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Peer Empowerment Program Schedule

If you are a first-year student who comes from an underrepresented or underserved background and demonstrates an academic need, you're invited to register for the Peer Empowerment Program pre-Welcome Week orientation starting Tuesday, August 21. This orientation supports a variety of students with underrepresented or underserved backgrounds, including (but not limited to) those who are U.S. ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, and students with a low-income background. To participate, please register by July 27.

Tuesday, August 21

*Parents/guardians and families, you're invited to the Tuesday events with an asterisk—and of course all events on the parent and family schedule (Thursday and Friday).

9-10 a.m. Move-In*: The PEP and Welcome Week teams will welcome you and help you move in. Please enter campus via the west entrance.
Your Residence Hall
9:30-11 a.m.

Student ID Photos: While you get your ID card, your family members can check in.
Admissions Guest Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
Family Check-In*: Get an important resource packet, verify your contact info, and enjoy refreshments.
Outside Admissions Guest Center

11-11:45 a.m. Welcome Program*
Olson Boardroom - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 4
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch and Family Goodbye*: Use this time to say goodbye to your family.
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
1-1:15 p.m. Bethel Student Government
Clauson Center (CC) 430
1:15-2 p.m. Community-Building Activity
Clauson Center (CC) 430
2-3 p.m. Session 1: Gen Z
Clauson Center (CC) 430
3-5 p.m. Break/Unpack
On your own
5-6 p.m. Dinner
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
6-8 p.m. Evening Activity
Location TBD

Wednesday, August 22

8-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Monson Dining Center
9-9:45 a.m. Worship and Devotions with Mu Kappa Students
Clauson Center (CC) 312
10-11:45 a.m. Session 2: Foundations to Your College Success
Clauson Center (CC) 430
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch with PEP Coaches
Monson Dining Center 
1-1:45 p.m. Community-Building Activity
West Lawn (by lake)
2-5:30 p.m. Break (or Student Employee Orientation if applicable)
The Underground - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Monson Dining Center
7-9 p.m. Early Arrival Event
The Underground - Brushaber Commons Level 2

Options for your free time on Wednesday:

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info Central: This is your one-stop shop to get started.
   Welcome Week Check-In
   I-9 Assistance (open 12-4:30 p.m.)
   Technology Help Desk (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.-4:30 p.m. Financial Aid Office: Bring your financial aid questions here.
Clauson Center (CC) 432
3:30-5:30 p.m. Advising Central: Ask about your class schedule or major.
Hagstrom Center (HC) 113

Thursday, August 23

8-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Monson Dining Center
9-9:45 a.m. Worship and Devotions with Mu Kappa Students
Clauson Center (CC) 312
9:45-10 a.m.  Closing Program 
Clauson Center (CC) 312

Options for your free time on Thursday:

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.)
   I-9 Assistance (open 12-4:30 p.m.)
   Technology Help Desk (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.-4:30 p.m. Financial Aid Office: Bring your financial aid questions here.
Clauson Center (CC) 432
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Disability Resources and ServicesMeet with a disability specialist and learn how we work with students who have or may have a disability to eliminate barriers and provide support for their success in the Bethel community. Stop by or call 651.638.6833 for an appointment.
Brushaber Commons (BC) 252 (inside the Student Life Office)
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Advising Central: Ask about your class schedule or major.
Hagstrom Center (HC) 113

Starting Thursday afternoon, follow the students in campus housing schedule or commuter schedule and the parent and family schedule.

PEP Registration

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