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Nelson is the largest freshman hall and offers suite living as well as traditional rooms.

Who Lives in Nelson

First-year students


204 students

Hall Color


Hall Highlights

  • Traditional floors with students who live in 2 person rooms and a shared bathroom
  • Options for living in a 6-person suite with a living space and bathroom
  • The largest freshman hall
  • Living and learning with other first-year students in a space designed to meet your needs
  • A community that seeks the Lord, grows together in faith, and forms friendships that last a lifetime
  • Fun events including open mic nights, themed holiday parties, and opportunities to learn about the world and ourselves
  • Opportunities for worship, Bible studies, prayer, and conversations about a variety of topics
  • RAs strive to be authentic leaders and Christ-followers who actively engage with each resident, the Bethel community, and the world.
  • 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

Room Specs

Nelson offers 2-person rooms and 6-person suites for freshman.

For each student in Nelson:

  • Loftable bed, extra-long twin
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Wireless internet (ethernet computer ports are also available)
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Common Living room with couch, chair, coffee table
  • Bathroom

Check out the standard room floor plan (pdf).

Stairwell Suites

  • 2 bedrooms, 3 students in each bedroom
  • Each bedroom includes 2 built-in beds and one free-standing loftable bed
  • In-suite bathroom (sink, toilet, and shower rooms are separate)

Check out the suite floor plan (pdf).


Nelson offers many great features:

  • Ping-pong and pool tables
  • Full kitchen
  • 3 individual lounges
  • TV (with cable) in lounges
  • Laundry room
  • Public computers: 2 networked computers and printer
  • Wireless internet
  • Pop machine

Our Team

Resident Director (RD), Kendall Davis

Student Staff:

     Assistant Resident Director (ARD), Betsy Martinson

     Resident Assistants (RAs):

  • Andrew Sheahan
  • Carston Krieg
  • CeCelia Simmonds
  • Elizabeth Carson
  • Keerstyn Windle
  • Luke Norstad
  • Noah Leinen
  • Whitney McQuade