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Parking: When you arrive on campus during Welcome Week, tell the arrival staff that you are a commuter, and they will direct you to the appropriate lot.

Commuter Lounge: Stop by the Commuter Lounge (CC109)your home base during Welcome Week!

Transfers: If you are a commuter who has transferred to Bethel from another college or university, please follow the transfer schedule

Other early arrivers: If you are part of an early arrival group, please follow your early arrival schedule and then this schedule. 

Thursday, August 23

This is the main arrival day.

2-3:30 p.m. Commuter Welcome Program: Get a big Bethel welcome! Also find out about opportunities to be involved on campus and resources to support commuter students.
The Underground - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
4:45-5:45 p.m. Kickoff Celebration: Receive a big welcome from the Welcome Week staff, President Barnes, student leaders, and more. This is a great way to begin your time at Bethel! Arrive 15 minutes early to get a good seat.
Benson Great Hall - Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1
6-7:15 p.m. Lakeside Picnic: Enjoy an outdoor picnic, free for you and your family. Arrive anytime during this time window. Get a plate outside the CLC south doors, then visit the food stations in any order. Relax on the lawn or bring your food indoors.
West Lawn
8 p.m. Commuter Activity: Join other incoming commuter students for a fun evening activity.
Meet in the Loft - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 4

Options for your free time on Thursday:

12-8 p.m. Commuter Lounge: Stop by to unwind and meet new friends.
Community Life Center (CLC) 109
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Info Central: This is your one-stop shop to get started.
   Welcome Week Check-In (open until 8 p.m.)
   ID Photos (Admissions Guest Center)
   I-9 Assistance (open 12-4:30 p.m.)
   ITS/Computer Help Desk (technology questions)
       (also 651.638.6500 or helpdesk@bethel.edu)
   Business Office Help Desk (tuition payment questions)
   Campus Store (books and more)
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Advising Central: Ask about your class schedule or major.
Hagstrom Center (HC) 113
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Financial Aid Office: Bring your financial aid questions here.
Clauson Center (CC) 432

Friday, August 24

7–9 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own
Available in Monson Dining Center
9-10:30 a.m. Core Group Meeting: Your core group is your key to success during Welcome Week! Your group includes 15-20 other new students and is led by an upperclass student. This meeting includes a resource tour; you'll visit all the must-know places on campus.
Locations TBD
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Commissioning Service: Led by the Campus Ministries team, this is a highlight for families and students. Join us as we prayer over you and dedicate your time at Bethel to the Lord.
Benson Great Hall
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch with Your Core Group or Family
Available in Monson Dining Center
1:30-2:30 p.m. Academic Connection 1: You must attend at least one session (1:30 or 3:15 p.m.). You're encouraged to attend both (check out two majors or your major and a minor). Bring your class schedule. Also learn about the General Education program and meet your advisor. Not sure about your major? Choose two you’re interested in, or attend the Exploratory Majors session.
Locations TBD
3:15-4:15 p.m. Academic Connection 2: You must attend at least one session (1:30 or 3:15 p.m.). You're encouraged to attend both (check out two majors or your major and a minor). Bring your class schedule. Also learn about the General Education program and meet your advisor. Not sure about your major? Choose two you’re interested in, or attend the Exploratory Majors session.
Locations TBD
5-7 p.m. Dinner on Your Own
Available in Monson Dining Center
7-8 p.m. Optional Core Group Meeting
Same location as the 9 a.m. meeting
8-10 p.m. BSG After Party
The Underground - First meet in the Commuter Lounge (CLC109).

Options for your free time on Friday:

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info Central: This is your one-stop shop to get started.
   Welcome Week Check-In (open until 6 p.m.)
   ID Photos (Admissions Guest Center, open until 5 p.m.)
   ITS/Computer Help Desk (technology questions)
       (also 651.638.6500 or helpdesk@bethel.edu)
   Business Office Help Desk (tuition payment questions)
   Campus Store (books and more)
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2 
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Financial Aid Office: Bring your financial aid questions here.
Clauson Center (CC) 432
8 a.m.-7 p.m. Commuter Lounge: Stop by to unwind and meet new friends.
Community Life Center (CLC) 109
12-5:15 p.m. Advising Central: Ask about your class schedule or major.
Hagstrom Center (HC) 113
3-4 p.m. Math Placement Help: If you have questions about math course placement or the math placement exam, meet with your precalculus or calculus instructor or see Professor Patrice Conrath in Clauson Center (CC) 225. Also refer to the math placement webpage.
3:45-5:15 p.m. Optional Last Things
   
Visit your advisor (see details on your name tag).
   Ask about disability services in the Student Life Office (BC Level 2).
   Find your PO.

Saturday, August 25

7-9:30 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own
Available in Monson Dining Center
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(various 2- or 3-hour shifts)
Day of Service: Join other students to serve the Minneapolis community. You'll receive shift and site details when you arrive on campus.
Meet in the CLC Circle to take a bus to your service location.
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner with Your Commuter Life Assistant (CLA)
Monson Dining Center - First meet in the Commuter Lounge (CLC109).
7:30-9 p.m. The Show: Don't miss this longstanding Welcome Week favorite! The Show is a humorous look at some Bethel traditions and our community life here at Bethel.
Benson Great Hall

Options for your free time on Saturday:

2-7 p.m. Commuter Lounge: Stop by to unwind and meet new friends.
Community Life Center (CLC) 109
12-3 p.m. ID Photos: Get your ID card if you haven't already!
Security Office - Hagstrom Center (HC) 103
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Campus Store
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2

Sunday, August 26

8:30-9:15 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own 
Available in Monson Dining Center
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Worship: Worship at your home church or catch a shuttle from campus to a local church.
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
Available in Monson Dining Center
2-4:30 p.m. Options
     Walk your class schedule with current students | Meet by the Student Life Office (BC2)
     Enjoy on-campus activities | Lakeside Lawn
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner with Your Core Group
     5 p.m.: Core groups 1-13
     5:30 p.m.: Core groups 14-26
     5:45 p.m.: Core groups 27+
Monson Dining Center - First meet in your core group room at the time listed above.
7-9 p.m. Koinonia Worship Service: A Greek word meaning "communion" or "fellowship," koinonia is a service designed to bring the entire Bethel community together to start the school year. As a body, we will worship, be challenged by faculty and student speakers, and take communion in a celebration and dedication of the upcoming school year.
Benson Great Hall

Option for your free time on Sunday:

12-5 p.m. Commuter Lounge: Stop by to unwind and meet new friends.
Community Life Center (CLC) 109

Monday, August 27

Classes begin!

10:15-11 a.m. Opening Chapel: Don't miss this special chapel!
Benson Great Hall

Tuesday, August 28

10:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Opportunity Fair and Church Connection Day: Looking for a church home? Want to explore opportunities on campus? This is the perfect place to learn more and get connected.
Brushaber Commons Level 2