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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 Monday, January 29

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 | Alumni Lounge on Brushaber Commons Level 4 (BC4)
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 in the Alumni Lounge while your student is doing other things.

4:30-5:30 p.m. | Student and Family Welcome Session and Bethel 101 Panel | Olson Boardroom (BC4)
This is your official Bethel welcome! The program includes academic basics as well as tips to all things Bethel!

5:30 p.m. | Dinner with Students and Families | Location TBD
You and your family are invited to a complimentary meal with Winter Welcome and university staff.

6:30-7:30 p.m. | Unpack (Family programming 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 Tuesday, January 30

9-10 a.m. | Breakfast | Location TBD
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast with other incoming students.

10-10:30 a.m. | Off to a Great Start | Olson Boardroom (BC4)
Make your first week and first semester the best! You'll find out about important resources, connect with a faculty member, and learn everything you need for a successful transition to Bethel academics.

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Advising Central (optional) | BC432 (BC4)
Have questions about your class schedule or a particular course? Meet with an advisor here!

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Walk Your Schedule (optional) | Meet in the Loft (BC4)
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 (BC3)
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. | Afternoon Activities with Winter Welcome Staff | Meet in the Loft (BC4)
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 (BC3)
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.

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!