost, Dr. Marion Larson, Professor of English, and Dr. Sara Shady, Professor of Philosophy, will discuss their recently published book, From Bubble to Bridge: Educating Christians for a Multifaith World. How do we live consistently Christian lives while lovingly engaging our friends, neighbors, and coworkers of different faiths? Join the authors as they discuss their research, offer practical suggestions for interfaith engagement, and explain how this work is being done on Bethel's campus.

The first 75 attendees will receive a free copy of their book in celebration of Primetime at BU Library's 10th anniversary!

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 and Family Tailgate Picnic

11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Community Life Center (CLC) Lawn

Gather with the Bethel community for the Alumni and Family 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 anyone. Alumni of '97, '02, '07, '12 are especially encouraged to attend. 

Walk-up registration is available in the Community Life Center Lobby starting at 8 a.m. Cost for alumni and their families: $13/adult, $8/youth (age 5-12). Free for children 4 and under.

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 and Family 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 and Family 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 update your information. Bring your kids over for some free, fun activities, as well!

Royal Athletic Association Tent

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

Members of the Royal Athletic Association are invited to grab a treat and connect with other RAA members, friends and family at our tent during the game. Interested in joining RAA? Stop by to learn more about how you can invest in Bethel Student Athletes.

Business and Economics Department Tent

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

Join the movement! Bethel’s Department of Business and Economics will be hosting a tent and invites everyone to stop by. Faculty, staff, current students, BethelBiz, and alumni are especially encouraged to visit and connect. Take this opportunity to meet employees from organizations from the metro area and around the world. It will be great to see you there!  

Education Department Tent

1–4 p.m. | Royal StadiumWest End Zone

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!

Royals Baseball Scrimmage

4 p.m. (following the football game) | Hargis Park (Bethel Campus)

Alums are invited to play versus the current Royals team in a nine-inning game on their new turf infield. Stay afterwards to talk with current players and coaches.

Royals Alumni Softball Scrimmage

4 p.m. (following the football game) | Ona Orth Athletic Complex (Bethel Campus)

Alums are invited to join in a scrimmage versus the current Royals. Reconnect with Softball alumni, meet the current players, and then stay afterwards for a meal with current players and their families. Cost of meal is free.

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

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.

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. Registration for this event is now closed.

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. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Walk-up registration cost: $15/person. Registration will be open 4–7 p.m. in the Community Life Center (CLC) Lobby.

Sunday, October 8

Homecoming Hymn Sing Rehearsal

12 p.m. | Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3

1:30–2:45 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)

These events have been cancelled due to low registration rates this year, but we invite you to enjoy the service at 3 p.m. We hope to provide this wonderful opportunity for choral alums to participate in the years to come.

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. This event is free, but 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.