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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 make new friends, experience some of the best parts of being a Bethel student, and create lasting memories. You'll also learn everything you need to know—where things are, how to get things done, and who to ask if you have questions—for a successful and meaningful start to college life.

Smiling student with "I Love Jesus' sweat band.


We're excited to have you join the Bethel community, and we've prepared some helpful tools as you plan for your August arrival. Don't miss these details:

  1. Review the before-you-arrive checklist.
  2. Find out what to expect when you arrive.
  3. Get familiar with the Welcome Week student schedule.

Have questions? We're here for you! We can't wait to see you on campus.

Dad kissing daughter during Welcome Week

Parents and Families

Parents, guardians, and other support people, we welcome you to the Bethel family too! This year, instead of offering on-campus opportunities for new families, we've created several online sessions in July and August for you to engage and learn. Check out the details on the Welcome Week parent and family schedule and attend as many sessions as you can. If you have questions, the Family Relations team is here to support you now and later on. Please contact us anytime. We look forward to connecting with you soon!


Who is Welcome Week?

More than 80 student leaders, along with Student Life staff, have been getting ready to welcome you. This energetic team is eager to do everything possible 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 about your arrival time? Contact us! We're here to help.