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Outside Nelson Hall

In Nelson—Bethel's largest freshman hall—you'll find a welcoming and vibrant community. 

Nelson is a freshman hall offering traditional rooms for up to 204 students. Nelson is Bethel's most recently renovated residence hall after work that added air conditioning and modern amenities while improving accessibility. 

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Hall highlights

  • Traditional floors with students who live in two-person rooms and a shared bathroom
  • Living and learning with other first-year students in a space designed to meet your needs
  • 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 
  • RAs who strive to be authentic leaders and Christ-followers, actively engaging with residents and the Bethel community
  • A place where students can be their authentic selves, offering and receiving support as they navigate the joys and challenges of life together



Room specs

For each student in Nelson:

  • Loftable bed, extra-long twin
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Wireless internet
  • Common living room with couch, chair, coffee table
  • Bathroom

Check out the standard room floor plan (pdf).




Nelson offers many great features:

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

Resident director

Kendall Davis