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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!

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.

If you're starting your Bethel experience in January or February, check out the Winter Welcome page for all of your orientation details!

Smiling student with "I Love Jesus' sweat band.


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

If you're an incoming student for the 2023 fall semester, mark your calendar for Welcome Week on August 24-27! Click here for a detailed schedule!

In the meantime, check out our before-you-arrive checklist so you can plan well now.

Have questions? We're here for you! We can't wait to welcome you!

Dad kissing daughter during Welcome Week


Parents, guardians, families, and other support people, we welcome you to the Bethel family too!

If your student is a new student for fall semester 2023, please mark your calendar for August 24-25! We'll have on-campus family programming on those days as well as online sessions for you to learn and engage before Welcome Week starts. We've also prepared a before-you-arrive checklist so you and your student can start to plan now. 

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!

Welcome Week group picture 2023

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.