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 Winter Welcome?
Winter Welcome is your official start at Bethel! You'll make new friends and learn everything you need to know to maximize your Bethel experience.
Monday, January 30
1-2:30 p.m. | Move-In | Your Residence Hall
At your residence hall, we'll help you get everything unloaded in a fraction of the time it took you to pack. (Tell us what stays in your vehicle!)
2:30-3 p.m. | Student and Family Check-In | Alumni Lounge in Brushaber Commons Level 4 (BC4)
3-4 p.m. | Student and Family Welcome Session and Bethel 101 Panel | Olson Boardroom (BC4)
4-5 p.m. | Other Things | Alumni Lounge (BC4)
Use this time to get your ID card, register for parking, ask computer/printing questions, take a campus tour, open your PO, visit the Campus Store, or settle into your res hall.
5-6 p.m. | Dinner | Monson Dining Center (BC3)
You and your family are invited to a complimentary meal with Winter Welcome and university staff.
6-7:30 p.m. | Unpack and Settle In (Family programming concludes here.)
The Loft (BC4) is open to commuter students.
7:30 p.m. | Evening Activity | Meet in the Loft (BC4)
Join other new students for an exciting evening of games, snacks, and prizes.
Tuesday, January 31
9-10 a.m. | Breakfast | The Loft (BC4)
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast with other new students.
10-10:30 a.m. | Academic Orientation | Olson Boardroom (BC4)
Learn all you need to know about graduation requirements, transferred credits, and more. You'll gain the tools you need for a smooth transition to Bethel.
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Advising Central (optional) | BC432 (BC4)
Have questions about your class schedule or a particular course? Meet with an advisor here!
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Walk Your Schedule (optional) | Meet in the Loft (BC4)
Become familiar with campus spaces as you walk your class schedule with another Bethel student.
12-1 p.m. | Lunch | Monson Dining Center
Meet the Winter Welcome staff outside the dining center. Bring your ID card if you're on a meal plan. If you don't have a meal plan, your lunch is complimentary.
1-5 p.m. | Afternoon Activities | Meet in the Loft (BC4)
Enjoy practical, fun activities with other incoming students and get acclimated to Bethel's campus.
5 p.m. | Dinner | Monson Dining Center
Meet the Winter Welcome staff outside the dining center. Bring your ID card if you're on a meal plan. If you don't have a meal plan, your dinner is complimentary.
Evening | Meet roommates and prepare for classes!
We're glad you're here!
Not quite sure what to bring? Have a question about Winter Welcome? Contact us! We're here to help!