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Explore a campus that’s more than just a hotbed of knowledge and a center of attractions – it could be your home away from home.

Choosing a college is a big decision. Come see why Bethel is right where you want to be.

  • 30 states represented
  • 15 varsity sports
  • 10 formal choral or instrumental music groups

Schedule Your Visit

Catch the community spirit thriving on our campus through one of our visit options. Come by yourself, with a friend or with your parents, or bring your whole group – we offer flexible visit options that mesh with your schedule.

Explore Bethel College Days — Join other high school seniors. Connect with your future Bethel College neighbors.
Individual Visit — Come to Bethel on an “average” day and we’ll fit our schedule to yours. Appointments are available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Junior Jumpstart — High school juniors, we’ve created visit events just for you.
  • Oct. 5, 2018: Distinctly Bethel, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fall Festival - Hear from guest speakers; listen to a panel of women in science and math; choose to attend an art exhibit or theater production; opt for an overnight stay in one of our residence halls.
     
  • Jan. 21, 2019: College Search Savvy, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
    Become savvy to the tricks for a successful college search; develop an understanding of the financial aid process; learn a few lesser-known facts about Martin Luther King Jr. (he did speak on our campus 60-some years ago, after all). High School counselors invited for the whole event or choose just to attend the 5:15 p.m. dinner especially for counselors.
     
  • April 26, 2019: Liberal Arts in Action, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
    Hear student research presentations during our annual URICA (undergraduate research, internship and creative activity) Symposium; meet faculty and coaches who are part of our campus community; choose to attend the YAWP! literary magazine spring issue release and take in the student art exhibit and/or spring drama. Talk with your admissions counselor to schedule a fine arts audition and get a jump on earning scholarships.
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How far in advance do I need to schedule my visit?

Because we customize each visit, we ask that you contact us 5 to 7 business days before you’d like to come. This gives our campus visit coordinator time to arrange any appointments and ensure that a tour guide is available.

What happens if I need to cancel my visit?

Please e-mail campusvisit@bethelks.edu or call the admissions office at (800) 522-1887, ext. 230.

May I bring a friend?

Yes! Many students like to schedule their visits with a friend. Please let us know in advance and have your friend’s contact information available when making the appointment.

Are parents included?

Yes! Parents often take the campus tour, go to lunch and participate in the admissions and financial aid appointments. If you are visiting overnight, we can recommend several nearby hotels for your parents and they can join you on campus the following day.

If I decide to spend the night, where will I sleep?

Bethel College has a select group of student ambassadors who host prospective students overnight. They have private rooms in the residence halls with an extra bed for you.

May I stay with my friend who is a current student?

We like you to stay with one of our student ambassadors because their rooms are equipped with an extra bed, and we know how to reach them in case of a scheduling change. However, if you would prefer to stay with another student, please let us know when you’re coming, and we’ll schedule the other components of a day visit while you’re here.

Do I need to bring money for meals?

No! Admissions will provide you with meals in our campus dining facilities while you are on campus.

Have more questions? E-mail campusvisit@bethelks.edu or call our office at (800) 522-1887 ext. 230 or (316) 284-5230. We look forward to hearing from you!

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.