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Whether it's your first time going to college or you're transferring to Bethel, we've got great things planned for you!

What is Winter Welcome?

Winter Welcome is a two-day orientation and your official start at Bethel! You'll make new friends and learn everything you need to know to maximize your Bethel experience.

Schedule for Friday, February 1

2:30-4 p.m. | Move-In | Your Residence Hall
The Winter Welcome team will meet you at your residence hall and help you move your things into your room in a matter of minutes. (Tell us what stays in your vehicle!)

3:30-4:30 p.m. | Orientation Check-In | Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2 (outside the Admissions Guest Center)
If you have time after checking in, here are options:
     Get your ID card
     Ask computer and printing questions
     Register for parking
     Visit the Campus Store and shop for books
     Open your PO box
     Take an informal campus tour
Families: You're invited to a casual meet-and-greet while your student is doing other things.

4:30-5 p.m. | Student and Family Welcome Session and Bethel 101 Panel | Olson Boardroom (BC4)
This is your official Bethel welcome!  The programs includes an overview of a variety of offices on campus and tips on all things Bethel!

5 p.m. | Dinner with Students and Families | Monson Dining Center (BC3)
You and your family are invited to a complimentary meal with Winter Welcome and university staff.

6:30-7:30 p.m. | Unpack (Programming for families concludes here.)
The Loft (BC4) is open for commuter students.

7:30 p.m. | Evening Activity | Meet in the Loft (BC4)
Join other new students for an exciting evening of games, snacks, and prizes!

Schedule for Saturday, February 2

9:30-10 a.m. | Breakfast | Alumni Lounge (BC4)
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast with other incoming students.

10-11 a.m. | Off to a Great Start | Olson Boardroom (BC4)
Make your first week and first semester at Bethel the best! In this session, you'll get help to ensure your schedule and any transfer credits you might have are in order. You'll also learn about important academic resources.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Advising Central (optional) | BC432 (BC4)
Have questions about your class schedule or requirements? Meet with a member of the advising team! 

11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Walk Your Schedule (optional) | Meet in the Loft 
Become familiar with campus spaces as you walk your class schedule with another student.

12-12:30 p.m. | Lunch | Meet outside Monson Dining Center 
Meet the Winter Welcome staff outside the dining center. Bring your ID card if you're on a meal plan. If you don't have a meal plan, your lunch is on us.

1-5 p.m. | Activities with Winter Welcome Staff | Meet in the Loft
Enjoy practical, fun activities with other incoming students and get acclimated to Bethel's campus.

5-5:30 p.m. | Dinner | Meet outside Monson Dining Center 
Meet the Winter Welcome staff outside the dining center. Bring your ID card if you're on a meal plan. If you don't have a meal plan, your dinner is on us.

6:30 p.m. | Bethel Home Hockey Game | Meet in the Community Life Center (CLC) Lobby
Cheer on the Bethel Royals at this 7 p.m. game against St. Mary's. Transportation is provided and will leave at 6:30.

Schedule for Sunday, February 3

Morning |Church Shuttles | Meet in CLC Circle
Catch a ride with fellow students to a local church.

12-12:30 p.m. | Lunch | Meet outside Monson Dining Center 
Meet the Winter Welcome staff outside the dining center. Bring your ID card if you're on a meal plan. If you don't have a meal plan, your lunch is on us.

Afternoon/Evening | Meet roommates and prepare for classes!
We're glad you're here!

Questions

Not quite sure what to bring? Have a question about Winter Welcome? Contact us! We're here to help!