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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

2014 Schedule

Friday, Sep. 26

4:00pm–6:00pm Family Weekend Check-In (Schultz Student Center)
Receive a finalized schedule of the weekend, discount coupons and information about the area, and buy your tickets for Saturday lunch on the plaza ($7.00 per person – cash or check only) and the Saturday night show.
7:00pm Women’s Soccer (Thresher Stadium)
Watch the women’s soccer team as they take on Johnson & Wales University. No admission charge.

Saturday, Sep. 14

8:30am – 1:30pm Check-In (Schultz Student Center)
Receive a finalized schedule of the weekend, discount coupons and information about the area, and buy your tickets for Saturday lunch on the plaza ($7.00 per person – cash or check only) and the Saturday night show.
8:30am – 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 Mojo’s. Free.
9:00am – 5:00pm Art Gallery Open (Fine Arts Center)
Check out the newly renovated Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. The September show is "Prints by John Boyd." Admission is free.
9:30am – 10:30am 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. The goal is to help parents stay connected 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 juniors and seniors, 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.
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. President White will walk you through some of the exciting things your student can expect during her/his time at Bethel College.
11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch On The Plaza (Centennial Plaza)
Enjoy good Kansas BBQ with your family. Take this time to catch up with your student or meet some of the Bethel College faculty and staff. Cost: $7/person (free for students on meal plan)–cash or check only. Tickets may be purchased at the check-in table in Schultz Student Center.
11:30am – 1:30pm Campus Tours And Admissions Information (The Plaza)
Want to see the residence halls? Campus tours will leave on the half hour during this time for anyone interested. If you have family members about to graduate high school or thinking of 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.
1:30pm – 4:30pm Kauffman Museum Open
Bring the family over to check out Kauffman Museum. You will find something for both kids and adults. This is Smithsonian Museum Day and admission is free for Family Weekend participants.
1:30pm Football Game (Thresher Stadium)
The mighty Threshers take on Ottawa University. Go Threshers! Cost at the gate: adults $6, seniors $5, students $3
7:00pm Hypnotist and Mentalist Michael C. Anthony (Memorial Hall)
SEE the show or BE the show! Anthony’s style has been described as “an avant-garde blend of the human psyche and eye-popping theater.” This event is family-friendly and open to everyone. Cost: General public $10, children 12 and under $5, Bethel faculty and staff $5, and Bethel students $2

Sunday, Sep. 15

9:30am Family Weekend Church Service (Bethel College Mennonite Church)
11:30am – 1:00pm Brunch (The Caf)
Come to the cafeteria and enjoy our Sunday brunch, with omelets made to order and assorted sides and desserts. Pay at the door. Cost: $6.75/person
2:00pm – 4:00pm Art Gallery Open (Fine Arts Center)
Check out the newly renovated Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Center. The September show is “Prints by John Boyd.” Admission is free.
3:00pm Bethel College Wind Ensemble Concert (Krehbiel Auditorium)
End Family Weekend with an awesome concert by the Bethel College Wind Ensemble. The concert is titled “Wind Ensemble Plays the Classics II.” No admission charge. (Freewill offering for Bethel music department)