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New student employees, fall athletes, and students in the BUILD and forensics programs, please look for an email with additional details.

Please check this schedule often for possible updates.

Monday, August 24-Tuesday, August 25

Sign up for a check-in time Check-In for Commuters: This year, our commuter check-in process will take place over two days to minimize crowds and lines. Sign up for a check-in time using the link at the left (the link is on a housing platform even though you're not in housing). We'll be ready to welcome you at your scheduled time! Up to two family members may join you.
Kresge Courtyard (Park in the East Lot and walk between the buildings to Kresge, which is just north of Hagstrom Center.)
Sign up for a move-in time Move-In of Belongings Only for Local Students in Housing: This year, our move-in process will take place over several days. Sign up for a move-in time using the link at the left. We'll be ready to welcome you at your scheduled arrival time! Please honor this arrival time and limit your move-in window to four hours or less; this will help us minimize crowds, lines, and congested spaces. Maximum of two family members on campus, please.
If your home is within 30 miles of campus, you're local! You will move in your belongings on Monday or Tuesday, return home, and come back to campus later in the week.
Your residence hall
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info Central: All new students, please stop here to get your Bethel ID card! This is also the place to get answers, directions, tech support (bring your devices), I-9 form help (bring required documents), and anything else you need. Families welcome too!
Kresge Courtyard (just north of Hagstrom Center)
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Campus Store: We have a 25-guest capacity in the store, so online ordering is the best way to go for books, apparel, and more! Books and course materials are only available online this fall. Questions? Email campus-store@bethel.edu.
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2​

Wednesday, August 26

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Campus Store: We have a 25-guest capacity in the store, so online ordering is the best way to go for books, apparel, and more! Books and course materials are only available online this fall. Questions? Email campus-store@bethel.edu.
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2​

Thursday, August 27

Sign up for a move-in time Move-In for Out-of-Town Student Employees in Housing: This move-in day is for out-of-town students who have a campus job. If your home is outside of a 30-mile radius of campus, you're considered out of town! Sign up for a move-in time using the link at the left. We'll be ready to welcome you at your scheduled arrival time! Please honor this time and limit your move-in window to four hours or less; this will help us minimize crowds, lines, and congested spaces. Maximum of two family members on campus, please.
Your residence hall
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info Central: All new students, please stop here to get your Bethel ID card! This is also the place to get answers, directions, tech support (bring your devices), I-9 Form help (bring required documents), and anything else you need. Families welcome too!
Kresge Courtyard (just north of Hagstrom Center)
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Campus Store: We have a 25-guest capacity in the store, so online ordering is the best way to go for books, apparel, and more! Books and course materials are only available online this fall. Questions? Email campus-store@bethel.edu.
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2​
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch: For students currently living on campus.
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
12:30-1:45 p.m. Family Goodbye/Drop-Off for Local Student Employees in Housing: If you're local and you have a campus job, you've already settled your belongings earlier in the week. This is your time to come back to campus to stay! Please be back before 2 p.m., when your employee orientation starts. Plan for a quick curbside drop-off at your residence hall. (Family members won't be allowed inside.) Remember your ID card!
Your residence hall curb
2-2:45 p.m. Student Employee Orientation: If you're a new student with a campus job, this orientation is for you. Learn the basics of Bethel work life.
Benson Great Hall - Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1
3-5:30 p.m. Student Employee Training 1: Meet with your supervisor for specific training.
Various campus locations
5-7 p.m. Dinner: For students currently living on campus.
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
7:30-8:30 p.m. Early-Arrival Event for New Student Employees: Connect with other new students while enjoying games and snacks.
Community Life Center (CLC) South Lawn

