Orientation is an opportunity for all new students to adjust to life at Bethel before classes begin. It starts with new student move-in and a picnic around Bethel’s Reflection Pond on a Saturday and continues through Wednesday.

During this time you will connect with the campus community and spend time with your First Year Experience (FYE) block, a group of 25-30 other students you’ll take two general education classes with during your first semester (freshmen only).

The orientation picnic will be August 15. Deadline for reservations is August 7. There is no charge for you and your immediate family (siblings, parents, grandparents); additional meals are available for $8 per person. All reservations must be made in advance; no "walk-ins" can be accommodated. Please call the Student Development office at 574.807.7207 with any questions.