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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 two-person rooms and a shared bathroom
  • Options for living in a four-person suite with a living space and bathroom (not available to first-year students)
  • The largest first-year 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 two-person rooms and four-person suites (not available to first-year students).

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)
  • Common Living room with couch, chair, coffee table
  • Bathroom

Check out the standard room floor plan (pdf).

Stairwell Suites (not available to first-year students)

  • Two bedrooms, two students in each bedroom
  • Each bedroom includes one built-in bed 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
  • Three individual lounges
  • TV (with cable) in lounges
  • Laundry room
  • Public computers: two networked computers and a printer
  • Wireless internet
  • Pop machine

Our Team

Resident Director (RD): Kendall Davis

Student Staff:

     Assistant Resident Director (ARD):

  • Hannah Bengtson

     Resident Assistants (RAs):

  • Emily Beyer
  • Joshua Brandt
  • Michael Kavaloski
  • Megan Nyquist
  • Jacob Parent
  • Avery Schlagel
  • Micah Smith
  • Abby Wirtjes