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In Bodien, you'll find the support and community you need to succeed at Bethel during your freshman year through traditional on-campus living.

First-year students live in Bodien Hall, which has an occupancy of 135 students. Bodien is a traditional residence hall with rooms for two students.

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Hall highlights

  • A community that grows together in faith and forms friendships that last a lifetime
  • Fun events like open mic nights, themed holiday parties, and opportunities to learn about the world and ourselves
  • Opportunities for worship, Bible studies, prayer, and meaningful conversations
  • Living and learning with other first-year students in a space designed to meet your needs
  • RAs who strive to be authentic leaders and Christ-followers, actively engaging with residents and the Bethel community
  • A place where students can be real and where each resident can give and receive love as we encounter the joys and challenges of life together
  • Close proximity to two other first-year halls on "The Hill"


Room specs

Each room in Bodien has the following for each student:

  • Loftable bed, extra-long twin
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Wireless internet 

Check out the hall floor plan (pdf).

Bodien dorm room


Bodien offers many great features:

  • Ping-pong and pool table
  • Full kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Public computers and printer
  • Multiple community spaces
  • Smart TV in lounges
  • Pop machine
  • Filtered water bottle filling station
  • Nightly programming in community lounge
Bodien common space

Resident director

Abby Woodley