COVID-19 Update: Fall Planning and Information Sessions

Detailed plans regarding safety and wellbeing, community life, and academic excellence are now available on Bethel's COVID-19 website. Information sessions will also be held for students, parents, and employees over the next week.

By The Office of Marketing and Communication

July 16, 2020 | 5 p.m.

As fall semester approaches, we know many of you have questions about our COVID-19 response plan. This summer, almost 20 teams have been developing plans to maximize both safety and the hallmarks of the Bethel experience—Christ-centered community life and academic excellence. The details of those plans are now available online

Specifically, you’ll find information about:

  • Safety and Wellbeing. Learn more about comprehensive plans to integrate safety with meaningful community life, including testing, contact tracing, and social distancing policies.
  • Community Life. Explore frequently asked questions about residence life, Chapel, dining services, athletics, and more.
  • Academic Excellence. Find out more about our face-to-face and virtual course offerings, schedule changes, and co-curricular activities.

Because learning and living together in community is a privilege, Bethel community members will be asked to commit to caring well for one another this fall. In the coming weeks, students and employees will be invited to sign a pledge to partner together in these areas. 

We will also hold online information sessions for students, parents, and employees in the coming week, where President Ross Allen and several other university leaders will provide an overview of our planning efforts. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback, and recordings will be available online for those unable to attend.

We're grateful for the continued flexibility and resilience our community continues to show during this season as we prepare to start another transformative year at Bethel this fall.