"/> Alumni Weekend | Bethel College, KS
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Maybe their Bethel experience helped them leave with open eyes, and then when they had a chance to look around, they said, I can make the world a better place.
Allen Jantz, ’84

Alumni Weekend

This year’s Alumni Weekend is scheduled for June 1-3, 2018. With the theme BC Now and Then, it provides opportunities for alumni to return to campus to

  • honor the Golden Thresher Class of 1968
  • fellowship with others in the Classes of 1968, 1963, 1958 and Heritage Classes of 1953 and earlier years
  • recognize alumni award recipients
  • enjoy one of our learning sessions
  • tour the campus with our admissions team
  • sing and worship together
  • acknowledge those who have supported Bethel in a special way.

In March, a schedule and registration brochure will be mailed to the Class of 1968 and earlier. Alumni who do not receive it or who need more information may download the brochure and registration form below or contact the alumni office, which coordinates Alumni Weekend.

We hope you can spend an evening, a day or a weekend back at Bethel!

Photos from previous alumni weekends can be found at www.VadaSnider.com.

Alumni Weekend 2017 Schedule

Friday, June 2
6:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Mojo’s Coffee Bar open
Mojo’s, Schultz Student Center
9 a.m.–3 p.m. Thresher Shop open
Schultz Student Center
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Kauffman Museum open
27th and Main
6:30–8 p.m. Check-in and old-fashioned ice cream social
Lawn, Goerz House (Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center if rain)
Saturday, June 3
6 a.m.–8 p.m. Walk Sand Creek Trail day
Northeast edge of campus
7 a.m.–5 p.m. Mojo’s Coffee Bar open
Mojo’s, Schultz Student Center
8–9 a.m. Breakfast is served
Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center
8–11 a.m. Check-in
Lobby, Schultz Student Center
9:30–10:15 a.m. Learning session #1: Sneak Preview of Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War
Auditorium, Kauffman Museum, 27th and Main
10:15–10:45 a.m. Coffee break
Lobby, Kauffman Museum, 27th and Main
10:45–11:30 a.m. Learning session #2: Mennonite Library and Archives: Past, Present and Future
Auditorium, Kauffman Museum, 27th and Main
11:45 a.m. Golden Thresher class photo
Steps of the Administration Building
noon–2 p.m. Alumni Banquet & Dessert reception
Jolliffe Auditorium, Memorial Hall
1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Kauffman Museum open
27th and Main
2:30–3:30 p.m. Campus tour
Meet in lobby, Schultz Student Center
3-5 p.m. Thresher Shop open
Schultz Student Center
3:30–5 p.m. Alumni choir rehearsal
Chapel, Administration Building
6 p.m. Class reunion dinners

Heritage Classes: Classes of 1952 (65th anniversary) and earlier years
Cafeteria, Schultz Student Center

Class of 1957 (60th anniversary)
Mabee Atrium, James A. Will Family Academic Center

Class of 1962 (55th anniversary)
Robert W. Regier Art Gallery, Luyken Fine Arts Center

Golden Thresher Class of 1967 (50th anniversary)
Lounge, Mantz Library

9–10 p.m. Observatory open
Top floor of Krehbiel Science Center
Sunday, June 4
9:15–10 a.m. Alumni choir warm-up
Chapel, Administration Building
10:30–11:30 a.m. Closing worship
Chapel, Administration Building
1:30–4:30 p.m. Kauffman Museum open
27th and Main