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Orientation is an opportunity for our new students to get adjusted to life at Bethel before classes begin. It begins on a Saturday with Welcome Day. New students will move in during the day and then have a picnic around Bethel’s Reflection Pond. They’ll then be divided into First Year Experience (FYE) groups and given the opportunity to get to know some new classmates. Parents also have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the campus that evening.

Throughout orientation, students will participate in a variety of activities including a trip to Chicago, community service, and an FYE Variety Show. A number of other meetings and activities will also take place designed to help answer questions. Orientation concludes Wednesday night with a Back to School Party for both new and returning students.

Orientation schedule

Orientation Picnic

  • Saturday, August 16, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
  • RSVP by August 9
  • Reserve Now!