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There’s a strong sense of community at Bethel. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. It’s hard not to feel like you belong here.
Erica Buller ’12

Family Weekend

2013 Schedule

Friday, Sep. 13

4:00pm–7:00pm Family Weekend Check-In (Schultz Student Center)
Received a finalized schedule of the weekend, discount coupons and information about the area, and buy your tickets for Saturday lunch on the plaza ($6.50 per person – cash or check only) and the tailgate barbecue ($5.00 per person).
7:00pm Entertainment at Mojo’s (Shultz Student Center)
Catch a live performance of the Bethel College Jazz Combo, no admission charge.

Saturday, Sep. 14

7:15am Fall Thresher Golf Classic (Sand Creek Station Golf Course)
The annual Fall Thresher Golf Classic begins with the first tee time scheduled for 8:00am. Players are encouraged to pre-register, but all are welcome to come and watch.
8:30am – 1:30pm Check-In (Schultz Student Center)
Received a finalized schedule of the weekend, discount coupons and information about the area, and buy your tickets for Saturday lunch on the plaza ($6.50 per person – cash or check only) and the tailgate barbecue ($5.00 per person)
9:00am – 4:00pm A Look Beyond The Obvious (Fine Arts Center)
The September Art Show by Ann Krone contains a variety of mixed media prints and drawings. "The goal in my artwork is some surprise, some mystery, some humor and sometimes a comment about life from my perspective," says Krone.
9:00am – 10:00am Continental Breakfast & Family Meet-And-Greet (Mojo’s)
Since your student is probably still snoozing, take this opportunity to get some breakfast and meet the families of other Bethel students. We’ll have Saturday morning cartoons on TV for any little ones with you. Sponsored by the Business Office.
10:00am – 11:00am Parent Council Meeting – Parent-To-Parent Q&A (Fine Arts Center)
The Bethel College Parent Council is a meaningful way for parents to be involved in their student’s education through events, communications and volunteer opportunities. Want to get tips from other parents? This session is for you! You will have a chance to meet parents of upper-class students who will talk candidly about their experiences as Bethel College parents. There will be lots of time for Q&A – so bring your questions with you. All are invited.
11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch On The Plaza (Centennial Plaza)
Enjoy some good Kansas BBQ with your family. Take this time to catch up with your student, or meet some of the Bethel College faculty & staff. Cost is $6.50 a person (cash or check only), free to students on a meal plan. Tickets can be purchased at the check-in table in the Schultz Student Center.
11:30am – 1:30pm Campus Tours And Admissions Information (Centennial Plaza)
Want to see the residence halls? Campus tours will leave on the half hour for anyone interested. If you have family members about to graduate high school or thinking about transferring to Bethel College, bring them by to talk to one of our admissions counselors. They will be happy to answer any questions.
11:30am – 1:30pm Family Pictures (South Entry Plaza)
Gather the family together for a photo taken by a professional photographer. A digital copy of the picture will be e-mailed to you to help you remember the weekend.
12:30pm Competitive Cheerleader (Centennial Plaza)
During lunch, Bethel’s Competitive Cheerleading team will perform.
1:00pm – 2:00pm Bethel College – Present And Future (Krehbiel Auditorium)
Join President Perry White to take a look at what the future holds for Bethel College. The president will walk you through some of the exciting things your student can expect during their time at Bethel College.
1:30pm – 4:30pm Museum Tours (Kauffman Museum)
Bring the family across the street to find something for kids and adults. There will be a special exhibit on display, "Art That Worked: WPA Art In Newton, 1935 – 1943." Free for Family Weekend participants.
2:00pm Volleyball (Thresher Gym)
Cheer on the Threshers as they take on Manhattan Christian College. Cost at the door: $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, $2.00 for students.
5:00pm Tailgate Barbecue (Thresher Stadium)
Before the football game, come and enjoy grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings. Student Life will have face painting and decals for the kids. Cost is $5.00 per person (cash or check only), free for students on a meal plan. Tickets can be purchased at the check-in table in Schultz Student Center until 1:30pm on Saturday, or at the tailgate barbecue. Everyone is invited.
7:00pm Football (Thresher Stadium)
The mighty Thresher football team hosts Central Methodist University. Cost at the gate: $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, $3.00 for students.

Sunday, Sep. 15

9:30am Family Weekend Church Service (Bethel College Mennonite Church)
11:00am – 1:00pm Brunch (The Caf)
Join students and other family members in the cafeteria to enjoy our Sunday Brunch, with omelets made to order, and assorted sides and desserts. Cost is $6.50 per person, free for students on a meal plan.
3:00pm Benefit Concert For Oklahoma Tornado Victims (Memorial Hall)
Come enjoy acoustic music by The Book Of JEBB and the Misguided Professors. Admission is free, with an offering taken for the victims of the 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes.