Orientation (Welcome Week)


Orientation (Welcome Week) is an opportunity for all new students to prepare for life at Bethel before classes begin. It starts with new student move-in and a picnic around Bethel’s Reflection Pond at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. (See schedule below for additional details.)

During this time you will connect with the campus community and spend time with our First Year Experience (FYE) block, a group of 20-30 other students you’ll take two general education classes with during your first semester. Transfer students are a part of an FYE group that meets during welcome week and at various times during the first semester. 



WELCOME WEEK - August 18-22, 2018

Please plan to attend a series of new student orientation activities held before classes begin. All new students are expected to participate in the week.

Download the schedule

Highlights for Planning

August 18

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: New Residential Students Move In

5. pm.: President's Picnic, honoring all new students and families (a complimentary cookout for students and their 2 guests, additional reservations can be purchase beginning July 2)

August 19-22

Daytime Student Activities

Register now for the President's Picnic.