August 23, 2012 | 4:26 p.m.
The Bethel University community will welcome more than 800 new students during Welcome Week from August 23-26. The schedule starts with move-in when President Jay Barnes and his wife, Barb, greet new students and their parents as they enter campus and continues with more than 100 student volunteers guiding cars along Bethel Drive and carrying belongings to dorm rooms.
A picnic and kickoff celebration will take place this afternoon followed by group activities and residence hall meetings in the evening. Other Welcome Week highlights include: Celebration and Commitment Service on Saturday morning will provide a time of prayer for new students and their families; The Show on Saturday night will offer a humorous look at the Bethel community through skits, videos, and musical/dance numbers; and Koinonia on Sunday evening will wrap up the orientation with a communion service to celebrate and dedicate the upcoming school year.
Visit Bethel News next week to see a photo gallery from Welcome Week and to read about the Class of 2016.