Friday, August 28

8-9:30 a.m. Breakfast: For students currently living on campus.
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
Sign up for a move-in time Move-In for Out-of-Town Students in Housing: This year, our move-in process will take place over several days. If your home is outside of a 30-mile radius of campus, you're considered out of town! (If you have a campus job, you'll move in on Thursday.) Sign up for a move-in time using the link at the left. We'll be ready to welcome you at your scheduled arrival time! Please honor this arrival time and limit your move-in window to four hours or less; this will help us minimize crowds, lines, and congested spaces. Maximum of two family members on campus, please.
Your residence hall
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Student Employee Training 2: Meet with your supervisor for specific training.
Various campus locations
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Info Central: All new students, please stop here to get your Bethel ID card! This is also the place to get answers, directions, tech support (bring your devices), I-9 Form help (bring required documents), and anything else you need. Families welcome too!
Kresge Courtyard (just north of Hagstrom Center)
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Campus Store: We have a 25-guest capacity in the store, so online ordering is the best way to go for books, apparel, and more! Books and course materials are only available online this fall. Questions? Email campus-store@bethel.edu.
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2​
12-2 p.m. Lunch: For students currently living on campus.
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
12-4 p.m. Advising Central: Need a schedule change? Want to know more about how credits are transferred? Have general questions about majors? An academic advisor will help you get started well.
Online
5-6 p.m. Kick-Off Celebration: Consider this your official welcome to Bethel! This online celebration includes a big welcome from campus leaders and a commissioning reflection and prayer. 
Watch online from home or your residence hall (link coming soon).
For out-of-town Friday arrivers: If your family is still on campus, you may watch together in Benson Great Hall (Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1).
5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner: For students currently living on campus.
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
6:15-7:45 p.m. Family Goodbye/Drop-Off for Students in Housing: If you're local and you moved your belongings earlier in the week, this is your time to come back to stay! Please be back on campus before 8 p.m. Plan for a quick curbside drop-off at your residence hall. (Family members won't be allowed inside.) Remember your ID card! Out-of-town families should plan to depart campus before 8 p.m.
Your residence hall curb
6:15-11 p.m. Commuter Lounge: If you're a new commuter student, this is your Welcome Week family room. Stop in to grab a snack, catch a quiet break, or connect with a fellow commuter. 
Community Life Center (CLC) 109 (past the lobby's restrooms)
8 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings: Wear a mask, meet hallmates, mingle in small groups, and learn about life in campus housing. Snacks provided!
Benson Great Hall (Community Life Center) for Nelson residents
Outside Getsch for Getsch residents
Heritage Lot for Bodien residents
Community Life Center (CLC) South Lawn for Edgren residents
8 p.m. Commuter Meeting: Wear a mask, meet other commuters, mingle in small groups, and learn about campus life as a commuter. Snacks provided!
Brushaber Commons (BC) West Lawn
8 p.m. Transfer Student Event: If you're a transfer student living in Arden Village East or Lissner Hall, connect with other transfer students at a short meet-and-greet followed by an event on the Lissner lawn.
Meet at Arden Village East Shack or Lissner Hall Lobby

Saturday, August 29

8-9 a.m. Breakfast: For students living on campus. Pick up a to-go breakfast at your residence hall lobby or floor door.
Your residence hall
24/7 online ordering Campus Store: The physical store is closed, but online ordering is open 24/7! Order your textbooks online today if you haven't already. Then schedule a pick-up time beginning Tuesday, September 1 (link coming soon). Books and course materials are only available online this fall. Questions? Email campus-store@bethel.edu.
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2​
9 a.m.-11 p.m. Commuter Lounge: If you're a new commuter student, this is your Welcome Week family room. Stop in to grab a snack, catch a quiet break, or connect with a fellow commuter. 
Community Life Center (CLC) 109 (past the lobby's restrooms)
10-11:30 a.m. Core Group Meeting and Tour: Your core group is your Welcome Week family unit. It includes about 15 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! Hallway hosts will help you find your core group location.
Find your core group location. 
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch: Enjoy lunch with your core group at your assigned shift.
  • 11-11:30 a.m.: Core groups 1-11
  • 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Core groups 12-22
  • 12-12:30 p.m.: Core groups 23-33
  • 12:30-1 p.m.: Core groups 34-45
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
(Meet at your core group location first.)

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Advising Central: Need a schedule change? Want to know more about how credits are transferred? Have general questions about majors? An academic advisor will help you get started well.
Online or Hagstrom Center (HC) 113
1-1:30 p.m. Life at Bethel: Intro to the Liberal Arts: At this online session, you'll learn more about a liberal arts degree and what makes life at Bethel unique.
Watch online.
1:45-2:30 p.m. Academic Connection 1: Learn academic details about a major you are interested in and meet department faculty. If you're exploring majors, attend the Exploratory Majors session (1:45 p.m. only). Bring your class schedule if you're able. Hallway hosts will help you find your location.
Location/time listed on the back of your name tag OR attend online
2:45-3:30 p.m. Academic Connection 2: Learn academic details about a major you are interested in and meet department faculty. Bring your class schedule if you're able. Hallway hosts will help you find your location. Hallway hosts will help you find your location.
Location/time listed on the back of your name tag OR attend online
3:45-4:30 p.m. Departmental Advising: If you have questions about your schedule, stay in (or join) an Academic Connection 2 session (in person or online), and a department advisor will help. If you're exploring majors and want general advising help, visit Advising Central (see above).
Academic Connection 2 locations OR attend online
4-4:30 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) 311. You may also refer to the math placement webpage or email Professor Conrath at conrath@bethel.edu.
5-7 p.m. Dinner: Enjoy dinner with your core group at your assigned shift.
  • 5-5:30 p.m.: Core groups 1-11
  • 5:30-6 p.m.: Core groups 12-22
  • 6-6:30 p.m.: Core groups 23-33
  • 6:30-7 p.m.: Core groups 34-45
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
(Meet at your core group location first.)

