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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.

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We're excited for you to join the Bethel community!

If you're arriving for fall semester 2021, please mark your calendar with these Welcome Week dates: August 26-29, 2021.

In early summer, check back here for more details, including a schedule.

In the meantime, we've prepared a before-you-arrive checklist so you can plan well.

Have questions? We're here for you! We can't wait to welcome you to your new campus home.

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Parents and Families

Parents, guardians, and other support people, we welcome you to the Bethel family too! Check back later for Welcome Week sessions and details designed just for you.

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, are 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 arrival details? Contact us anytime.