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While most students will move in on Thursday, August 27, some students will move in earlier. If you're part of any of the following groups, be prepared to arrive early.

If you're arriving by plane, train, or bus and would like a ride to Bethel, please let us know.

Fall NCAA Athletes

If you're participating in a fall sport, practice will begin before school starts. Your coach will let you know when you'll need to be ready to go. You will arrive between August 13 and August 24.  Follow the steps below, find your move-in time and be sure to view your team schedule for the details.

  1. Enter through the west entrance

    Many of the fall athletic teams will be moving in on different days. You may receive additional information from your coach about this process. As you enter campus, you will park in the West parking lot, connect with your coach, and at some point, all of your things will be unloaded by upperclassman athletes. Even though you are arriving early, be sure to complete the items on yiour enrollment checklist found on Blink.

  2. Pick up your keys in Student Life

    Walk from the West parking lot to Brushaber Commons 252. If you are part of the Women's soccer team, you'll meet first at Ona Orth field (across the street from Bethel). Once you arrive in Student Life, you'll pick up your keys and receive further instructions from your coach. At some point, upper class athletes wil help you unload your things.

  3. Follow your first day schedule

    Details for your first day can be found on our schedule page. Your coach will provide you with details for the rest of your time prior to the beginning of Welcome Week.

NCAA Fall Athletic Team Move-in Times

Football - Thursday August 13, 2015
3:30-5 p.m.

Men's Soccer - Monday August 17, 2015
1-2 p.m.

Volleyball - Tuesday August 18, 2015
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Women's Soccer - Wednesday August 19, 2015
1 p.m. at Ona Orth Field (Across the street from Bethel)

Men's & Women's Cross Country - Sunday August 23, 2015
12-3 p.m.

Men's Golf - Sunday August 23, 2015
12-3 p.m.

Women's Golf - Monday August 24, 2015
2-4 p.m.

Tapestry and Forensics

If you are are part of a pre-orientation program - BUILD, Compass, Mu Kappa or P.E.P - or part of Forensics, your move in time is Monday, August 24 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

  1. Enter through the west entrance

    As you enter campus, you will be greeted by President Jay Barnes and his wife Barb Barnes. 

  2. Drive to your Residence Hall

    Drive through campus to your assigned Residence Hall. Be sure to label your things with your name and room number. We'll unload all of your things in a fraction of the time it took you to pack!

  3. Follow your first day schedule

    After you get your things to your room, Tapestry participants can head to the Community Life Center Lobby for breakfast, orientation check in, and the opening program. Forensics arrivals should be sure to check out the details of the forensics schedule to head to their next scheduled event.

New Student Employees and Transfer Students 

Many students who require additional training for thier campus job will move in on Wednesday, August 26. If you fit into this category, the office of student employment will send you information indicating that you should arrive on Wednesday.

As Transfer Students, we know that your questions about Bethel will be a little different since you've been to college before, so we've planned some events specifically for you. Check out the transfer student schedule to see when events are starting for you on Wednesday, August 26.

If you are a new student employee or a transfer student, the steps below will help with your arrival along with your specific move-in time based on the residence hall you will be living in.

  1. Enter through the west entrance

    As you enter campus, you will be greeted by President Jay and Barb Barnes and placed in line for move-in. Sometimes the line moves quickly and other times wait times can vary up to 45 minutes. We encourage you to take time to enjoy the move-in atmosphere! If you are arriving in multiple cars, please try to enter campus together. We will also be checking to ensure that your enrollment checklist items are complete prior to moving you in. If you have things yet to complete, we will have a spot where you can park to complete these items and then re-enter the line.

  2. Follow the leader

    As you drive through campus, you'll be welcomed by other Bethel employees and students who will direct you as you make your way to your residence hall.

  3. Arrive at your residence hall

    We'll unload all of your things and move them to your new room. Make sure you tell us what should stay in the car. Be sure to label your items with your name and room number. One person will need to stay with the car to park it while you get checked into your room.

New Student Employee and Transfer Student Move-in Times

Arden Village, Heritage, Lissner, North Woods & North Waters

Move-in time: 10:15-11 a.m.


Move-in times:
3rd floor - 9-9:30 a.m.
2nd floor - 9:30-10 a.m.
1st floor - 10-10:30 a.m.

Bodien, Edgren, Getsch

Move-in times:
4th floor - 11-11:30 a.m.
3rd floor - 11:30 a.m.-Noon
2nd floor - Noon-12:30 p.m.
1st floor - 11-11:30 a.m.