8-10 p.m. Movie on the Lawn: After a busy day, bring a blanket or towel and a mask and settle in with your new friends. Snacks provided!
North Village Lawn: Commuters and students in Lissner, North Village, and Arden Village East
Lawn southeast of Lissner Hall: Students in Nelson and Bodien
Community Life Center (CLC) Lawn: Students in Edgren and Getsch

Sunday, August 30

8:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast: For students living on campus. Pick up a to-go breakfast at your res hall lobby or floor door.
Your residence hall
Various morning times Worship: Worship with your home church or attend livestream options on campus.
Benson Great Hall (CLC Level 1) for Eagle Brook Church at 9 and 11 a.m.
Eastlund Room (CLC Level 2) for River Valley Church at 9 and 11 a.m.
The Underground (BC Level 2) for Substance Church at 9:45 and 11:15 a.m.
Olson Boardroom (BC Level 4) for Bethlehem Baptist Church at 9 a.m.
BC468 for Calvary Church at 11 a.m.
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Commuter Lounge: If you're a new commuter student, this is your Welcome Week family room. Stop in to grab a snack, catch a quiet break, or connect with a fellow commuter. 
Community Life Center (CLC) 109 (past the lobby's restrooms)
12-2 p.m. Lunch: Enjoy lunch with your core group at your assigned shift.
  • 12-12:30 p.m.: Core groups 1-11
  • 12:30-1 p.m.: Core groups 12-22
  • 1-1:30 p.m.: Core groups 23-33
  • 1:30-2 p.m.: Core groups 34-45
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
(Meet at your core group location first.)

12-4 p.m. Advising Central: Need a schedule change? Want to know more about how credits are transferred? Have general questions about majors? An academic advisor will help you get started well.
Online or Hagstrom Center (HC) 113
1-3 p.m. Walk Your Class Schedule: Your core group leader will help you find your classrooms.
Meet at your core group location first.
1-3 p.m. Target Shuttle: Head to Target on this shuttle, which runs continuously from 1 to 3 p.m.
Community Life Center (CLC) Circle for pick-up and drop-off
1-3 p.m. Lawn Fun: Relax, mingle, and enjoy some lawn games.
Community Life Center (CLC) South Lawn
1-4:30 p.m. Campus Store: We have a 25-guest capacity in the store, so online ordering is the best way to go for books, apparel, and more! Books and course materials are only available online this fall. Questions? Email campus-store@bethel.edu.
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2​
5-7 p.m. Dinner: Enjoy dinner with your core group at your assigned shift.
  • 5-5:30 p.m.: Core groups 1-11
  • 5:30-6 p.m.: Core groups 12-22
  • 6-6:30 p.m.: Core groups 23-33
  • 6:30-7 p.m.: Core groups 34-45
Monson Dining Center - Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
(Meet at your core group location first.)

8-9 p.m. Koinonia Service: A Greek word meaning "fellowship," Koinonia is a service that brings the entire Bethel community together. As a body, we will worship and hear from inspirational speakers.
Commuters: You're invited to watch in Benson Great Hall (Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1).
Students in housing: Watch online.

Monday, August 31

Classes begin!

9 a.m.-2 p.m. T-Shirt Pick-Up: We've got a cool Bethel shirt for you! Stop by Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday to grab the size of your choice.
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2 Atrium (base of the staircase)
2-4 p.m. I-9 Form Help: If you're a new student employee and need to submit your I-9 Form, stop by the tent for help, or contact Human Resources at bethelhr@bethel.edu or 651.638.6119.
Kresge Courtyard (just north of Hagstrom Center)

Tuesday, September 1

9 a.m.-2 p.m. T-Shirt Pick-Up: We've got a cool Bethel shirt for you! Stop by today or tomorrow to grab the size of your choice.
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2 Atrium (base of the staircase)
11 a.m.-1 p.m. I-9 Form Help: If you're a new student employee and need to submit your I-9 Form, stop by the tent for help, or contact Human Resources at bethelhr@bethel.edu or 651.638.6119.
Kresge Courtyard (just north of Hagstrom Center)

Wednesday, September 2

9 a.m.-2 p.m. T-Shirt Pick-Up: We've got a cool Bethel shirt for you! Stop by to pick one up today.
Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2 Atrium (base of the staircase)