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Schedule for Students in Campus Housing

Thursday, August 23

9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
(find your specific move-in time)
Move-In (by residence hall and by floor): We will be ready to welcome you at your scheduled move-in time. Please enter campus via the west entrance. An enthusiastic student team will quickly move your things!
Your Residence Hall
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Available in 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 - Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1

Gold Group: Commuters and students living in Arden Village, Bodien, Getsch, Heritage, North Village
     4:45-5:45 p.m. | Kickoff | Benson Great Hall - Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1
     6-7:15 p.m. | Picnic | West Lawn
8 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting: Meet and mingle with hallmates at this fun, mandatory meeting. 
Transfers: West Lawn (by lake)
Students in Bodien, Edgren, Getsch, Lissner: Your hall lobby
Students in Nelson: The Underground - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
Commuters: Loft - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 4

Options for your free time on Thursday:

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Info Central: This is your one-stop shop to get started.
   Check-in for Welcome Week (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 (near grand staircase)

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 with Family or Friends
Available in Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
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 touryou'll visit all the must-know places on campus. Transfers, there's a special session designed just for you in CC313.
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 pray 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
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Available in Monson Dining Center
7-8 p.m. Optional Core Group Meeting
Same locations as the 9:30 a.m. meeting
8-10 p.m. BSG After Party
The Underground - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2

Options for your free time on Friday:

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info Central: This is your one-stop shop to get started.
   Check-in for Welcome Week (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 (near grand staircase)
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Financial Aid Office: Bring your financial aid questions here.
Clauson Center (CC) 432
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. You may also refer to the math placement webpage.

Saturday, August 25

7-9:30 a.m. Breakfast
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.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch
Available in Monson Dining Center

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner with Your RA and Hallmates
Monson Dining Center - First meet 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!
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
Available in Monson Dining Center
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Worship: Catch a shuttle to a local church. (See posters.)
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch 
Available in Monson Dining Center
2-4:30 p.m. Optional Last Things
   Visit Advising Central to ask about your schedule | Hagstrom Center (HC) 113
   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 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 that brings the entire Bethel community together. 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


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