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Main Arrival Schedule for Students in Campus Housing

Thursday, August 24

9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
(find your specific move-in time)
Move-In for Main Arrivals (by residence hall and by floor): We will be ready to welcome you at your scheduled move-in time. An enthusiastic student team will quickly move your stuff for you!
Your Residence Hall
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch: Available for purchase at a special Welcome Week price for Bethel families.
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
4:45-7:15 p.m. Lakeside Picnic and Kickoff Celebration

Lakeside Picnic: Enjoy a complimentary outdoor picnic! Family members eat for free, and new students are covered under their meal plan. Come anytime during your designated picnic window. Start by getting a plate outside the CLC south doors, then visit the food stations in any order. Relax on the lawn or bring your food indoors.

Kickoff Celebration: Consider this your official welcome to Bethel! Join us for 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.

To give you the best possible welcome experience, we've divided the incoming class into two groups for the picnic and kickoff:

Blue Group: Students living in Nelson, Edgren, and Lissner
     4:45-6 p.m. | Picnic | West Lawn 
     6:15-7:15 p.m. | Kickoff | Benson Great Hall

Gold Group: Commuters and students living in Arden Village, Bodien, Getsch, Heritage, North Waters, and North Woods
     4:45-5:45 p.m. | Kickoff | Benson Great Hall
     6-7:15 p.m. | Picnic | West Lawn
8 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting: Meet and mingle with hallmates at this fun, mandatory meeting. (Upperclass halls will meet the first week of classes.)
Your Residence Hall Lounge (Nelson Res Hall: Meet in the Underground - BC Level 2.)

Options for your free time on Thursday:

9 a.m.-5 p.m. ID Photos: Get your ID card here!
Admissions Guest Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
9 a.m.-8 p.m. Info Central: Get your name tag and other essential info here! (Family members need to check in as well.) Also, bring your questionswe're here to help!
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2 (near grand staircase)
2-4 p.m. I-9 Assistance: Student employees, complete your I-9 form here if you haven't already.
Outside Student Life - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Advising Central: Ask about your class schedule or major here!
Hagstrom Center (HC) 113
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Financial Aid Office
Location TBD
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Business Office
Location TBD
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus Store
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2

Friday, August 25

7:15-9 a.m. Breakfast with Family or Friends
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
9-9:30 a.m. The Bethel Experience: Gather with your family to learn about practical distinctives of the Bethel learning community.
Benson Great Hall
9:30-11 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 touryou'll visit all the must-know places on campus.
Meet in Benson Great Hall
11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch with Your Core Group and Faculty Members
Monson Dining Center 

1-2 p.m. AND
2:15-3 p.m.

Academic Connections 1 and 2: Attend BOTH sessions: 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 one you’re interested in, or attend the Exploratory Majors session.

Art – CC306
Athletic Training – HC112
Biblical and Theological Studies – HC114
Biokinetics – HC112
Biological Sciences  – AC228
Business and Economics – CC313
Chemistry – CLC117
Communication Studies – HC413
Community Health – HC112
Computer Science – HC414
Education, Elementary – CC430 (also attend a subject area session for middle-level endorsement*)
Education, Secondary (includes TESL) – CC431 (also attend a subject area session*)
Engineering – AC246
English – HC415
Environmental Studies – AC228
Exploratory Majors – CC312
Filmmaking – HC413
Graphic Design – CC306
History – AC300
Languages and Cultures (includes TEFL) – AC329
Math – HC414
Missional Ministries – HC114 
Music – CC331
Nursing – HC241
Philosophy – AC332
Physical Education and Health Education (also attend an Education session*) – HC112
Physics – AC246
Political Science (includes Business and Political Science, International Relations) – AC324
Psychology – RC422
Social Work – RC417
Sociology and Reconciliation Studies (includes Third-World Studies) – CC326
Theatre Arts – CC112

*All elementary education majors wanting a middle-level endorsement and all secondary education majors must attend an Education session (elementary or secondary) and a subject area session (Spanish, math, etc.).
3-4 p.m. Last Things (optional)
     Get your books or ID card if you haven't already
     Visit your advisor (your name tag lists advisor and office location)
     Visit Advising Central if you still have questions about your schedule (HC113)
     Get math placement help (see below)
     Ask about disability services in the Student Life Office (BC2)
     Get tech support at the ITS Helpdesk (see below)
     Find your PO
3-4 p.m. Math Placement Help (optional): 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. You may also refer to the math placement webpage.
4-5:15 p.m. Commissioning Service: Led by the Campus Ministries team, this is a highlight for families and students. Join us as we pray over you and dedicate your time at Bethel to the Lord.
Benson Great Hall
5:30-7 p.m. Dinner/Family Goodbye
Monson Dining Center or off campus
7-8 p.m. Optional Core Group Meeting
Your Core Group room
8-10 p.m. BSG After Party
Brushaber Commons

Options for your free time on Friday:

8 a.m.-4 p.m. ID Photos: Get your ID card here!
Admissions Guest Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Info Central: Bring your questionswe're here to help! And if you or family members haven't picked up your name tags yet, please stop by today.
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2 (near grand staircase)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Advising Central: Ask about your class schedule or major here!
Hagstrom Center (HC) 113
9 a.m.-4 p.m. ITS Helpdesk: Bring your technology questions here! (Or contact us at 651.638.6500 or helpdesk@bethel.edu.)
Two locations: Robertson Center (RC) 419 OR
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2 (outside the Student Life Office)
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Financial Aid Office
Location TBD
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Business Office
Location TBD
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus Store
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2

Saturday, August 26

7:30-9:45 a.m. Breakfast
Monson Dining Center
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
(various shifts)
Day of Service: Serve off campus with your hallmates.
Meet in the CLC Circle to take a bus to your service location.
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner with Your RA and Hallmates
Monson Dining Center - First meet up in your residence hall lobby.
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:

12-3 p.m.

ID Photos: Get your ID card if you haven't already!
Student Life Office - Brushaber Commons (BC) 252

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Advising Central: Ask about your class schedule or major here!
Hagstrom Center (HC) 113

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Campus Store
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2

Sunday, August 27

8:30-9:15 a.m. Breakfast
Monson Dining Center
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Worship: Catch a shuttle to a local church. (See the posters in CLC109.)
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch 
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
     Take the shuttle to Target (runs continuously) | CLC Circle (lakeside lobby doors)
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 up 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

Options for your free time on Sunday:

1-4:30 p.m. Campus Store
Brushaber Commons Level 2

Monday, August 28

Classes begin!

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

Tuesday, August 29

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