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If you're part of one of these early arrival groups, find your move-in details below:

  • Fall athletes
  • Student employees
  • Transfers
  • Mu Kappa
  • Forensics

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

Fall Athletes

If you're participating in an NCAA fall sport, practice will begin before school starts. Follow these arrival steps: 

  1. Find your move-in day and time

    The fall athletic teams move in on different days. Review your team schedule to see your move-in day and arrival time. Your coach will provide additional details about your pre-Welcome Week schedule. 

  2. Connect with your coach and follow your first-day schedule

    When you pick up your key, you'll receive further team details and instructions. Follow your team's first-day schedule. Starting Thursday afternoon, August 23, follow the Welcome Week schedule for students in campus housing or the commuter schedule.

Student Employees, Transfer Students, and BUILD Students

Students with campus jobs: If your job requires additional employee training, you will receive an email about moving in on August 22. Transfer students and first-year BUILD students: You will receive an email confirmation about moving in on August 22.

Follow these arrival steps:

  1. Find your move-in time on August 22

    Your move-in time is the time you should arrive on campus. It is based on your residence hall and floor:

    Nelson 3rd floor - 9-9:30 a.m.
    Nelson 2nd floor - 9:30-10 a.m.
    Nelson 1st floor - 10-10:30 a.m.

    Bodien, Edgren, or Getsch 4th floor - 11-11:30 a.m.
    Bodien, Edgren, or Getsch 3rd floor - 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Bodien, Edgren, or Getsch 2nd floor - 12-12:30 p.m.
    Bodien, Edgren, or Getsch 1st floor - 11-11:30 a.m.

    Arden Village, Heritage, Lissner, North Village: 12-1 p.m.

  2. Enter through the west entrance

    Please arrive at your move-in time and enter campus via the west entrance. You will be greeted by President Jay and Barb Barnes and placed in a move-in line. Sometimes the line moves quickly, but if you have to wait for a few minutes, enjoy the lively move-in atmosphere! If you are arriving in multiple vehicles, please enter campus together. Before you move in, we will verify that your enrollment checklist is complete.

  3. Arrive at your residence hall

    An enthusiastic student team will quickly unload your things and move them to your new room. Please have your things labeled with your name and room number, and tell us what stays in the vehicle. One person needs to stay with the vehicle to park it while you get checked into your room.

  4. Follow your Welcome Week schedule

    After you get your things in your room, follow your early arrival schedule. Starting Thursday afternoon, August 23, follow the Welcome Week schedule for students in campus housing or the commuter schedule.

Other Early Arrival Groups

If you are part of Mu Kappa or Forensics, follow these arrival steps:

  1. Arrive on campus between 9 and 10 a.m. on August 21

    We look forward to welcoming you during this time window.

  2. Enter through the west entrance

    Enter campus via the west entrance, where you'll receive a warm Bethel greeting. If you're arriving in multiple vehicles, please enter campus together. Before you move in, we will verify that your enrollment checklist is complete.

  3. Arrive at your residence hall

    An enthusiastic student team will quickly unload your things and move them to your room. Please have your things labeled with your name and room number, and tell us what stays in the vehicle.

  4. Follow your group's pre-orientation schedule

    After you get your things in your room, follow your group's schedule. Starting Thursday afternoon, August 23, follow the Welcome Week schedule for students in campus housing or the commuter schedule.