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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

Important Dates

* Indicates important dates for parents of prospective students

For additional planning information for parents of prospective students, refer to the timelines for first-time freshmen and transfer students.

Fall 2015

August
8 Registration and check-in for new and returning athletes participating in fall sports
10–15 Tuition and fees payment at the Business Office — $75 late financial arrangement fee in effect beginning August 17
14 Registration and check-in for all freshman and junior and senior nursing students
15 Registration and check-in for all new transfer and returning students
17–18 Bethel Bridge — required academic activities for new transfers/freshman (attendance monitored)
19 First half semester & full semester classes begin (unless otherwise stated in the course schedule)
25 Last day to enroll in first half semester classes; last day to drop first half semester classes without a record or $15 drop fee
September
1 Last day to enroll in first half of semester classes; last day to drop a full semester course with out a record or $15 drop fee; last day to change registration from letter grade to audit or vice versa; Directed study forms due in Registrar’s Office
2 $15 drop fee in effect
7 Labor Day — No classes
24 Last day to withdraw from first half semester classes; last day to request credit/no credit grading (CR/NC) for first half semester classes
30 Service Day — No daytime classes; evening classes meet at 7:00 p.m.
October
8–11 Fall Festival Weekend — classes canceled at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Friday, October 9
12 Second half semester classes begin
14 Mid-term grades due
16 Last day to enroll in second half semester classes; last day to drop second half semester classes without a record or $15 drop fee
19–20 Fall Break — through 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20
November
5 Last day to withdraw from full semester; last day to request CR/NC grading for full semester classes
18 Last day to withdraw from second half semester classes; last day to request CR/NC grading for second half semester classes
24 Residence Halls close at 6 p.m.
25–29 Thanksgiving Break
29 Residence Halls open at 1p.m.
December
4 Reading day — no classes
10 Residence Halls close at 6 p.m.
7–10 Final exams
16 Fall grades due

Interterm

January
3 1:00pm — New returning students move in to residence halls
4 New students registration and orientation; tuition due (new and part-time students)
5 Classes begin 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted in published course schedule
6 Last day to enroll in Interterm classes; last day to drop without a record or $15 drop fee; last day to change registration from letter grade to audit or vice versa; Directed Study form due
7 $15 drop fee in effect
16 Last day to withdraw from Interterm classes; last day to request CR/NC grading for interterm classes
18 Martin Luther King Day — No classes
28 Last day of Interterm classes

Spring 2016

January
31 1:00 p.m. — New spring students move in to the residence halls
February
1 New student registration and orientation; Tuition and fees payment at the Business Office — $75 late financial arrangement fee in effect beginning February 2
2 First half semester & full semester classes begin (unless otherwise stated in the schedule)
8 Last day to enroll in full semester classes; last day to drop a full semester course without a record or $15 drop fee; last day to change registration from letter grade to audit or vise versa; Directed study forms due in Registrar’s Office
16 $15 drop fee in effect
March
4 Last day to withdraw from first half semester classes; last day to request credit/ no credit grading (CR/NC) for first half semester classes
7 Early registration for Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Interterm 2017, and Spring 2017 begins
18 Mid-term grades due, Residence Halls close at 6 p.m. for Spring Break
21–28 Spring Break — evening classes meet at 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 28
25 Good Friday — No classes
27 1:00 p.m. Residence Halls open
29 Second half semester classes begin
April
4 Last day to enroll in second half semester classes; last day to drop second half semester classes with out a record or $15 drop fee
18 Last day to withdraw from full semester classes; last day to request CR/NC grading for full semester classes
26 Assessment Day — No daytime classes; evening classes meet at 7:00 p.m.
29 Last day to withdraw from second half semester classes; last day to request CR/NC grading for second half semester classes
May
6 URICA Symposium — classes canceled at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Friday, May 6
12 Graduating students grades due at noon
16 Reading day — no classes
17–20 Final exams
20 5:00 p.m. — Deadline for grade changes for graduating students
22 Baccalaureate and Commencement
25 Spring grades due