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Whether it's your first time going to college or you're transferring to Bethel, we've got great things planned for you!

What is Welcome Week?

Welcome Week is your official start at Bethel! You'll meet new friends and experience some of the best parts of being a Bethel student. During Welcome Week you'll learn everything you need to know—where things are, how to get things done, who to ask if you have questions. You'll also make new friends and create lasting memories.

Smiling student with "I Love Jesus' sweat band.


Whether you are part of an early arrival group or are arriving on August 29 for our main program, see an overview of the 2019 Welcome Week schedule here.

For quick access to Welcome Week details while you're on campus, download the Bethel University app on your phone. (Look for the app with the BU logo.) Select 2019 BU Welcome Week, download the guide, and explore our menu of resources, including schedules and more.

Dad kissing daughter during Welcome Week

Parents and Families

Welcome Week includes events for new students and their families with specific sessions and activities for parents and guardians on August 29 and 30.


Who is Welcome Week?

We're a team of more than 80 students who are excited to do everything we can to help you transition to Bethel and show you the love of Jesus Christ. We're a diverse group—biology majors to business majors, sophomores to super seniors. What brings us together is our love for Bethel and our excitement to have you join us.


Not quite sure what to bring? Wondering which schedule to follow? Contact us! We're here to help!